Organizer hopes free program helps to end child sexual abuse
Dan Hillman calls the sexual abuse of children a silent plague.
Mistletoe State Park needs volunteers to help children
When schoolchildren visit Mistletoe State Park, one of the first faces they likely encounter is that of a park volunteer.
A real life saver
If you have a wreck in Columbia County, odds are good that Travis Young will rush to help.
Firefighter 's dedication leads to Volunteer of the Year award
When Mike Gosneigh isn't on the job as a troubleshooter for Georgia Power, he's likely involved with Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue.
Argentine ants can be difficult to control, especially in summer
Fire ants have been an ongoing problem for many years, but there now are many different ways to keep them in check -- baits, mound treatments or broadcast treatments of insecticides.
New restaurants serving ethnic dishes set to open
Several new Columbia County restaurants offering ethnic dishes are expected to open this fall.
Voters will decide on Sunday alcohol sales in Grovetown
Grovetown residents soon will be able to decide whether their city will be the first in the area to allow the sale of beer, wine and liquor on Sundays.
Prep sets a new bid for lights
Columbia County commissioners Tuesday will hear another request to add field lights on private school property next to a Martinez neighborhood.
Teacher of the Year finalists announced
The finalists for Columbia County Teacher of the Year were announced last week.
School board will buy land to build new middle school
The Columbia County school board on Tuesday authorized Superintendent Charles Nagle to negotiate the purchase of land for a new Columbia Middle School.
First Day of School
Kevin and Aaron Thompson are ready for the bus to Stevens Creek Elementary on the first day of school. Kevin is in fourth grade, and Aaron is in second grade.
School Lunch Menu
Monday: Breakfast for lunch, pancakes with sausage links, grilled cheese, peanut butter, jelly sandwich, cheese grits, potato smiles, fresh fruit, fruit juice, and milk
About 200 people participated Tuesday in a candlelight memorial for Desmond Hughes, a 2010 graduate of Evans High School who died in a car wreck on Interstate 20 on Aug. 5.
Columbia County authorities are looking for an Augusta man they call a person of interest in connection with the assault and robbery of an armored-truck driver last week at a Martinez bank.
Fish fry for veterans
American Legion Post 192 members Ruben Scott (left) and Danny Posey cook fish and hush puppies.
The Lakeside High School Chorus will sponsor a Community Talent Show at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Columbia County Amphitheater. All acts are welcome to audition; the fee for auditioning is $25, due no later than Monday. Call (706) 210-5406.
Jordan Wesley Newman and Megan Elizabeth Duffin applied for a marriage license on July 14, 2011, and were married July 16, 2011, in Augusta.
Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Georgia to Mike Zapata, 4138 Bald Eagle Place, $109,000.
Pet Adoption Showcase
Heartsong Animal Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that relies on donations. All animals are current on their vaccinations (age appropriate). All dogs are microchipped. All pets are spayed/neutered and cats are litter-box trained prior to placement. To adopt, donate, or for information, contact Loretta at (706) 855-1241, or go to www. heartsonganimal rescue.com.[CAPTION] Heartsong has many kittens available for adoption.[CAPTION] Butters is a 6-month-old Weimereiner mix. [CAPTION] Special Photos Ruby is a Visla pit bull mix.
Kristine Diane Shelton and Calen Henry Shelton, July 25, 2011.
Racial politics rise in remap
The opening gavel hasn't yet fallen to open the special redistricting session of the Georgia Legislature, yet already one lawmaker is pulling the race card.
Catching up before special session
Our lawmakers will be back in Atlanta on Monday for a special session on redistricting, but before the fun begins let's catch up on a few developments in state politics.
Light of compromise at end of Prep tunnel
It's understandable that there is still opposition to the addition of lights on the Augusta Prep football field from some residents of Springlakes, particularly those who live adjacent to Prep's facility.
Editorial cartoon for Sunday, August 14, 2011.
Martinez-Evans falls short in 13-14 division
Matt Brosious knew his Martinez-Evans All-Stars faced a challenge as they advanced to the Junior League Baseball Southeast Regional Tournament.
Ready for the first serve
Lakeside senior Kendal King hits a ball during practice. The team's first games are against Grovetown and Statesboro at Lakeside on Tuesday at 5 and 7 p.m.
The Georgia Rockers Fast Pitch Organization will be holding tryouts at Patriots Park for the upcoming 2012 season. Age control date is Jan. 1. Tryouts for the 14-Under team will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 21. Tryouts for the 12-Under team will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 28. Call Ike Branch at (706) 373-9581.
Wolfpack runner guides Fayetteville team to gold
When Brandon Coombs made the decision to join an Amateur Athletic Union track team from the Atlanta area, he knew it would be an interesting summer.
The W10 Beastie Bulls traveled to Lexington, S.C., on July 9, finishing as runner-up in the U10 bracket after losing in the title game 5-4.
Tournament pits disc golfers playing around the world against each other
Ever played a round of disc golf and wondered how your performance compared to other players around the world?
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