Commission upholds librarian's transfer
Columbia County commissioners refused Tuesday to consider a plea from some Grovetown residents to reverse the transfer of a supervisor for the Euchee Creek Library.
Earthworms make those little mounds
It seems fall has finally arrived. The cooler temperatures have been nice. They have also have helped retain some of the moisture from the rain we received.
Spring jazz series' organizer is doing an encore for the fall
Karen Gordon tested Columbia County's jazz waters in the spring with favorable results.
School library's design helps media specialist get accolade
Before Grovetown High School opened last year, school Media Specialist Angela Dallis labored over the look for the media center.
Events will mark one start, one finish
Columbia County officials intend this week to celebrate the start of construction on a new park in Evans and the completion of work at a longtime park in Martinez.
Senior group hopes to make difference with lake cleanup
National Make a Difference Day is Oct. 23, and one local group is gearing up to do its part to help in an area that is often neglected -- Clarks Hill Lake.
County rejects Harlem fire service contract
After working for a year on an agreement with Harlem officials for the city to provide fire service to an unincorporated area south of the city, county officials refused at a Tuesday meeting to approve a contract amended by the city's attorney.
A dog's life
A Columbia County animal rescue group is looking for homes for 13 furry critters rescued from an Atlanta-area puppy mill on Monday.
Two more men were arrested Wednesday in connection with incidents at a Martinez house.
Billy Jackson (left) and Michael Johnson, principal of Evans Middle School, unveil a stone marker commemorating Harry B. Hennis, the builder of the arch and columns that stood in front of the old Evans Middle School. Many of Hennis' descendants were present for the ceremony, held at the Columbia County Memorial Gardens where the arch and columns now stand.
Pet adoption showcase
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue Inc. is a 501-C3 nonprofit licensed animal rescue group committed to the welfare of stray and unwanted dogs and cats. Adoptions are held each Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at Tractor Supply Co. on Bobby Jones Expressway. Please contact Barb at (706) 955-0438 or browse our Web site (www.csrahappytails.com) for more information.
George Scott Dillard, 44, of the 300 block of Sugarcreek Drive in Grovetown, was charged with driving under the influence on June 17, 2010, and was fined $1,529.
Avail, on Columbia Road in Evans, gave free haircuts to customers on Aug. 29, in return for a donation to benefit Carson Busby, who has leukemia.
As reported 30 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1980:
The Byrd Family gospel singers will celebrate their 52nd anniversary at 10 a.m. today at Bible Fellowship Church, 3701 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez, followed by a barbecue dinner and an afternoon gospel sing.
From pink to green
Baylee Williams, a guest services representative for the Marshall Family Y in Evans, works out on a pink treadmill. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the treadmill's manufacturer, Cybex, will donate 10 cents to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every mile logged on one of the the pink treadmills at any of the Family Y locations.
Hull Barrett PC held a grand opening and new location ribbon cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 14. The law firm's new location is 7004 Evans Town Center Boulevard in Evans.
Sharon Tabbert Dedmon and Thomas Earl Dedmon, Sept. 30, 2010.
Bryan Mathieu Halpern to Ruth Wilbur and Jeremy Wilbur, 243 Amelia Drive W., $159,900.
Robert Grossman (left) and Matthew Cox attended the 100th Anniversary Boy Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.
Neera Prakash of Martinez, is a spring 2010 graduate from the Medical College of Georgia. Prakash is doing her residency at Einstein Hospital in New York. Her parents are Shiela and Chandra Prakash of Martinez.
School lunch menus
Lunch menus for Columbia County schools.
Get up and go
American Legion Post 192, off Owens Road in Evans, will celebrate Octoberfest on Tuesday from 5 p.m. until the food runs out. Cost is $7. A silent auction will be held 1 -6:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling (706) 863-7249.
On 10-10-10, 10 bits of information
Today is Oct. 10, 2010. Numerically, that's 10-10-10. Recent news stories note that around the country there's a rush of couples getting married today; it'll certainly make their anniversaries easier to remember.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, October 10, 2010.
Pledge to America: We are listening
The American people have grown weary of Washington ignoring the majority of Americans who want Congress to address our nation's most pressing issues.
Defending the indefensible
Being a civil libertarian doesn't make one devoid of conscience.
The information meeting for the CSRA Heat Volleyball Club will be held Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Hull Fine Arts Center at Augusta Prep.
Thomson bounces back to top Harlem
Harlem drew first blood in the Region 3-AAA tournament's final day Tuesday, but Thomson finished the day on top.
Listing of area prep sporting events.
Greenbrier's Trey Lawhorn can't come up with the pass as Lakeside's Cameron Tudor defends in the second quarter of the schools' Oct. 1 game. The players were incorrectly identified in the Oct. 6 News-Times.
Dominating the region is Greenbrier tradition
Not a single Greenbrier High School softball interview goes by without some form of the word "tradition" being uttered.
Greenbrier on top once again
Big games often fail to live up to the hype.
Grovetown Middle ends with top record
Grovetown Middle School came into the final football game of the season Tuesday night hoping to finish off an unbeaten, 6-0 season.
Myth about small-market teams in baseball debunked
For those of you who complain that small-market teams cannot compete in Major League Baseball, I present yet more evidence that you are way off base:
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