Feature on hearing-impaired daughter 'well-written, 100 percent factual'
I wanted to thank News Editor Donnie Fetter for the article he wrote about my daughter, Hannah Lowndes, in the April 20 edition of The News-Times.
Summer ban on burning yard waste starts Sunday
Columbia County residents will not be allowed to burn yard debris after Saturday.
Boating safety education moves closer to becoming mandatory
Boater education is a subject in great upheaval throughout the country.
Amenities added to new park won 't hit county's bottom line
Despite adding numerous amenities costing thousands of dollars, Columbia County officials say they are still within budget to build a new park in Evans.
Prep tells residents new lights won't cause major problems
A request to add lighting around Augusta Preparatory Day School's football field caused concern for some neighboring residents in the Spring Lakes subdivision at Thursday's Columbia County Planning Commission meeting.
5 Augustans arrested in fatal shooting at conference center
Five Augusta residents were arrested late Thursday in connection with the March 19 fatal shooting of a Columbia County convention center employee.
Event will bring rural food, fun to Evans
A festival featuring fresh foods, farm animals and live entertainment is planned for Saturday at Riverwood Plantation.
With the skill of a teen who long ago mastered the game controller on an X-box, Will Scott recently showed off the maneuvers he used to help Evans High School take third place in its first robotics contest this year.
Take a bite to help prevent breast cancer
The American Breast Cancer Association is inviting people to taste foods from around the world Friday to promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Senior facility adds new donation board
Those who give generously to Brandon Wilde will be recognized in a new way -- on the senior living facility's new donor recognition board.
Harlem High School Drama will present Cotton Patch Gospel at 7 p.m. today-Saturday, and at 3 p.m. Saturday. Call (706) 556-5980, or go to www.harlemdrama.com.
Bob and Beth Russell recently took a cruise to celebrate their 42nd wedding anniversary. They enjoyed a seven-day cruise on the Carnaval Valor and traveled to Rotan, Belize, Grand Caymen Island and Cozumel as they enjoyed the sights and tourist spots in the Carribean.
Americus Lawson, 5 (from left), LeAnna Lawson, 2, and Carla Lawson, 7, hunt for eggs on Easter Sunday at the home of their grandmother in Martinez. All three sisters are from Martinez, and their grandparents are Ronnie and Joyce Cooper.
Lewiston Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Third Grade A: Ryan Ash, Chase Beall, Skylar Bernstein, Hailey Briolat, Anna Burnett, Jackson Cason, Sarah Cook, Justin Cranata, Adin Daniels, Ariadna Diaz, Kiersten Dutrow, Bryce Frost, Katie Grossman, Noah Hall, Camille Harris, Tayler Hickman, Marshall Hintze, Karlee Johnson, Abigail Kitchens, Nancy Kye, Jayla Lawson
The following accounts were taken from reports from The Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbia countyso.org:
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.
Kory Hood, a 2008 graduate of Greenbrier High School, has been named to the Summerall Guards at The Citadel. Hood is the highest-ranking junior in his company, holding the rank of platoon sergeant.
School Lunch Menu
Today: Chicken and rice casserole, hamburger, peanut butter, jelly sandwich, California blend vegetables, fresh veggies with dip
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, April 27, 2011.
'Legs' make complete conservative
What is the Tea Party? Who is the Tea Party? Big media types and the larger left have their demagogic spin: Tea Partyers are racist, backwoods, anti-government dunderheads with a predisposition toward domestic terrorism. In a word, they're "extremists."
Session might include taxes
Maybe we should start getting in better shape.
Just in time for summer: A gas-tax hike
Gas prices are nearing an all-time high, and could break the record before summer.
Signings: Andrew Dromsky
Facing Andrew Dromsky's serve is not much fun.
The Augusta Junior Golf Tour will hold its season kickoff event Friday at the Jones Creek Clubhouse from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It will be an informational get together and 2010 Awards Banquet. For information, go to www.augusta juniorgolftour.com/membership.html.
Signings: Ben Miller & Katlyn Jones
As long as Ben Miller and Katlyn Jones have been competing together in the pool, it was only fitting for the Evans High School seniors to share their big day together.
Signings: Tishal Turknett
Tishal Turknett will take the confidence she has learned playing basketball at Lakeside High School to the next level.
Athlete Spotlight: Madeline Sims and Mary Hamilton Reynolds
When host Augusta Prep takes to the courts at Newman Tennis Center today for the state playoff Final Four, Chris Dickson will be pulled in numerous directions with his boys and girls in action.
Growing lacrosse gets Gary in Hall of Fame
As Columbia County's four high school varsity lacrosse programs take the field Friday night at Lakeside, they'll be dead set on gaining the latest leg up in the local rivalry.
Baseball: Today: Augusta Prep vs. John Milledge, 4:30 p.m.
The 21st annual American Bass Anglers Military Team Bass Championship will be held May 5-7 at Clark's Hill Lake. The tournament will run out of Wildwood Park. Any active duty military or U.S. Coast Guard member, Department of Defense civilian, retired military member, honorably discharged veteran, military family members at least 16 years of age, and Department of Defense contractors are eligible to participate.
Greenbrier stars joining LaGrange
A trio of football players from Greenbrier High School will be suiting up for LaGrange College this fall.
Greenbrier baseball heads back to state playoffs
Greenbrier's Austin Robinson throws a pitch during Game 1 of the first round of the Region 2-AAAA Tournament on Friday against Ware County.
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