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Animal Services works to soften public image
Columbia County officials hope recent changes to Animal Services will streamline the department and improve its public image.

Scale on plants can be controlled
This week as I pruned some shrubs, I noticed a white powdery substance on the back of some holly leaves. This was a type of scale. As I looked around, I noticed some waxy blobs on my Japanese magnolia. The blobs were wax scale.

It's busy time for mower tune-up
Thomas Treadwell's days aren't as busy as they will be later this month, when customers at Harry's Equipment Center will be bringing in their mowers, weed eaters, edgers and other lawn equipment for servicing before the spring growing season arrives.

County looks for company to take over cafe at library
Columbia County officials are actively seeking new vendors to occupy the cafe within the Columbia County Library.

Oxygen masks for pets are donated to fire units
House fires can lead to the loss of human life and, sometimes, that of animals.

Traffic circle plan will be presented
Pumpkin Center residents can get a sneak peek Tuesday at a proposed traffic circle for an intersection near their homes.

Grant will bring broadband service throughout county
Federal funding soon will provide Internet access to all of Columbia County.

Sports, classes keep STAR student busy
Daniel Hull easily could cruise through his senior year at Augusta Preparatory Day School.

Federal stimulus funds will buy vans, software
Columbia County recently was awarded nearly $225,000 in federal stimulus funds from the Georgia Department of Transportation to upgrade the rural transit system.

Current Events
The Ninth Empty Bowl fundraiser for Golden Harvest Food Bank will be held 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the Jewish Community Center, off Furys Ferry Road in Evans. Tickets at the door cost $20 for adults, and $7.50 for children 2-10.

School Information
Friday: End third nine weeks

School Councils
Blue Ridge Elementary School: March 16.

Shelley O. Miller and Timothy P. Miller, Feb. 18, 2010.

On Vacation
Jin Brown, of Grovetown, is surrounded by members of the dining room staff on the cruise ship Sea Princess. Brown and her husband, Russell, enjoyed a Caribbean cruise in January, visiting 12 islands in 14 days.

Property Transfers
Pillon Communities Inc. to Elizabeth A. Olive, 2075 Glenn Falls, $195,050.

Augusta State University fall 2009 Dean's List

School menus
Menus for area schools.

Police Blotter
A Greenbrier High School graduate was killed in a motorcycle crash near Atlanta on Monday. His passenger was being treated in an Atlanta hospital.

Teresa Dorothy Zaras, 36, of the 4000 block of Braddock Street in Martinez, was charged with driving under the influence on Nov. 24, 2009, and was sentenced to 12 months probation and was fined $810.

Pet Adoption Showcase
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that relies on donations to continue the rescue effort. The Martinez organization rescues from 10 counties.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, March 7, 2009.

Celebrate, but remember principles
It's hard to avoid the feeling that celebrating Columbia County's award of $13.5 million in federal "stimulus" funding is a bit like dancing on our country's grave.

Budget balanced on backs of children
Under the guise of racing to the top, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is speeding our children to the bottom.

Proposed cuts were old trick
There's an old trick among the bureaucratic classes, perfected at the federal level and abetted by the media.

Prep Calendar
Listing of area prep sporting events.

Baseball roundup
Harlem High School coach Jimmie Lewis was frustrated and cold after his team's second game of the season at Greenbrier on Feb. 25.

Ex-Greenbrier star's acts stunning, disappointing
Why would a young man with so many opportunities throw his life away?

Lakeside teams winning at an unprecedented rate
In the past, Lakeside High School faithful were concerned with the headlines.

Evans' season ends in state's Sweet 16
Devon Baulkman poured in a game-high 33 points Friday night to lead the Bainbridge Bearcats to a 68-59 victory over the Evans High School Knights in the Sweet 16 round of the Class AAAA basketball tournament.

Sports Calendar
Pride Athletics will hold an adult one-pitch softball tournament Friday and Saturday at Dayspring Baptist Church, 4220 Frontage Road, Augusta. Cost is $175 per team. Proceeds will go to Pride Athletics.

Panthers off to fast start
Lakeside High School's baseball team respects region and county rival Evans.


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