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Selfies nab cell phone thief

 

A Grovetown woman was arrested Friday after she took selfies on a stolen cell phone.

Tiffany Sharie Brandon, 21, of Country Glen Circle was charged with theft by taking.

A woman later identified as Brandon went into Fine Lines Tattoo shop at 3731 Washington Road in Martinez just before 3 p.m. on Jan. 6. An employee said he was talking to a woman who matched Brandon’s description in the waiting area of the shop, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. When he went to his tattoo station to prepare the chair, the employee said the customer ran out the door. He immediately noticed his cell phone missing form the table where he was talking to Brandon.

The employee ran outside and saw Brandon leaving with a man headed west on Washington Road in a burgundy sedan.

Brandon apparently used the phone to take selfies, which showed up on the employee’s iCloud account, according to sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. Authorities were able to identify Brandon using the selfies.

Brandon was released from the Columbia County Detention Center after posting a $1,100 bond, according to jail records.

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Selfies nab cell phone thief

 

A Grovetown woman was arrested Friday after she took selfies on a stolen cell phone.

Tiffany Sharie Brandon, 21, of Country Glen Circle was charged with theft by taking.

A woman later identified as Brandon went into Fine Lines Tattoo shop at 3731 Washington Road in Martinez just before 3 p.m. on Jan. 6. An employee said he was talking to a woman who matched Brandon’s description in the waiting area of the shop, according to a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident report. When he went to his tattoo station to prepare the chair, the employee said the customer ran out the door. He immediately noticed his cell phone missing form the table where he was talking to Brandon.

The employee ran outside and saw Brandon leaving with a man headed west on Washington Road in a burgundy sedan.

Brandon apparently used the phone to take selfies, which showed up on the employee’s iCloud account, according to sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris. Authorities were able to identify Brandon using the selfies.

Brandon was released from the Columbia County Detention Center after posting a $1,100 bond, according to jail records.

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Police Blotter

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Mother faces DUI charges

A Martinez woman was recently charged with driving under the influence in connection to a November wreck that injured her two daughters.

Kelly Nicole Pride, 34, of Sioux Drive, was arrested on Jan. 15. She was charged with driving under the influence, serious injury by vehicle, endangering a child under 14 while driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane and three counts of not wearing seatbelts. Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Pride’s blood alcohol concentration was .15, almost double the .08 legal limit.

At about 12:40 a.m., Pride was driving a jeep Liberty with her daughters, 7 and 14, on Blue Ridge Drive when she crossed the center line. She hit the left side of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, spun across the road and hit an embankment. Both of her daughters were ejected out the rear hatchback window.

The 14-year-old was seriously injured while Pride and her 7-year-old sustained lesser injuries. The driver of the Cherokee wasn’t injured.

Pride turned herself in to the Columbia County Detention Center on Jan. 15. She was released after posting a $11,400 bond.

 

Customer reports scam

A Martinez locksmith business and one of its customers were the victims of a recent scam.

A Martinez woman called authorities Saturday and said she thought she was the victim of a man posing as a Dixie Lock and Safe employee. The woman said she’d made a Saturday appointment earlier in the week with Dixie Lock and Safe to repair her home locks. On Thursday, she used Bing to contact the company to reschedule her appointment to Friday. The search brought up the correct name and address, but a different phone number for the business.

When the woman called the number she found on the Internet, a woman answered and identified the business as Dixie Lock and Safe. When the woman asked to change her appointment, the woman on the phone confirmed the woman’s new Friday appointment.

At about 8 a.m. Friday, the woman said she got a call from someone stating a repairman was on the way to her home. About 30 minutes later, a burgundy van with no identifying marks showed up. A man who identified himself as Nisim Kalfa said he worked for Dixie and completed the work as the woman requested.

He charged $469 to the woman’s credit card. He didn’t seem suspicious or act strangely to the woman.

On Saturday, the woman said a Dixie van showed up at her home ready to do the work. When she told the Dixie employee the work was already done, he called the Dixie officer and confirmed no call to was ever made to reschedule the appointment. The phone number the woman called was confirmed to not be the correct number for the business.

The woman asked the Dixie employee to re-key her locks and install a new deadbolt because she was worried about being burglarized. The employee also said the work the fraudulent repairman did should have only cost about $120.

The employee then called authorities to report that someone has been stealing their jobs by using the company name and address to solicit customers online.

He said incidents similar to what happened to the woman have occurred several times previously. The customers have told him that repairmen with Middle Eastern accents show up in unmarked vans to do the work using the Dixie Lock and Safe name.

Truck vandalized

A Martinez man called police Sunday after discovering someone had vandalized his truck.

The 55-year-old man said he parked his truck at about 8 p.m. Saturday evening. When he went outside at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the man found that someone had smashed both driver’s side windows of the truck. He also found four burned areas next to the windshield on the passenger side where it appeared the paint was off.

Nothing inside the truck was disturbed or stolen.

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Police Blotter

The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:

Mother faces DUI charges

A Martinez woman was recently charged with driving under the influence in connection to a November wreck that injured her two daughters.

Kelly Nicole Pride, 34, of Sioux Drive, was arrested on Jan. 15. She was charged with driving under the influence, serious injury by vehicle, endangering a child under 14 while driving under the influence, reckless driving, driving too fast for conditions, failure to maintain lane and three counts of not wearing seatbelts. Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said Pride’s blood alcohol concentration was .15, almost double the .08 legal limit.

At about 12:40 a.m., Pride was driving a jeep Liberty with her daughters, 7 and 14, on Blue Ridge Drive when she crossed the center line. She hit the left side of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, spun across the road and hit an embankment. Both of her daughters were ejected out the rear hatchback window.

The 14-year-old was seriously injured while Pride and her 7-year-old sustained lesser injuries. The driver of the Cherokee wasn’t injured.

Pride turned herself in to the Columbia County Detention Center on Jan. 15. She was released after posting a $11,400 bond.

 

Customer reports scam

A Martinez locksmith business and one of its customers were the victims of a recent scam.

A Martinez woman called authorities Saturday and said she thought she was the victim of a man posing as a Dixie Lock and Safe employee. The woman said she’d made a Saturday appointment earlier in the week with Dixie Lock and Safe to repair her home locks. On Thursday, she used Bing to contact the company to reschedule her appointment to Friday. The search brought up the correct name and address, but a different phone number for the business.

When the woman called the number she found on the Internet, a woman answered and identified the business as Dixie Lock and Safe. When the woman asked to change her appointment, the woman on the phone confirmed the woman’s new Friday appointment.

At about 8 a.m. Friday, the woman said she got a call from someone stating a repairman was on the way to her home. About 30 minutes later, a burgundy van with no identifying marks showed up. A man who identified himself as Nisim Kalfa said he worked for Dixie and completed the work as the woman requested.

He charged $469 to the woman’s credit card. He didn’t seem suspicious or act strangely to the woman.

On Saturday, the woman said a Dixie van showed up at her home ready to do the work. When she told the Dixie employee the work was already done, he called the Dixie officer and confirmed no call to was ever made to reschedule the appointment. The phone number the woman called was confirmed to not be the correct number for the business.

The woman asked the Dixie employee to re-key her locks and install a new deadbolt because she was worried about being burglarized. The employee also said the work the fraudulent repairman did should have only cost about $120.

The employee then called authorities to report that someone has been stealing their jobs by using the company name and address to solicit customers online.

He said incidents similar to what happened to the woman have occurred several times previously. The customers have told him that repairmen with Middle Eastern accents show up in unmarked vans to do the work using the Dixie Lock and Safe name.

Truck vandalized

A Martinez man called police Sunday after discovering someone had vandalized his truck.

The 55-year-old man said he parked his truck at about 8 p.m. Saturday evening. When he went outside at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, the man found that someone had smashed both driver’s side windows of the truck. He also found four burned areas next to the windshield on the passenger side where it appeared the paint was off.

Nothing inside the truck was disturbed or stolen.

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Marshall Square Retirement Resort holds open house

An Evans luxury apartment complex for seniors held an open house on Thursday.

More than 400 people attended the open house at Marshall Square Resort in Evans.

“It’s very nice,” said Sarah Roberts, who was visiting from Alabama.

Visitors toured the model apartments – the two-bedroom Palm Beach apartment and the one-bedroom Laguna apartment.

Pat and Jim Bible asked numerous questions about the two-bedroom apartment while others attending wandered through the rooms and peered into the large bathrooms and closets.

The 134-apartment complex, developed by Resort Lifestyle Communities, opened in late 2014 on an 8.6-acre parcel on Ronald Reagan Drive at North Belair Road.

Visitors also experienced some of the community’s amenities, including the fine and casual dining rooms staffed with on-site chefs, fitness room, library and outdoor spaces.

Developers compared the complex to a luxury hotel or cruise ship, where all amenities are included.

Monthly rent ranging from $2,500 to $4,300 includes all utilities such as water, cable, Internet and phone as well as transportation, fine and casual dining with on-site chefs, housekeeping, fitness center, 150-seat theater, and concierge and valet services among others.

The community is “protected, safe and secure” with locked outside doors, noted the developers.

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Marshall Square Retirement Resort holds open house

An Evans luxury apartment complex for seniors held an open house on Thursday.

More than 400 people attended the open house at Marshall Square Resort in Evans.

“It’s very nice,” said Sarah Roberts, who was visiting from Alabama.

Visitors toured the model apartments – the two-bedroom Palm Beach apartment and the one-bedroom Laguna apartment.

Pat and Jim Bible asked numerous questions about the two-bedroom apartment while others attending wandered through the rooms and peered into the large bathrooms and closets.

The 134-apartment complex, developed by Resort Lifestyle Communities, opened in late 2014 on an 8.6-acre parcel on Ronald Reagan Drive at North Belair Road.

Visitors also experienced some of the community’s amenities, including the fine and casual dining rooms staffed with on-site chefs, fitness room, library and outdoor spaces.

Developers compared the complex to a luxury hotel or cruise ship, where all amenities are included.

Monthly rent ranging from $2,500 to $4,300 includes all utilities such as water, cable, Internet and phone as well as transportation, fine and casual dining with on-site chefs, housekeeping, fitness center, 150-seat theater, and concierge and valet services among others.

The community is “protected, safe and secure” with locked outside doors, noted the developers.

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CMFA Chilly Chili Cook-off a success

By most accounts from event organizers and participants, the Champions Made From Adversity Chilly Chili Cook-off Saturday at Evans Towne Center Park was a success.

The weather was almost perfect with not a cloud in the sky and temperatures were warmer than predicted, bringing out a number of chili cookers and tasters.

The event was Champions Made From Adversity’s fourth, with proceeds going to the organization that helps advance the lives of those with physical disabilities through sports and leisure activities.

Two new categories for soup and stew and cornbread were added to the chili cook-off this year, and CMFA co-founder Jeff Snover was dishing out his butternut squash soup to those who stopped by his table.

“It’s nice to see the crowd,” said Snover. “Every year we’ve regularly seen an increase, and this year is a home run.”

CMFA Community Programs Manager Pam Wooten, who ran the wheelchair free-throw shooting contest, among other things, noted there was a problem with the wind while they were trying to set up early before the 11 a.m. opening, but that things were running smoothly.

“We’re happy with the turnout, it looks like everyone is having a great time,” Wooten said.

Ned Keeler, Deputy to the Commanding General, United States Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, got to the cook-off a little before 2 p.m. with his wife, Sheril, and friends from Macon, Ga.

“We’re having a wonderful time,” said Keeler, who planned to sample everyone’s wares. “We’re a little disappointed because some of them have already run out.”

One of those who got there early enough to sample all the wares was judge Kelly Ayres. He said he used to get calls to be a judge but has taken to calling CMFA to ensure his place as an official taster.

“It’s fun, I enjoy doing it every year,” Ayres said.

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CMFA Chilly Chili Cook-off a success

By most accounts from event organizers and participants, the Champions Made From Adversity Chilly Chili Cook-off Saturday at Evans Towne Center Park was a success.

The weather was almost perfect with not a cloud in the sky and temperatures were warmer than predicted, bringing out a number of chili cookers and tasters.

The event was Champions Made From Adversity’s fourth, with proceeds going to the organization that helps advance the lives of those with physical disabilities through sports and leisure activities.

Two new categories for soup and stew and cornbread were added to the chili cook-off this year, and CMFA co-founder Jeff Snover was dishing out his butternut squash soup to those who stopped by his table.

“It’s nice to see the crowd,” said Snover. “Every year we’ve regularly seen an increase, and this year is a home run.”

CMFA Community Programs Manager Pam Wooten, who ran the wheelchair free-throw shooting contest, among other things, noted there was a problem with the wind while they were trying to set up early before the 11 a.m. opening, but that things were running smoothly.

“We’re happy with the turnout, it looks like everyone is having a great time,” Wooten said.

Ned Keeler, Deputy to the Commanding General, United States Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon, got to the cook-off a little before 2 p.m. with his wife, Sheril, and friends from Macon, Ga.

“We’re having a wonderful time,” said Keeler, who planned to sample everyone’s wares. “We’re a little disappointed because some of them have already run out.”

One of those who got there early enough to sample all the wares was judge Kelly Ayres. He said he used to get calls to be a judge but has taken to calling CMFA to ensure his place as an official taster.

“It’s fun, I enjoy doing it every year,” Ayres said.

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Georgia Regents Health System, University Hospital look at potential partnership

Georgia Regents Health Sys­tem and University Hospital have begun talks on a potential partnership, the University System of Georgia announced Friday.

The two are already working together on some residencies and would like to expand more, but they could also help each other respond to shrinking reimbursements, University CEO Jim Davis said.

Neil Pruitt, the chairman of the university system’s Board of Re­gents, and past chairman Philip Wil­heit had lunch at University Hos­pital to begin those talks, he said.

“They were good discussions, the tone was very good and it’s the kind of discussion we are going to have to have going forward if we are all going to thrive,” Davis said.
In a statement, the regents said they wanted to “explore strategic opportunities to potentially create a partnership to expand health services and better serve Georgians.”

Davis said that Gov. Nathan Deal wants GRU to have a top-50 medical school and that it might need help to do that.

“To do that, they really need a larger, deeper clinical platform to get there,” Davis said. “To do that on their own is going to be very difficult. They’re broaching ideas on how we might collaborate
more deeply to provide that medical education experience here.”

University Hospital already has six residency slots where residents from the Medical College of Georgia rotate through. Three are in OB/GYN, two are in general surgery and one is in internal medicine. Because multiple residents can rotate through those slots, last year 36 residents rotated through University-based residencies and saw more than 1,400 cases.

University Hospital has the ability to add 11 more residency slots and would like to get help from a state fund to expand residencies in the state, Davis said. The hospital is trying to create a family medicine program in conjunction with MCG, for instance, he said.

But there could be even larger collaborations, Davis said.

“They are also, just like every other hospital, dealing with the effects of the Affordable Care Act and the reimbursement challenges that it brings to every hospital in the country,” he said.

The talks are similar to those Uni­versity has had with other health systems and providers “looking for ways to collaborate, to reduce the impact of that by reducing our fixed costs and how we can work closer together to do that,” Davis said.

The regents said “an exploratory discussion is underway,” and Davis said the parties have agreed to meet again soon.

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Georgia Regents Health System, University Hospital look at potential partnership

Georgia Regents Health Sys­tem and University Hospital have begun talks on a potential partnership, the University System of Georgia announced Friday.

The two are already working together on some residencies and would like to expand more, but they could also help each other respond to shrinking reimbursements, University CEO Jim Davis said.

Neil Pruitt, the chairman of the university system’s Board of Re­gents, and past chairman Philip Wil­heit had lunch at University Hos­pital to begin those talks, he said.

“They were good discussions, the tone was very good and it’s the kind of discussion we are going to have to have going forward if we are all going to thrive,” Davis said.
In a statement, the regents said they wanted to “explore strategic opportunities to potentially create a partnership to expand health services and better serve Georgians.”

Davis said that Gov. Nathan Deal wants GRU to have a top-50 medical school and that it might need help to do that.

“To do that, they really need a larger, deeper clinical platform to get there,” Davis said. “To do that on their own is going to be very difficult. They’re broaching ideas on how we might collaborate
more deeply to provide that medical education experience here.”

University Hospital already has six residency slots where residents from the Medical College of Georgia rotate through. Three are in OB/GYN, two are in general surgery and one is in internal medicine. Because multiple residents can rotate through those slots, last year 36 residents rotated through University-based residencies and saw more than 1,400 cases.

University Hospital has the ability to add 11 more residency slots and would like to get help from a state fund to expand residencies in the state, Davis said. The hospital is trying to create a family medicine program in conjunction with MCG, for instance, he said.

But there could be even larger collaborations, Davis said.

“They are also, just like every other hospital, dealing with the effects of the Affordable Care Act and the reimbursement challenges that it brings to every hospital in the country,” he said.

The talks are similar to those Uni­versity has had with other health systems and providers “looking for ways to collaborate, to reduce the impact of that by reducing our fixed costs and how we can work closer together to do that,” Davis said.

The regents said “an exploratory discussion is underway,” and Davis said the parties have agreed to meet again soon.

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