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County officials cater to the affluent, ignore Old Evans Road dangers
Letter to the editor.

Light-industrial site gets plat approval
Columbia County Planning commissioners gave preliminary plat approval Thursday for a 10-acre light-industrial lot near Grovetown.

Pavilion Party is centered on golf
Out-of-town guests and area residents alike are welcome to attend a golf-themed party in Columbia County during Masters Week.

Water line partnerships are rare
Columbia County water might start running along Spooner Drive -- but only if the residents there help pay for it.

A web of regulations
State regulations might prevent a planned visit to an Evans wine shop on Saturday by golf legend Gary Player.

Murderer will be hunted at Mistletoe
There's a murderer on the loose, and it'll be up to park guests to find out who it is during Mistletoe State Park's Murder on the Haunted Trail.

Fat Boy' author talks about harmful effects of bullying
Words can hurt and words can heal.

Your photos
Reader submitted photographs.

Spring productions
Lewiston Elementary kindergarten pupils presented the musical Bugz for the student body on March 30.

Police Blotter
News from local police reports.

Current Events
List of current events for the area.

Pet of the week
Local pets available for adoption. These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit and follow the links to Animal Services. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt and the 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. weekdays. The facility is located at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling.[CAPTION]

Class Reunions
Harlem High School class of 1989, reunion April 24.

School Councils
List of meeting times for local school councils.

Relay at Evans Elementary
Evans Elementary students and teachers walked around the track as part of their mini-relay to benefit the American Cancer Society. At left, Evans Elementary kindergartner Erin Hendricks sticks a pinwheel in the ground during the mini-relay.

School Calender
Calender of local school events.

Opportunities abound for visitors
Welcome Masters guests!

A few fun facts about Columbia County
Whether you're entertaining guests in town this week, visiting Columbia County and Augusta or just sticking around during spring break, it might be useful to know a few things about the community in which you're spending Masters Week.

Politics keeps on during golf
While the world's attention is focused laser-like on Tiger Woods, and the Augusta area's attention is zeroed in on the Masters in hopes of getting a glimpse of the paparazzi stalking Tiger Woods, it's comforting to know that Masters Week hasn't put a halt to politics.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial Cartoon for Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

These local athletes provide a sense of area pride
Masters Week is here. With all the hoopla of the world's biggest golf event being in our backyard we often overlook some other great things happening this time of year. Here is a look at a few Columbia County products that deserve a little Masters Week recognition.

Gordon Park Race Results
Veteran driver Tommy Snell won the Crate Late Model Division in Saturday's season-opening race at Gordon Park Speedway in Grovetown. Races are scheduled every other Saturday at the track, located on Gordon Highway near Fort Gordon's Gate 2. 2.

Sports Newsmakers
The Georgia Boys 2010 State Gymnastics Meet was held March 13-14 in Roswell, Ga. The Hayden's Gymnastics boys all qualified to go to regionals (comprised of seven states) to be held April 8-10 in Chattanooga, Tenn. In Level 6 All Around, Nyle Grove placed fourth in State, Daniel Goolsby fifth, Cole Bakeman seventh and Bryant Koschene 16th.

Athlete Spotlight
Augusta Christian's Stephanie Cipollone happily crosses a line many other runners won't approach: distance running and sprints.

Greenbrier 's soccer teams dominate Newton
The Greenbrier boys soccer team started its spring break a little early on Friday.

Weekend baseball
Evans High School's Glenn Cassedy gets caught in a rundown. Cassedy was 2 for 4 in Evans' 9-7 victory.

Plans move forward for Blanchard Woods Park locker rooms
The initial cost estimate of adding locker rooms to Blanchard Woods Park apparently was low, but Columbia County officials are moving forward with a plan they hope will attract big-ticket sporting events to the area.

Sports Calender
List of local sporting events.


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