School Lunch Menu
List of school lunch menus.
The South Columbia Elementary School council will meet at 7:30 a.m. in the media center Aug. 24, Nov. 16, Feb. 8 and April 26.
First day of school
Maybre and Hagen Zachry of Waycross, Ga., were ready for their first day of school. Hagen is a seventh-grader at Waycross Middle School and Maybre is a ninth-grader at Waycross High School. Their grandparents are Wilma and Rusty Wade of Evans. Send a photo from your child's first day of school to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School year to start days after loss
Summer vacation ends today for thousands of Columbia County children as classes resume Monday for public schools and some private schools.
Dino takes franchise route but keeps 'a bite of Chicago'
The former Dino's Chicago Express in Martinez reopens Monday as Papa-N-Son's, the first franchise of a new brand.
Photographer's book takes readers on Amazon journey
When D.K. Bhaskar first trekked into the Amazon basin in 2004, publishing a book of his travels wasn't a top priority.
Heat has summer weeds flourishing
My landscape and garden are in a mess. The hot, dry conditions kept me from putting in as much time as I would like pulling weeds and taking care of the plants, and now I have a jungle.
Tuesday runoffs to decide five races
From Staff Reports
Small-scale home crops pose special challenges
Cam Varner grew up around farming, but is still learning the ins and outs of a home garden. "It's been a 20-year learning process to shrink the garden," said Varner, who lives in the Farmington Subdivision in Evans. "I grew up in the country and was used to a country garden."
Local Scouts raising funds to meet growth
Volunteers with the local Boy Scouts of America district are hoping area businesses will step up to expand its Columbia County programs.
Park zoning OK 'd for former landfill
Columbia County's former dumping ground might soon become a popular spot for a multitude of recreational pursuits.
Forestry office 's $761 budget cut restored
Columbia County's payout for forestry services more than doubled this year because of a state mandate.
Kyle William Helmsderfer and Kristy Kitchens Dent applied for a marriage license on June 23, 2010, and were married July 1, 2010, in Evans.
Arnold J. Bernat and Laura Waters Bernat, July 26, 2010.
Laurie Ott, executive director of the CSRA Wounded Warrior Care Project, accepts a check for $50,000 from Todd Bailey, owner of Winchester Home Builders. Mr. Bailey designated the proceeds from the sale of the home on Bridgewater Lane in Evans to Don and Gladys Schearer (left) for the project, which provides support to combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Pet Adoption Showcase
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that relies on donations to continue the rescue effort. Located in Martinez, Heartsong rescues from 10 counties. All animals are current on their vaccinations (age appropriate). All dogs are microchipped. All pets are spayed/neutered and cats are litter-box trained prior to placement. To adopt, donate, or for information, contact Loretta at (706) 855-1241, or go to www.heartsonganimalrescue.com.
Grovetown marks National Night Out
Darius Smith, 3, flanked by his parents, Stephen and Haily Smith, of Grovetown, meets Sparky the Fire Dog at the Grovetown Department of Public Safety headquarters. The Smiths attended the department's National Night Out crime prevention event Tuesday.
Wells Fargo Bank to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., 4039 Rosedale Place, $146,000.
Ellen and Paul Hickey spent Father's Day weekend in the D.C. area visiting sons William and Paul and daughter-in-law Bonnie. William, Paul, and Ellen Hickey posed in front of the White House while touring on Segways.
Gregory Eugene Baughn, 48, of the 100 block of Hillcrest Drive in Martinez, was charged with driving under the influence on April 16, 2010, and was fined $1,224.
The runoff election for the July 20 primary will be held in all Columbia County precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. For information, call (706) 868-3355.
A judge granted a bond Thursday for a Martinez man arrested on rape charges nearly two years after a 17-year-old claimed he raped her.
Jim and Doris Sparks, of Martinez, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 14. Their sons and daughters-in-law, James and Diane, Brian and Judy and Joel and Dora, gave them a suprise party in Lincolnton. A host of friends and family joined them to celebrate the occasion. Brother John Blankenship and wife Pat and sister Lillie Harmon and granddaughter Sarah Grose from the Gauley Bridge, W.Va., area; sister Linda Bor of Fremont, Ohio, and sister Kathryn Clark and husband Sonny from Richton, Miss., all traveled to Georgia to complete the surprise.
Four steps for kids' backpack safety
Hannah Montana or Avatar might be on your child's mind. But it when it comes to the kind of backpack to purchase for this school year, safety should be top of mind for parents.
Survey helps guide event choices
As a consequence of the recent unpleasantries of the campaign season, the county's "Endless Opportunities" newsletter took a heap of criticism.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, August 8, 2010.
Novices create photo delights
My middle daughter just returned this week from a month-long study abroad in Argentina, arriving in Augusta after more than 24 hours in taxis, buses and airplanes through six airports.
Community must fight for water safety
It is perhaps inevitable that a community like ours, which has adopted a boat as its symbol, would have recurring problems with fatal accidents on water.
Ponytails World Series was quite an experience for all
The 10 teams that ventured to Columbia County for the Dixie Ponytails World Series combined to travel nearly 4,500 miles. One way.
Athletic physicals will be offered from 3-4 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeside Middle School. The cost is $25, with checks payable to LMS. Physicals will be given by Dr. Lee Fullerton with Orthopedic Associates. For information, call the school at (706) 855-6900.
Greenbrier reaped awards in Class 5-A
Garrett Black remembers a unique situation that Greenbrier High School faced many years ago.
Columbia County squad performed like champions
Since the mid-1980s, Columbia County can definitely make the claim as the finest program in the in the state of Georgia in Dixie Youth Baseball. Heck, they could reasonably argue that they are the best program in the entire Southeast.
Warriors impacted twice as players change schools
A couple of talented athletes experienced a change of scenery as football practice started last week for Georgia High School Association schools.
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