County 's growth plan ready for commissioners to review
A partial update to Columbia County's growth management plan is one step closer to completion.
Drama 's their thing
After winning its 20th region crown, Harlem High School Drama is gearing for the state championships by presenting its championship play, Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps , to local theater enthusiasts on Thursday at the school.
Lakeside students get the message on texting, driving
Pop singer Shontelle performed at Lakeside High School last week, but the real message for students came from a young woman who died five months ago.
Barnes &Noble Booksellers at Augusta Mall will hold a book fair for Greenbrier High School today. A percentage of every sale with a book fair voucher will go to the school.
'New Nutcracker ' will have new venue
Columbia County Ballet dancers will bring the magic of Christmas to a different stage this year.
Art After Dark Back for encore
Columbia County artists will put their works on display for the community on Saturday.
Freedom Fest offers a way to thank vets
Vietnam veteran Andy Willard knows the value in honoring those who have protected our country in the past and continue to do so today.
As reported 36 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times , Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1974:
New fire stations officially open
Former students Evelyn Stokes and Randall Blanchard sign the guest book in the Leah High School memorabilia room in the fire station. Other visitors look at the letters, photos and other items that were gathered to provide reminders of the facility.
The North Columbia Elementary School council will meet on Thursday, and on Jan. 13 and April 21.
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. Adopted 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. on weekdays. The facility is at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling. The facility is closed Thursday in observance of Veterans Day.
Ten piano students performed for residents of Morningside of Evans on Oct. 2. The recital was offered as part of the Community Outreach Program of the Augusta Music Teachers Association. Participants were students of Colette Keogh and Laura Lowe. The performers were Jarren McCoy (front, from left), Angel Agacoili, Elena McCoy and Mary Beth Lowe; Anthony Agcaoili, Anna Jin, Nate Agcaoili, Mikia Hundley and Erica Patmon. Not pictured is Alison Langford.
Familes at the Columbia County Fair
The Cyclops ride at the Columbia County Fall Fair is a blur of light as patrons brave the cool temperatures to attend the Columbia County Fall Fair.
School Lunch Menu
Today: Beef and cheese nachos, chicken and/or cheese quesadilla, peanut butter, jelly sandwich, lettuce and tomato, Spanish rice, steamed corn, chilled fruit cup, and milk
Military college graduates: Army Col. Eric O. Schacht has graduated from the Naval War College, College of Naval Warfare in Newport, R.I. Schacht, an operations officer, is assigned to the Joint Task Force-North, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. He has served in the military for 24 years. His wife, Amy, is the daughter of retired Col. John L. Motes and Susie Motes, both of Martinez.
Columbia County police are looking for a man they say used a credit card stolen from an Augusta man.
Today: Progress reports
Spending the leftovers
Two years ago, voters headed to the polls to decide whether to approve bonds for funding a public-private partnership for a Family Y aquatic center and to renew the 1-percent local option sales tax, or SPLOST.
Republicans finish Georgia takeover
I was doing a radio broadcast with some other journalists on election night as the returns came in, each set of numbers reinforcing the trend of a Republican sweep of elected offices in Georgia.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, November 10, 2010.
Personalities squeezed out
Since my forgettable three-year stint in radio news some 20 years ago, I've maintained a fondness for the medium.
Isaiah Brunson, 8, runs with the ball on Saturday at Blanchard Woods Park during the Breakfast With the Champions soccer clinic, which was hosted by college players.
Lions have hands full against perennial power
Augusta Christian has scored an average of 25.5 points per game and allowed 23. Hammond has scored 38.1 and allowed 7.5.
Team Power AAU Basketball will hold its TP Thanksgiving All-In-One 2010 Basketball Camp Nov. 22-24 for boys and girls ages 5-15 at Patriots Park. The camp will run from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is $85 per child and includes lunch. For information, contact Greg Williams at (706) 533-6852 or teampower@ augustapower.org.
Athlete Spotlight: Julia Pak and Alyssa Mullikin
Whether in an important race or a regular training session, Alyssa Mullikin and Julia Pak never fail to give a full effort. Just ask their coach.
Week 11 brought in 86 entries, with one contestant picking nine correctly, five contestants picking eight correctly and 18 contestants picking seven correctly.
Dogs teaching new tricks
Mackenzie O'Berry, coach of the University of Georgia lacrosse team, talks to high school players during a clinic held by UGA lacrosse players on Saturday at Riverside Park.
Modoc Speedway Results
Modoc Speedway held its third annual Spooktacular event Saturday.
Lakeside 's Bowles finishes her career in style
One of Columbia County's most decorated cross country athletes finished her career in style on Saturday.
Ware County ends Lakeside 's season
A tight game early turned into a rout Friday night as Lakeside's season came to a close with a 31-6 road loss to Ware County in a Region 2-AAAA play-in game.
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