Baker would be a 'go to person' as an experienced school volunteer
Editor:As a Realtor and Columbia County homeowner, it is important to me that the Columbia County School System remains one of the best in the state.
Ex-Euchee Creek Library director 'deserves his old job back,' apology
Editor:For 16 years, John Welch managed the Euchee Creek Library just fine. Prior to that, he worked for more than four years in the library system. This gives Welch more than 20 years of library science experience, plus a degree in history. That he managed the Euchee Creek Library exceptionally well is verified by the overwhelming public support he enjoys.
Board candidate 'offered her help at all levels,' would give 100 percent
>Editor:My husband and I met Kristi Baker four years ago at the Arsenal Soccer Park where our girls played soccer together.
Writers' claims about board candidate compare 'apples and oranges'
This is in response to the Oct. 13 letters to the editor in which the two writers stated that Kristi Baker is the most qualified candidate for School Board District 2.
Enjoying the views
Justin and Tod Purvis slowly are going blind.
School board votes to revoke resolution setting bus stops
Columbia County school board members on Tuesday revoked a resolution setting the location of bus stops, four years after unwittingly passing the resolution to test a state law cracking down on sex offenders.
Late filing may bring an inquiry for Dean
Columbia County Commissioner Scott Dean might face a state Ethics Commission reprimand for waiting too long to submit his most recent campaign disclosure form.
Elementary boundaries in transition
Columbia County school officials took their first look at a plan to rezone some elementary schools during a Tuesday meeting.
Dispute may drive ballet from Jabez
Columbia County's resident ballet company has called the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center home since the facility opened in 2006.
Plants may need time to adjust when moved indoors for winter
Nighttime temperatures in the 50s are a signal that fall has arrived, even though the high daytime temperatures are breaking records. Still, it is time to think about moving inside some plants that have been out all summer.
When picking a pumpkin, think of how it will be used
Families will soon flock to pumpkin patches in the area in search of the perfect pumpkin. But experts agree that finding the perfect pumpkin depends entirely on its intended purpose.
Expect frights at every turn at three haunted attractions
Ghouls and goblins are roaming freely at three haunted attractions in Columbia County.
Pet adoption showcase
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit 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.
Samuel Justin Adams and Tammy Lynn Barfield applied for a marriage license on Aug. 31, 2010, and were married Sept. 25, 2010, in Evans.
Mary L. Gardner-Worrell and Bruce E. Worell, Oct. 2, 2010.
Carter Daly, 8, and his parents, Gretchen and Michael Daly, of Evans, attended the Augusta GreenJackets game on July 2. Carter threw out the first pitch. The game served as a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. More than $600 was raised that night for JDRF. Carter, a Type 1 diabetic, loves baseball and was thrilled to get a hat signed by the GreenJacket players.
School lunch menus
Menus for Columbia County schools.
As reported 45 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Oct. 14, 1965:
U.S. Bank National Association to Ryan S. McDonald and Angela McDonald, 4445 Woodruff Court, $170,900.
A former bookkeeper of Trucks and Moore in Martinez was rearrested Monday on theft charges.
Bartram Trail Golf Club, at 470 Bartram Trail Club Drive, Evans, celebrated its fifth anniversary and the reopening of new greens with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 21.
Harlem City Council has rescheduled its meeting to Oct. 25, starting with a work session at 6:30 p.m.
County officials participated in a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of phase two of the Canal Headgates National Heritage Area at Savannah Rapids Park. The area features covered picnic pavilions and a road along Reed Creek that leads to the footbridge over the canal. Participating in the ceremony were Columbia County Commissioner Charles Allen (from left), Commissioner Trey Allen, Commissioner Ron Thigpen, Commission Chairman Ron Cross, Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith, Rental Facilities and Venues Department Manager Sandy Boner and Construction and Maintenance Services Director Matt Schlachter.
Board exits where it shouldn't have tread
Certainly there's a lesson here. Perhaps one about doing the right thing for the wrong reasons, or about the dangers of acting in haste.
Air here, more protests there
It takes about 17 hours to drive from Topeka, Kansas, to Aiken, S.C.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, October 17, 2010.
Think twice before calling sporting event a 'dog fight '
Today in Philadelphia, the Atlanta Falcons will be reunited with Michael Vick, their former star quarterback who now plays for the Eagles.
Trio of high school teams advance in softball sweeps
Harlem, Evans and Greenbrier have advanced to Round 2 of the state softball tournament.
- The Evans Middle School PTSO will hold the inaugural Red Ribbon Tip Off celebrity charity basketball tournament on Friday. The event, from 6-8 p.m., will be held at the Evans Middle School gymnasium.
Lakeside team plans to honor King
Lakeside High School's basketball squad will be without one of its more promising players when it opens practice Oct. 25 for the upcoming season.
Listing of area prep sporting events.
Harlem blows by Cairo in first round of state playoffs
Baylee Rollins didn't know how much playing time she would get Wednesday evening as Harlem High School opened the state softball playoffs at home with a doubleheader against Cairo.
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