Monday, April 5, 2010

Former News-Times sports writer, 'a good guy for our kids,' is missed
Today is a day that will bother me for a long time, because we all lose a good friend in the news business. News-Times sports writer Stephen Fastenau took the time to try to understand the dynamics of the local sports scene while not being afraid to see things as they were.

Time is factor in planning garden
With the onset of spring, the gardening bug has struck many across the county. And with that gardening bug comes a few dilemmas, including what to do when planning a flower garden.

Miss Greenbrier
The Miss Greenbrier High School pageant was held March 27. The top four contestants were Milinda Brown, second runner-up (from left); Macey Samples, Miss Greenbrier; Kalynn Jones, first runner- up; and Lauren Burchard, most photogenic and third runner-up. Not pictured are Erika Nouri, who won Miss Congeniality, and the finalists, Jazmine Hatcher, Rani Bhatt, Kiersten Umber and Karissa Weibi.

Annual party gives chance to dance, play
Guests don't have to be an expert on the golf course to participate in a variety of golf-related activities at a Masters party this week in Columbia County.

Fort Gordon growth should bring benefits to Grovetown
Grovetown officials have made it their mission to draw businesses to the city.

Tingen resigns as chamber president
After less than a year on the job, Columbia County Chamber of Commerce President Jim Tingen abruptly resigned Tuesday.

Drawing for pre-k slots goes smoothly
Lily Gibson joyously pumped her fists in the air when her grandson won a pre-kindergarten slot at Grovetown Elementary School.

Developers to amend lawsuit
Marshall Square developers intend to amend their claim for damages against the Columbia County government after withdrawing a claim for $40 million in punitive damages last week.

Finding the eggs
Valentina Gallegos, 3, of Evans, picks up an egg to put in her basket during Columbia County's 16th annual Easter Egg Scramble on March 27.

Harlem High STAR student honors her biology teacher
Harlem High STAR student Amber Colquitt had never considered herself a science lover until she reached high school.

County Republican leader resigns
Once again, Lawrence Hammond no longer leads the Columbia County Republican Party.

Carpenter bees emerge this time of year
They're back.

Get Up & Go
Local news and notes.

Showing off
While golfers compete this week for a green jacket, Columbia County development and tourism officials will be working toward economic victories.

Former Arkansas coach, AD to speak on Alzheimer 's care
In his 40 years as a winning college coach and University of Arkansas athletic director, Frank Broyles used information to create a plan of attack for facing each athletic opponent.

Golf isn 't only game in town
Golf is in the air during Masters Week.

Leadership class seeks participants
Deborah Humphrey has lived in Columbia County for many years, but only recently learned the geography of the county and the history of the area she calls home.

Time Capsule
As reported 49 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, April 6, 1961:

On Vacation
Patrick, Doug and Joseph Wilson rode in the cab of Doug's 1929 Model A pickup and Sheila, Landrey and Sara Grace Wilson and Hanna Cundey rode in the back during the 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Pet Adoption Showcase
Listing of pets available for adoption.

Property Transfers
Listing of recent property transfers in the area.

Police Blotter
Grovetown student charged in drug case

Divorces
List of recent divorce announcements.

Current Events
List of current events in the area.

Displays show local specialty
One of the traditionally fun things about Masters week is seeing all the golf cars pop up on display in front of area businesses.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, April 04, 2010.

Don't shy away from restaurants this week
Having added an estimated 24,000 residents since the last census, Columbia County is well-acquainted with an influx of people to our community.

Golf, Easter and 'the ol', ol' story'
During the past several years it seems as if Easter week and Masters Week have been close together. This year Easter week is followed by Masters, but in 2004, 2007 and 2009 the final day of the tournament fell on Easter Sunday.

Grovetown teams eye playoff berths
The Grovetown High boys and girls soccer programs took another step last week to earning playoff spots in their first season of existence.

Greenbrier 's Britton is a rising star
The Evans Knights once again went over the 20-win plateau, finishing 21-9. Kevin Kenny's squad has won 101 games during the past five seasons. During that run, they have won 20 or more games three times, with their lowest win total coming in 2006-07 when they were 17-9.

Warriors are upbeat despite a tough loss
The Grovetown High baseball team hung tough last week against perhaps the premier baseball team in its region, Lakeside.

Premier victory
The U14 Blue team won the Boys Premier Division of the RYSA Spring Kickoff Classic in Conyers, Ga.

Knights star named player of year
Tony Davis figures he came into an ideal situation more than three years ago as an Evans High sophomore.

Girls lacrosse county rivals meet
Greenbrier goalie Hilary Rangos blocks a shot by Lakeside's Abbie Harrover (right), taking a hit to the chest protector.

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