Stories by Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Columbia Co. school budget $3 million short

The Columbia County school board adopted a budget Wednesday that is more than $3 million short of what it intends to spend.
By Donnie Fetter

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Graduates make history

Grovetown and Harlem high schools made history in graduation ceremonies Saturday -- one marking a first and the other a milestone among many.
By Donnie Fetter

Friday, May 21, 2010

Students, educators say last goodbyes

Columbia County students saw the last day of school Friday, including those at its newest high school -- Grovetown.
By Donnie Fetter and Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Commissioners discuss tax projects

Columbia County commissioners examined a list of sales tax projects during a Tuesday study session.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Columbia County won't trim school sports

Sports programs in Columbia County middle schools likely are safe, for now.
By Donnie Fetter

Many developments stalled by economy

As the delayed opening of a chain car dealership in Augusta happens Wednesday, other announced developments for the area remain on hold.
By Donnie Fetter, Erin Zureick and Jenna Martin

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Georgia speaker says tax cuts will help

Encouraging small business growth and initiating tax cuts are the keys to saving Georgia's economy, state Speaker of the House David Ralston said Thursday.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More pupils pass exam in Columbia Co.

The number of Columbia County pupils who passed a benchmark exam that determines their promotion increased this year.
By Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Columbia County schools add furloughs

The Columbia County school board added furlough days to next year's budget and cut positions to save money.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Republican leader is elected

Columbia County Republicans elected Pat Goodwin as their new chairwoman Tuesday and possibly ended months of internal conflict.
By Donnie Fetter

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Greenbrier assistant coach remembered

Mark Moseley, a beloved assistant softball coach at Greenbrier High School, lost his long battle with cancer Saturday. He was 56.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Columbia County's school plan is adopted

The Columbia County school board on Tuesday formally adopted a new five-year facility plan under which at least four schools would be rebuilt and another closed.
By Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Player allowed to sign wine bottles

It took the intervention of a state representative, but former Masters champion Gary Player will be allowed to sign bottles of wine at an Evans wine store Saturday.
By Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Voters will see bond on ballot

The Columbia County school board decided Wednesday to bring a $45 million bond referendum before voters in the July primary.
By Donnie Fetter

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Web speed, services will be improved

A stimulus grant to expand broadband should improve computer services in schools.
By Donnie Fetter

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Columbia County might lose teaching positions

Columbia County might lose more teaching positions next school year even as enrollment is projected to grow.
By Donnie Fetter

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Astronaut tells Augusta Prep students about trip aboard shuttle

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough talked to Augusta Prep students about his experience in space on Tuesday.
By Donnie Fetter

Astronaut describes shuttle experience

When NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough returns to the International Space Station, it won't be via American-made transportation.
By Donnie Fetter
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