Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mothers Day Out
Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans -- (706) 869-9807

Parents can register kindergarten pupils until first of April
Kindergarten registration is under way in Columbia County elementary schools.

Area schools offer child care programs
Private day care isn't a parent's only option for after-school child care.

Columbia County Day Cares
Children's Unique: 728 N. Belair Road, Evans

Pre-K drawing to be held amid uncertainty
This year's drawing to gain a slot in the Columbia County school system's pre-kindergarten classes comes with a warning: Even if a child should win the slot, there might not be a class to attend next school year.

Columbia County Pre-Kindergarten Programs
(706) 863-1748, ext. 204 -- drawing will take place on March 30 at the Board of Education office

Parents can prepare children for pre-K
Entering a classroom for the first time can be an overwhelming experience for young children and their parents.

Thanks to patrons and staff of Euchee Creek Library for tenure there
I wish to express my thanks to the patrons and staff of the Euchee Creek Library for allowing me to serve them in my capacity as manager of that facility.

Columbia County Ballet set to perform its 'Roar of Love'
With spring having officially arrived, it's time for the Columbia County Ballet's 26th annual Roar of Love production.

Harlem market includes cookoff
Harlem officials are looking for anyone with a great barbecue recipe for the city's annual Barbecue Cook-Off.

Greenbrier's STAR among 'brightest'
Ashley Jackson described Greenbrier High School STAR Student Matt Johnson as a "man of math and science."

Planners approve zoning for body shop
A rezoning approved by the Columbia County Planning Commission on Thursday will bring an auto body repair shop to the corner of Blanchard and Washington roads in Evans.

Crunching the numbers
Parents of Columbia County high school students got something extra when report cards were sent home Thursday -- a survey from school officials seeking their input on the current math curriculum.

Books Alive will exhibit Western influences
The wild, wild West is coming to the Columbia County Amphitheater on Saturday.

On Vacation
The Wilson family posed for a family portrait before the St. Patrick's Day Mass at Church of the Holy Trinity in Augusta. Family members are Sheila (Mimi) Wilson (front left) and granddaughter Landrey Wilson; grandchildren Joseph and Sara Grace Wilson (center row) with "Papa" Doug Wilson; and Patrick Wilson (back).

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. 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.

Current Events
Today is the deadline for reservations for a parents "date night" at Master's Way Christian Church, 777 Blanchard Road, Evans, from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Friday. The event is free, with donations accepted. For reservations call (706) 799-5318.

Your boat requires some spring cleaning of its own
During the early spring, many of us spend some time cleaning the house, clearing the yard and generally getting things in condition for the summer months.

Get Up and Go
Mosaic United Methodist Church, 478 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans, is organizing a Columbia County Men's Chorus, to sing at the community Easter sunrise service April 24 at the Columbia County Amphitheater. The chorus is open to men and boys ages 12 and older. A meeting will be held on at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mosaic.Ccall Cindy Wilkinson at (706) 373-2984 or e-mail chwnchrist@gmail.com.

Police Blotter
An Augusta teen died early Sunday after being shot while working at a 16th birthday party at a Columbia County rental facility.

GOP chairman isn't from here
Raised in an era when forced busing meant arbitrarily shifting students to different schools, Brian Slowinski perpetually was the new kid.

Editorial cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, March 23, 2011.

The changing face of Columbia County
A recent report from the agency granting systemwide accreditation to Columbia County schools was almost prescient in pointing out an area where the school system needs to focus future efforts.

Rich Delta keeps special tax break
When your elected legislators start giving gifts to our neediest corporations, you eventually reach a point where the question is asked: When does the giving stop?

Athletes, volunteers enjoy 'special' day
Kenesha Tate has competed in Columbia County's annual Special Olympics for years now, so she knows exactly what to expect.

Athlete Spotlight: Kayla Tyson
Though she's a threat to win any of the track and field events she enters, Kayla Tyson's even better at juggling.

Game features top prep talent in the Southeast
The Inaugural Converse Mo-Mentorship All-Star Classic was held Saturday at Lakeside High school. The game was a virtual "who's who" of the top prep talent in the Southeast.

Wolfpack lineman joins Gardner-Webb
When Greenbrier High School lost to Grovetown, 16-0, in its football season opener last season, things appeared grim for the Wolfpack.

Prep Calendar
Wednesday: Harlem at Jefferson County, 5 p.m.

Track Results
Sixth Annual Augusta Prep Border Bash

Wendell Chavous opens 2011 season with win at speedway
Wendell Chavous opened the 2011 season Saturday at Gordon Park Speedway with a victory in Crate Late Model.

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