Columbia Elementary 'not only provides education; they make a difference'
As a child, I had the opportunity to be taught by some pretty remarkable teachers, one of whom forever impacted my life. As a child who struggled with figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be, with the assistance of peer pressure and the need to "fit in," I was fortunate to have had a teacher who helped me see my own potential.
Teacher layoffs, furloughs days likely
The Columbia County school system will lose teachers next year, and staffers remaining in the system will lose five days' pay.
Bean Baskette atop menu for library cafe
Bean Baskette Coffee might soon expand its business to the Columbia County Library.
Dispose of debris by making compost
Homeowners who have used the fall and winter months to get their yards ready for spring by burning unwanted debris will now have to find an alternative way to get rid of yard waste now that the state's burn ban is in effect.
New policies help collect lunchroom debt
Columbia County schools are taking new measures to recoup lunchroom debts.
Reducing amount of thatch is vital to healthy growth of lawn
There has been a big change in our lawns in the past week. The soil temperatures are finally warming up enough that the grass is close to complete green-up. The recent rain also helped wash away the pollen and is helping the grass grow.
Census says correct county will get credit
Marjorie Corley said she knows how important returning the U.S. Census form is.
GOP chairwoman issues call for unity
Pat Goodwin became the Columbia County Republican Party's new leader on Tuesday.
Tree law might change
The Columbia County tree ordinance might soon undergo revisions that would change how some residential lots are graded.
Concert-goers to gather beneath stars
Symphony Orchestra Augusta Maestro Shizuo "Z" Kuwahara will conduct his first Pops! Under the Stars concert Saturday in Evans.
Beauty shop turns 50
Mary Ann Trudeau trims, curls, dyes and styles. That's her business.
DOT says project will save lives
State transportation officials intend to move ahead with construction of a traffic circle in Pumpkin Center despite protests from area residents.
Riverside Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Riverside Elementary School.
Calendar of local prep sporting events.
Holiday Inn Augusta West held a ribbon-cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on March 15. The hotel is located at 441 Park West Drive, in Grovetown.
List of local marriage licenses.
Calendar of upcoming local sporting events.
Emory and Kim Holloway attended the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas.
The Columbia County Bulldogs 10-U travel baseball team went 4-0 to win the championship in Sumter. Team members are Hunner Jones (front, from left), Eric Becker, Blake Teston, Malik Germany, Levin Lackey and Davis Battle; Blake Beggs (back, from left), Brigham Clark, Patrick Tom, Dantavian Stephens and Brett Black. The coaches are Jeff Becker, head coach Wesley Teston and Steve Clark.
State schools chief visits Grovetown
State School Superintendent Kathy Cox talks with Grovetown High School sophomore Brandon Tran in the media center during a tour of the school. Superintendent Cox and State Board of Education member Brian Burdette were in town for a public hearing at Lake Forest Hills Elementary.
List of recent local divorces.
Columbia Middle School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Columbia Middle School.
List of upcoming local events.
The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Pet Adoption Showcase
List of local animals available for adoption.
List of local property transfers.
Harlem High School Principal Dietmar Perez (right) presents a plaque with a game ball holder to baseball coach Jimmie Lewis after Wednesday's victory over Richmond Academy gave Lewis his 600th career win. Perez played for Lewis at Harlem, and his first start in 1979 was Lewis' first win. That game was also against Richmond Academy.
Editorial Cartoon for Sunday, May 2, 2010.
Comeback for ex-Sen. Brush
Ever since former state Sen. Joey Brush was defeated for re-election in 2004 by Jim Whitehead, each year brought new speculation for when he'd attempt a comeback.
Awareness is first step for stroke prevention
In the United States, 1.4 million more women than men are living with the effects of stroke, according to the American Stroke Association.
Harlem High succeeds despite size
Call it the little school that could.
Lakeside's Ricky McMurtrey races down field as St. Pius X's Andrew Quigley closes in during the game at Blanchard Woods Park on Monday. St. Pius X won 19-2. The match was the first lacrosse game played at Blanchard Woods.
Former local standouts behind Bobcats ' success
Earlier this year I did a column which detailed the hot start for former Evans High School standout Shawn Ward and Lakeside product Sean Harrell at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.
Panthers go the distance at meet
Lakeside dominated the distance events at the Region 3-AAAA girls track and field meet on Tuesday, earning the Panthers to a second-place finish.
Knights among county playoff winners
Senior Will Wren already had his hat trick, scoring three first-half goals. But the Evans striker saved his best effort for Tuesday night in front of the home crowd.
Another milestone reached by legendary Harlem coach
Jimmie Lewis has always been a true players' coach.
Smaller 'big ' moments have importance, too
I remember it vividly.
Evans senior signs to play at East Georgia College
There are countless stories told about high school students who saw themselves one day becoming a collegiate or professional athlete.
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