Monday, April 12, 2010

Insurance scheme, Obama are might hasten seniors' demise
Barry Paschal's recent column describing the state of Georgia's ability to take out insurance policies on employees is particularly scary in this Obama era in which the elderly might have their end hastened "on purpose or inadvertently" by the inevitable rationing of care which comes with socialized medicine.

Plotting out garden 's size, contents will help you grow healthy plants
Where did spring go? The hot temperatures in the early part of the week made it feel like summer.

Students dig in to beautify campus
With spring break coming to a close and summer just six weeks away, parents might be looking for a way to stave off some of their children's boredom. Try gardening.

Newsmakers
Atlanta Gas Light held a relocation ribbon-cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on March 12. The office is at 4374 Wheeler Road in Martinez.

Brandon Wilde growning with senior's population
An expansion of an Evans retirement community coincides with a growth in Columbia County's senior population.

STAR student embraces history lessons
Harlem High STAR student Zachariah Smith wants more than just to earn a good grade.

Legion Auxiliaries host national leader
Rita Navarrete is a woman on a mission.

Group schedules elder rights speakers
By Deborah G. Steele

Rooftop reward
Martinez Elementary School Principal Cory Ellis sat atop the roof of his school on the Friday before spring break as a reward to students for raising $528.66 for Pennies for Patients, a charity for leukemia research.

Divorces
List of recent local divorces.

Auto show is tribute to man's love
The Evans Lions Club turned a charter member's passion for cars into its annual charity car show.

Military Newsmakers
Local deployment information.

Enjoying Easter
Carla Lawson, 6, LeAnna Lawson, 23 months and Americus Lawson, 3, enjoy an egg hunt after Easter dinner at the Columbia County home of their great-grandmother, Joan Cooper.

Washington Road study finds less time at lights
A recently released government study shows Columbia County motorists are spending less time waiting out red lights along portions of Washington Road and might soon find it easier to travel nearly the entire length of the highway.

DUIs
List of local DUIs arrests.

Annual art festival is set for Saturday
Area artists will display and perform their artistic skills on Saturday at the annual Art in the Park.

Dixie Darlin 's to entertain, sign books
Four authors hailing from Georgia will pour on the Southern charm Saturday during a presentation and book signing at the Columbia County Library.

Newsmakers
Atlanta Gas Light held a relocation ribbon-cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on March 12. The office is at 4374 Wheeler Road in Martinez.

School Lunch Menu
Weekly menu for area schools.

Get Up & Go
Local event calender.

Military Newsmakers
Local deployment information.

Property Transfers
List of local property transfers.

School Information
Calender of important school dates.

Pet Adoption Showcase
List of local pets available for adoption.

Divorces
List of recent local divorces.

On Vacation
Evans resident Karina Yakimovich (left) and her daughter, Lauren-Ashley Redmon, a student at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, attended Tuesday's practice round at Augusta National Golf Club.

Enjoying Easter
Carla Lawson, 6, LeAnna Lawson, 23 months and Americus Lawson, 3, enjoy an egg hunt after Easter dinner at the Columbia County home of their great-grandmother, Joan Cooper.

Current Events
List of upcoming local events.

DUIs
List of local DUIs arrests.

Rooftop reward
Martinez Elementary School Principal Cory Ellis sat atop the roof of his school on the Friday before spring break as a reward to students for raising $528.66 for Pennies for Patients, a charity for leukemia research.

Police Blotter
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial Cartoon for Sunday, April 11, 2010.

Imagination in grip of 'leader'
It seems obvious that the Masters Tournament this week is missing the man who could potentially be its greatest champion ever.

Every morning is Easter morning
And Jesus went away to pray, saying, "O my Father, if possible, let this cup be taken from me..." And he prayed a second (and third) time, "If this cup may not pass away from me except I drink it, then your will be done."

Approve Blanchard Woods locker rooms
No one would doubt that the Augusta area is a golf Mecca for at least one week of the year.

Yellow Jackets dominate in mercy-rule win over Panthers
By Donnie Fetter

The Masters
States Fort, 12, son of Kevin and Lara Sykes Fort of Evans, had his picture taken Monday at the Augusta National's practice range with Masters Tournament champion and Augusta native Larry Mize. "We stayed late until security told us it was time to go," Lara Sykes Fort said, "but the reward was a great picture and autograph."

Fighting for his life, Greenbrier 's Moseley still selfless
I was on the phone recently with Greenbrier High School Athletic Director Garrett Black. He was updating me on the health of assistant softball coach Mark Moseley, who has been battling cancer for nearly three years.

Sports Calender
Calender of upcoming area sporting events.

Lifeguard Training
American Red Cross instructor Melanie Gray shows Christina Suppa, 15, of Evans, how to help a baby who is choking on an object.

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