Grovetown Lions Club's upcoming turkey shoot supports charities
Editor: The Grovetown Lions Club will hold our Annual Turkey Shoot fundraising event starting the first weekend of October. This has been one of our major fundraisers for more than 30 years and it usually runs for three months, ending a weekend or two before Christmas.
Swingin ' Medallions to bring popular show back to county
The Swingin' Medallions performed in the most popular Columbia County-sponsored concert last year, and they will again rock the Columbia County Amphitheater this weekend.
Drive in with car, boat to see film
The drive-in movie concept gets a watery spin this weekend.
Quilter 's creations featured in book as part of contest
Doris Bloomer has created quilts for friends and family for more than 25 years.
Staying involved with troop important for Eagle Scout
The 12 months after Preston Harpe became an Eagle Scout were busy for the Columbia County teen.
Artists help write tattoo regulations
Columbia County tattoo and piercing parlors might soon undergo health and safety inspections similar to those for area restaurants.
Fundraiser for the birds
Feathered Friends Forever volunteer Bob Courtwright feeds a banana to a parrot Saturday during a barbecue rib festival and open house fundraiser at the parrot rescue and sanctuary in Harlem.
The Columbia County Choral Society is seeking new members for its 14th season. Rehearsals are held at First Baptist Church of Evans on Belair Road at Washington Road. Call (706) 650-2311 or go to www.ccchoralsociety.org.
Week One saw a total of 70 entries with three qualifiers getting eight correct; 12 qualifiers got seven correct. There were 54 entries that did not get at least seven correct, and one entry disqualified for late mailing. Mailed entries must be postmarked no later than Thursday.
Pet Adoption Showcase
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Services. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services. Adult animals cost $25 to adopt, and puppies and kittens cost $20. Animals must be spayed or neutered. Visitors must wear closed-in shoes to visit the kennel area, which is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. The facility is at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling.
Working at the car wash
Damian Wise, the president of Urban Legendz Car Club, dries a car Saturday during a fundraiser at O'Reilly Auto Parts in Grovetown to raise money for the Sickle Cell Foundation. The car club held the event in honor of Laquontics Gibson, a 16-year-old sophomore at Grovetown High School who is diagnosed with the disease.
Police on Monday arrested a Grovetown Middle School pupil after he threatened school officials while brandishing a kitchen knife.
Justin Salter, 16, a Greenbrier High School student with cerebral palsy, uses an augmentative communication device to talk to students at River Ridge Elementary during a "Walk A Mile In My Shoes Week" visit. His mother, Heloise Salter, watches from the back. Justin has a control pad behind his head and uses his head like a computer mouse to type out messages on his computer.
Frank Spears was surprised by an unexpected visitor while vacationing in Custer State Park in South Dakota. The park visit was part of a two-week trip out West that included some days in Yellowstone National Park, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.
Tough enforcement this holiday weekend
This Labor Day weekend, Georgia motorists who are heading out of state to celebrate the holiday should expect to see more law enforcement patrols than usual, especially on the expressways and roadways near our state lines.
Easy money avoids hard choices
Many times before in this space, this newspaper has expressed philosophical opposition to the size of local government surplus funds.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Last of nine lives finally run out
Daisy was the first of Molly's kittens that my mom gave us to live in our then-new Martinez home more than 20 years ago.
Greenbrier High School's Mom's Club and the American Cancer Society will hold the school's first Breast Cancer Awareness high school football game Friday as the team plays host to Richmond Academy. Those attending are encouraged to wear pink. Proceeds from wrist band sales will benefit the American Cancer Society. To learn more, call Randy Griffin at (706) 210-2010.
Lakeside finishes on top again
The girls cross country squad at Lakeside High School is now a perfect 2-for-2 this season.
Panthers overcome early score, pound Spartans
The yardage totals weren't lopsided -- 274 for Lakeside to 205 for Glenn Hills -- and the Panthers turned the ball over one more time than their opponents.
High school football matchups get more difficult to predict in Week 2
Lakeside and Evans High Schools both opened with football victories last week. They also helped me to open 2-0 on my first week of picks.
Lions worn down in defeat to Porter Gaud
With his team down by a field goal late in the third quarter, Augusta Christian head coach Keith Walton saw a nightmare scenario play out right in front of him during Friday night's 52-41 loss to Porter Gaud.
Athlete Spotlight: Derek Barry
Before he arrived in Hungary in early August, Derek Barry assumed the actual competition would be the most grueling aspect of the nearly weeklong Fdration Aronautique Internationale World Championships.
Knights' defense rises to occasion
With the game on the line late, Evans defensive tackle Kyle Henderson and his teammates knew who was going to get the ball.
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