Stories by Steve Crawford

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Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Son of Columbia County businesswoman slain in shooting

Steve Singleton, 45, was slain in the Sunday shooting near Clarkesville, Ga., at the home of his girlfriend, Kathy Smith, according to Pat Goodwin, Singleton's mother.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Feb. 20, 2015

Herbert receives chamber's lifetime achievement award

Mark Herbert, a builder and businessman known for his years of public service and dedication to the community, was honored Friday.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Columbia County puts halt on dense residential rezonings

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to halt certain types of dense developments for six months while officials consider revisions to zoning ordinances.
By Steve Crawford

Wife accused of stealing $400,000 from husband's firm

The estranged wife of a Columbia County builder was in sheriff's custody Tuesday, accused of embezzling more than $400,000 from her husband's business over several years.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

Schools seek flexibility in state regulations

Columbia County's school system wants to opt out of the state's new requirement to pick one of three "flexibility options" for system operations by the end of June.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Columbia County parents hope to halt school rezoning plan

A group of Greenbrier High School parents hope to put the brakes on Columbia County's plan to rezone up to 200 students to Lakeside High School next fall.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Columbia County's school rezoning plan still has hurdles

With one public meeting in the books, Columbia County school officials appear on their way to instituting the most extensive rezoning the county has ever seen.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Repairs to BMX/skate park to top $50,000

Columbia County officials said the latest damage estimate from an incident of vandalism at Blanchard Woods Park over the Christmas holiday has risen to $57,000.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Columbia County commission votes to raise stormwater utility fees

Columbia County commissioners voted to implement a series of increases to the county's stormwater utility fee, more than doubling the current fee by 2017.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Public meetings set for Columbia County school rezoning

Parents of Columbia County schoolchildren will have two opportunities next month to express their views on the school system's proposed rezoning plan.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Columbia County proposes stormwater utility rate increase

Facing mounting maintenance problems and dwindling funds, Columbia County's Board of Commissioners might raise the county's stormwater utility fee for the first time in its history.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Taylor defeats Derryberry for Columbia County seat

Mack Taylor, a lawyer and former assistant district attorney, defeated Martinez businessman Trip Derryberry to claim the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Columbia County Commission race to be decided in Tuesday runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor are the only candidates in the only race for the runoff election to fill a seat that has been vacant since Charles Allen resigned.
By Steve Crawford

University weighs appeal for Columbia County hospital

University Hospital officials are strongly considering an appeal of last week's decision to award a Certificate of Need to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build Columbia County's first hospital.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Columbia County schools propose rezoning

Columbia County school officials unveiled a massive rezoning plan that has the potentil to affect hundreds of students at 16 different schools next year.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Bridges wins Columbia County tax commissioner seat

Wayne Bridges will fill the unexpired term of former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, who resigned in March after a prolonged controversy over fees she was paid by the cities of Grovetown and Harlem ...
By Steve Crawford

Derryberry, Taylor headed to runoff in District 3 race

A Martinez businessman and a former assistant district attorney are headed for a Dec. 2 runoff election for the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Columbia County approves zoning for warehouse project

The Columbia County Commission approved the rezoning Tuesday of about 70 acres of land near Grovetown to make way for the construction of a multitenant 500,000-square-foot warehouse near the John ...
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Thousands turn out for Lady Antebellum charity concert

The inaugural Kelley Brothers and Friends Concert began with Lady Antebellum taking the stage first, followed by a host of other artists, including Jake Owen and Joe Nichols.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Grovetown High educator top teacher

Kim Buchanan was among five finalists from across the county selected by a panel of outside judges. The final selection was made after the judges observed the finalists in their classrooms and ...
By Steve Crawford
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