Harlem's VFW post will assist in retiring faded banners on Flag Day
Editor: In the past few years there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S. flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity and to remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals asking questions about proper flag etiquette have contacted the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and we appreciate their questions.
Grovetown STAR student has a passion for learning
Trinity Bass recently was recognized as Grovetown High School's first STAR student.
Grieving father pushes tree removal along road
A year ago, the pieces of Ida Ware Scott's life were falling into place.
Officials to discuss possible budget cuts
More cuts likely are coming as Columbia County officials continue to pare down a budget proposal for the next fiscal year
Commercial rebirth of Martinez remains a goal
Martinez once was Columbia County's commercial mecca, and some want to see the area regain that status.
New restaurants hope to open for Masters Week
Husband-and-wife owners of two new Columbia County restaurants plan for them to be up and running in time for Masters Week.
Lakeside principal gets assistant post
Columbia County school trustees selected Lakeside High School Principal Jeff Carney as the new assistant superintendent of student learning during a Tuesday meeting.
Proper management reduces risk of getting large patch in turfgrass
When our warm season turfgrass is coming out of dormancy, it is at its weakest time of the year.
Byrd named STAR student
Lakeside High School senior Andrew Byrd was named the Region 7 STAR student during a banquet Tuesday in Thomson
Classes to be offered to update gardeners
There is so much information to be shared among gardeners throughout the area that one start-up program aims to be the source of much of that information.
Commercial construction falling behind
The number of building permits issued this year in Columbia County is closely following last year's numbers.
Hearing held on $57.5 million lawsuit over Marshall Square
Developers squared off against Columbia County government officials in court Wednesday over a $57.5 million lawsuit that claims the county torpedoed a "centerpiece" development of the Evans Town Center.
List of upcoming events.
School Lunch Menu
Daily lunch menu for area schools.
Property transfer information.
List of recent area divorces.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Blue Ridge Elementary buddy Hanna Mabery (from left) helps Lauren Key and buddy Shealynn Seaman helps Michael Bishop perform in Candyland, a production by special needs pupils during Exceptional Children's Week.
Col. Tug and Sheila Thornberry, of Evans, his sister, Paula, and her husband, Dr. Thomas Fulton, of Fairborn, Ohio, and Col. Thornberry's cousin, Dr. Dale Duvall, and his wife, Betty, of Sandy Hook, Ky., took a three-week cruise and tour of Australia and New Zealand aboard the Royal Caribbean ship Rhapsody of the Seas, sailing from Sydney , Australia, on Jan. 21. The cruise made port in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Napier, Bay Islands and the South Islands in New Zealand. After the cruise, they spent several days in the Sydney area.
Cleaning the canal
Mike Webb (front) and Michael Lewis, both volunteers from the Martin Marietta Materials Augusta Quarry, pick up trash near the Augusta Canal Headgates Saturday morning, March 20, during the Canal's Spring clean-up day. Martin Marietta Materials Augusta Quarry is the first official canal trail adopter through the Adopt a Canal Trail program.
Pet Adoption Showcase
CSRA Happy Trails Rescue Inc. is a non-profit licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats in the CSRA. Adoptions are held each Saturday and Sunday fro 1-4p.pm.at Tractor Supply on Bobby Jones Expressway in Martinez. For information or to adopt, call Barb at (706) 955-0438 or go to www.csrahappytails.com.
Meeting times for area school councils.
Students at South Columbia Elementary School created miniature house magnets made of recycled material. They are selling them for $2 each and sending the money to UNICEF for Haiti relief. Students shown are Brody McLaughlin (stand, from left), Kaitlin Sypolt, Zaniah Wise, and Korian Kennedy; Nunu Page (kneeling, from left) and Courtney Sypolt.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, March 28, 2010.
On the mend after spinal surgery
Well, I'm back. Did you miss me? Let me tell you what's been going on the past couple of months.
State taxing council is good potential start
Much of the Georgia Legislature's activity this year, understandably, has been spent trying to backfill the holes in the state's gaping budget deficit.
Rates will rise right on time
Does anyone remember the original "October Surprise"?
Calender of local sports events.
Baseball Web site has more misses than hits
While high school football and basketball recruiting has become big business, baseball recruiting info seemed to lag behind.
Thanks for the memories; sorry about the mistakes
I'm guilty of writing the column Augusta-area natives have grown to hate. I can't find it now -- I searched the online archives and the back of the office -- but I'm sure I wrote it.
Lakeside soccer captain signs with Berry College
Lindsey Williams is one of Lakeside High School girls soccer team's captains. Her job is to keep the team together during warm-ups, keep them motivated during practices and games, and to direct them on the field.
Nelson 's big game propels Knights to win over Bulldogs
Terry Nelson doesn't often get home to visit his family. Nelson works in Maryland, a job that keeps him from visiting home more than every couple of months or so.
Evans goalkeeper signs with South Georgia
Brian Killips knew he had a good keeper from the time Jeff DuMond started his first match as a freshman for the Evans High School soccer coach.
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