Commission approves lease for Family Y
Columbia County commissioners voted Tuesday night to approve a 10-year lease with the Family Y for operation of a facility the county will build near Grovetown.
Service to recognize oppressed Christians
Those around the world who can't openly celebrate Christmas will be honored as part of a candlelight service Thursday.
North Carolina Christmas trees return to local homes
Waightstill and Linda Avery started trucking Christmas trees to the area from their Plumtree, N.C., farm more than 20 years ago. They promised the freshest trees, wreaths and garlands.
Missionary work is not anything new to Rivettes
When classes resume at Evans High School after the holidays, it will be without Lt. Col. Patrick Rivette, its longtime JROTC instructor.
Library employee protests transfer
John Welch continued his fight to regain his former job last week.
Greenbrier High post to be filled by retiree
A former Columbia County principal has been brought out of retirement to help run Greenbrier High School, but officials say the move is unrelated to recent complaints from a group of teachers.
Family Y wants to run center
Grovetown officials are considering allowing the Family Y to take over operation of Liberty Park Community Center.
A Christmas angel
Wearing a bright red nose and reindeer antlers, Jamie Bacigalupo was on a mission to spread holiday cheer for sick children and their families.
Not all season's guests are welcome
'Tis the season for our children to listen for the pitter-patter of reindeer hooves on the roof.
Fire destroys house in Hunters Ridge
A Martinez home was destroyed Wednesday by a fire that started on the back porch and engulfed the house in flames.
Longtime board member honored by school officials
Columbia County school officials honored one of their own Tuesday by passing a resolution to name it Mildred Blackburn Day.
Davis is second Grovetown councilman to resign office
Two weeks after one Grovetown City Councilman announced his intention to resign, a second followed suit on Monday.
Marriages and Divorces
Ashleigh Pangelinan Gay and Andrew Timothy Gay, Nov. 18, 2010.
An Evans man found at fault for a fatal wreck in Columbia County on Nov. 24 was charged Thursday with first-degree vehicular homicide.
Monday - Jan. 3: Christmas break
Harlem Baptist Church, Harlem United Methodist Church and Second Mount Moriah Baptist Church will present "Walk Through Bethlehem" from 6-9 p.m. today between Harlem Baptist and Harlem Methodist churches. Admission is free. Call (706) 556-6439.
School Superintendent Charles Nagle (left) and Juvenile Court Judge Douglas Flanagan visit after the Superintendent's Breakfast on Thursday.
Chase Home Finance LLC to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 709 Wickham Drive, $200,285.
Papa-N-Sons held a Grand Opening Ribbon Cut with the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 10. The restaurant is at 4446 Washington Road, Suite 20, in Evans.
Pet adoption showcase
CSRA Happy Tails Rescue Inc. is a 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 on Bobby Jones Expressway. For information or to adopt, call Barb at (706) 955-0438 or go to www.csrahappytails.com.
Finishing jobs seems tough
There's something about Columbia County's District 4 that just seems to be bitten by the continuity bug.
A tale of two 'Extreme' counties
When the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition crew visited Augusta early this month to oversee construction of a new home for Earnestine Graham and her family, everyone swooned over the celebrities and gawked at the projects.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, December 19, 2010.
Congress hypocritical on debt, taxes
There is a word that describes a politician who promises you two things that are so contradictory there is no way both of them can happen in the real world.
Omission of Harlem star Mills from All-State team is hard to understand
When the 2010 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State softball teams were announced earlier this month, one glaring omission stood out right away.
Bulldogs secure their first win in two years
Two seasons ago, Harlem won the boys championship at the Columbia County JV basketball tournament.
Choices abundant for All-County team
This was an interesting year on the gridiron. Several teams had to deal with injuries that derailed their season, while some fresh faces hit the scene and provided some excitement, too.
Nickname inspires soccer team to capture state crown
Their jerseys read, "Jaguars," but when the U-12 girls all-star squad representing Columbia County took the field, they went by a different name.
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