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Sex offender back behind bars

Fri, 10/24/2014 1:05 PM


A man convicted of sex charges in Columbia County, who then went to prison for child molestation in south Georgia is back behind bars.

William Archer Stulb, 30, was arrested on Sept. 22 for a parole violation. Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said the violations included visiting inappropriate Internet sites and creating a Facebook page, both of which are prohibited by his parole, and he contacted someone his parole terms prohibit him from communicating with.

A week after his arrest, Stulb’s live-in girlfriend called authorities stating he’d been video-taping her without her knowledge of consent.

“He was video recording her in a clandestine fashion from outside the house and through a window as well as under the bathroom door,” Morris said.

Just after that, the 29-year-old woman said the pair had an argument while riding in a vehicle. She said Stulb struck her, then refused to let her out of the vehicle.

“She wanted to leave the vehicle and he prevented that,” Morris said.

Stulb, who was still being held on the parole violation, was then charged with family violence battery, false imprisonment and two counts of unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance.

He’s being held without bond, according to jail records.

Stulb is no newcomer to the county jail. He spent a year there after he was convicted of statutory rape in 2005 stemming from a 2003 incident involving a 14-year-old girl when he was 18. The law didn’t require Stulb to register as a sex offender at the time because of his age, but when the law changed in 2006, Stulb was required to register.

In 2008, a judge resentenced Stulb under the First offender Act, which eliminated his requirement to register. But the state Court of Appeals ruled in march 2009 that the judge didn’t have the authority to resentenced Stulb and reinstated his original sentenced, including the requirement to register as a sex offender.

In April 2009, Stulb pleaded guilty in Glynn County to child molestation. He was sentenced to five years in prison and 10 years on probation and was released in January 2013 from the Coffee Correctional Facility.

Morris said Stulb has signed a waiver to be transferred to a Department of Corrections detention facility to serve out the less than a year remaining on his parole, which will be followed by 10 years probation.

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Wed, 10/22/2014 12:12 AM
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Police Blotter

Wed, 10/22/2014 12:12 AM

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

Statutory rape charge lodged against teen

A Grovetown teen was arrested last week accused of having a tryst with an underage girl.

Grady Laquez Moss, 17, of Overlook Circle, was charged Oct. 15 with statutory rape and electronically furnishing obscene material to a minor.

The mother of a 13-year-old Grovetown girl called authorities on Oct. 5. She said her daughter met with Moss, a Harlem High School student, in the woods near a church on Old Augusta Highway to have sex.

She also found text messages on her daughter’s phone relating to the incident.

The woman said her daughter admitted that she had had sex with Moss.

He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center Thursday after posting a $3,700 bond, according to jailers.


Man reports being watched in bathroom

A man called authorities to a Martinez store Friday after he said a man watched him use the public restroom.

The 32-year-old man said he was using the bathroom at the Wal-Mart on Bobby Jones Expressway at about 2:20 p.m., when he noticed a man looking at him through the crack in the front of the bathroom stall. He wasn’t sure of what he saw at first, but heard the man walk to the sink and wash his hands and get paper towels.

He said the stranger then walked back and watched him through the crack again as he dried his hands. This happened several times until the man said something to the stranger and he left.

A witness said he came into the bathroom and saw a man washing his hands at the sink and looking toward the stalls. He thought it was odd because the man was going through the motions of washing his hands, but the water wasn’t running. He went into a stall next to the man and had to borrow toilet paper from him.

He then heard the man say loudly, “Is there anything I can get for you buddy? You have been staring at me for the past 10 minutes.”

The witness never saw the stranger looking into the stall and both men were gone when he exited the stall.


Woman tries to take back her donation

The cashier at a Mar-tinez store said a woman tried to take back cash she put into a donation jar on Saturday.

The cashier at Dollar General on Baston Road said that a woman came into the store at about 8 p.m. and put an unknown number of dollar bills into a donation jar at the register. The cashier said about 30 minutes later, the woman returned and took money out of the jar. The woman said she wanted her money back. The woman left before deputies arrived.

Student reports missing exhaust

A Greenbrier High School student said Friday that someone stole the exhaust pipe from his truck.

The 17-year-old told the school public safety officer that he arrived at school and parked in the school lot at 7:30 a.m. When he returned to the 2001 Ford truck at about 10:15 a.m., the exhaust pipe was missing from the truck.

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Several ways to celebrate Halloween in Columbia County

Wed, 10/22/2014 12:11 AM

Halloween is right around the corner and some local groups have organized Halloween celebrations for children and their families.

Columbia County is holding its annual Trick Or Treat So Others Can Eat on Thursday at the gymnasium at Patriots Park.

The event runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. and features 25-30 vendors offering treats for costumed children.

Admission is a canned or nonperishable food item to be donated to the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

The event will include inflatables and children’s activities.

Columbia County Community Connections is transforming the field beside Harlem United Methodist Church into a Halloween extravaganza. The third annual Monster Mash will be 4 to 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the field on West Milledgeville Road.

The event features children’s activities, carnival-type games, arts and crafts, a haunted house and a costume contest.

Refreshments such as boiled peanuts, popcorn and hotdogs also will be available. The kids will receive fun treats.

The event also raises money for school supplies for teachers at North Harlem Elementary School.

“(Admission) is $3 a family or some school supplies for the teachers,” organizer Kari Poss said. “Most of those teachers have to buy those things out of their pocket.”

Some area churches also are opening their pumpkin patches for special Halloween events.

Wesley United Methodist Church in Evans is holding annual Pumpkinpalooza 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church on North Belair Road. The free family festival includes children’s rides, games and inflatables.

Harlem United Methodist Church is opening its pumpkin patch for a free children’s trunk or treat event 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. It will include trick-or-treating, refreshments, and children games and inflatables.

The pumpkin patch at Marvin United Methodist Church is the site of an annual Trunk-or-Treating event for children and chili cook-off on Oct. 29. The church on Wheeler Road at South Belair Road is offering free trick-or-treating, music, games and face-painting. The entry deadline for the chili cook-off is 5 p.m.

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Pet adoptions

Wed, 10/22/2014 12:10 AM
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Current Events

Wed, 10/22/2014 12:09 AM

Trick or treat

Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Patriots Park Gym, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; admission one canned food item; first 400 children get a free Halloween bag; (706) 650-5034,

Audubon trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon field trip 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Silver Bluff Audubon Sanctuary, 4542 Silver Bluff Road, Jackson; meet at Kathwood Ponds; looking for birds and wildlife around the ponds and other areas; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; free;

Benefit tea

Pirates and Princesses for a Cause Tea 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 25, Evans High School Commons, 4550 Cox Road; for ages 4-8; learn manners; decorate a tea cup, wand or sword and crown or pirate hat; tea party with finger foods and tea; wear costumes; $20; benefits Georgia Firefighters’ Burn Association; presented by Evans High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America;

Fall festival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, Word of Life Church at Keg Creek, 6389 Washington Road, Appling; food, games, prizes, giveaways; free

Columbia fair

Rides, games, food, fun; 5-11 p.m. Oct. 30, Nov. 3-6, 5 p.m. to midnight Oct. 31, Nov. 7, noon-midnight Nov. 1, 8, 1 p.m. until Nov. 2;

Helping veterans

Beulah Grove Baptist Church Veterans Service Outreach Ministry Veterans Workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, Beulah Grove Baptist Church; Dr. W.J. Hillson, Dr. Clarence Brown, Kerry Elders, Linda Singletary, Reuben Wanjala, the Rev. Ray Adams, Willie Williams Sr. and Dr. Paul Kelly, speakers; information on Augusta Warrior Project, Wounded Warriors, Navy Federal Credit Union, claims/compensation and pension, employment and labor force, entrepreneurship and franchise opportunities, more; free; reservations required by Nov. 1; (706) 724-1086,,

Alzheimer’s walk

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday, Nov. 1, Columbia County Amphitheater; registration 8 a.m., ceremony 9 a.m., walk 9:30 a.m.; 2-mile route; singing, sidewalk chalk, cheering, memory garden; (800) 272-3900,


Lynndale Advocates Vendor/Craft Bazaar 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Lynndale Inc., 1490 Eisenhower Drive; aromatherapy, creative crafts, pottery, scrapbooks, note cards, handmade bows, beaded jewelry, more; greenhouse open; refreshments;

Hounds Towne

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Evans Towne Center Park; free admission; pet costume contest, vendors, animal demos; hound blessing 10 a.m.; live music by Doug and the Henrys 11 a.m.; (706) 312-7194,

Casino night

Safe Homes Casino Night 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road; blackjack, roulette, craps, poker, prize wheel; reverse raffle for $5,000; $75-$175;

Open house

Westminster Middle and Upper School Open House Drop-In 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, Westminister Schools of Augusta, 3067 Wheeler Road; learn about Westminster’s sixth- through 12th-grade programs; informational table in Building 300, guided tours of Middle and Upper School grounds;


Westminster Schools of Augusta Evening of Theatre 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans; theater featuring our one-act play, The 39 Steps, and our fall play, Alice in Wonderland; $15 adults, $10 students/alumni, $5 ages 10 and under;

Field trip

Augusta-Aiken Audubon Field Trip to Dilane Plantation WMA, meet 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, in parking lot of Phinizy Swamp Nature Park, 1858 Lock and Dam Road, to carpool to the Wildlife Management Area, which is approximately an hour drive south; annual sparrow trip, sparrows main focus, but many other birds will be spotted, including Red-headed Woodpeckers; bring lunch; Anne Waters and Lois Stacey lead; active WMA and hunters may be present – take proper precautions and wear bright colors, preferably orange;


Presented by Greater Augusta Youth Theater 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, Greenbrier High School, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans; Broadway hit about an orphan girl who find happiness with a grouchy millionaire and his loving gal; $13-$15; (706) 860-9729,

Guitar Pull

Kicks 99 Guitar Pull presented by Boots, Bridles and Britches; show 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18: Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Dan + Shay, Dustin Lynch; $35;


Christian singles

6:30-10:30 p.m. Saturdays, Ballroom Dance Center, 525 Grand Slam Drive, off Evans-to-Locks Road; dance lessons 6:30-7:30 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m.; refreshments; alcohol and smoke free; Augusta Christian Singles; $8 members, $10 others; Barbara Nash (803) 640-2075,

Eyeglass help

Financial assistance for qualifying Grovetown residents to purchase eyeglasses; Grovetown Lions Club; write to Grovetown Lions Club Eyeglass Program, P.O. Box 248, Grovetown, GA 30813

Farmers market

4:30-7 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 30, Columbia County Amphitheater, 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.; Evans Towne Farmers Market; local farmers committed to all-natural growing practices, children’s activities, cooking demos and vegetable gardening education;,

Fire information

Advice on fire dangers for Columbia County residents; presented by Georgia Forestry Commission, Columbia County; (706) 556-3962

Food pantry

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1959 Appling Harlem Highway, Appling; Columbia County Cares Food Pantry; (706) 541-2834

Hospital classes

Variety of classes each month; Doctors Hospital; (706) 651-2450,

Live wrestling

Live action first Saturday every month; doors open 7:30 p.m., belltime 8 p.m., Patriots Park Gymnasium, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown; $10 front row, $7 general admission, 5 and younger free;


4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Mindbody Stress Reduction Programs, 4210 Columbia Road Suite 4A, Martinez; Mindfulness and Expansive Meditations; experience deeper awareness, clarity and stress reduction through guided meditations; $15, $5 students with ID; registration required;
(706) 496-3935,


MOMS Club of Augusta meets 10 a.m. first Wednesdays (except December); chapter includes Augusta, Martinez and North Augusta; e-mail for location;,


Columbia County Orchestra and Columbia County Youth; weekly meetings; musicians needed; information can be found online;

Public speaking

7 p.m. Mondays, University Hospital Education Wing, third floor, room 3; Riverwalk Toastmasters Public Speaking and Leadership Club; Sharma Pogula (706) 855-1081,


Barbara C. Beazley Memorial Scholarship, sponsored by The Columbia County Foundation for Children; must be a Columbia County resident and intend to enroll or are currently enrolled in a college or technical school; applications available from school counselors’ offices and online; grants are need-based; deadline to apply and submit documents May 30;


Fort Gordon’s Survivor Outreach Services, for families of deceased soldiers; (706) 787-4767,

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