Groups provide vaccines to keep rabies from pets
The beginning of spring will signal the start of a dangerous time for pets.
Harlem man, city in feud over land use
A Harlem couple recently filed civil suits against three city employees, claiming they abused their authority.
Store sales help fund operations of shelter
As more donations poured in to a Columbia County nonprofit organization designed to shelter homeless women and their children, the idea for the Making Ends Meet Bargain Center in Martinez was born.
Worker in Procurement is Employee of the Year
After nearly 30 years, John Samuels now shines over all other Columbia County employees. The Procurement Department worker recently was named the county's Employee of the Year.
New planning board gathers
The Columbia County Planning Commission introduced three new members and elected officers Thursday during its first meeting of the new year.
Dialing N11 helps get some 411
Though many residents are familiar with 911 and 411, there is a list of other national three-digit numbers that can provide Columbia County residents with ease and convenience.
Losing a protector
Columbia County is losing one of its most passionate environmental activists.
Harlem volunteers honored for work with Relay for Life
Harlem residents come together each year in their fight against cancer through the annual Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society.
Pets of the week
These pets are available for adoption from CSRA Happy Tails Rescue Inc., a nonprofit licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the CSRA. For more information, call Barb Gleitsmann at (706) 836-2708.
Pam Lightsey with Augusta South Rotary (from left), of Martinez, Tammy Stout with Augusta Rotary, of Augusta, Victoria Pauli, of Germany, and Agnes Boll, of Denmark, visited downtown Disney and Epcot for New Year's Eve, and Magic Kingdom and MGM Studios on New Year's Day.
Child Enrichment is seeking volunteers to begin training Tuesday for the Court Appointed Special Advocate Program. Training will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. through Feb. 26. For information, call (706) 737-4631 or go to www.childenrichment.org.
Megan R. Jackson-Cheatham has been selected by the Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society for membership in the local chapter at the University of Georgia. Megan is a graduate of Lakeside High School and the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Morakingo Toney. She is a business administration major and is planning a career as a business financial planner.
Federal and local authorities continue to investigate a Martinez homeowner who was injured in a small blast last week.
History students' trivial pursuits
Let's face it. From elementary school to college, history is rarely hailed as "my favorite subject." In fact, as educators increasingly bemoan, in recent years history has so steadily declined from the curriculum that even the most basic information, indelible in the minds of their elders, is often unknown by students today.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, January 21, 2009.
Sunday sales again debated
Hang on to your six-packs; Seth Harp is at it again.
Polishing the county's natural gym
Columbia County's government never has been known for a shortage of ideas for spending taxpayers' money, especially when it comes to recreation and amenities.
Harlem point guard Chancellor Martin knows many of the guards in the Bulldogs' region.
Lakeside girls look to finish their season strong
Lakeside's girls basketball team has seen the best that its region has to offer, and it's ready for a second chance after beating Evans 51-32 Friday.
Thurmond Lake Sail and Power Squadron will offer its Basic Boating Course at the McCormick Public Library located at 201 Railroad Ave., McCormick, S.C. Classes are from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 24, Feb. 27, and March 3 and noon until 3 p.m. on March 6. Advance registration is required. Cost is $25 per person or $30 per couple. Call Dave Kloppenberg at (864) 391-3795 for details or reservations.
Evans' size again stops Lakeside
Lakeside entered its second meeting with Evans on Friday having already conceded at least one aspect of the game.
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