Child's 'weird' comment shows lack of 'tact and common sense'
I write this letter the day of the election, its early and I don't know what the results will be. But I felt compelled to write this to the community because my heart is very heavy. Voltrina Williams-Hawes, Grovetown
1-cent sales tax passes; natatorium defeated
The renewal of a 1-cent sales tax barely passed in Columbia County Tuesday, but voters sank a bond referendum to build an aquatics and tennis center.
Blood donors have chance to win $500
Each year, as the holiday season approaches, the demand for blood becomes a critical issue.
Grove First Baptist marks 200 years with celebration
As congregants celebrate Grove First Baptist Church's 200th anniversary today, the church's pastor is already looking toward the future.
Local Democrats to talk about leaders for future
A re-energized Columbia County Democratic Party will hold its first meeting Monday since the national landslide victory of President-elect Barack Obama.
Harlem liquor sales might start next month
Mixed-drink sales in Harlem restaurants might start as soon as December now that voters expressed their consent to the sale of alcoholic beverages on two ballot questions during the Tuesday election.
Animal control complaints will be handled differently
Future complaints concerning the Columbia County Animal Care and Control will be handled differently. Columbia County commissioners agreed Tuesday to amend bylaws that will define where complaints will be directed.
Former Vietnam prisoner shares his story of survival
When serving during the Vietnam War more than 39 years ago, retired Army Col. Quin Herlik's airplane was shot down by enemy fire and he was taken as a prisoner of war. Today, he shares his tale of tribulation and survival at schools and various organizations throughout the area.
Two injured in head-on collision
A two-car wreck critically injured a Grovetown woman about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on North Belair Road. Gleda Rich, of Grovetown, was sent to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital after her truck was hit head-on by Janice Holton, of Martinez. Holton is being charged with failure to maintain a lane. Holton sustained minor injuries. At right, Holton is transported to Doctors Hospital. Rich was listed Friday morning in serious condition at MCG.
Columbia County Fair Arts and Crafts Contest Winners
Home Made Clothing: Cassidy Haycock-first place
Bel Air Elementary School First Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Zach Austin, Hinson Flowler, Bret Odom, Ruhaan Pannu, Ben Sayers, Caitlyn Troia, Daniel Long, Crawford Brown, Wally Chambers, Abbie Glenn, Will Hallmark, Joseph Hiers, Matthew Roberson, Johnny Ryder, Mason Stubblefield, Kiran Gandhi, Sterling Goodman, Deja Harper, Jayden Hill, Jasmine Holley, Jordan Lee, Miranda Tuttle and Max Tyler.
The Den 4 Tiger Cubs of Greenbrier Elementary Pack 620 Cub Scouts spent the weekend of Oct. 25 at the annual Spook-a-ree at Knox Scout Reservation. Den 4, along with hundreds of other scouts, filled their Saturday with a variety of scouting activities such as archery, B.B. gun practice, obstacle course and pumpkin painting, and spent the night roasting marshmallows around the campfire and sleeping in tents. Pictured are Den 4 Tiger Cubs, Jordan Fishburne and Mike Hyde, Eric and Dave Foreman, Jerry and Bill Worthy, Ben and Tom Anderson, and Andrew and Terry Wicklum.
All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations may be required.
Robert Lee Ogden Jr. and Cynthia Lynn Steele McDaniel applied for a marriage license Aug. 29 and were married Oct. 4 in Martinez.
Really early voting
Lewiston Elementary third-grader Brandon Baughman cast his ballot in Jody Scotts' classroom on Election Day. All the pupils wore a red, white and blue hat when they voted.
Walmart is a 6-month-old calico. She is spayed, current on vaccinations and litter-box trained.
Barlow and Barlow Construction Co. Inc. to Engilberto Olivera Jr., 607 Millstone Drive, $417,000.
Murray Tilles, of Light of Messiah Ministries of Atlanta, will present "Israel and the Middle East in Conflict" at 9 and 11 a.m. today at Mosaic United Methodist Church, in Evans. For information, go to www.mosaicumc.org.
Veterans Day Events
Evans Elementary School will hold its annual Patriotic Parade at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the school parking lot, with guests from the Georgia War Veterans Nursing Home
Johnathan A. McClellan and Shana N. McClellan, Oct. 29, 2008.
A 16-year-old from Evans was sent to the Regional Youth Detention Center on Monday after a vehicle chase through a neighborhood ended in a crash.
Daniel Jacob Hodges, 22, of the 2100 block of Sylvan Lake Road in Grovetown, was charged with driving under the influence Dec. 28, 2007, and was fined $1,224.
Join the fight against Alzheimer's
November is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. In 1983 when President Ronald Reagan proclaimed November to be Alzheimer's Awareness month, 2 million Americans had the disease. Today, that number has soared to 5.2 million and is expected to grow to 16 million by 2050.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, November 9, 2008.
Putting it all in perspective
Less than a minute after midnight of election day, Dick Manion's disappointment at the outcome of the presidential election was temporarily forgotten as Tatum Addison Nungesser entered the world.
Good news from local referendums
Columbia County government will get indoor parking. County swimmers will not get an indoor pool.
Winthrop will get a nice contribution from ex-Bulldog
Harlem High School baseball standout Patrick Gamblin has decided to play his college ball at Division I Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.
Twig girdlers eat through tree limbs before storms can knock them down
During the past month, we have had several storms knock down some trees and many limbs. Most of these limbs had jagged edges.
CSRA Heat Volleyball Club will hold tryouts today and Nov. 16. Girls will need to attend both tryouts to allow the coaches to best determine their placement on a team. The teams and developmental clinics are open to girls in fifth through 12th grades.
Former rivals each get crown in separate regions
Taylor Snyder and Atom Young were rivals a year ago, flip-flopping best times and competing for the top spot in Region 3-AAAA cross country.
A perfect pot is first step to flower success
Adding color to a garden during fall and winter doesn't have to be limited to just pansies and mums, according to one local gardener. To spread the color of the winter months throughout a yard, consider containing the color in pots and planters.
Knights excited about rising stars
The Columbia County News-Times will preview each high school's upcoming basketball season in coming issues. Today: Evans Knights.
The Augusta Sailing Club played host to its Junior Sailing Championship Oct. 4 on Clarks Hill Lake. Teddy Smyth, 15, of Augusta, took first place in the annual event and was awarded The Spinnaker Cup. He has been sailing for eight years, including three years as a competitive sailor in the JY15 series throughout the Southeast. Rebecca Forry, 10, (right) of Evans, took second place in the event, and Hannah Farmer, 10, of Augusta, took third. Other youth sailing competitors were: Mary Byrd, 14, of Martinez; Phillip Driscoll, 15, of Evans; Coe Magruder, 13, of Evans; Scott Oswald, 14, of Martinez; and Kathleen Quebedeaux, 13, of Martinez. The race committee included three junior race committee members: Jack Bailey, of Martinez; Elizabeth Hundt, of Martinez; and Jimmy St. Louis, of Evans. Youth Sailing Program Director Jim Holder and Assistant Director Kim Hines managed the event.
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