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I used part of my lunch hour - and maybe a little more - Friday to drop by a place close to the office to visit a fine young man, Benjamin Malone. Benjamin is my first grandchild who has his first four or five teeth.

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:01am

County leaders are in the midst of a 30-day fact-finding period to come up with a plan to take advantage of Georgia's burgeoning film and television industry.

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:01am

We were raised right, and I don't just mean we knew to wear panty girdles so we didn't jiggle like those "loose" girls. In polite company, there was to be no talk whatsoever about politics, religion, or sex.

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:01am

This is a fight over "freedom" that legislators don't really need. It's a fight they could have avoided. But it seems to be a fight that they are destined to have.

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:01am

Isaac Seman, 36, pleaded guilty to charges in Columbia County Superior Court that included sexual exploitation of a minor and child molestation.

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:01am

A 24-year-old Mexican man was killed Monday after his vehicle left the road and flipped into a stand of trees off of Interstate 20, authorities said. Francisco Camarillo-Lopez was pronounced dead at 4:34 p.m. by Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:00am

Watercolor painting: Artists' Guild of Columbia County Watercolor Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 13 and 20, Church of Our Savior, 4227 Columbia Road, Martinez; for adults and teens; no experience required; $45 class fee plus $5 supply fee; artistguildcc.org

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:00am

Call (706) 541-4077 or visit columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Services.

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 12:00am

To recognize Catholic Schools Week, Our Lady of Peace Catholic School has scheduled these events: • Pancake breakfast, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Sunday • Grandparents luncheon, noon Feb. 1 • Muffins with Mom; Donuts with Dad, 8-8:30 a.m., Feb.

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:55pm

So a brand new year now comes to be Will this year be like all the rest? Will your time be spent more wisely? For surely you know you’re blessed Will you take the time to visit? Your friend who’s very ill Will you hear that small voice urging? Go now and do God’s will Will you spend ...

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:48pm

Rodolfo Pineda came to America as a migrant worker. His son, Arturo, goes to Yale.

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:38pm

Riding high on a horse trailer, Moe was unaffected by the crowd gathered along Georgia Avenue to watch the inaugural Augusta Futurity truck parade.

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:37pm

POLITICAL AFFILIATION: Republican POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: City Council 1985-1997; Mayor 1997-present OCCUPATION: Attorney EDUCATION: Graduated public schools of North Augusta; bachelor’s degree in business administration, cum laude ...

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:32pm

East Aiken School of the Arts recently staged an interactive and historically-themed event called the Living Wax Museum. The school's 110 fifth-grade students spent about two months researching figures from American history. On Jan.

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:13pm

Dwight Bradham is a man on a mission. The recently retired Army major, now Aiken County's Veterans Affairs Officer, wants to make his office a "one-stop shop" to help vets get the benefits and compensation they have earned.

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 4:13pm

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