Candidates should understand areas outside cities have needs, too
I am happy we will not have another real estate person on the Columbia County Commission. I have read some of what Vernon Thomas and Bill Morris have to say.
Grovetown rejects Y's Liberty Park offer
Grovetown officials have declined a Family Y proposal to operate Liberty Park Community Center in favor of expanding the city's recreation department.
Commission candidates will appear at forum Thursday
The remaining two candidates for the District 4 Columbia County Commission seat are scheduled to appear in a forum Thursday morning in Grovetown.
Student is inspired by English teacher
Grovetown High School STAR Student Tabitha Colbert's love of language and writing might lead her to follow in the footsteps of the teacher she chose as STAR Teacher, Kim Buchanan.
Viewing a heritage
For the first time in nearly two centuries, members of the Heggie family hiked over the granite formation in Appling that bears their name.
County students fare well in symphony competition
Two Columbia County students were honored for their performances in the Symphony Orchestra Augusta's annual Symphony Youth Competition.
A day on the farm
Jim Steed, owner of Steeds Dairy, gave participants in the agri-tourism seminar a hayride tour of the farm. The tour, of Steed's Dairy in Grovetown, took place Thursday and included a visit from Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black. Steed's Dairy is the last working dairy in Columbia County and regularly provides tours for school groups and a corn maze in the fall.
Columbia County authorities arrested an Evans man Thursday after confiscating 86 marijuana plants from his residence.
Evans Middle School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Sixth Grade A Honor Roll Students
Tonya and Jerry Armstrong rode in Augusta's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Jerry was this year's Grand Marshal.
Pet Adoption Showcase
These pets, and many others, 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.
Evans High School FCCLA will hold a purse accessories fundraiser in the commons area after school today until 5:45 p.m.
Jump Rope for Heart
Cedar Ridge Elementary School participated in Jump Rope for Heart and raised more than $10,000. Cedar Ridge came in second place in 28 counties for amount raised. Fifth-grader Ryan Wallace, shown with Cedar Ridge PE teachers Laura Russ and Casey Allen, won the drawing for a new Trikke after participating in Jump Rope for Heart.
Greenbrier Middle School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Sixth Grade A Honor Roll Students
School Lunch Menus
Today: Chicken and rice casserole, hamburger, peanut butter and jelly sandwich, crinkle cut fries, steamed peas, chilled fruit cup, strawberry gelatin, milk
April 4-8: Spring break
Get Up and Go
Best Western Evans Hotel, 452 Park West Drive, off Dyess Parkway, is a donation site for Cell Phones for Soldiers. Phones, which can be dropped off at any time, are refurbished and resold, with phone cards sent to deployed soldiers. For more information, go to www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com.
In spending, Fourth District already is first
A funny thing happened on the way to the Columbia County District 4 election: Rhetoric got mugged by reality.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
Picking five isn't so easy
A couple of months ago, Rachel Fisher, a local Girl Scout, sent me a note seeking information for a project she was working on.
Why not try 'Christianity for a day'?
One of the earlier television programs I can remember was the daytime show, "Queen for a Day," when one woman from the studio audience was showered with enough clothes, make-up and gadgetry to transform her from "an ordinary housewife" to royalty - at least for a day.
Evans' Stone defends her free-throw crown
When longtime Evans High School boys basketball coach Kevin Kenny also took over the girls post at midseason, he had a lot of decisions to make right away.
Baseball: Wednesday: Lakeside vs. Thomson, 6 p.m.
Worldclass Cheer competitive team Worldclass Diamonds from Grovetown took first place and were grand champions at the Savannah Classic held Feb. 19. The youth team cheerleaders are ages 5-11.
Athlete Spotlight: Jake Padgett
Jake Padgett has been playing varsity baseball for Augusta Prep's high school team since he was in eighth grade. Never has the junior experienced a season like this.
Resilient Lady Warriors top Bulldogs with strong finish
Greg Young's squad spent the early part of the soccer season taking some lumps against bigger schools with powerhouse teams.
Tough choices for all-county girls squad
Columbia County has not exactly been a hotbed of talent in girls high school basketball. And while 2010-11 was not a huge season in that respect, there were several items worthy of a little recognition.
Mike Belby (left), of Richmond, Va., competes against Vince Urbank, of Jacksonville, Fla., in the 850-pound yoke walk at Wildwood Park in Appling. Athletes from around the country competed in the American Strongman Corp.'s 2011 Southern Strongman Challenge on Saturday.
Registration is being held through Friday for Masters Week at The Family Y's Camp Lakeside. Registration is available online at www.camplakeside.org. For information, call the camp office at (706) 359-2153.
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