50 years of service
Martinez firefighters have been protecting Columbia County residents for 50 years.
Woman's quilts comfort others
Kit Freeman has been sewing since she was a child.
Tumor leads to bills, stress
Early this summer, Ashli Baldwin thought she'd sprained her ankle wake-boarding at Clark's Hill Lake.
Commission signs off on setback reductions
A request to reduce side setbacks for homes planned in an Evans subdivision received a second chance from the Columbia County Planning Commission on Thursday.
Retiree Appreciation Day to be held at Fort Gordon
Seminars, health screenings and door prizes will be part of Fort Gordon's Retiree Appreciation Day on Saturday.
2 Food Lions to open today with ceremony
Columbia County residents now have two new stores for their grocery needs.
Volunteer Paula Matson arranges bottles of wine at a table Saturday during the fourth annual CSRA Wine Festival, held at Savannah Rapids Pavilion. The event benefited The Columbia County Humane Society.
Army Pvt. Brandon M. Jones has graduated from the Infantryman 1 Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., which consisted of basic infantry training and advanced individual training. He is the son of Steven Jones, of Grovetown, and a 2008 graduate of Greenbrier High School.
A computer is the likely cause of a fire that damaged a Harlem home Saturday afternoon, officials said.
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School lunch menus
Menus for area schools.
Pet adoption showcase
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For 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 and the adoption fee for puppies and kittens is $20. All 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. on weekdays.
Class of the competition
The Evans High School competition band won first place against 12 other bands at the Bands Across the Savannah marching competition in North Augusta on Oct. 3. They also brought home first place in their division for color guard, drum majors, horns and drum line. Reid Hall was voted best band director. Band members and leaders are Brittani Shaw (front, from left), Hannah Starnes, Anthoni Alberti, Andrea Ziemba (second row, from left), Sascha Vogel, Amanda Stewart, Matt Robinson, Scott Johnson, Monica Ridlehoover and Aja Hoeller.
Off to a perfect start
The Georgia Rockers 12U Fastpitch softball team won the first tournament for the 2010 season, the USSSA Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Fall Tournament in Conyers, Ga., going a perfect 5-0. Team members are Hannah Williamson (front, from left), LeeAnne Rees, Jordie Holt, Jordan Battle, Ashton Odom, Baleigh Innis (back, from left), MacKenzie Henderson, Haleigh Vernon, Maddie Hunt, Amber Garrett and Savannah Gabriel. Coaches are Ike Branch (from left), Jeff Gabriel and Trevor Henderson.
Blue Ridge Elementary soloist Kristine Hortenstine performs in The Phantom of the Music Room, which was presented by the five third-grade classes at Blue Ridge on Oct. 5. There were three performances by the pupils.
- Harlem High School's class of 1989 will hold a reunion planning committee meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the office of The Columbia County News-Times in the Publix shopping center on Washington Road in Evans. Call (706) 564-1198.
Reed Creek Park will hold a program on birds from 4:30-5:30 p.m. today for ages 5 and older, and children must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free to park members, and $2 per child for nonmembers. For information, go to www.reedcreekpark.com, or call (706) 210-4027.
Dogging it for charity
Robert Connolly, of Harlem, and Megan Larson, of Evans, walk their dogs, Hope, a 7-year-old Labrador retriever, and Emma, a 3-year-old Dachshund, at the Evans Lions Club's third annual Dog Walk and Family Fun Festival held Saturday at the Columbia County Amphitheater and Memorial Gardens.
Get up and go
The Pawprints Art for Animals benefit for the CSRA Humane Society and Washington-Wilkes Animal Shelter will be held 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Taylor BMW on Washington Road, in Evans. Tickets cost $30, or two for $50. Call (706) 863-2067.
Ashley Elizabeth Hausman of Martinez, daughter of Bill and Nan Hausman, graduated magna cum laude May 9 from The University of Georgia with a degree in finance.
'The Ox' driving campaign into ditch?
In the early polling among Georgia Republicans, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine consistently has been leading in the race for governor.
Hidden child can be scary
For the 15 seconds or so that the world believed that Colorado boy had actually gone up in a balloon last week, I had real sympathy for them.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, October 21, 2009.
Homeowners unlikely to pay for humps
Residents in Columbia County neighborhoods generally seem to like speed humps. They've petitioned for, and received, hump installations all over the county, and demand continues to grow.
Last Thursday was cold and wet in Harlem, and Bulldogs coach Jimmie Lewis was chastising players for not keeping the team's new footballs out of the numerous mud puddles dotting the practice field.
Listing of area prep sporting events.
Harlem's first football team remembered
Appling resident Jerry Pearson's memory of the period is fading, but there are certain things he recalls about 1958.
Evans cruises to win over Josey
Evans players might not have been looking past Josey last week, but they knew what was ahead.
Expect rout by Lakeside
Last Week: 6-0
Evans heads to Elite 8 after ousting Thomas County Central
Evans' Rebecca Olson beat the throw to third in the second game against Thomas County Central.
The Marshall Family Y is holding registration for its fall lacrosse program. The program is open to ages 7-15. Participants can register at The Marshall Family Y in Evans.
Bulldogs follow up win with road loss
Harlem coach Jimmie Lewis brought out a familiar line Friday at Hephzibah.
Week Eight of the Pigskin Picks contest drew 99 entries, with 37 qualifiers getting all 10 correct, 32 with nine correct, 21 with eight correct and five qualifiers with the minimum seven correct. Only four entries did not get at least seven correct, including one entry that missed Friday's noon deadline.
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