CSRA clubs sell Patrick's Paperwhites as fundraiser
Kris Gordon sells a personal story every time someone purchases a pot of Patrick's Paperwhites.
School board checks attendance, test scores and chamber membership
School administrators said at the Tuesday school board meeting that the student population in Columbia County's public schools has increased after 10 days of school, but the school system still was 239 students shy of its enrollment projections of 22,577.
Family events planned
Two upcoming events at Mistletoe State Park are aimed at bridging the generation gap.
I love my job!
Though Deborah Wall's work doesn't keep her in just one place, she does have a constant in her line of duty: caring for the future.
Fallen trees can bring stinging caterpillars
We have had many storms in our area in recent weeks. These storms have brought us much-needed rain, but in some instances the wind has brought down trees and tree limbs.
Commission approves more speed humps
In the first year after Columbia County commissioners took control of the installation of speed humps away from residents, the number of speed hump installations more than tripled.
Recent grants will help Harlem expand services
The city of Harlem recently earned two grants to help expand the city's services.
Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross (from left), Vic Mills, Matt Mills, Tommy Blanchard Jr. and Karen Chrjapin, director of the Columbia County Chamber, cut a ribbon for the grand opening of Evans Town Park on July 17.
Labor Day essay contest winners listed
I have been a neonatal nurse for 27 years. Nursing jobs are constantly changing and are evolving into highly specialized areas of practice. Nurses are receiving highly skilled training at the bedside to keep up with technology. As most people have come to realize, there is also a nursing shortage. The shortage of registered nurses (RNs) in the U.S. could reach as high as 500,000 by 2025, according to a report released by Dr. Peter Buerhaus and colleagues in March 2008. During my career, in order to help fulfill one of these needs, I received ongoing training and eventually became a neonatal transport nurse.
Tim Chinnery and Denise Chinnery, Aug. 18, 2008.
Hooray for Hawaii
Alexandra Yu took a scenic tour of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head in Honolulu on a catamaran.
Clark service award created
Letitie Clark (left), mother of slain Virginia Tech student Ryan Clark, and Julie Miller, Columbia County Family Connections coordinator, announced the creation of the Ryan Clark Community Service Award at a news conference at Lakeside High School on Monday. The recipient will be named in May.
Reese P. Herron Jr. to William S. Johnson , 216 Caribe Drive, $114,500.
- The Butler High School class of 1978 is seeking members for a 30-year class reunion Oct. 3-4. For information, go to http://www.butlerclassof78.com.
- The River Ridge Elementary School Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 16.
Columbia County prepares for a big day of recycling.
Great Wraps celebrates 2 years
Don Griffin, the owner of Great Wraps, and Beth Schwenzfeier, its president, cut a ribbon to mark their second anniversary with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.
Dana Brook McClendon and Deborah Lynn Childers applied for a marriage license on July 21, 2008, and were married July 25, 2008, in Evans.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at http://www.columbiacountyso.org
As reported 40 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1968:
Teachers treated to lunch
A group of teachers from Grovetown Elementary enjoy lunch at Grovetown City Hall provided by the Grovetown Museum. The Board of Directors of the museum hosted the event for the teachers to show their appreciation for the job they do and to acquaint them with the features of the museum.
Faces from first day of school linger in memories
Carson Sharpe began second grade in Cathy Cowart's class at North Columbia Elementary School.
Pets of the Week
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization in Martinez that rescues animals from 10 counties. Animals are current on their age appropriate vaccinations and spayed or neutered. Dogs are microchipped, and cats are litter-box trained before placement. To adopt, donate or get more information, contact Loretta at (706) 855-1241 or visit http://www.heartsonganimalrescue.com
Editorial Cartoon for Sunday, August 31, 2008
The shotgun was missing
Because I work for a community newspaper, one of my favorite things is to read other community newspapers.
Lost your pet? Here's how to find it
It happens to everyone at one time or another. Your pet is accidentally let out of the house or gate by someone, or your pet is clever enough to find a way out to do some exploring, and gets lost.
Now, summer really is finished
This is Labor Day weekend. It's our nation's annual holiday in which we celebrate work by taking the day off.
Ponytails played in World Series
The Columbia County Ponytails clinched their state championship by scoring 45 runs and allowing only one run in the playoffs. They traveled to Pineville, La., for the World Series Championship. Team members are Haley Mays (front, from left), Alexis Schlein, Mallory Covington, Natilie Johnson and Courtney King; Robert Williams (back), Hannah Shed, Kirsten Titus, Lindsey Stokes, Halli Mitchell, Lexi Dodgen, Jamese Gibson and Greg Stokes. Haleigh Vernon is not pictured.
Wolfpack honor former player after her death
The sign hangs on the fence near the left-field foul pole at Greenbrier's softball field.
Leverett gets a start in his first college game Gamblin mulls college options
Mike Leverett Jr. had a shot to start Saturday at middle linebacker in his debut as a college player at Clark Atlanta University.
Olympian honored at school
Teresa Jordan's class at Lakeside Middle School stands in front of the display case on Red, White and Blue Day in honor of Reese Hoffa, who placed seventh in the 2008 Olympic shot put finals in Beijing. Hoffa was in the eighth grade at the school in 1993 and was on the baseball, football and basketball teams.
Emergency maritime radio network needed for boaters' safety at lake
Anything that will take the "search" out of "search and rescue" is good. So first we have to always know where we are and then have a communications link for the rescue part.
Evans, Greenbrier softball teams eye state title
As all eyes focus on the gridiron for the start of the 2008 football season, a group of young ladies continue to labor in a bit of obscurity. The group I'm referring to is the softball teams at Evans and Greenbrier high schools.
Team members are being sought for a reunion of the Tubman Junior High School 1963 football team to be held Friday. For information, call Charlie Beale at (706) 863-9818, or Pat Ford at (706) 650-0405.
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