Stories by Steve Crawford

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Harbin to quit Legislature, become lobbyist

Ben Harbin, who has represented Co­lum­bia County in the Georgia Legislature for 20 years, said Monday he would resign next month to take a position with Southern Strategy Group, a ...
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Columbia County denies arts-based charter school petition

Columbia County school board members voted unanimously Tuesday to deny a charter school petition to the group behind the proposed Columbia County School for the Arts.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, June 19, 2015

Mother, boyfriend charged in baby's death

Columbia County authorities charged a Martinez couple with murder Friday in the death of the woman's 5½-month-old child, two days after he was found lifeless by emergency crews.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Police search Martinez mobile home where boy died

Columbia County sheriff's investigators combed through a Martinez mobile home Thursday where they suspect drugs were being manufactured and where a 5½-month-old boy died.
By Steve Crawford

Columbia County school officials plan rollback of property taxes

Columbia County school officials plan to roll back property taxes next month, but the impact on individual tax bills is expected to be small.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dead child found, couple face drug charges

A Martinez couple has been charged with making methamphetamine in the mobile home where the woman's 5½-month-old child died this morning, Columbia County authorities said.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, June 12, 2015

Marshall Square residents say fire plan never discussed

Marshall Square Retirement Re­sort, which had been occupied for more than six months by more than 80 seniors, many with varying degrees of disability, had not conducted a single fire drill or ...
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Columbia County school board passes budget

The Columbia County school board unanimously approved a $199.8 million budget which includes raises for all school employees and additional teaching positions.
By Steve Crawford

Pet dies in Martinez fire

Two people escaped an early morning blaze at 3514 Rainbow St. that heavily damaged the interior of their Martinez home and took the life of their beloved pet.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, June 4, 2015

NTSB releases preliminary report on plane crash

The engine of a small plane piloted by a Grovetown man was working when it crashed in Kentucky on May 21, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Columbia County creates new housing classification

Columbia County commissioners voted to approve the first reading of a new ordinance that will create a new zoning classification ending a moratorium on dense developments.
By Steve Crawford

Missing man's body discovered at Thurmond Lake

Columbia County authorities said the body of a man who went missing at a Thurmond Lake recreation area more than two weeks ago was found Tuesday morning.
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
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