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I texted, "Are you going to be home this weekend, specifically Saturday?" I sent it to my mother. My father doesn't think much of typed transmissions. They don't fit his concept of "telephone," a device for verbal communication in short form.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:09am

School starts again in Columbia County this week, and that means changes for everyone - even folks who don't have kids. Thousands of pupils returning to classrooms means changes in traffic.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:09am

Just when i was thinking we might get by with a quiet uneventful November, someone goes and calls a special election.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:09am

Grovetown's former chief of Public Safety hopes to be the city's next mayor. Gary Jones, who was fired from his public safety job in April, said Thursday he would run against incumbent Mayor George James in the Nov. 3 municipal election.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:08am

An employee of the Mullins Crossing Target store admitted to authorities that he has shoplifted more than $1,700 in merchandise from the store.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:08am

As school buses hit the road this week for the start of the 2015-16 school year, officials are urging drivers to use more caution and watch for children crossing streets as they enter and exit buses.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:08am

A year ago this week, Dewayne Porter was losing sleep and growing gray thinking about how to accomplish his main mission: getting children to and from school in a safe and timely manner.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:08am

Barry Smith, Columbia County's longtime director of Community and Leisure Services, resigned suddenly Monday without explanation, county officials said.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:07am

Brennan Day is competing in the 2015 Speedo Junior National Championships while Aaron Hendry will be competing in the 2015 Southern Zone Championships.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:06am

I came across a story this week on USA football that I first thought was a joke, but apparently the author, Peter Schwartz, was serious.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:06am

The Martinez-Evans Little League Senior League baseball team lost in the semifinals of the Southeastern Region Tournament.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:05am

Reigning Columbia County football player of the year Stephen Houzah plays his first collegiate game in a few weeks for the Mercer Bears. Houzah was terrific during his entire career at Lakeside, but especially his senior campaign.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:05am

Registration for Columbia County fall sports - baseball, football, soccer and softball - is ongoing and ends Aug. 14. Cost for baseball, soccer and softball is $80 for the first child, $70 for the second child and $60 for each additional child.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:05am

The Columbia County Parks and Recreation 11/12 Girls All-Stars lost twice at the 2015 Dixie Ponytails Traditional World Series.

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:05am

Property Transfers, Aug. 2, 2015

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:04am

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