Stories by Barry L. Paschal

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Guest Column: Goodwill fundraiser focuses on renewal

Like Goodwill, your assistance can help build lives, families and communities - one renewed career at a time.
By Barry L. Paschal

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Columbia County Commission OKs budget

Columbia County's budget for next year balances with no tax increase and only a small spending increase that matches a near-flat growth in the county's overall tax value.
By Barry L. Paschal

Fewer appeals of tax notices expected

Columbia County tax officials don't expect their phones to ring as much this year, with fewer drastic changes in tax assessments compared to 2012.
By Barry L. Paschal

Fewer appeals of tax notices expected

Columbia County tax officials don't expect their phones to ring as much this year, with fewer drastic changes in tax assessments compared to 2012.
By Barry L. Paschal

Friday, May 31, 2013

Space-rover technology maps county streets

The Earthmine imaging vehicle that will be navigating Columbia County streets during the next couple of weeks uses technology developed for the Mars rover program.
By Barry L. Paschal

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Evans teen eliminated in bee semifinals

Regional spelling bee champ Rachael Cundey, in her fifth and final trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee, was eliminated in the semifinal rounds Thursday.
By Barry L. Paschal

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Golf car fall injures teen

An Appling teen received a serious head injury Wednesday when he fell from a moving golf car and hit his head on the pavement.
By Barry L. Paschal

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Columbia County school board OKs tax hike

Property taxes will rise in Columbia County after approval Tuesday of a 1-mill tax hike to balance the $178 million school budget for next year.
By Barry L. Paschal

Friday, May 24, 2013

Champion speller heads to national bee

Rachael Cundey, the area's five-time reigning regional champion, travels to Washington, D.C., on Sunday for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
By Barry L. Paschal

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Columbia County schools to graduate 1,600

Harlem High School leads off a weekend of graduation ceremonies for Columbia County public and private high schools.
By Barry L. Paschal

5 arrested on drug-trafficking charges

Columbia County authorities have charged a woman and four men with drug trafficking after seizing large amounts of cocaine, heroin and marijuana from a Harlem residence.
By Barry L. Paschal

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Columbia County rejects townhomes

Columbia County commissioners Tuesday rejected a rezoning that would have built townhomes on a failed professional development.
By Barry L. Paschal

Monday, May 20, 2013

Deputy was at fault in fatal crash

Traffic investigators say an off-duty Richmond County deputy was at fault in the motorcycle crash that killed him.
By Barry L. Paschal

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Greenbrier track star to run for UGA

Greenbrier High School's Jeremy Harden held a signing ceremony Wednesda to celebrate his commitment to attend the Unversity of Georgia on a track scholarship.
By Barry L. Paschal

Chancellor defends Azziz as 'change agent'

Georgia Board of Regents Chancellor Hank Huckaby, speaking to the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, said he, like GRU President Ricardo Azziz, was hired to shake things up in higher education.
By Barry L. Paschal

Friday, May 10, 2013

Huckaby to speak at chamber breakfast

Organizers of the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce breakfast on May 15 are hoping University of Georgia Board of Regents Chancellor Hank Huckaby's speach isn't overshadowed by recent GRU ...
By Barry L. Paschal

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tax hike on table for Columbia County schools

When the Columbia County school board meets next week, a tax increase likely will be discussed as a means of narrowing a projected budget shortfall.
By Barry L. Paschal

Road-race rules closer to approval

Columbia County commissioners Tuesday approved first reading of an ordinance that will require more notice, and possibly charge fees, for events that require public streets to be blocked.
By Barry L. Paschal

Evans treasurer charged in missing $250,000

The former treasurer of an Evans neighborhood association has been charged with stealing more than a quarter-million dollars from the organization.
By Barry L. Paschal

Friday, May 3, 2013

Budget reviews show drastic differences in outlook

While Columbia County school officials are wrestling with an expected budget deficit of more than $4 million, county commissioners might look at adding employees.
By Barry L. Paschal
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