Phillips' retirement hasn't sunk in yet'
Charles Phillips has retired as Columbia County's extension agent and coordinator, but he isn't leaving.
Guests brave enough to visit Plantation Blood not only will have to face terrifying monsters and characters from popular horror flicks but also might run into some supernatural spirits.
Mistletoe adds chili cookoff to fall festival
Fall is in the air, and one local park gearing up for its annual festival has put a new twist to an old favorite.
Season provides chances to plant
Most people tend to think of spring as the optimal time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials, but fall is actually the prime season in which these landscape features should be planted.
Spiders are interesting part of fall; just be on lookout for all those webs
In the fall, I spend a great deal of time in the yard and woods surrounding my house. It is a great time to be outdoors. The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to change colors.
Churches open pumpkin patches
Mike Graybeal and other volunteers unload pumpkins at Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans for the annual Pumpkins With a Purpose, which runs through Halloween. The patch is open at the church, 825 N. Belair Road, from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Pumpkins are also available at two other county churches. The pumpkin patch at Harlem United Methodist Church, 115 W. Milledgeville Road in Harlem, is open through Halloween from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 12:30-7 p.m. Sunday. The Marvin United Methodist Church pumpkin patch, 4400 Wheeler Road in Martinez, is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 1-6 p.m. Sunday through Halloween.
Art, craft exhibits at fair help young people to get creative
Hannah Milford, 13, has been entering crafts in the Columbia County Fall Fair since she was in the fourth grade.
Take time to smell the roses, taste wines
Area residents can behold hundreds of rose blooms while sampling fine wines Saturday at Savannah Rapids Pavilion.
Residents may pay for speed humps
New speed limits were set Tuesday on three Columbia County roads.
Herbert Homes Inc. to Michael D. Wales , 138 Grove Landing Court, $134,900.
Practical nursing student Brittany Bain, the daughter of Judy and Larry Bain of Evans, recently graduated from North Georgia Technical College.
An autopsy did not determine why an Evans couple found their 17-year-old grandson dead in his bed early Wednesday.
The Columbia County Health Department is holding seasonal flu clinics in the county's schools, with other clinics available at the health department.
Pet adoption showcase
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the area. Adoptions are held each Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. (next to Sam's) on Bobby Jones Expressway. Call Barb at (706) 955-0438 or browse the Web site (www.csrahappytails.com) for information about the group or any of the featured animals. Special note: Happy Tails has new shepherd mix puppies almost ready for adoption. Check online for information. Luna is a 3-year-old spayed female schnauzer.[CAPTION] Bentley is a 3-year-old male black-and-tan shepherd, collie or spaniel mix. [CAPTION] Minnie is a sweet 1-year-old female shepherd collie mix.[CAPTION] Button is a large 6-month-old white shorthair with cream points.
Menus for area schools.
Greenbrier seniors have their day
Seniors on the Greenbrier volleyball team were recognized with their families before the start of the game against Grovetown Tuesday.
Rochelle Rogers Anthony and Quinn Anthony, Sept. 25, 2009
Get up and go
The Savannah River Woodturners will meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 144 N. Belair Road. Bill Lee will demonstrate turning techniques for small items. Call Lee Carey at (706) 627-8373.
Skye Slagle (left) was named Miss Harlem High School and Hannah Price was named Miss Spirit of Harlem during a pageant on Sept. 26.
Bible Fellowship Church will celebrate the 51st anniversary of the Byrd Family gospel singers at 10:30 a.m. today, followed by barbecue dinner. Call (706) 922-5314.
Paul Dudley McDonagh, 54, of the 4200 block of Spruce Lane in Martinez, was charged with driving under the influence on June 13, 2009, and was fined $810.
Jerry and Elizabeth Starrenburg visited family and Utah Beach in Normandy, France.
Know the facts about breast cancer
About 40,000 women die each year as a result of breast cancer.
Crowd guess is a nice mess
The Million Man March ruined it for everyone.
Great examples of great educators
There are a lot of things right about Columbia County.
Editorial cartoon for the Sunday, October 11, 2009.
Former prospects making progress
During the past few years Columbia County has had more than a dozen players sign football scholarships. Here is an update on how some of them are doing. I will have another update later in the season.
Evans Middle wraps up unbeaten season
There was nothing discreet about the way Evans Middle football players approached their coach with a large, blue water cooler Tuesday.
Evans repeats as region champ
Give Jenny Shepherd a lead, and every spectator has a similar thought: game over.
Prep coach encouraged by play despite setback
If there was anything Augusta Prep soccer coach Tom Norton could take from 100 minutes of scoreless soccer Tuesday at Westminster, it's that his Cavaliers team can be competitive.
Greenbrier softball team wins its 14th consecutive title in style
Nobody on Greenbrier's softball team wanted the distinction of being part of the first team in the program's history not to win a region title.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at its new location at Mi Rancho, 4534 Washington Road, Evans. For information, call John VanOsdol at (864) 391-2170.
Listing of area prep sporting events.
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