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Heir, county are negotiating over vehicles in yard
The recent death of a Martinez man has left many wondering what might be-come of the cars filling his Flintrock Way property.

County's scenery inspires 'Uchee' film
It was a mild August afternoon as Ron McPeake sat beneath a pavilion behind his Evans home overlooking the placid Euchee Creek.

Family flicks play at amphitheater
As the sun sets the silver screen will rise in September at the Columbia County Amphitheater.

Student is adjusting to America
Opening their lockers and learning how to navigate the lunchroom are common worries for any new high school student.

Program supplies hearing aids
A program funded by the United Way of the CSRA provides hearing aids to people who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

Recycle Mania to accept TVs, too
Those looking to rid themselves of old televisions or used up light bulbs now have a recycling option within Columbia County.

Parents and friends provide photos for first-day-of-school gallery
Emily Flanders, 10, is in Teresa Wandless' fifth-grade class at Euchee Creek Elementary School.

Health calendar
The Health Calendar is a listing of support groups, activities and lectures. Send information to Health Calendar, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928. Send information by fax to (706) 722-7403 and send e-mail to Please include a contact name and phone number.

School Lunches
Columbia County School Lunch menus

Adrienne Popplewell, a senior at Augusta State University majoring in biology, was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

Time capsule
As reported 31 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1977:

Current events
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 192, off Owens Road in Evans, will hold a potluck supper starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call (706) 863-8728.

School councils
The River Ridge Elementary School Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 16.

Vacation Gallery
Kim and Gerry McMahon and daughters Sara and Miranda Rice visited the Coca-Cola museum in Atlanta, where they had their photo taken with the Coke polar bear, who seemed to have a fondness for Miranda's head.

Police blotter
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at

Wade Padgett an outstanding choice
It almost literally could not have happened to a better guy.

Editorials cartoon
Editorial Cartoon for Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Chamber, school board need to talk
Five of the most civic-minded people in Columbia County serve on the county's Board of Education. Some of the county's smartest business people serve on the board of the Chamber of Commerce.

Guy Terry Jr.: Not just cars
Guy Terry Jr. was buried Aug. 23 at Crown Hill Cemetery in Albany with full military honors, as a crowd of friends and family paid their last respects.

Harlem freshman tosses 1-hitter
Mike Leverett and Jonathan Holley agreed their team's home opener against Washington-Wilkes last Wednesday wasn't pretty.

Athlete Spotlight: Elena Hubbard
Mike Lennox knew he had something special when he dropped by a middle school class more than three years ago.

Evans clears Greenbrier hurdle; Lakeside is next
For a second consecutive year, Evans holds bragging rights over rival Greenbrier.

County teams are heating up gridiron
With the first games of high school football in Columbia County now in the record books, the second week gets off to a huge start with all four county teams playing a county opponent this Friday.


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