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Residents should be alert for 'evil' scam artists targeting seniors
Just a note on the article about the 96-year-old man on Columbia Road (as referenced in the Jan. 6 Police Blotter item, "Fraudulent workers burglarize home"):

Taxpayers should 'count our blessings' for workers who 'excel'
Happy New Year and many thanks to Columbia County employees for giving such great service to the taxpayers.

Property taxes are due this Friday
Columbia County property owners still owe about $21 million in property taxes, and Friday is the deadline to pay those taxes without penalty.

County engineer will stay on for projects after retirement
Ronnie Hutto intends to start his semi-retirement this month.

Planners approve requests for rezoning
The Columbia County Planning Commission approved a preliminary plat and rezoning request for two Grovetown properties a mile apart at its Thursday meeting.

County commissioners assigned to committees
For the second year in a row, Columbia County Commissioner Ron Thigpen was named vice-chairman of the commission.

Grovetown gets a job recruitment tool
Selling Grovetown as a potential location for new industry just got easier.

Donated mask can help save pet 's life

Student backs Muslim women
When it came time to pick a senior project, Lakeside High School student Amala Sarvepalli chose to tackle an international issue.

Club turns wood into new creations
For members of the Savannah River Woodturners, where there's wood, there's a way

Police blotter
An Augusta man died after being hit by two vehicles at Belair and Owens roads in Evans late Saturday.

Get up and go
Heartsong will hold a vaccination clinic with rabies shots available for $5, cash only, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Petco in Mullins Crossing. Other vaccinations and tests will be available. For information, call (706) 860-9300.

Current events
Harlem Library will hold an organizational meeting for a book club for adults at 2 p.m. today. Call Amanda at (706) 556-9795.

Cold payback
Terry Wicklum, Cubmaster of Pack 620, jumps into the Knob Hill subdivision pool in 20-degree weather. Wicklum promised his pack he would jump into the pool if $2,500 was raised in popcorn sales, and they sold $2,508 worth.

Pet of the week
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit 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 adopted 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.

Fair winners
Columbia County Fair Plant ID Contest Awards

Time capsule
As reported 42 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, Jan. 11, 1968:

Bringing one for the chipper
Columbia County Youth Leadership members Thomas Coleman and Marie Jolly volunteer at the Christmas tree disposal event at the Home Depot in Evans.

Evans Middle School students Rebecca Smeak (from left), Matthew McCullough, Daniel Oliver, James Barefield, Anna Clay, Tawny Tuccitto and Katie Bruss were selected to attend Mid Fest band festival in Athens, Ga.

Contact your lawmakers
How to reach area lawmakers

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Columbia County News-Times.

Let them build, and shoppers will stay
Market studies often do an exceptional job of telling us what we already know.

Concerns melt over icy roads
With the start of school delayed by two hours this past Friday, it sure was easy getting to work. Traffic was summertime-light, and none of the school zones were clogged with mom-taxi SUVs.

Governments, not Islam, are at fault
The senior project is another bump in the road for most high school seniors, keeping them away from gaining the freedom they have prayed for ever since the first day of freshman year.

McKenney going strong in first professional tour
Former Evans golfer Adam McKenney recently turned professional after a solid college career at Georgia Southwestern.

Sports calendar
The Columbia County Recreation Department will hold spring soccer registration through Jan. 22. Registration can be done at Patriots Park offices or by mail. Previous participants can register at Cost for county residents is $60 for first child, $50 for second child and $40 for third child. Cost for out-of-county residents is double. For information, call (706) 863-7523.

Tough losses help Lakeside prepare
Lakeside girls basketball coach Moe McCormack said Friday before her team's game at Butler that the Panthers were entering a stretch that would prepare them for the region playoffs.

Wrestling results
The Region 3-AAAA duals wrestling tournament was held Friday and Saturday at Lakeside High School.

Strength program brings more wins to Lakeside
The Lakeside High weight room was a symphony last week.


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