Request for Prep lights pits 'desires of the few over concerns of many'
"Happy cheering?" As a resident of Springlakes I have to wonder: Is Dr. Richards kidding? (Letter, John W. Richards, M.D., May 15, "Springlakes residents shouldn't stand in the way of 'happy cheering'.")
More than 1,600 high school seniors in Columbia County will receive their diplomas this month, ushering in a new phase of their lives as some head to college or technical schools and the rest enter the workforce.
Library to kick off reading program
As the school year winds down, Columbia County library personnel are gearing up for the start of the annual Summer Reading Program.
Breakfast fundraiser benefits foster kids
A pancake breakfast meant to help children in foster care will take place Saturday at Fatz Cafe in Evans.
16-year-old wrecks SUV on private road
Three teens walked away from their vehicle Friday after it rolled down a deep culvert on a private Evans Road.
Importance of life jackets can 't be stressed enough
There is one main function of a life jacket: to keep the wearer from drowning. We cannot get this message out enough.
Kindergarten teachers find success in block scheduling
Kindergarten teachers at Grovetown Elementary School this school year discovered a better way to instruct pupils through a method of block scheduling.
Third Grade A: Johannah Bodkin, Dylan Carter, Matt Dube, Anna Kate Hefner, Rachel Smith, Kyler Cook, Benjamin Mason, Michael McGrath, Connor Sartain, Sydney Sasser
Harlem High School senior Billy Joseph Myers holds his Georgia Military College scholarship certificate with state Rep. Lee Anderson during a signing ceremony held Monday at the school.
A Martinez man sent to the hospital Monday for injuries suffered in an early Friday wreck likely will be charged for driving under the influence and injuring his three passengers.
Pops Under the Stars
Jon and Petra Bangs enjoy a picnic at the Pops Under the Stars concert Saturday evening. The annual Symphony Orchestra Augusta event was held on the grounds of University Hospital's Evans campus.
As reported 43 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, May 23, 1968 :
Riverside Elementary School Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Third Grade A: Josephine Aguado, Natalie Badir, Brooklyn Butterworth, Jacob Cantrell, Darcie Dalafave, Caroline Dixon, Lindsey Cartledge, Julianne Coughlin
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue will continue its "Boot a Buck for Burns" donation drives to benefit the Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation Thursday-Sunday in various locations throughout Columbia County. For information, visit www.burnshurtwe help.org.
Essay wins scholarship
Dr. Clint R. Wolfe, the executive director of Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (right), presents a scholarship check for $1,000 to Lakeside senior Sterling Tran (center) and $500 to principal Steve Rhodes.
Nothing wrong with talking to pets
Do you talk to your pets? I have conversations with my dog Sandy all the time. Maybe it's because she's the only living thing in my house. Some people think that's crazy, but why else do we have dogs and cats and ferrets or whatever? It's for company, right?
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, May 18, 2011.
Don't put off final weeding
Apocryphal or not, I've always liked a story I long ago heard a preacher tell about Thomas Aquinas.
Midwest floods a reminder of our safety
Thousands of people displaced from their homes. Millions in property damage. As much as a fourth of the United States' production of rice wiped out.
Lakeside 's Bowles goes out with two more titles
Anna Bowles entered the final event of her high school career with three state titles in track and field and cross country.
Ex-Greenbrier standout rebounds from rough start
Former Greenbrier and Georgia Tech standout Brandon Cumpton is in his first full season of professional baseball. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Cumpton in the ninth round of the 2010 draft and assigned him to the West Virginia Power this season.
Longtime teammates part ways for college
Since they were 12 years old, Chad Waddell and Justin Cofer have played together on the basketball court. That will change next year as both Greenbrier High School seniors head to different colleges.
Gordon Park Speedway
The 20th Annual Evans High School Basketball Camp will be held June 6-10 and June 27 through July from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The cost is $100 (lunch included) or $85 for those who bring their own lunch. Early drop-off and late pick-up available free of charge. For information, contact Kevin Kenny at email@example.com or (706) 951-3686.
Patterson gets shot to play at next level
When Greenbrier High School senior Jesse Patterson leaves for college, he won't be leaving his passion of hunting behind.
Athlete Spotlight: Jamal Hadley
When Robert Gonnella showed up at Jamal Hadley's door last year, he mentioned going to a rugby practice.
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