Police shouldn't provide 'temptation' through prostitution sting
The recent successful entrapment of prostitutes and johns in a Columbia County motel by law enforcement will probably be acknowledged by the general public as a good thing. There's no question about the reaction of the men and women apprehended. Gene Rickaby, Martinez
Pupils receive seedlings for Arbor Day
A national program recently charged Lewiston Elementary School fourth-graders to do their part to keep the environment clean.
Construction to start on Riverwood center
Developers of a Publix shopping center near the entrance of Riverwood Plantation received final plat approval Thursday from the Columbia County Planning Commission.
4-H food drive benefits pets
Humans won't be the only ones benefitting from the generosity at the Columbia County Cares food pantry during February and March.
Library director retires after 23 years
On Thursday, Christina Rice will serve her final day as Columbia County's library director.
Agencies seek blood in case of emergency
Area emergency agencies want to prepare for severe weather season by stocking up on blood supplies.
County historian, 68, dies of cancer
Bruce Moore lost his mother. Julia Prather lost a dear friend.
In the classical style
Three Evans High School seniors are combining their musical talents.
Theater gave STAR student new direction in school, life
A shy, quiet young man was brought out of his shell four years ago and now holds the STAR Student honor at Harlem High School.
Ethan Schomacker saw his first snow while visiting Riverhead, N.Y., in January.
Bel Air Elementary School Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Katherine Ayers, Michael Bishop, Wally Chambers, Hinson Flower, Abbie Glenn, Sterling Goodman, Joseph Hiers, Clint Magnuson, Carter May, Bret Odom, Ruhaan Pannu, Johnny Ryder, Cianah Reid, Chole Roy, Benjamin Sayers, Ankita Shah, Kiarra Stanfield, Bobbie Wardwell and Kole Zumbro
The new Chili's restaurant in Evans held a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on its first day of business Monday. The restaurant is the first business to open in Marshall Square.
For more information, call Columbia County Animal Care and Control at (706) 541-4077 or visit http://www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control. Adult animals, such as today's pets, cost $25 to adopt, and the adoption fee for puppies and kittens is $20. All animals must be spayed or neutered. Visitors must wear closed-in shoes to visit the kennel area, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
The Tenth District Honor Band, made up of pupils in middle and high schools throughout the area, performed Saturday at West Acres Baptist Church in Evans.
Grovetown couple denies guilt in child-cruelty case
All winter clothing at the Children's Resource Center, 6347 Columbia Road, in Appling, is on sale for half price. Proceeds from the center benefit the Columbia County Foundation for Children. The center is open from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Saturday of each month. For information, call (706) 541-2849.
Members of the Evans High School Family, Careers and Community Service organization adopted the Salvation Army as a service project in 2007 and raised $2,000 to provide 200 Christmas stockings. The organization increased its goal in 2008, raising $2,500 for 250 stockings. Showing some of the stockings are Aubri Middleton (from left), Lindsey Thompson, FCCLA President Ivana Hughes and Chelsea Blalock.
Good luck to intellectual competitors
Competitive sports will always be a big part of the educational experience. Participation in games builds character, while providing bonding experiences for the players and spectators.
Editorial Cartoon for Thursday February 25, 2009
Day in scrubs is just ahead
My oldest daughter Essa, who turns 22 on Friday, is a student at the Medical College of Georgia, dressing up in scrubs and a lab coat as she studies for a career in respiratory therapy.
Athlete Spotlight: Katherine Huff
Katherine Huff is usually younger than anyone else in the pool at high school swim meets.
Box opens new LSU stadium with first pitch
The burial flag given to former Greenbrier High School baseball coach Alex Box's grandparents at the end of World War II had been folded away until recently.
Harlem girls headed to playoffs
After earning a state playoff berth by beating Cross Creek in the first round of the Region 3-AAAA tournament, members of the Harlem High School girls team said they wanted to enter the Class AAAA tournament as the region's top seed.
Grovetown's new program gets moving
Grovetown High School's football boosters club held its first meeting Feb. 19, elected officers and started laying the groundwork for fundraising efforts.
The Level 5 gymnastics team from Hayden Gymnastics Academy achieved first places at the Hilton Head Beach Invitational and the Cartersville Nifty November Meet. The level 5 team scored forth place or higher in all the other meets. The season ended with the team placing 7th place out of more than 25 teams at the 2008 Georgia State Meet in Buford, GA. Candice Korbert and Cassie Hayden coached the team. Gymnasts include Anna Brower (from left), Caleigh Cox, Allisa Smith, Avery Williams, Libby Newsome, Ashley Chapman, Montana Moreno, and Gabi McKinster.
Atlanta-based Under Armour College Bass will hold a two-day East Super Regional tournament at Wildwood Park March 6-7, with weigh-ins to be held at Academy Sports and Outdoors in Evans. The event has a purse totaling $11,000 and is open to teams from any of the organization's 150 sanctioned schools. Collegiate anglers can register to compete in the Super Regionals by contacting Hank Weldon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 955-1300. Details are available at http://www.CollegeBass.com.
Local standouts have solid openings to college seasons
The Lady Bulldogs of Harlem High have had one of the finest seasons in school history. Despite a loss to Hephzibah in the Region 3-AAAA tournament title game, Harlem boasts a 23-3 mark as they enter the state tournament.
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