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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Lakeside principal takes Thomson High job

Lakeside Principal Steven Rhodes has accepted the job as Thomson High School's assistant principal and director of career, technical and agricultural education.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, March 31, 2014

Slaying suspect waives extradition

Crystal Howell, 17, accused of killing her father, waived extradition in court today and will return to North Carolina to face charges.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, March 28, 2014

Teen admitted shooting dad, warrant says

The 17-year-old suspect arrested in a North Carolina homicide told investigators that she killed her father sometime last month.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lakeside's Troxler to coach Greenbrier

After leading the Lakeside Panthers to state playoffs for three consecutive years, Jarrett Troxler was selected as the new head coach at Greenbrier High School on Tuesday by the Columbia County ...
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Steps taken to replace Allen as tax commissioner

Columbia County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday directing the Board of Elections to fill the vacant offices of tax commissioner and District 3 commissioner.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, March 6, 2014

November likely for Kay Allen replacement vote

It appears that a special election to replace Kay Allen as Columbia County tax commissioner will have to wait until November, officials said Thursday.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Allens agree to resign

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen, both agreed to resign Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014

Columbia County to forgive snow days

The Columbia County Board of Education voted Tuesday not to bring children back to school to make up two days missed during this month's ice storm.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Commission seeks funds from Allen

The Columbia County Commission voted 4-0 on Friday to authorize its attorneys to recover any "wrongfully withheld" funds from Tax Commissioner Kay Allen
By Steve Crawford

Commission seeks funds from tax commissioner

The Columbia County Commission voted 4-0 Friday to authorize its attorneys to recover funds from Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Allen seeks deal as commission considers action

While Columbia County commissioners are preparing to meet about possible legal action against Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, her lawyers are still trying cut a deal.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Allen had previous issues remitting fees

A report dated Dec. 9, 2009, from the accounting firm Mauldin and Jenkins, stated that Kay Allen had accumulated $203,000 in mailing fees from automobile tag payments that she had failed to remit ...
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Audit: Allen withheld $93,000

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen has failed to remit more than $93,000 in public funds to the county and other authorities as required by state law, according to the findings of an audit ...
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Outdoor retailer to build store in Columbia County

Gander Mountain will break ground next month on a new 52,000-square-foot store along I-20.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014

Ex-garrison commander honored

Thom Tuckey, a former Fort Gordon garrison commander was honored Tuesday by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce with its Lifetime Achievement Award.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

Group seeks to establish charter in Columbia County

A local group intends to petition the Columbia County Board of Education to establish the county's first charter school. It will be known as Columbia County School for the Arts, according to the ...
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014

Fifth-grader takes top Bee prize

A 10-year-old from Stevens Creek Elementary School outlasted 24 competitors Monday to take first prize in the Columbia County Spelling Bee.
By Steve Crawford

Allen received training on law changes

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen attended training on the 2007 change in state law that affected her agreements to collect taxes for Harlem and Grovetown, according to state records.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

11 to review bids for hospital

Eleven people will serve on a citizen's committee to evaluate bids to build a hospital in Columbia County, including a former commission chairman and state senator, and a former newspaper publisher.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Ron Cross to seek re-election

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross will seek a fourth term of office this November, he confirmed Monday.
By Steve Crawford
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Accord tops list of stolen vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its annual report on the 10 most stolen vehicles in the country earlier this month, and some residents say they aren't surprised with what they saw.
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