Nobel Prize to Obama is 'a result of his own self-serving agenda'
With the incessant manufactured events that promote and support the illusion of the grandeur of Barack Obama, whether it is his daily appearances, pronouncements, photo opportunities, posters, ad nauseum, he finally has "achieved" something.
Spook-tacular will help kids, schools
Christian Giles loved children, as evidenced by her decision to enter the teaching profession. It is in that child-loving spirit that an Evans business will honor her memory.
Move should increase convenience for donors
Hoping to improve convenience for blood donors in Columbia County, Shepeard Community Blood Center soon will open its doors in a new Evans location.
Meeting will promote work of local artists
The annual Columbia County Arts Inc. meeting on Monday will feature several speakers and performances.
Evans High class builds special chair for Michael
5-year-old Michael Jones seems to enjoy kindergarten at Evans Elementary School, but he needed help. That help came in the form of the Evans High School construction class, which built a special chair to accommodate the issues associated with his cerebral palsy.
Dogs have their day at Lions Club event
Dog owners are invited to bring their pooches and families to the Columbia County Amphitheater on Saturday for a scenic walk, games, socializing and shopping.
Orchestra member will debut piece at opener
When Symphony Orchestra Augusta kicks off the Columbia County Music Series on Saturday, it will feature a piece composed by one of its own musicians. The concert will begin with violist Carl Purdy's work, Fandango.
Job fair, expo join chamber luncheon
The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce will combine its luncheon in October with a business expo and job fair.
Friends share homecoming experience
Lindsey Banks was named Augusta Christian Schools 2009 Homecoming Queen at Friday's football game. But for the seniors on the court, it didn't matter who earned the crown.
The JROTC Knight Battalion formed for the morning flag detail on Sept. 11 in front of the high school. The Evans High band accompanied the battalion and played the national anthem for the flag-raising.
Columbia County Recycling Collection Center held a grand opening ribbon-cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 5. The recycling center is located at 424 Chamblin Road in Grovetown.
Get up and go
The Augusta Alzheimer's Association will hold a Bowl-a-thon fundraiser from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Teams must be registered to participate. To register, call (706) 731-9060.
Entries are being sought for youth exhibits for the Columbia County Fair. All items must be entered at the fairgrounds from 1:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday. For details and category listings, go to www.ugaextension.com/columbia, or call (706) 868-3413.
The Columbia County Health Department is holding seasonal flu clinics in county schools, with other clinics available at the health department.
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 fee for puppies and kittens is $20.
Lunch menus for students attending Columbia County schools.
The Evans High School class of 1969 will hold its 40th reunion Saturday. Call Linda Strother at (706) 868-7294, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Grovetown man was arrested early Saturday and charged with shooting another man in the head. Mark Menefee, 55, of Elm Street, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Italian-American Club of the CSRA members Mary Rose and Vince Digirolamo prepare meatball and sausage sandwiches during the second annual Columbus Day Festival, held Saturday at Memorial Gardens and the Columbia County Amphitheater.
Haydens International Gymnastics Academy holds Gym 'n' Learn Preschool and Mother's Morning Out programs. For information, call Beth Mazurek at (706) 364-0641 or e-mail email@example.com.
Bill and Marcia DeHaven spent a week visiting North Dakota and South Dakota in August. They traveled from the Badlands, the Black Hills and Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Fourteen Augusta Christian seventh-grade pupils are eligible to participate in the Duke TIP program, which is based on achieving test scores in the 95th percentile.
Army Sgt. Jimmy Chong has arrived for duty at the Auburn Recruiting Station in Alabama. He was previously assigned to Headquarters Company, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
Grovetown Elementary School: 3:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, Feb. 22 and May 3
Keeping eyes on noble prize
Often, when any of us hear about some event, we speculate on how we'd act in a similar situation. Keeping all this in mind, and with appropriate grains of salt: I've never been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, but I have a pretty good idea of how I'd react if I were. I'd politely decline.
School lunches complement education
As Georgia's state superintendent of schools, I am proud to support National School Lunch Week (Oct. 12-16), a time set aside each year to recognize the importance of healthy and nutritious lunches in our schools.
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Columbia County News-Times.
All good things must come to an end
A recent story in The News-Times pegged it exactly right: Columbia County's "Americana" celebration is a victim of its own success.
Evans will continue hot streak on offense
Evans' offense is hot. The Knights have averaged 40 points per game in their four wins since being shut out by Lakeside. Josey is coming off a win, but the Eagles were outscored 188-31 in their five previous contests. The Knights should have little trouble improving to 6-1.
In a week of upsets, week seven of the Pigskin Picks contest saw a total of 98 entries with no qualifiers getting all 10 correct; no qualifiers got nine correct; two qualifiers got eight correct; and 19 qualifiers got the minimum seven correct. There were 77 entries that did not get at least seven correct.
Offense succeeds in establishing run
Lakeside bounced back from its first loss of the season to pick up a key Region 3-AAAA victory at Richmond Academy, winning 16-6.
Members of Greenbrier's softball team pose with their plaque after winning the Region 2-AAAAA championship on Oct. 8. The Wolfpack beat Union Grove 3-0 on Savanah Coon's game-winning home run in the eighth inning. The region title was the Wolfpack's 14th in a row.
Calendar of events for prep sports teams in the Columbia County area.
Lions confused by offense
The offense Augusta Christian was trying to stop during its homecoming game with Wilson Hall on Friday was different than what the Lions watched on film during the week.
Panthers, Wolfpack prevail
The county's premier showcase for area cross country teams played out about as expected Saturday. Lakeside won the varsity girls division and Greenbrier won the boys division at the Columbia County Invitational held at Blanchard Woods Park.
The Georgia Rockers fast pitch softball team will hold tryouts for its 10-and-under travel team for the 2010 season. The tryout will be held 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at Patriots Park softball complex. Participants must be 10 or younger on Jan. 1, 2010, to be eligible.
Athlete Spotlight: Evan Wells
Augusta Christian football coach Keith Walton talked in hushed tones and kept his back turned to senior Evan Wells following practice the day before the Lions game last week.
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