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Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

New library planned for Harlem

Harlem and Columbia County officials hope the proposed Harlem Library will foster economic growth in the city's downtown area.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

Rain closes Columbia County fair

The Columbia County Fair is canceled again Monday, the second day of steady rain.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Columbia County will honor veterans

Columbia County is celebrating Veterans Day Saturday with its annual Red White & Blue celebration.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Gary Jones elected Grovetown mayor

Gary Jones unseats incumbent Grovetown Mayor George James in Tuesday's election.
By Valerie Rowell

Columbia County Fair opens Thursday

The Columbia County Fair opens Nov. 5 for an 11-day run with all the traditional fair activities plus an opening-night concert by A Thousand Horses.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Grovetown authorities searching for armed robbers

Grovetown authorities are searching for two men they say robbed a Grovetown business at gunpoint Monday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

No Parking zone planned for Lights of the South

Columbia County commissioners are expected to approve a resolution Tuesday that would create a No Parking zone to deal with the holiday traffic at Lights of the South.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Judge denies motion to modify probation

A judge refused Thursday to modify the probation terms for a former bail bondsman who went to prison for trying to hire a man to harm a neighbor.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

State investigation of Marshall Square fire continues

The state fire marshal's office said Friday that it still hadn't completed its investigation and report on a June 2 fire that destroyed an Evans retirement community and killed a resident.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Candidates make case for election at forum

Eight of 10 candidates vying for Grovetown mayor, two seats on the Grovetown City Council and two seats on the Harlem City Council answered questions during a forum Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Oct. 9, 2015

School bus driver accused of lying about attack

A Columbia County school bus driver was released from jail Friday afternoon after lying to authorities, claiming she had been assaulted and robbed in an effort to get more prescription ...
By Valerie Rowell

Fire destroys car outside Martinez business

A Friday morning fire destroyed a new vehicle belonging to a Martinez business owner.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Boil-water advisory lifted in Harlem

The advisory was lifted about 8 p.m. when repairs were complete and the water had been tested.
By Valerie Rowell

Brother of steroid accuser allowed to remove ankle monitor

The brother of a man who accused Richmond County sheriff's personnel of illegal steroid use is being allowed to remove an ankle monitor put on him after being charged with making terroristic threats.
By Valerie Rowell

Richmond County deputy resigns after arrest

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after his arrest in Columbia County that police say involved an altercation with his wife.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015

Fire destroys rural Grovetown home

A morning fire destroyed a rural Grovetown home Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday morning fire destroys woman's Grovetown home

Firefighters were on the scene of a fire earlier today in Grovetown.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Candidates for state, local seats speak at Columbia County forum

Candidates for state House District 122 and Columbia County Commission District 3 seats answered questions at a forum Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Columbia County school bus overheats

No one was injured in a reported school bus fire early Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Sept. 21, 2015

Grovetown man wounded by ranger shoots himself

A Grovetown man who was wounded by a Department of Natu­ral Resources officer Sunday also shot himself in the head before dying from the injuries, according to authorities and witnesses.
By Valerie Rowell
 
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