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Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Evans man still missing, police say

Authorities are still looking for an Evans man who left his home on Dec. 13 and hasn't been seen since.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Prosecution of woman accused of beating son continues

The prosecution of a woman accused of beating her 10-year-old son will continue in Columbia County Superior Court.
By Valerie Rowell

Higher court for child abuse case

Prosecution of a Grovetown woman accused of beating her 10-year-old son in early December will continue in Columbia County Superior Court.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Columbia County building BMX, skateboarding facilities

Columbia County officials recently approved the construction of a skate park and BMX track at Blanchard Woods Park.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

Students recognized at Columbia County winter graduation

Several fifth-year Columbia County seniors got their diplomas at the county's first winter graduation.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

2 hospitalized in 4-car wreck

Charges are pending after the wreck, which happened about 1:45 p.m. at Woodbridge subdivision.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

Teacher charged with beating husband's mistress

Caroline Olivia Brooks, 34, who teaches art at Lakeside High School, was charged early Saturday with criminal trespass and simple battery.
By Valerie Rowell

Harlem cancels holiday festival

Expected bad weather is derailing Harlem's annual holiday festival on Saturday.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Man granted recognizance bond

A Columbia County judge on Tuesday agreed to release a Grovetown man accused of bilking more than $1 million from his employer.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013

Juvenile facing sex charges turns 17, transferred to adult jail

A Grovetown juvenile charged with sex with underage girls turned 17 on Monday and was transferred from a juvenile facility to the Columbia County Detention Center.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

Two men charged with transporting marijuana

Two Milledgeville, Ga., men were arrested and charged with transporting marijuana through Harlem early Monday.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

Evans Scout earns every badge

Carter Harwell, 13, has earned all 133 merit badges offered by the Boy Scouts.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Columbia County man arrested on drug charges

A Columbia County man remained in jail Friday, two days after being arrested on charges of drug possession.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Appling woman charged with false rape claim

Mindy Rickerson Readdy, 32, was charged Wednesday with falsely accusing two men, including her then-boyfriend, of sexually assaulting her, according to authorities.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Nov. 8, 2013

Man to spend life in prison for molestation

A Columbia County jury convicted Ronald Wade Stanley, 45, of Millwater Court, on Thursday of 31 counts - nine counts of child molestation, four counts of aggravated child molestation and 18 counts ...
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

Newcomers elected in Harlem, Grovetown

Despite disappointing turnout at some of the polls, voters elected new leaders in Grovetown and Harlem on Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Harlem police seek fleeing traffic suspect

Harlem police are looking for a Warrenton, Ga., man who led officers on a chase into McDuffie County on Monday.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Grovetown, Harlem hold city council elections Tuesday

Three people are vying for two open seats on the Grovetown City Council. Four people qualified to seek one of two seats on Harlem City Council.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Scott Dean's new trial denied

A judge ruled Thursday to deny a new trial for Scott Dean.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

From sea lions to Seattle Wheel, Columbia County fair has it all

The Columbia County Fair opens Thursday night with rides, food, a seal lion show, petting zoo and much more.
By Valerie Rowell