Stories by Jim Blaylock

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

St. Teresa dedicates its new church

St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church on Columbia Road holds rite of dedication and first Mass at its much-larger facility.
By Jim Blaylock

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Shop With a Doc event treats children to gifts

Doctors Hospital's Joseph M. Still Burn Center treated their patients and families to a shopping trip at the Mullins Crossing Target on Tuesday.
By Jim Blaylock

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Praying through generations

Families attend the White Oak United Methodist Camp Meeting at White Oak Campground in Appling that was built in 1872. Families have been attending for generations.
By Jim Blaylock

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Photographer uses drone for tough shots

There might be a day in the future when drones flying through the air are commonplace, but until then Brian Stewart's flying contraption can still cause a stir.
By Jim Blaylock

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Firefighters battle fire at plant

Firefighters from both Richmond and Columbia counties fought a fire at Creative Marble on Frontage Road near the county line. One plant employee was burned and taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn ...
By Jim Blaylock

Where you live

Augusta Prep senior Nolan Brandon, who arrived at the STAR student reception on crutches after being injured in a basketball game an hour earlier, accepts the Columbia County STAR student award ...
By Jim Blaylock

Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

A little Christmas shopping

By Jim Blaylock

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

Sparks visits Evans

Best-selling author Nicholas Sparks spoke for more than an hour and then spent three hours autographing his latest book "The Longest Ride" at the Lady Antebellum Ampitheater in Evans.
By Jim Blaylock

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dam gates open

Two women crawl right to the edge to watch as water plunges from Thurmond Dam into the Savannah River.
By Jim Blaylock

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Where you live

The Grim Reaper reaches for the victim of a mock accident at Evans High School during the Ghost Out presentation.
By Jim Blaylock

Friday, March 15, 2013

Where you live

Trey Kendrick, of Platinum Marine, talks to Aiken residents Diane and John Anderson about a pontoon boat at the Columbia County RV & Boat Show, which opened Friday at Evans Towne Center Park.
By Jim Blaylock

Monday, Nov. 19, 2012

Serving food, serving others

Bobby Christine and Sheriff Clay Whittle serve food at the 11th annual Italian Thanksgiving Feast at The Garlic Clove restaurant in Evans.
By Jim Blaylock

Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Just swinging through

Visitors to the Columbia County Fair ride the Cyclops. The 47th annual fair, put on by the Columbia County Merchants Association, runs through Nov. 10 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.
By Jim Blaylock

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Where you live

Matthew (from left), 7, Samantha, 9, and Meaghan Spencer, 12, eat free watermelon at the Walmart 50th anniversary celebration at the Gateway Walmart in Grovetown.
By Jim Blaylock

Friday, June 8, 2012

Rocking out with Rick

'80s rocker Rick Springfield performed at Evans Towne Center Park Friday.
By Jim Blaylock

Cookout for a cause

The Lunches with Love fundraiser for Columbia County Elections Director Deborah Marshall raised $16,315 on Friday.
By Jim Blaylock

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Public gathers to remember Hardaway

Mourners lined up outside the Columbia County courthouse in Appling Sunday to pay their respects to Probate Judge Pat Hardaway, one of the longest serving public officials in the county.
By Jim Blaylock

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Rallying for a certain soldier

Brian Shenk gives his daughter Deanna, 13, a hug after surprising her at Greenbrier Middle School. Shenk returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan just hours before the pep rally at the school.
By Jim Blaylock

Friday, March 18, 2011

First-place finish

Sarah Houston, a pupil at Brookwood Elementary School, wins the 100-meter dash during the Special Olympics at Greenbrier High School. Learn more about the organization at www.specialolympicsga.org.
By Jim Blaylock

Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

A proper send-off

Retiring Columbia County Recreation Department Manager Charles Beale shakes hands with Harlem Mayor Bobby Culpepper at a reception in Beale's honor.
By Jim Blaylock
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