Stories by Steve Crawford

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Evans boy has high hopes for National Spelling Bee

Charles Li, an 11-year-old Evans boy has a single-minded purpose for being in our nation's capital this week. He's there to do his best in the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cross, Duncan win easily

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross deflected a challenge to his next four years in office on Tuesday, while Doug Duncan takes the Commission's District 1 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Judge resigns over misconduct allegations

A Columbia County magistrate judge resigned his office Thursday amid allegations that he had behaved inappropriately toward women he had encountered as a guardian ad litem, officials said.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, April 25, 2014

Shooting in Columbia County

A Grovetown man was seriously injured Friday, police say, when his ex-girlfriend shot him after he assaulted another man in her home.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Qualifying dates set for tax commissioner, commission posts

The Columbia County Board of Elections has set qualifying dates for candidates seeking to fill posts vacated by Kay and Charles Allen.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Senate candidates meet in Grovetown debate

Seven Re­pub­lican candidates for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat spend a couple hours Sat­ur­­day afternoon trying to put some daylight between their brands of conservative ...
By Steve Crawford

Monday, April 7, 2014

'Thunder Over Augusta' canceled this year

The popular Armed Forces Day celebration known as Thunder Over Augusta has been canceled this year, organizers said Monday.
By Steve Crawford

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

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