Local

  • Syndicate content

Powerball - 12/17/2014

Georgia Lottery - Wed, 12/17/2014 11:00 PM
22-31-38-47-48 Powerball: 15 Power Play: 3X Estimated Jackpot: $90 Million
Categories: Local

Fantasy 5 - 12/17/2014

Georgia Lottery - Wed, 12/17/2014 11:00 PM
03-17-19-25-36 Estimated Jackpot: $100,000
Categories: Local

All or Nothing Morning - 12/17/2014

Georgia Lottery - Wed, 12/17/2014 11:00 PM
01-02-04-05-10-11-14-15-18-19-20-23
Categories: Local

Cash 3 Midday - 12/17/2014

Georgia Lottery - Wed, 12/17/2014 11:00 PM
733
Categories: Local

Cash 4 Midday - 12/17/2014

Georgia Lottery - Wed, 12/17/2014 11:00 PM
5489
Categories: Local

Georgia FIVE Midday - 12/17/2014

Georgia Lottery - Wed, 12/17/2014 11:00 PM
31823
Categories: Local

Newsmakers

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 12:13 AM
Categories: Local

Newsmakers

Categories: Local

Newsmakers

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 12:11 AM
Categories: Local

Newsmakers

Categories: Local

Public meetings set in January for Columbia County school rezoning

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 12:05 AM

Parents of Columbia County schoolchildren will have two opportunities next month to express their views on the school system’s proposed rezoning plan.

School board trustees agreed Dec. 9 to dates for public meetings on the plan, with the first scheduled for Jan. 8 at Grovetown High School and the second Jan. 20 at Greenbrier High School.

Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m.

“Following these meetings we will take into account all the public feedback that we get and republish the rezoning proposal for your consideration at the next (school board) meeting,” schools Superintendent Sandra Carraway told the board.

Carraway wants to have the rezoning issue settled by the end of January so school administrators can begin planning for the 2015-16 school year.

Officials have already made revisions to the
preliminary plan, which was released Nov. 11. Carraway said some numbers have been adjusted, as has the schedule for implementing some shifts of students between zones, which will take place over the next three school years.

In all, 16 schools will be affected by the rezoning, which officials say is being brought on by rapid growth in the county, primarily in the Grovetown area.

Ground zero for the growth is Baker Place Ele­mentary.

The school has an official capacity of 900 pupils, but currently has more than 1,150. Officials have moved children into 10 portable classrooms on the campus to accommodate the swelling enrollment.

Carraway also reviewed the latest projections for next year’s enrollment, and more children are expected. Officials estimate another 712 children will enroll next fall, with about 150 set to go to Baker Place under the current zoning.

“If the rezoning goes through we can bring Baker Place down to a very manageable 935,” Carraway said.

Current zoning will also increase Greenbrier High School’s enrollment to more than 1,860 students, surpassing Evans High as the county’s largest school. Under the rezoning plan, about 200 of those students will be shifted to Lakeside High, moving its projected enrollment above 1,800.

The rezoning proposal can be viewed on the county schools’ Web site: www.ccboe.net.

Categories: Local

Public meetings set in January for Columbia County school rezoning

Parents of Columbia County schoolchildren will have two opportunities next month to express their views on the school system’s proposed rezoning plan.

School board trustees agreed Dec. 9 to dates for public meetings on the plan, with the first scheduled for Jan. 8 at Grovetown High School and the second Jan. 20 at Greenbrier High School.

Both meetings will begin at 6 p.m.

“Following these meetings we will take into account all the public feedback that we get and republish the rezoning proposal for your consideration at the next (school board) meeting,” schools Superintendent Sandra Carraway told the board.

Carraway wants to have the rezoning issue settled by the end of January so school administrators can begin planning for the 2015-16 school year.

Officials have already made revisions to the
preliminary plan, which was released Nov. 11. Carraway said some numbers have been adjusted, as has the schedule for implementing some shifts of students between zones, which will take place over the next three school years.

In all, 16 schools will be affected by the rezoning, which officials say is being brought on by rapid growth in the county, primarily in the Grovetown area.

Ground zero for the growth is Baker Place Ele­mentary.

The school has an official capacity of 900 pupils, but currently has more than 1,150. Officials have moved children into 10 portable classrooms on the campus to accommodate the swelling enrollment.

Carraway also reviewed the latest projections for next year’s enrollment, and more children are expected. Officials estimate another 712 children will enroll next fall, with about 150 set to go to Baker Place under the current zoning.

“If the rezoning goes through we can bring Baker Place down to a very manageable 935,” Carraway said.

Current zoning will also increase Greenbrier High School’s enrollment to more than 1,860 students, surpassing Evans High as the county’s largest school. Under the rezoning plan, about 200 of those students will be shifted to Lakeside High, moving its projected enrollment above 1,800.

The rezoning proposal can be viewed on the county schools’ Web site: www.ccboe.net.

Categories: Local

Police Blotter

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 12:04 AM

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Man scammed at Wal-Mart

A man shopping at a Martinez Wal-Mart said he was scammed by someone who sold him a store gift card.

The 34-year-old man said he was shopping at the store on Bobby Jones Expressway at about 5 p.m. on Saturday. A stranger approached him offering to sell a gift card worth $386.03. The stranger said he needed rent money and was willing to sell the card for $125. The stranger confirmed the card was loaded with the $386.03 and the man bought it.

The man said he believes that after they confirmed the amount on the card that the stranger switched it for a similar-looking card with no value. When he realized the card was worthless, the man called authorities.

 

Burglar enjoys cookie and rum

A Martinez woman called authorities Thurs-day and said someone broke into her home and enjoyed items in her kitchen.

The woman said she came home at about 4:30 p.m. and found cookie dough on the kitchen counter and some rum missing from a bottle in the kitchen.

The woman’s son said he got home about an hour before she did and the dough was on the counter then.

Christmas gifts under the tree, cash on the counter and electronics were not taken and nothing else was disturbed in the house.

 

Woman’s porch is vandalized

A Martinez woman said Friday that someone vandalized her porch while her family was out of town.

The 45-year-old woman said she returned from a week-long vacation at about 6 p.m. Thursday, but she went inside through the garage and didn’t see the porch. At about 4:30 p.m. Friday, the woman found her front porch in disarray.

Someone turned porch furniture upside down, threw swing cushions across the porch, broke a statue in half and shattered a glass table top. The glass was thrown across the porch.

The woman said her husband is out of town working and her children went with her out of town.

A deputy checked with nearby residents, but none saw anything unusual. They did say animals often come close to homes in the area, but the deputy noted that the damage was not consistent with an animal.

Nothing stolen during storage business break-in

The manager of an Evans self-storage business told deputies Friday that someone broke into several storage units, but stole nothing.

The manager of Evans Self Storage at 4731 Washington Road said between 8 p.m. and midnight the previous night, two men wearing dark clothes and hoodies cut the chain link fence on the back side of the gated business and clipped the locks off and went into five storage units on the back of the property. The burglars were caught on video, but the video images were blurry.

The men then left through the same hole they cut in the fence. The manager and a maintenance employee discovered only one piece of one of the five locks removed from storage units. Pieces of the cut fence were found laying in the opening.

 

Fake bill used
for steak dinner

The manager at an Evans restaurant called authorities Sunday after she said a man trying to use a fake bill ran out with his order.

The manager of the Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant in Mullins Crossing said a man called in a take-out order for a steak and loaded baked potato at about 8:45 p.m. When the man came to pick it up at about 9 p.m., he gave the manager a $100 bill for the $21.58 tab. The manager said she’d be right back.

When the manager returned to tell the man the bill was fake, he was gone. She went outside to get a description of the vehicle he was in, but didn’t see the man anywhere.

The entire transaction was captured on the restaurant’s video surveillance system.

Categories: Local

Police Blotter

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Man scammed at Wal-Mart

A man shopping at a Martinez Wal-Mart said he was scammed by someone who sold him a store gift card.

The 34-year-old man said he was shopping at the store on Bobby Jones Expressway at about 5 p.m. on Saturday. A stranger approached him offering to sell a gift card worth $386.03. The stranger said he needed rent money and was willing to sell the card for $125. The stranger confirmed the card was loaded with the $386.03 and the man bought it.

The man said he believes that after they confirmed the amount on the card that the stranger switched it for a similar-looking card with no value. When he realized the card was worthless, the man called authorities.

 

Burglar enjoys cookie and rum

A Martinez woman called authorities Thurs-day and said someone broke into her home and enjoyed items in her kitchen.

The woman said she came home at about 4:30 p.m. and found cookie dough on the kitchen counter and some rum missing from a bottle in the kitchen.

The woman’s son said he got home about an hour before she did and the dough was on the counter then.

Christmas gifts under the tree, cash on the counter and electronics were not taken and nothing else was disturbed in the house.

 

Woman’s porch is vandalized

A Martinez woman said Friday that someone vandalized her porch while her family was out of town.

The 45-year-old woman said she returned from a week-long vacation at about 6 p.m. Thursday, but she went inside through the garage and didn’t see the porch. At about 4:30 p.m. Friday, the woman found her front porch in disarray.

Someone turned porch furniture upside down, threw swing cushions across the porch, broke a statue in half and shattered a glass table top. The glass was thrown across the porch.

The woman said her husband is out of town working and her children went with her out of town.

A deputy checked with nearby residents, but none saw anything unusual. They did say animals often come close to homes in the area, but the deputy noted that the damage was not consistent with an animal.

Nothing stolen during storage business break-in

The manager of an Evans self-storage business told deputies Friday that someone broke into several storage units, but stole nothing.

The manager of Evans Self Storage at 4731 Washington Road said between 8 p.m. and midnight the previous night, two men wearing dark clothes and hoodies cut the chain link fence on the back side of the gated business and clipped the locks off and went into five storage units on the back of the property. The burglars were caught on video, but the video images were blurry.

The men then left through the same hole they cut in the fence. The manager and a maintenance employee discovered only one piece of one of the five locks removed from storage units. Pieces of the cut fence were found laying in the opening.

 

Fake bill used
for steak dinner

The manager at an Evans restaurant called authorities Sunday after she said a man trying to use a fake bill ran out with his order.

The manager of the Ruby Tuesday’s restaurant in Mullins Crossing said a man called in a take-out order for a steak and loaded baked potato at about 8:45 p.m. When the man came to pick it up at about 9 p.m., he gave the manager a $100 bill for the $21.58 tab. The manager said she’d be right back.

When the manager returned to tell the man the bill was fake, he was gone. She went outside to get a description of the vehicle he was in, but didn’t see the man anywhere.

The entire transaction was captured on the restaurant’s video surveillance system.

Categories: Local

Pet Adoptions

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 12:01 AM
Categories: Local

Sounds of the season

Latest News from Columbia County News-Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 12:01 AM

Sounds of the season

Categories: Local

Sounds of the season

Sounds of the season

Categories: Local

Top headlines

MCG student, class buy kids' books for Ferguson library

Three weeks after the Missouri grand jury indictment verdict, Ashee Nicole Sharer created a Ferguson wish list on BarnesAndNoble.com, urging classmates to purchase a book for the Ferguson ...
Search Augusta jobs