Longtime volunteer firefighter Lt. Jamie Atkins has dedicated more volunteer hours with Columbia County fire and rescue than he has in his career as a wildlife firefighter with the U.S. Forestry Service.
The Georgia Milestones end-of-course assessment numbers for spring 2016 were released Tuesday, and Columbia County took part in eight of 10 testing areas and ranked above the Georgia mean in every phase. Richmond County ranked below state average in each of the 10 high school testing subjects.
Baseball team looking for youth talent
The 11U Augusta Rivercats are looking to add a player for the upcoming fall season. This is for children entering 5th and 6th grade and who did not turn 11 before May 1, 2016.
Last year, Lakeside proved to be the best football team in Columbia County.
The Panthers defeated rivals Evans, Greenbrier and Grovetown. Still, it wasn't good enough. Lakeside finished fifth in Region 2-AAAAA, missing the playoffs by one game.