Monday, April 26, 2010

'Destructive thinking and theatrics' led to resignation from county GOP
I write this not because I wish to cause more controversy, but because I think the citizens of Columbia County and specifically the members of the Columbia County Republican Party deserve to understand what is happening in their party.

Art in the Park
List of the Sidewalk Chalk art contest winners.

Greenbrier loses beloved softball coach to cancer
Mark Moseley died April 17 following a three-year battle with cancer, and those who loved him best say his passing robs the area of a remarkable and giving man.

Outdoor watering restricted
As the state starts a ban on outdoor burning, Columbia County's water conservation plan continues to restrict outdoor watering.

Riverside Middle School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Riverside Middle School.

Changes to tree statute possible
Proposed changes to Columbia County's tree ordinance would allow developers to grade some residential lots before the lots are laid out for county approval.

South Columbia Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Rolln
List of honor roll students from South Columbia Elementary School.

2,000,000 Club Cars
Columbia County Commissioners Ron Thigpen and Ron Cross admire the two millionth vehicle produced by Club Car, a Villager LSV, a zero-emission vehicle that can reach speeds up to 35 mph.

Newsmakers
The following Augusta Christian middle school students were inducted into the National Junior Beta Club: Front (from left): John Talman, Hunter Erb, Karis Melchior, Tate McHatton, Kelsey Dingle, Madison Street, Maddie Sparks; (back): Lindsey Kennedy, Jackson Fleming, Josh Bussiere, Joshua Sisson, Michael Sostre, Nicholas Murphy.

River Ridge Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from River Ridge Elementary School.

There are many factors to weigh when selecting landscape plants
This is a good time of the year to match plants that are blooming.

Commission OKs renaming a portion of Chamblin Road
Columbia County commissioners on Tuesday approved the renaming of a portion of Chamblin Road and International Parkway to William Few Parkway.

Outdoor burning will be banned for five months
Columbia County residents have one more week to burn their yard debris.

Lewiston Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Lewiston Elementary School.

Events to focus on green activities
Earth Day officially was celebrated across the nation on Thursday. However, events celebrating awareness and conservation have been held all month.

The show goes on
Harlem High drama students don't want the public to feed the plants, but they do hope they'll support the program.

Divorces
List of recent local divorces.

Get Up & Go
List of local activities.

On Vacation
Ben and Cathy Barber rest at the Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. During spring break, Ben, Cathy and Lauren Swearingen hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, stayed one night at Phantom Ranch, and hiked back up to the South Rim for a total trip of 20 miles.

Pet Adoption Showcase
List of local pets available for adoption.

Current Events
List of upcoming local events.

Police Blotter
Third burglary suspect arrested

Property Transfer
List of recent local property transfers.

School Lunch Menus
List of weekly school lunch menu.

Don't rush into watering down sign laws
For residents of Columbia County who just got here - and that would include the nearly 25,000 who have moved to the county since 1990 - this might be hard to believe.

A few things that make life better
I believe in many things that change our daily lives for better or worse. In thinking about this the past week or so, I came up with examples.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial Cartoon for Sunday, April 25, 2010.

Politics just quacks me up
So much politics, so little stomach.

Field named for longtime coach
The family of ZiZi Zapata poses after a ceremony naming a field at Crawford Creek Baseball Park after the longtime T-ball coach. At left, T-ball player Eli Davis held up a flag during The Star-Spangled Banner before the ceremony.

Track Results
Augusta Prep played host to the GISA Region 4-AAA track and field championships on Wednesday.

Panthers top Musketeers by four shots to take region title
Lakeside senior Brant Patton recorded 14 pars on his way to an even-par round of 72 at Jones Creek Golf Club on Tuesday.

Chade Martin: Kennesaw State University
By signing a letter of intent Wednesday to play volleyball at Kennesaw State University, Chade Martin became Grovetown High School's first female athlete to earn an athletic scholarship.

Sports Calendar
List of upcoming local sports events.

Lakeside clinches another region title
The Lakeside baseball team used a stellar offensive and defensive effort to clinch its second consecutive Region 3-AAAA championship on Wednesday at Westside.

Troy Griffith: Erskine College
Evans High School basketball star Troy Griffith knew in October he wanted to play ball for Erskine College, but held off on signing a letter of intent until Monday.

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