Frank Svoboda

...Mr. Svoboda spent the majority of his professional career in the textile industry and retired in 1997 as President of Blue Ridge Products in Hickory, NC. Prior to that he worked in executive positions in sales, marketing and management at several...

Blue Ridge Drive in Columbia County closed

...Columbia CountyMotorists should avoid Blue Ridge Drive for the next few weeks because...will be closed for construction.Blue Ridge Drive will be closed to through traffic...of stormwater infrastructure under Blue Ridge Drive.Columbia County traffic officials...

Columbia County schools have 329 spots available for permissive transfer

...High School has the most spaces at 257, followed by 30 at Riverside Elementary, 22 at Stallings Island Middle, 14 at Blue Ridge Elementary and six at River Ridge Elementary schools.Permissive transfers were first offered in 2009 under Georgia...

Analysis: Explaining Georgia's new road revenue plan

...thing before Roberts laid it out."It does not result in an increase of state taxes on Georgians," said Ralston, R-Blue Ridge. The emphasis was on "state."Politically, the plan may be a good one for legislators. They argue that drivers...

Old Evans Road to close for River Watch Parkway construction

...closure, traffic will be detoured around the work area using Columbia Industrial Boulevard, Evans to Locks Road and Blue Ridge Drive.The $35 million River Watch Parkway project includes widening Old Petersburg Road from Baston Road to Old Evans...

Blue Cross to help hacked customers

...records.CHS operates five hospitals in Georgia: Barrow Regional Medical Center in Winder; Fannin Regional Hospital in Blue Ridge; Clearview Regional Medical Center in Monroe; Trinity Hospital of Augusta; and East Georgia Regional Medical Center...

Gas tax change would hit out-of-state drivers, House speaker says

...Leader Larry O'Neal, Majority Whip Matt Ramsey and several committee chairmen."We have, sometimes, different viewpoints, and to say that we have serious disagreements or divisions is just inaccurate," said Ralston, R-Blue Ridge.

Georgia angler Ed Lepley ties his state white bass record

...reproduction numbers over the past three years, 2015 might be a challenging year for hunters, especially in the piedmont blue ridge and ridge and valley systems in Georgia." Georgia's turkey season runs from March 21 through May 15, with a bag...

Blue Ridge offers quiet thrills in fall

...autumn colors come alive across the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can bike it, all...along the serpentine spine of the Blue Ridge, creating desperately needed jobs...southern point, the route becomes the Blue Ridge Parkway and rides the ridges for...

Life & style
Students at Blue Ridge Elementary try to help out

Amanda Champlin (left) and Kate Adkins, fifth grade students at Blue Ridge Elementary School, help their teacher, Mrs. Stacy Henry, hand place the classes art work in the hallway. Each year the children...