Evil people 'very happy' about laws that take guns from citizens
After reading "It's shocking that firearms are allowed where president speaks," (letter, Sept. 2) by Nancy Moore, I almost passed out in disbelief.
Expo will show what Augusta has to offer
Hearing people complain about not having anything to do in Augusta is one of Thom Tuckey's pet peeves.
Plant sale to benefit cancer research
When Kris Gordon's grandson was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma in June 2006, the family was devastated that the 3-year-old would face treatments and trials to quell the growing cancer. In the three years since, the family has thrown themselves into raising awareness of childhood cancer.
Program helps find seniors employment
For the past 15 years, Emily Leckie has labored to help others around her find employment and gain work experience.
Ballerinas prepare for Dr. Seuss
Dancers with the Columbia County Ballet will bring the magic of a classic fairy tale and popular children's book to the stage next weekend.
Street light fee to increase
Columbia County residents who live in street light districts will see their tax bills increase. During the Tuesday meeting, commissioners gave final approval to a resolution raising the annual fee to operate street lights by $11.
Station dedicated to ex-department members
Fire protection in the rural Columbia County community of Winfield started in the mid 1980s with the men and women who served the Winfield Volunteer Fire Department.
Where is all your grass going?
There are a number of reasons why turfgrass can thin out. The first is too much shade. As the amount of shade increases, the grass has less potential to produce the food that it needs to survive, so the grass will thin out. Another reason is disease.
Terri Gibbs will perform in concert at 4 p.m. today at Marvin United Methodist Church, 4400 Wheeler Road, Martinez. Tickets cost $12. For information, call (706) 863-0510.
Howard and Shawn Hensley of Evans visited four of the Hawaiian islands. They visited a relative in Honolulu and did a lot of sight-seeing and attended a traditional luau.
Esther L. Maples and James E. Maples Jr., Aug. 29, 2009.
The granddaughter and great-grandson of former Columbia County Sheriff Edward Tankersley died Thursday in what authorities say was a murder-suicide in Appling.
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on donations to continue the rescue effort. Located in Martinez, Heartsong rescues from 10 counties. All animals are current on their vaccinations (age appropriate). All dogs are microchipped.
Trinity Baptist Preschool at 4594 Columbia Road, Martinez, has pre-K 4 openings available. For information, call Shannon Story at (706) 799-0637.
Milo Frederick Hayes III, 18, of the 100 block of Magnolia Drive in Grovetown, was charged with driving under the influence on April 21, 2009, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
Coty Allen Parks and Tykeisha Tiree applied for a marriage license on July 24, 2009, and were married July 24, 2009, in Evans.
As reported 29 years ago in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Sept. 17, 1980:
These organizations are newsmakers in our community.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, September 6, 2009.
Just another little church, thanks to God
Here we sit in the middle of a neighborhood where thousands of people drive by each day. Nothing remarkable. No big steeple. In fact, no steeple at all. Just three buildings. Just another church.
Take common sense for flu
This year probably will go down in history not as the year of the swine flu pandemic, but as the year of swine flu pandemic hysteria. Despite the national media's best efforts, the folks in the business of studying diseases continue to insist that the H1N1 strain of flu is no worse than the garden-variety flu.
Recall that 'respect the president' thing?
Unfortunately, the political views of some in our community seem to have clouded their intelligence. How else to explain the apoplexy at the very notion of the president seeking to (gasp!) speak to school children?
The Marshall Family Y is holding registration for flag football and cheerleading through Sept. 15.
Lions freshman takes QB role
Practice was over for all but two players Wednesday at Augusta Christian. Freshman quarterback Tyler Roberson and senior receiver Evan Wells remained on the field working on comeback routes as coach Keith Walton watched.
Greenbrier edges softball rival
Greenbrier's softball team became a chorus Monday on Evans' softball field. The Wolfpack belted out Happy Birthday , throwing in the names of coach Garrett Black and teammate Marya Blackledge. The girls' gift had been a 3-1 win over rival Evans in extra innings.
Wells will be Jacket in 2 years
Ebony Wells still has two years of high school basketball ahead of her, but she has already made a college choice. The talented 6-foot-3 post player committed to the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech during an unofficial visit to the Tech campus last weekend.
The prep calendar is a compilation of the area's sports schedules and will run each Sunday during the school year.
Grovetown junior must sit and be patient while recovering from injury
It will be interesting to see how the remainder of Ebony Wells' days as a high school basketball player work out.
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