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Research takes look at how county salaries rank
At initial glance, a salary study recently conducted by Columbia County officials seems to suggest some county laborers make less money while managers make more than their counterparts in other counties of similar size

County seeking views on growth
With the partial update for Columbia County's growth management plan well under way, county planning staffers are seeking comments from residents through an online survey.

Change comes to business designs
Some believe beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Revision allows temporary signs
The Columbia County Planning Commission on Thursday approved two amendments to an ordinance regulating temporary signs for special events.

Officials plan SPLOST spending
Columbia County commissioners last week established how to spend millions in remaining sales tax revenues.

Making a grab for it
Ashlyn Shields of the Georgia Sting, attempts to grab a loose ball ahead of the South Carolina Sixers' Alaysia Washington during the U-11 game in the AAU girls youth basketball tournament at Patriots Park.

Current Events
Calendar of local events.

Earth Day
More than 100 pupils from area private schools celebrated Earth Day at Mistletoe State Park with help from the Georgia Forestry Commission, the Watson Brown Foundation, Wildlife Action and volunteers from Friends of Mistletoe State Park. The pupils planted maple trees purchased with a Green Works grant from the Georgia Forestry Commission.

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

Pet Adoption Showcase
List of local pets available for adoption.

Rotary's Giant yard sale
The inaugural sale was held Saturday at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

Harlem Middle School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Harlem Middle School.

Sports Calendar
Calendar of local sports events.

Grand opening
Lewis Johnson (from left), Lisa Voss and Ray Howard celebrated the grand opening of Batteries Plus on Saturday at 4431 Washington Road in Evans. The store officially opened May 24 and is owned by Voss and her husband, Rick.

Augusta Christian Schools Year In review
Images of Augusta Christian athletes.

Martinez Elementary School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
List of honor roll students from Martinez Elementary School.

On Vacation
Tom and Joni Crouse saw Prague Castle in the Czech Republic while visiting their son Jason, who is on a one-year assignment in Frankfurt, Germany, with the company Areva.

Better fire rating rewards homeowners
This is the pot of gold they've been looking for at the end of the rainbow.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial Cartoon for Wednesday, June 9, 2010.

Georgia schools face class struggle
One by one, the members of the state Board of Education voted recently to decide one of the most important issues they will ever face as they make policy for Georgia's public education system.

Few to answer Dems' queries
Citizens jonesing to vote in the July 20 primary got their chance starting Monday at the Columbia County Board of Elections office when early and absentee voting began.

Jag golfers in position to repeat in 2011
In what is arguably the biggest amateur sports story in our area's history, Augusta State University claimed the NCAA men's Division I golf title Sunday afternoon.

Former Greenbrier runner to compete in NCAA final
Bridget Lyons has completed the preparation. Now she's ready for the best competition she has faced up to this point.

Grad returns to coach for Augusta Christian
Nick Isaac has taken over as the new girls basketball coach at Augusta Christian Schools.


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