Citizens should view nation's founding documents for 'relevance'
Editor:Our nation was founded on three pieces of paper: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. There are those who say these documents are no longer relevant.
Model shares his diabetes struggles with youngsters
Whatever the arena, the goal always has been the same for Grovetown's Jeremy Williamson.
7-year-old is hero to her mom
Sitting at her dining room table doing schoolwork on a hot summer day, Dakota Mellick wasn't expecting to become a hero.
Organizers hope for more shows
Local residents can take a few moments to relax and enjoy the sweet sound of beach music Saturday in an urban setting.
Pet Adoption Showcase
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. 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. weekdays.
Recent road wrecks
No one was seriously injured when a 2004 Dodge Durango flipped several times into the front yard of a Chamblin Road house on Thursday. Raymond Washington, 36, of Grovetown, a 5-year-old boy, an 11-month-old girl and a 2-year-old girl were transported to Doctors Hospital, said Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Warner. At about 2:45 p.m., Washington was driving south around a curve on Chamblin Road when he overcorrected and went onto the road's shoulder, Warner said. He then overcorrected his vehicle again. The SUV flipped three times and landed into a yard at 730 Chamblin Road, Warner said. No citations were issued.
A tractor-trailer hauling hogs overturned July 1 as the driver tried to avoid a deer near Pollards Corner, killing several of the hogs but leaving the driver uninjured, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.
The participants in the 2009 RIver of Life project in Augusta presented Caroline Carnahan with special recognition for her leadership during a closing service for the project on June 28. In a week of mission work, youth members from United Methodist Churches in North Georgia repaired homes for Augusta's poor residents. Caroline, a freshman at the College of Charleston, lives in Evans.
USDA Rural Development is accepting applications for grants and loans for farmers and small businesses to install renewable energy systems, make efficiency improvements or conduct feasibility studies. The deadline is July 31. Details are available at www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/farmbill.
Victoria Vasques eats a snow cone at Patriots Park.
Grovetown High and Evans High will hold a girls soccer camp for ninth-12th graders who will be attending Evans or Grovetown. The camp is free and will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 13-17 at the Evans High practice field. For information and registration forms, visit the Grovetown High Web site at www1.ccboe.net/Gths/home.htm and follow the women's soccer link. All participants will need a completed physical form.
A great place to live, cheap
After a couple of weeks of teasing, that August issue of Family Circle magazine is now available. The folks at Publix tell me they've had a lot of people asking for it after hearing about Evans being named one of the nation's 10 best towns for families.
Scaled-down park plans are just right
It's no secret that we haven't been happy with Columbia County commissioners' treatment of the Marshall Square project, which boils down to politicians attempting to create the Evans town center of their dreams by using someone else's money and property.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, July 8, 2009.
Misspelling plagued Evans for 44 years
Today a modern courthouse annex stands in the "township" of Evans. The magnificent structure was completed in late 2001 and dedicated the following year. Located in the Columbia County Government Complex, this building is the benchmark of an outstanding city in the making - incorporated or unincorporated.
The Yankees won the Martinez-Evans Little League Machine Pitch Championship on June 13. The team outscored their opponents 40-6 in three games for the tournament. Team members are Tyler Griffin (front, from left), Alex Cornette, Blake Green, Brayden Collett, Kohl Chambers and Harrison Stahler; Conner Wells (middle row, from left), Andrew May, Zachary Hubble, Chase Jenkins, Matthew Fitzpatrick, David Fulcher Jr., Alexander Cato and Sam Nelson; coach Kaitlyn Vest (back, from left), coach Mike Jenkins, manager David Fulcher and coach Kim Chambers. Not pictured is Brandon Salemi.
Harlem High School - Year in Review
A look back at Harlem High School's year in sports.
Dixie teams ready for postseason play
Columbia County's baseball and softball teams start postseason play today, a year after four area teams represented the county at the national level.
The Marshall Family Y is seeking soccer coaches and referees for its fall season. Coaches participate on a volunteer basis. Referees will be paid. For information, call Justin Goolsby at (706) 922-9658 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Archery among highlights at summer camp
Jamey Alder's passion for archery started when she picked up her first bow-and-arrow set four years ago.
Harlem High School Year In Review
Softball player Alana Dyson, the Bulldogs' top player as a senior, earned a scholarship to play at Division I Colgate University.
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