Those who 'subscribe to the notion of evolution' deny the Bible
It was awe inspiring, the manner in which Fausnight so eloquently and intellectually displayed his gift of penmanship. As I was reading his letter, I was truly impressed by this individual's keen use of the English language.
Low levels at Clarks Hill Lake 'need to be taken more seriously'
In addition to The News-Times editorial of March 4, WJBF News Channel 6 also did a story on Clarks Hill Lake on March 3. Both stories/opinions about the lake were definitely on a positive note, but what bothers me is that it painted such a rosy picture.
MCG wins fundraising bout
In light of current economic trends, United Way of the CSRA officials wanted to find new ways to boost their annual fundraising campaign and created the first hospital competition.
Planning board approves Brandon Wilde proposal
A proposal to expand Brandon Wilde in the next 15 years was approved Thursday by the Columbia County Planning Commission.
Know how to dust? County could use you
After a complaint about poor performance, Columbia County officials have considered a new option for janitorial services for county facilities.
Two recently-opened Harlem restaurants are dreams come true for their owners.
Business features works of local artists, craftsmen
The recently opened ETC. of Harlem is a place for artists and craftsmen of Columbia County to display and sell their works.
STAR Teacher enjoys helping STAR Student
Matt Shafer's father once was named a STAR Teacher, and for the Augusta Preparatory Day School student, the coveted honor took on new meaning when he was chosen the school's STAR Student and was asked to choose his own STAR Teacher.
Group is recruiting supporters for the arts
Leaders of Columbia County Arts Inc. are seeking more supporters of the arts.
Lunch menus for Columbia County schools.
Columbia County authorities searched Tuesday for a man who robbed a Martinez bank.
Richard Cobb (left) and Tyler Moberly from Eastern Kentucky University claimed the Under Armour College Bass East Super Regional championship trophy Sunday at a ceremony in Evans following the weekend tournamen at Clarks Hill Lake.
Pets adoption showcase
To reach Columbia County Animal Care and Control, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control. Adult animals, such as today's Pet of the Week, cost $25 to adopt, and the adoption fee for puppies and kittens is $20. All adopted 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. [CAPTION] Photos by Valerie Rowell Female beagle mix [CAPTION] Female black tabby cat[CAPTION] Male Rottweiler mix
Heels over head
Courtney Cyr, 12, of Martinez, flips upside down in the Human Gyro as her brother looks on during an event at Earth Fare held by the National Science Center and Fort Discovery, which is Earth Fare's "friend" of the month.
Who wants pancakes?
Mollie King, 4, of Martinez, delivers a short stack of pancakes at the Evans IHOP on National Pancake Day, a fundraiser for the Children's Miracle Network to benefit the Medical College of Georgia's Children's Medical Center. Mollie is being treated for leukemia at the center.
Read Across America
Cedar Ridge Elementary second-grader Marina Giesecke won second place in the Read Across America hat contest.
Chandler Moody scored the winning goal for Greenbrier High School in overtime against White Knoll High School on Saturday in Lexington, S.C.
Applications for the 2009-10 Columbia County Foundation for Children Scholarships are available from high school counselors and the Foundation Resource Center, 6347 Columbia Road, Appling, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
- The Brookwood Elementary School Council will meet at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday in the media center.
South Columbia Elementary's Rachael Cundey, 10, holds a bouquet as she is surrounded by classmates after being named the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee regional champion Saturday. She spelled "oblivion" to advance to the nationals.
Greenbrier's Andy Brands played Gaston and Elizabeth Canas played Belle in Greenbrier High School's production of Beauty and the Beast. There will be three more performances at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the Greenbrier High theater.
A tax increase on lawbreakers
Georgia lawmakers want to raise your taxes, and it's one of the best ideas they've had in years.
'Voracious reader' is champion speller
It's no small coincidence that Rachael Cundey's victory in the Scripps Howard Regional Spelling Bee came in the same week that schools celebrated Read Across America.
Parenting is uphill both ways, too
I inquired of our 11-year-old, "How did baseball practice go?" His face reddened and he spouted, "If I liked to run I would have tried out for the track team instead."
Students engage in Nerf Wars
Members of Lakeside High School's baseball team spent a recent day off from school huddled at the home of a teammate and modifying foam darts.
Evans senior shows he has a knack for journalism
Each year I get a few requests from high school seniors interested in job shadowing. I have enjoyed being able to meet the students I have been able to assist, and this year was no different.
Wolfpack gets revenge
Harlem High School pitcher Patrick Gamblin tried to give the runner at first his full attention.
Jasmin Walker doesn't carry the attitude often associated with sprinters, at least not off the track.
The Grovetown High School Athletic Foundation Booster Club will hold a meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Board of Education offices. Officers will be elected and fundraising events organized. For information, contact Todd Booker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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