Grammatical pet peeves abound - and driving irritations, too
My pet peeve is the use of "myself": "Call Barry or myself to confirm the date." No one can call myself except me, right?
Maintenance will be needed to get your boat ready for the summer
During the early spring, most of us spend some time cleaning the house, clearing up the yard and generally getting things ready for summer.
Memorial services will honor Civil War soldiers
For John Partridge, Confederate Memorial Day is personal. Eleven of Partridge's ancestors fought in the War Between the States.
Volunteers fix woman's roof
Judy Usry's home was falling apart around her. All she could do is pray for a miracle. That miracle happened Friday in the form of a group of volunteers from four area churches climbing atop her Martinez home to replace the roof.
New chamber director spent first day making connections
Jim Tingen's first day on the job as the new executive director of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce was all about making connections.
Kohl's sponsors event on safety
Kohl's department store and the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center have partnered for a children's health and safety event Saturday that mixes hands-on fun with education.
Pupils learn the art of beekeeping
There's a new buzz surrounding the Columbia County 4-H program. The Junior Beekeepers Club started in November and has attracted nearly a dozen fifth-graders eager to work with bees.
Zoning board alters, OKs Marshall plan
Before approving site plan revisions for Marshall Square on Thursday, the Columbia County Planning Commission made a change of its own.
Volunteers sought to help in Great American Cleanup
By taking a small step toward cleaning and enhancing a part of their community, Columbia County residents can make a big difference in May. Keep Columbia County Beautiful is getting together with the city of Grovetown to hold the Great American Cleanup.
Sports medicine clinic to celebrate opening
Commercial growth might have slowed in Columbia County, but those at Sports Medicine Associates are excited about their new location.
Girl Scouts learn martial arts and plan to pass along skills
When Girl Scouts participated in a martial arts class recently, they weren't just learning lifesaving skills for their own protection.
Martinez United Methodist Church is holding preschool and mother's day out registration. For information, call (706) 863-0229, Monday-Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Get up and go
Lewis Memorial United Methodist Church, Hereford Farm Road at Columbia Road, will hold a spring fling and barbecue chicken dinner from 5-9 p.m. Saturday.
John Spratling, D.M.D., of Martinez, recently completed his certification examinations and is now a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
As reported 48 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, April 13, 1961:
Columbia County authorities arrested a Fort Gordon sergeant Thursday on charges of pimping and pandering after a search of his home, a sheriff's office spokesman said Friday.
Pam Lightsey, of Martinez, gets her photo taken with Augusta State University senior basketball player Garret Siler in Springfield, Mass., at the Elite 8.
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control.
Cheer academy cuts ribbon
Augusta Cheer Academy held a grand opening ribbon-cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on April 1. The academy is at 4150 Washington Road in Evans.
Jolene Smith, of Grovetown, cut 10 inches of her hair for donation to Locks of Love.
Church of the Holy Comforter is a host site for Dave Ramsey's Town Hall for Hope at 8 p.m. Thursday at 473 Fury's Ferry Road, Martinez. In the free event broadcast live nationwide, Ramsey will address the recession, foreclosures and money issues.
Lunch menus for students attending Columbia County schools.
The Harlem High class of 1979's 30th reunion committee will meet at 6 p.m. May 14 at The Columbia County News-Times in the Publix center on Washington Road, Evans. The reunion will be July 18 at Red Oak Manor in Harlem.
Cub Scout banquet
Paul McCrary (from left), Chandler Robinson and Jack Ledford compare awards they received at Cub Scout Pack 108's Blue and Gold banquet.
The Stallings Island Middle School council will meet at 10:30 a.m. in the administrative conference room on Friday.
Augusta Ice Sports Center will hold a summer camp for beginning to advanced skaters. The camp will be held June 22-26 and is open to boys and girls ages 4-17. Cost is $250. A non-refundable $75 deposit is due by May 31.
Pre-emptive strike in jury
Rebecca Sears and her son Christopher Bowers are guests of the taxpayers at the Columbia County Detention Center. It looks like we'll be feeding and housing them there for quite a while.
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, April 22, 2009 News-Times.
Rodeo helps burn patients, families
Whether caring for children burned in a South Carolina house fire, or for an Albany, Ga., chemical plant employee burned in an industrial accident, Augusta's Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital is critically important to our community's health care infrastructure.
The inaugural CSRA RV and Boat Show will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Wildwood Park in Appling.
Greenbrier athletes sign with colleges
If what he was told is correct, Caleb Collins has set an impressive standard. The Greenbrier High School senior accepted a full scholarship to shoot clay targets at Southeastern Illinois College and was honored during a signing ceremony last week.
Holt, Luella hand Wolfpack first loss in Region 2-AAAAA
Greenbrier managed to slip past Luella during the teams' first meeting despite the Wolfpack being held hitless. Luella pitcher Kelly Holt was not denied a second time. Holt and the Lions beat Greenbrier, 4-0, to hand the Wolfpack their first loss in Region 2-AAAAA.
Athlete Spotlight: Evans High Relay Team
Though Earl Watson was out of town during spring break, he called twice that week to check on some of his athletes. The Evans High School track coach's 4x100 relay team was at the track at 9:30 a.m., preparing for that weekend's Taco Bell Invitational.
Lewis signs with Coastal Carolina
Jessica Lewis discovered Coastal Carolina University by passing the school to and from vacations at Myrtle Beach. She liked the campus in Conway, and she liked its proximity to the beach.
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