Trip to Washington, D.C., for bee was great, thanks to supporters
My recent trip to Washington, D.C. was great! I am so thankful to so many people who supported me in the National Scripps Spelling Bee.
Hawaiian Grill will help kids, parents
Foster children in the area will benefit from Earth Fare's Hawaiian Grill from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Groups may come to rescue of pets at shelter
Columbia County Animal Care and Control might soon have some new rescue groups willing to take unadopted animals from the shelter.
Busy lake events pose danger to boaters
A regatta is an organized boat race or series of boat races. In our area there are a number of such regattas during the summer months. Recently, it was drag racing at Wildwood Park, which was well-attended by spectators on shore and on the lake.
New consultants are hired for William Few extension
The closing of an Atlanta-based consulting firm in April forced Columbia County officials to commit more than $170,000 in sales tax funds to continue work on an extension of William Few Parkway.
Appling Opry features local talent
Bringing a touch of Nashville to Columbia County, area musicians and music lovers converge each month on a former country store in Appling for a big helping of bluegrass and gospel.
Wildwood Park, off Washington Road in Appling, is scheduled to reopen Thursday after being closed for the construction of a new entrance.
Washing for children
Leanna Reese (front), the manager of the Starbucks inside the Kroger on Columbia Road, and Sherry Collins, the assistant manager of the Kroger, helped wash cars on Saturday to raise money for the MCG Children's Miracle Network.
Evans High School's Christina Perry was presented a $1,000 CTAE Scholarship by Jim Tingen (left) and Vince Murray, of the Martinez-Evans Optimist Club.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday agreed with a former Columbia County teacher and coach that she should have been able to claim consent as a defense after she was arrested for having sex with a 16-year-old student.
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.
Putting it on the line
The Professional Putters Association held its Southern Putting Tournament at the Martinez miniature golf course. It will also host the PPA Southern Open later this month.
Drought over? Still, no binge
Rather than resetting the automatic sprinklers to "swamp," we should pay even closer attention to our water usage.
Tourism study is a good start for county
Historians say we need to know where we've been to know where we're going. For Columbia County, we need to know where we are. And more importantly, we need to let other people know.
Wildlife intrudes on dog's back yard
Did I miss some big news alert about turtles invading Columbia County? If I did, I apologize. Especially to all those terrapins who are wandering around in my back yard. Look, fellas, you guys are terrifying my dog.
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, June 17, edition of the Columbia County News-Times
Summer Lax '09 has started and will last until July 28 at Patriots Park. Boys will play Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Girls will play 10-11 a.m. Saturdays. Cost for boys is $75. Cost for girls is $60.
The inaugural Grovetown High School Warrior Golf Classic will be Saturday at Bartram Trail Golf Course. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Cost is $75 per person or $300 per team, with proceeds benefitting the Grovetown High School Athletic Booster Foundation.
Augusta Preparatory Day Schools year in review
Each week during the summer, The Columbia County News-Times will highlight a different high school with a look back at its five biggest stories from the previous school year. This week's focus is on Augusta Prep.
Heard won 't have to give up softball
Softball has been an intricate part of April Heard's life, and the 18-year-old will continue playing the sport when she starts college in the fall. On June 9, the Lakeside High School graduate signed to play at Aiken Technical College.
Collier McLeod stands next to her Arabian horse, Guinness. Collier won the Canadian National Championships in the Working Hunter and Sport Horse divisions.
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