Garlic is easy to grow in our area
A question I often get is whether garlic can be grown in our area, and the answer is yes.
Grovetown leads off holiday parades
The city of Grovetown will lead off the celebration with its 36th annual parade at noon Saturday. The parade will run 1.6 miles along Robinson Avenue from Summerfield subdivision to the intersection of Wrightsboro Road, said parade organizer Laura McManus.
ASU gallery named for arts supporter
For 25 years, Mary Byrd has provided scholarships for Columbia County students attending Augusta State University to study art and music. To honor her longtime patronage, Augusta State University recently renamed a gallery for Byrd.
Officials consider park fee changes
Columbia County officials took steps last week to raise revenues earned from government-operated facilities. New services might be offered at Savannah Rapids Pavilion, as well as a new fee, but the price of an annual pass for Wildwood Park might decrease.
Signing Christmas Tree will tell story of visit from angels
This year's production of Abilene Baptist Church's singing Christmas tree will differ from previous versions. Members and staff at the Martinez church will transport the audience into biblical times by retelling the story a grandfather tells his granddaughter.
Jewish Center is preparing for Hanukkah celebration
Area residents are invited to the Augusta Jewish Community Center's annual Hanukkah latke and turkey dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 5.
Santa Claus will make several appearances
Three upcoming ceremonies will light up Columbia County for the holidays. Harlem will be the first location to illuminate on Thursday when the city holds its 18th annual Christmas-tree lighting in front of Harlem City Hall at 320 N. Louisville St.
Gutters, downspouts need cleaning on a regular basis
As leaves and pine straw are blown from trees this fall, they are starting to clog gutters and downspouts, which should be cleaned out three or four times a year, according to an online source.
Most people pay up before tax deadline
More than 90 percent of Columbia County's property owners paid their taxes this year by the Nov. 15 deadline.
During December, Sparkle Express Car Wash on Washington Road in Evans will donate a portion of the $9.99 car wash to the Columbia County Foundation for Children. Customers should enter code 3016.
Brian L. Fields and Joy Lynn Fields, Nov. 12, 2010.
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on donations. Located in Martinez, Heartsong rescues from 10 counties. Animals are current on vaccinations (age appropriate). Dogs are microchipped.
Grovetown Mayor George James spoke to pupils in Katie Holmes' first-grade class at Cedar Ridge Elementary School about the work he does for the community.
Scrubs 2 Go held a grand opening ribbon cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 20. Scrubs 2 is located at 123 Davis Road, in Martinez.
Brookwood Elementary fourth-grader Scott Rachels played Elvis Presley in the fourth-grade production of Old Time Rock 'n Roll.
As reported 33 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 1977:
Brooks, 11, and Bennett, 15, Lemmon spent a weekend fishing for striped bass at Lake Ouachita in Arkansas. They caught their limit both days. Bennett brought in the biggest fish, weighing 24.9 pounds, and Brooks' biggest fish weighed 13.2 pounds.
Cast members from Musical Theatre Workshops will present Disney's Aladdin Jr. at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 3 p.m. Dec. 12 at Greenbrier High School's auditorium. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for students.
Christopher Armstrong and Carmen Gaile Allen applied for a marriage license on Oct. 8, 2010, and were married Oct. 10, 2010, in Midville, Ga.
- The Harlem Middle School council will meet in the main office conference room at 4:40 p.m. Monday, and on Feb. 7, April 11 and May 2.
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
Pierwood Construction Co. to Kevin J. Colestock, Cheryl Colestock and Kenneth Colestock, 1511 Willow Bay Drive, $167,900.
Wingz Cafe, at 601 Old Petersburg Road in Martinez, held a grand opening ribbon cutting with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 7.
Time to finish voters' ballots
Judicial races in Georgia are among those commonly referred to as "down-ballot" elections. In Columbia County, 7,000 fewer voters cast a ballot for the Georgia Supreme Court race than in the governor's race. That's why Georgia voters are being asked to come back to the polls on Tuesday.
Georgia voters are very forgiving
The people we elect to Congress and the General Assembly will make important decisions each year that affect the taxing and spending of billions or even trillions of dollars.
Editorial cartoon for the Sunday, November 28, 2010 edition of the Columbia County News-Times.
Statewide water rules are all wet
Tired of those confusing, odd-even watering schedules? You're in luck! The state of Georgia has come to the rescue. As of Jan. 1, no more water-conservation worries for you! Just crank up those sprinklers, pull out those hoses and flood the yard any day you want.
Price, Durand put on successful senior project
When the Columbia County Board of Education adopted its senior project program, I'd venture to guess that the experience of Will Price at Greenbrier and Heath Durand at Lakeside was exactly what the county was targeting.
The 2010 Grovetown High School Baseball Christmas Camp will be held Dec. 20-21 at the school's baseball field. The camp for children in kindergarten through eighth grade costs $30 and will run from 9 a.m. until noon.
The Georgia Lightning won the Fall Brawl NIT Championship in Greenwood, S.C., on Oct. 9-10.
November 20 wrestling results for Evans High School.
Professionals, kids take field to support leukemia patient
At Kelley Park, the senior project of Heath Durand at Lakeside High School and Will Price at Greenbrier High School came to fruition. The camp the pair planned -- Carson Busby's Day With the Pros -- drew 47 youngsters and raised more than $3,400 for Carson's family.
Extra season on court should benefit Roberts
Former Evans High School big man Jaleel Roberts is playing his final season of high school basketball for Greensboro Day School, in Greensboro, N.C.
Tournament features wide range of players
From the start, Bartram Trail Golf Club's annual free junior tournament has been billed as an event for players across the entire golfing spectrum.
Niners are No. 1
The CCRD 49ers are the Columbia County 2010 champions.
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