Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alarms raised by county's 'quiet' effort to rename Chamblin Road
Editor:Who is in charge of changing the name of Chamblin Road? Why do they want to change it? What kind of financial support does this take to get it done? Who is behind this? Did anyone bother to ask the citizens of Grovetown if that is what they want?

Children's author, animals coming to book festival
Many of Jim Aylesworth's children's books follow a critter on an adventure.

Committee says flexibility needed in land-use policies
An advisory committee for Columbia County's growth management plan held its first meeting Thursday to discuss land-use policies.

Navy will bring music to church
The U.S. Navy Concert Band will make waves Monday with a performance at an Evans church.

Episode reinforces girl's career path
Katie Bridges practiced diagnosing and treating medical conditions last week on high-tech simulators during a health occupations class at Lakeside High.

Woman known to help others named '09 Citizen of the Year
Carrie Kimel arrived at the Harlem Woman's Club on Thursday ready to celebrate a friend being named the group's 2009 Citizen of the Year.

Bidding for road resurfacing projects can begin
Columbia County officials received authorization last week to start bidding some resurfacing projects using federal stimulus funds.

Simulators give students risk-free health practice
A group of Lakeside High girls recently formed a semicircle around a dummy and giggled as it made retching noises.

Evans native to perform with Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus
A Columbia County native returns home Sunday to perform as part of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.

On Vacation
Martinez resident Judy Charney (from left), Fiona Kearney of Ireland, and Eileen Dillard of Martinez visited Blarney Castle in October.

Current events
Columbia County Agriculture Education teachers will offer a tomato growing class and largest tomato contest at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenbrier High School.

Drill championships
Cadet Lt. Col. Cliff Bozeman, the drill commander for Evans High School's JROTC program, led his team in the drill exhibition competition at Saturday's JROTC Area Four Drill Championships at Evans High.

Newsmakers
Evans Middle School eighth-graders Josh Breithaupt (from left), Julie Miller, Caroline George, Autumn Johnson, Stephon Jacobs, Breanna Rogers and Barri Williams wrote tributes to famous black Americans for the school's celebration of Black History Month.

Greenbrier students win HOSA awards
Nine Greenbrier High School students recently were among the 2,000 students who competed in the state Health Occupations Students of America competition in Athens, Ga.

Police Blotter
An Evans man was arrested Sunday after a Columbia County sheriff's deputy said he caught him masturbating behind the glass door of an Evans business.

Pet Adoption Showcase
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services.

Stadium, hall of fame aren't priorities
We have a government in Georgia that quite literally is on the verge of collapse because of gaping deficits in the budgets for this year and next.

Believe what you want to
Civilized life is all about denying compulsions. I think Tiger Woods said something like that when he was apologizing for serial philandering.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, March 17, 2010.

Safe shopping means more shopping
If it's built, they will stay.

Prep calendar
Calendar of area prep sporting events.

Jags are ranked third in golf poll
Columbia County native Carter Newman is a part of one of the top golf programs in the nation. The junior plays for the Augusta State University team that is ranked No. 3 in the nation.

Sports calendar
Calendar of area sporting events.

Bass fishing series
Jake Holloway (left) and Matt O'Dillon placed fourth out of 12 teams at the Georgia Southern Collegiate Bass Fishing Series at Lake Seminole in February.

Lions get two early victories
After experiencing some not-so-encouraging signs before the regular season, Augusta Christian's baseball team probably could not have scripted a better start.

McNair to play at East Georgia
They told Kayleigh McNair to wait a year, but the timetable would have caused her to miss her senior season.

Weekend full of lacrosse action
Lakeside's Nick Leaf fires a shot on goal in a 14-3 loss to Newnan on Saturday at Panther Stadium.

Athlete Spotlight
Evans High Athletic Director Kevin Kenny walked into the Knights' gym for a quick glance at the school's region title banners.

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