Falls residents should 'suck it up,' pay for neighborhood amenities
Editor: As soon as populist politician Huey Long came up with the slogan "A chicken in every pot," conservatives began rebutting him with "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch."
Commission upholds librarian's transfer
A final appeal by a Columbia County librarian seeking to undo an unwanted transfer failed last week.
Health workers get practice for disaster
Public health officials got a good grasp Saturday on how to handle a Columbia County health emergency or pandemic.
Deadline nears for students to switch schools
Parents wishing to place their children in a different Columbia County school have until Friday to sign up.
Boy battling cancer gets break from fight
Columbia County firefighter Robbie Stevens never dreamed his family would benefit from the charitable funds he helped collect during the annual Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue's Fill-the-Boot Drive.
Planners again delay action on multifamily construction
The Columbia County Planning Commission will wait until February to make any decision on text amendments that might alter future construction of multifamily housing.
40 cameras being added to signals
An expansion project is under way for an intuitive traffic signal system on Washington Road.
Thomas and Claudia Murphy stand in front of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs Elyses in Paris on July 10. They celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary on the trip.
Former Greenbrier High football star Reggie Rice and two others pled guilty last week to all charges filed against them in connection with two 2010 home-invasion robberies.
Drawing the kids
Evans Middle School played host to Michael White, an illustrator of numerous children's books, including The Library Dragon. Students drew along with him and learned about creativity and coming up with ideas.
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. The kennel area is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. The facility is at 6337 Columbia Road in Appling.
Reed Creek Park, 3820 Park Lane in Martinez, will hold a nature walk for children ages 3-5 from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Cost is free to members, $2 to nonmembers, and children must be accompanied by adults.
Brookwood Elementary School Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Third Grade A: Brianna Boyd, Ethan Bush, Mackenzie Edmunds, Ryan Gil, Clayton Hill, Aaliyah Keith, Anthony Martinello, Kayla Miller, Brandon Owens, Corbin Schoenbeck, Keomi Smith
17,000 reasons for a new ethics law
When House Speaker David Ralston drafted a bill last session to revise the state's ethics laws, he refused to include what many reformers thought was the most important provision: a limit on the amount of money lobbyists could spend on legislators.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, January 26, 2011.
Time for government to get out of the way
As letter-writer Bill Trammel highlights today, there are some unmet and plainly unrealistic expectations in one of the county's largest neighborhoods.
Sunday sales get a new life
A new governor in Georgia this year might also mean a significant change in the prospects for an overdue change in state law.
The Yankees won the Martinez-Evans Little League Minor Fall Championship on Nov. 5 at Crawford Creek Complex. They outscored their opponents 35-3 in the three playoff games. Team members are Christian Bumpus (front left) and Austin Laird; Chase Jenkins (second row, from left), Keita Elder, Andrew Akins and Andrew Powell; Alexander Cato (third row, from left), Connor Wells, David Fulcher, Josiah Garrard and Ashton Sturgell; coach Bobby Powell (back row, from left), coach Cliff Elder, head coach David Fulcher and coach Brent Garrard.
Norton could earn national team spot
As Greenbrier High School opened soccer practice Monday, a familiar face was missing from the crowd.
My son gets to experience joy of watching beloved Steelers play in Super Bowl
As a kid I was spoiled rotten when it came to my NFL rooting interests. By my ninth birthday, the Pittsburgh Steelers had already won four Super Bowls.
Basketball: Friday: Greenbrier at Lakeside, 6:30 p.m. (girls), 8 p.m. (boys)
The Augusta Junior Golf League Winter Tournament Series will be held through February at Jones Creek Golf Club. A tournament will be held each Saturday through Feb. 12. The cost is $10 per round for Jones Creek members or $20 for non-members. For information or tee times or to sign up, call Drew Belt at (803) 530-0759 or Carlos Santos at (706) 825-3908.
Statesboro gets slim win over Lakeside
When the final buzzer sounded Friday night, Statesboro High School had earned a Region 2B-AAAA victory over Lakeside by the slimmest of margins.
'Pack star to play at next level
That's why the Georgia Rockers Gold squad enjoys having "Goose" around.
The Stars baseball team completed their season with tournament wins at the Seventh Annual Fall Kick Off, Lexington, S.C. on Sept. 11; 3rd Annual Battle of Rock Hill in Rock Hill, S.C., on Sept. 18; and Carolina Fall Brawl in Lexington on Oct. 16.
Athlete Spotlight: David Alemar
David Alemar helped to get Augusta Christian's wrestling team going, joining the program in its inaugural season. He might finish his career as the school's first state champion.
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