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Knowing how to signal boaters important for safety
Boaters use several types of signals to inform other boaters of danger or our intentions. Some of the signals use sound, some are visual and one just involves the waving of arms.

Applications for Grovetown summer camp are available
For Grovetown children looking for summer camp fun, Liberty Park Community Center is the place to be next week.

'The News-Times' named one of the top three papers
Columbia County News-Times staffers picked up three first-place awards and the newspaper was named one of the top three in the state Friday by the Georgia Press Association.

Augusta singer, 53, dies while waiting for a lung transplant
Arthur Wilson lost his battle with a rare lung disorder last Wednesday night while both he and his sister were awaiting transplants.

Hikers to receive nature eduation
A Saturday hike at Mistletoe State Park provides an opportunity for participants to learn about native and migratory birds and plants in the area.

Performance of a lifetime
Naomi Hergott is following her dreams to the Philippines this summer to perform in a ballet production of Romeo and Juliet .

Officials to pare down area road projects list
Two months remain for Columbia County officials and others in nearby counties to settle a list of road projects for inclusion on a 1-percent sales tax referendum to go to voters next year.

Theater camp at Prep
Rylee Furby (from left) is encouraged to participate in a sword fight by Fay Katz-Smith, Manuela Tobon, Bianca Leveziel-Lacalle and Aliyah Chutkan during a rehearsal at theater camp at Augusta Prep.

Katie Davis recently received the Alfred W. Scott Sr. Award, which is presented to an outstanding rising senior chemistry major at UGA. Katie is a 2008 graduate of Lakeside High School and is the daughter of Robert and Sharon Davis.

Current Events
Safe Kids East Central will hold free child safety seat inspections today at the Columbia County Sheriff's Office Substation, 650 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans. For an appointment, call (706) 721-7606, or go to

Police Blotter
The child molestation case against a former Columbia County commissioner was delayed Monday for a third time.

Evans Middle School Fourth Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Tahmina Ahmadsha, Chip Allen, Rachael Aquino, Kathryn Arrington, Julia Baughn, Jillian Best, Courtland Booker, Bailey Booth, Rebecca Brigdon, Shane Briley, Jacob Carden, Jennifer Carver, Sehyun Change, David Chen, Cameryn Conques, Asha Cook, Julia Cooper, Alyssa Cress, Jalon Daniels, Sydney Davis, Cydney Delley, Peyton Dismukes, Casey Dunham

Allow public input on transportation tax
As noted in today's story by Donnie Fetter, area counties that are part of the same transportation region as Columbia County are working to whittle down a list of proposed projects that will be part of a referendum next year.

Law already having effect
Georgia's Legislature this year passed a tough new bill allowing local law enforcement agencies more authority when dealing with illegal immigrants.

Cool? Augusta has plenty to offer
We all recognize and at one time or another have pondered the phrase, "The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence." As a kid, I would often wonder just what I was missing by living in the Augusta area. Atlanta was the big city, with Six Flags and Stone Mountain. Savannah was the historic city with the beach nearby. Columbia had the zoo and was the closest metro area I could visit. It seemed like "The grass was greener" in other nearby towns.

Editorial Cartoon
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Lakeside's Leaf honored for character
During halftime of Saturday's Marshall Family Y lacrosse league match, coaches gathered their players on the sidelines.

Sports Calendar
The Papa John's Augusta Junior Golf Tour will hold summer tournaments Tuesday at Forest Hills Golf Club; June 27 at Bartram Trail Golf Club; July 6 at Houndslake Golf and Country Club; July 14 at Belle Meade Country Club; July 19 at Rocky Branch Golf Club; and Aug. 3-4 (Tour Championship) at Jones Creek Golf Club. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers for 18-hole age groups and $25 for members and $35 for non-members for 9-hole age groups.

Former Jaguar Newman makes pro debut this week
Former Augusta State University standout Carter Newman will tee it up today for the first time as a professional golfer.

Area children participate in memorial swim meet
When she wasn't doing what she loved most -- swimming and coaching young swimmers -- Melissa Eustice would sometimes baby-sit.

Modoc Speedway
Wendell Chavous started from the pole position and earned the win in Crate Late Model on Friday at Modoc Speedway.

Water skiing clinic adds new activities
The Adaptive Water Skiing Clinic gives disabled children an opportunity to enjoy water sports using specialized equipment.

Sports Newsmakers
The Evans High School Boys Tennis Team advanced to the second round of the Georgia State Finals.

Greenbrier Sports Awards
Greenbrier's Rachel Nimmons, standing between Athletic Director Garrett Black (left) and Billy Jackson, was a winner of the Terry Holder Scholarship.

Camps Calendar
Baseball: The Evans High School Youth Baseball Camp for ages 5-14 will be held from 9 a.m. until noon Monday through June 23 at the school. The cost is $80 per session or $140 for both sessions. Email coach Ricky Beale at


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