Stories by Steve Crawford

Thursday, May 28, 2015

OSHA investigating fatal fall at Evans construction site

Officials with the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Mexican man who was fatally injured earlier this month in a fall at a ...
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Grovetown pilot dies in Kentucky crash

A Columbia County man has been identified as the pilot killed when his small plane crashed Thursday in rural Kentucky.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Robert Earl Keen recalls roots on his new record

When Texas troubadour Robert Earl Keen set out to make his most recent record, he knew it would be unlike anything he had ever done, but at the same time, it was the one he always wanted to do.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Columbia County residents invited to respond to development plan

Columbia County residents will have yet another chance to offer ideas and voice their concerns on the next 20 years of growth and development today at Evans public library.
By Steve Crawford

Woman faces Arizona fraud, theft charges related to late-term abortion

A woman in the custody of Columbia County authorities is facing extradition to Arizona where she is accused of faking a cancer diagnosis in order to obtain a state-funded abortion.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hundreds pay respects to Brush

Although known for his career in politics and his profession as a builder, Brush was remembered as a family man with a deep connection to his faith.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Governor praises legislative work

Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that this recent legislative session was the most productive of the 17 he has been involved in during his political career.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Teachers get their first look at new Martinez Elementary School

About 50 teachers and staff members were invited to tour the newly constructed Martinez Elementary School by Principal Wade White on Wednesday.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

County resolves Lights of the South zoning

Columbia County commissioners voted Tuesday to approve a rezoning of property that will allow Lights of the South operate this holiday season.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, April 20, 2015

Columbia County's next 20 years

About 40 people turned out for the first of four "visioning" meetings for the growth of Columbia County at Patriots Park. The next meeting is Thursday.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Boy, 7, hit by van; injuries not life-threatening

A 7-year-old South Carolina boy was injured Wednesday afternoon when he was struck while riding his bicycle on Desoto Drive in Martinez.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Cafeteria manager investigated over money

Greenbrier Elementary School's former cafeteria manager is being investigated over missing lunch money, school officials said Thursday.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Charter school group announces deal for school site

The group proposing to create Columbia County's first charter school announced it had a contract to purchase land for a future school site near Blanchard Woods Park in Evans.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Group travels down Savannah River to raise awareness

The journey, is part adventure, part consciousness raising and part environmental activism by Bob Brooksher, his friend Joanne Steele and her son, Jesse Steele, called "Source to the Sea."
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Booker to be Harlem's head coach

Columbia County school officials picked Grovetown athletic director Todd Booker to be the new head football coach at Harlem on Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford

Deputy in wreck followed policy

Columbia County sheriff's officials said Tuesday that a deputy who was injured in a crash on Furys Ferry Road Saturday was "exercising due regard" when his vehicle collided with another during a ...
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Columbia County voters renew school levy

Columbia County voters overwhelmingly approved a renewal of the local education sales tax sales Tuesday, providing officials with a reliable source of revenue to fund improvements in the county's ...
By Steve Crawford

Monday, March 16, 2015

Education sales tax to get vote

If approved, the education special purpose local option sales tax (ESPLOST) referendum will renew collection of the tax starting in 2017.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kramer tapped for Wolfpack coach

Columbia County school board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire Tony Kramer, a longtime coach and teacher with 19 years experience, to take the helm as head football coach at ...
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Columbia County officials pursue unpaid stormwater fees

Columbia County officials are going after property owners responsible for more than $130,000 in unpaid Stormwater Utility fees.
By Steve Crawford
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