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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
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

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008

Turning the corner

Harlem running back Seth Hill breaks free from Josey's Travis Crawford. Hill scored four touchdowns in a 41-20 win.
By Jim Blaylock

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008

Demonstrating teamwork

Michelle Schmidt (from left), Erica Calvin, Nicole Hayes and Erica Davis -- members of the Hephzibah JROTC Raider team -- compete in the one-rope bridge portion of the Columbia County Rogers Cup ...
By Jim Blaylock

Friday, Aug 1, 2008

Rescue me

Four puppies rescued by CSRA Happy Tails Rescue Inc. from Columbia County Animal Care and Control wait to be adopted. Happy Tails and Heartsong Animal Rescue claim the county-run animal shelter ...
By Jim Blaylock

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Holiday of history

Today is Flag Day, a holiday that was first celebrated in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Continental Congress' adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official U.S. flag.
By Jim Blaylock

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Driver unhurt after ejection from truck

Dump-truck driver David Johnson indicates where he landed after being thrown from the cab of his truck as it overturned on Ray Owens Road at White Oak Road near Appling. Mr. Johnson escaped the ...
By Jim Blaylock

Saturday, March 22, 2008

A happy ending

Christine Mourfield is reunited with her dog Pippy at Columbia County Animal Care and Control. The county is considering issuing ID tags to all dog owners to expedite the return of animals after ...
By Jim Blaylock

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008

Super speller

Ashley Kim, a student at Evans Middle School, won the Columbia County Spelling Bee, which was held at Grovetown Middle School on Monday.
By Jim Blaylock
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Commission votes to withhold appraiser's raise
The Augusta Commission removed a proposed raise for Chief Appraiser Alveno Ross on Monday and wants him to demonstrate progress on exempt property and personnel issues to stay under contract.