Give free clinics a seat at reform table
In 2008, Georgia's 100-plus charity clinics cared for more than 175,000 patients. This year, some clinics are seeing as much as a 300 percent increase in patients due to the state's record unemployment rate. Still, many get turned away.
Girls learn it's fun to be fashionable
Allowing the pink polish on her fingernails to finish drying, Gracie Garigan channeled her inner movie star. The 7-year-old was one of 12 girls between the ages of 7 and 13 who attended Fashion Camp last week at the Augusta Jewish Community Center.
MoStock will send teens off to school
Area churches will send teenagers off to college with a Christian rock and worship festival Saturday in Evans. The second annual MoStock will be held at Mosaic United Methodist Church, 478 Columbia Industrial Blvd., starting at 1 p.m.
Out-of-town builders are attracted to the county
Though activity in the housing market has slowed throughout the country, Columbia County continues to attract the interest of builders, both inside and outside the area.
Meeting will tell public about Route 47 project
The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public information session Thursday in Appling concerning plans for widening State Route 47 at the Keg Creek Bridge.
New Baker Place plans are approved
The Columbia County Planning Commission on Tuesday approved changes for a mixed-use development off Baker Place Road that eliminates apartments, senior housing units and offices.
A Greenbrier High School student drowned Saturday while swimming with friends in Clarks Hill Lake.
Hayes Marina held a one-year anniversary ribbon cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on April 17. They are at 5580 Marina Parkway, in Appling.
Jim and Nancy Gibson, of Martinez, celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary touring Italy, Greece and Turkey.
Party like it 's 99
Kanta Kondur (left), of Best Western hotel in Evans, and Billy Johnson pose with the No. 99 Best Western stock car at Adventure Crossing on Friday. The car was on display around the area as part of a Georgia on My Mind Day celebration.
The Stallings Island Middle School Beta Club collected 935 pounds of school supplies to help local students and teachers. They also earned money to purchase a bench for the front of the school and a tree to plant in honor of the school's founding.
As reported 45 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, July 9, 1964:
Get up and go
The Dixie Youth All-Stars, Team Georgia, will hold a barbecue lunch fundraiser on Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. A $7 plate includes barbecue pork, hash and rice, potato salad, bread and sweet tea.
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.
The Columbia County Health Department will hold a back-to-school immunization walk-in clinic from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday-Aug. 10 at three clinics. For information, call the Evans clinic at (706) 868-3330, the Appling clinic at (706) 541-1318, or the Euchee Creek clinic at (706) 556-3727.
Falling victim to own failure
Uh-oh. I'm guilty of not practicing what I preached. After a door-handle-shaking punk stole a guitar from my car in my driveway several years ago, you'd think I'd know better than to leave my car door unlocked.
Two confessions weren't enough
In our criminal justice system, there are only 13 people who are bound to abide by the time-honored phrase, "innocent until proven guilty": the 12 jurors and the judge in a trial.
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, July 22 Columbia County News-Times.
Sports Year in Review
Each week during the summer, The Columbia County News-Times highlighted a different high school with a look back at its five biggest stories from the previous school year. This week's focus is on the school year's other top stories.
Kellett's influence gets his players college scholarships
Most people who sell their business to enjoy retirement can be found on the golf course or traveling the world. Bob Kellett is not most people. The former owner of Hometown Sports in Martinez starts each day with a drive from his house in North Augusta to Aiken to have breakfast with his mother.
The GA-SC Bulls Soccer Club will hold a summer camp for boys and girls ages 5 to 17. Camp will be held Sunday through Wednesday at Hammond's Ferry in North Augusta. The North Augusta camp is a Bull's ProXtreme camp featuring professional soccer players.
Dixie Youth team returns to World Series with confidence
John Sandlin figures his 2008 Dixie Youth team was a little overwhelmed during its trip to the O-Zone World Series.
The Dixie Youth All-Stars, Team Georgia, will hold a barbecue lunch fundraiser on Saturday at Wesley United Methodist Church on North Belair Road from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with barbecue plates available for $7.
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