Generous donations helped make 'Kibble for Kritters' a success again
Editor: Thanks to everyone who donated to our "Kibble for Kritters" program at our Best Western Evans Hotel, Baymont Inn and Suites/Augusta Riverwatch and Americas Best Value Inn/Augusta this holiday season.
Cities adopt state 's rules on watering restrictions
The start of a new year also brought new rules on outdoor watering for all of Columbia County.
Harlem council reschedules meetings to avoid holidays
Harlem officials voted Thursday to change the dates of the monthly city council meetings in January and February because of holidays.
Exercise to test drive-through medical emergency response
Images of overflowing health departments and doctors' offices during a pandemic or other biological crisis aren't difficult to imagine.
The limelight is not a place Rebecca Starling usually seeks.
Volunteers sought to offer help to veterans
In honor of his Jan. 10 inauguration, Gov.-elect Nathan Deal is calling for a day of service by Georgians.
The Stallings Island Middle School council will meet at 2 p.m. Friday, and on March 11 and April 22.
School Lunch Menu
Today: Chicken sandwich, hot dog, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, crinkle cut fries, steamed corn, chilled fruit cup, fruit juice, and milk
Dr. Kenneth Ward recently escorted a group from Martinez and Augusta on a tour to see the fall foliage in New England. The group visited the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Amish country around Lancaster, Pa. In addition to Ward and his wife, Faye, those taking the tour included Hance and Brenda Williamson, Bobby and Jane Anderson, Doug and Sheila Wilson, Lombard and Barbara Fortson, Fred and Ann Gunter, Barry and Carolyn Culp, Frank and Kay Wright, Max and Runelle Laseter, Jim and Joan Puryear, Joe and Donna Monroe, Donna Carlson, Cecil and Claudia Hamby, Milton and Ellen Burroughs, Owen and Brenda Robinson and Bruce and Gloria Stancil.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting real Christmas trees for recycling through today at Riverside Middle School on Furys Ferry Road in Evans.
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.
As reported 56 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, January 2, 1954:
Lauren O'Byrne is one of five Georgia Southern University employees recently recognized as winners of 2010 Gold Team Chancellor's Service Award presented by Gov. Sonny Perdue on Sept. 28.
Brandi Russell Rood, who teaches fourth grade at Martinez Elementary School, paid a visit of her own to Santa Claus during the Christmas holidays.
A large Grovetown-area mulch fire that burned for at least two days started by spontaneous combustion, fire officials believe.
Commissioners: End phone loophole
With the dawning of a new year comes a new opportunity for Columbia County commissioners to err on the side of openness.
Church series to address addiction
If you are like me, your mailbox was probably inundated with more than your fair share of photo Christmas cards. Maybe you received a family newsletter or two -you know, the one written by an anonymous author telling of the tremendous achievements of all the family members.
Deal may yet wish he'd lost
I doubt anyone would be surprised that I'm not a big fan of governor-elect Nathan Deal.
Editorial cartoon for the Wednesday, January 5, 2010 edition of the Columbia County News-Times.
Bulls ' eye is on the prize
The GA SC Bulls 1999 Girls are the 2010 GSA Adidas Invitational Silver Division Champions. The players are Sydnee Maiava, guest (back row, from left), Haleigh Bollig, Anna Ellicott, Mallory Johnson and Mercedes Goodson; Jamie-Lynn Shimamoto, guest (front row, from left), Edie Demedicis, Amy Mentrup and Mearah Bridges.
Basketball: Friday: Evans at Greenbrier, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys)
Athlete Spotlight: Trevor Foreman
In Trevor Foreman, Evans High School basketball coach Kevin Kenny has the ideal role model for the rest of his Knights.
Tourney makes for preview of region contests
When organizing the Robolli's Christmas Classic, Evans High School coach Kevin Kenny did his best to fill up the first round with matchups between teams that might not normally play each other.
Lady Warriors, Knights claim tournament titles
The fifth annual Robolli's Christmas Classic featured 16 teams and three full days of basketball.
The Unite for Children; Run for UNICEF will be held Saturday at Blanchard Woods Park. The cost is $10, and the 5K will start at 2 p.m. Pre-registration is available by contacting Hilary Matfess at (706) 267-7966 or hilary. firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can register at the site 30 minutes prior to the event.
Former county standouts join forces for clinic at training academy
It is not often that a community of Columbia County's size has four professional athletes, much less in the same place at once. However, that will be the case this Saturday from 12:30- 3:30 p.m. at AthElite Sports Training Academy.
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