Stories by Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Fair fun isn't done; midway to open in Columbia County

If you missed your chances to make it to the fairs in Augusta or Aiken, you have another opportunity. Ten days of fair fun kicks off Thursday, Oct. 30, with the opening of the Columbia County Fall ...
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

New charges for sex offender

A man convicted of sex charges in Columbia County, who then went to prison for child molestation in south Georgia is back behind bars.
By Valerie Rowell

Columbia County arrests promoter

A local promoter was arrested Thursday after an Evans business owner said he refused to pay money owed.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Death penalty sought in church slaying

The district attorney has filed her intention to seek the death penalty against a Florida man accused of the Aug. 14 shooting outside a Columbia County church.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Dump truck overturns, spills load of asphalt

Traffic on Columbia Road slowed to one lane after a dump truck rolled over Wednesday afternoon. Removal of the truck and debris is expected to keep traffic backed up into the early evening.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

8 horses loose on I-20

Eight horses that got loose from a nearby pasture and briefly wandered along Interstate 20 were safely rounded up Monday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Slaying suspect has hearing

The Florida man accused in the fatal Aug. 14 shooting outside a Martinez church appeared Monday for the first time before a Columbia County judge.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

One positive TB reaction at Columbia County elementary school

The Columbia County Health Department administered the test to 62 children and adults at the school in Evans on Wednesday and results were revealed Friday, said the health department's county ...
By Valerie Rowell

Suspect in slaying extradited

A Florida man indicted in the Aug. 14 killing of a Martinez man was extradited to Columbia County on Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Pupils, teachers tested for TB

The free TB skin tests were offered to classmates, teachers, and pupils on the bus of the student who was possibly exposed to the disease Sept. 18.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

Pupil evaluated for possible tuberculosis exposure

The Georgia Department of Public Health informed school officials to isolate the fourth-grader and send him home until he could be further evaluated, said Columbia County Superintendent Sandra ...
By Valerie Rowell

TB case reported at Martinez Elementary

A Martinez Elementary School pupil was pulled out of school Thursday after it was discovered he was possibly exposed to tuberculosis.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

West Lake employee arrested on drug charges

An employee of a Martinez golf and country club was arrested and accused of drug possession at work.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Judge refuses murder suspect's guilty plea

A judge refused to accept a guilty plea Friday from a murder suspect who claimed he had nothing to do with the crime.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

Harlem funeral business changes hands

A longtime Harlem business has changed hands, as Darron Starling, former owner of Starling Funeral Home, has retired.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

Speed limit to rise to curb Harlem speeders

Harlem Department of Public Safety Chief Gary Jones is hoping to curb speeders on one stretch of city roadway by raising the speed limit.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Water break closes Grovetown road

A Grovetown thoroughfare is shut down while crews repair a water main break.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Aug 25, 2014

School worker charged with not reporting abuse

A Columbia County School System employee has been accused of not reporting child abuse.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Grovetown police chief resigns

Grovetown Department of Public Safety Director Gary Owens resigned Friday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Longtime court administrator passes the torch

Tom Gunnels, the longtime court administrator for the area, is retiring at the end of August.
By Valerie Rowell
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