Citizens should help pet rescue group whose crates were stolen
Just when I thought I had heard it all, I ... learned that Heartsong Animal Rescue and Clinic had lost their very valuable animal crates to thieves.
'Outright wrong' for cops to create a 'sinful situation,' troll Web
We all, with the exception of pedophiles, abhor any adult engaging a real child in a sexual situation and we rightfully agree such activity is a prosecutable crime. When the police officer assumed the fictional persona of a 13-year-old girl, wasn't he (the cop) guilty of creating a sinful chain of events in Adam's mind?
Late Dr. Weston 'left great footprint on the CSRA' with his service
Dr. Paul Weston became the first black surgeon to have admitting privileges at University Hospital in 1952. That was also the year that my mother had her first child at University Hospital in Augusta. She would not know that their paths would cross many years later.
Euchee Creek Library has birthday
The Euchee Creek Library is celebrating its 15th anniversary. John Welch, the library's manager since it opened May 22, 1994, has seen many changes over the years.
Candidates lay out their plans
As part of a continuing effort to improve its stature in a heavily Republican county, the Columbia County Democratic Party played host to two events this past week featuring three candidates for governor.
Augusta Prep graduates get advice from alumni
A regal air permeated the graduation ceremonies Sunday for Augusta Preparatory Day School.
Families should arrive early for matinee series
Three family-friendly movie series will be offered at little or no cost this summer in Columbia County. The first movie series, sponsored by MCG Health Children's Medical Center, starts Friday at the Columbia County Amphitheater.
The Merchants Association of Columbia County distributed eight scholarships, totaling $12,000, to Columbia County High School students Thursday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
Regions Bank at 101 W. Robinson Ave., Grovetown, will hold a cookout and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday to raise money for a Grovetown family with a father who is fighting cancer. Call (706) 868-2321.
The 2009 senior class at Harlem High School expressed their feelings on the spirit rock in front of the school.
As reported 30 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, May 23, 1979:
A Martinez man died Saturday after being shot while his Augusta restaurant was being robbed at gunpoint.
The Evans High School Class of 1999 reunion is scheduled for Oct. 2-3. For information, go to http://ehs1999reunion.blogspot.com.
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt.
David Gianino of Evans has been awarded the Chick-fil-A national Leadership Scholarship. Gianino received the $1,000 scholarship from John Powell at the Washington Road restaurant. Gianino is studying journalism at Augusta State University.
Small amount in small tanks
Technically, summer doesn't start until June 21. But for most people it officially began on Memorial Day weekend, and this past weekend sure felt like summer is here.
It's the parents' job to feed their children
Each year the end of school brings a day of reckoning - not just for kids on the verge of flunking, but for the school lunch program.
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, June 3, 2009 News-Times.
Summer Sports Camps Calendar
Petersburg Racquet Club summer camp sessions will run Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, with swimming offered at the end of each workout. Clinics are open to ages 7-18, from beginner to intermediate levels.
The U12 Augusta Arsenal Boys won their division at the Academy Cup in Gainesville, Ga., on May 16-17.
Athlete Spotlight: Kacee Camp
Augusta State softball coach Melissa Mullins is almost glad her standout freshman didn't earn All-American honors this season. Kacee Camp, a former Harlem High standout, grabbed almost every accolade possible her first season with the Jaguars.
Rich Poythress' Dawg days are probably at end
It looks like we have seen the last of Rich Poythress in a Georgia Bulldog uniform. The first baseman just concluded his junior season in Athens, and since he will almost certainly be a high pick in the upcoming baseball draft, it is unlikely he will be back for his senior season.
The Evans High School football program and Touchdown Club will host its third-annual golf tournament June 13 at Bartram Trail Golf Club. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and other donations will be accepted.
Lakeside teammates still united
Rosbie Mutcherson and CJ Marshall grew up playing basketball together, were part of a nucleus that made Lakeside basketball competitive and have decided to stick together after high school.
Hayden's cheer team technically superior
Leslie Anderson's team didn't have to travel far to win an international competition, and they had technology to thank. The Hayden's Gym Senior Teal squad was named Grand Champion of the International All Levels Championships after winning a technically savvy competition in Atlanta on May 22.
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