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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

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Woman injured after being hit by truck in Martinez

An Augusta woman was hit by a pickup truck and critically injured while running along a Martinez road.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Military memorial dedicated

Columbia County officials honored military veterans and service members Tuesday with the dedication of the county Military Memorial Wall.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Sept. 4, 2015

Martinez couple won't face murder charges in infant's death

A Martinez mother and her boyfriend will not face murder charges in the June death of her infant son.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Police seek man who fled and tried to ram deputy

Columbia County authorities were looking Thursday for a Marietta, Ga., man accused of stealing a vehicle, then trying to run over a deputy.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

SC corrections officer jailed after fight

A South Carolina corrections officer was released from jail Wednesday after a weekend arrest for allegedly assaulting his estranged wife's former lover.
By Valerie Rowell

Items stolen from burned Marshall Square apartment

A former resident of Marshall Square Retirement Resort, which burned in June, told authorities Thursday that items were stolen from her apartment.
By Valerie Rowell

Sunday, Aug 30, 2015

Columbia County keeps building schools

Construction on Columbia County school campuses is expected to continue for a few years.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Archery tournament to return to Columbia County

A large archery tournament is expected to return to Wildwood Park next spring.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015

Man charged with kicking baby

A Grovetown man remained in jail Tuesday after he admitted kicking his baby over the weekend.
By Valerie Rowell

Teen released on bond in school gun case

A Columbia County judge granted bond Tuesday to an Aiken teen charged with taking a weapon onto Lakeside High School grounds.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Aug 17, 2015

No decision on bond for Aiken teen

A judge did not make a decision Monday on a bond request for an Aiken teenager charged with taking a weapon onto Lakeside High School grounds the first week of school.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

Aiken teen charged in Columbia County

An Aiken teen was charged in Columbia County for posting videos online that indictated a threat of violence against county schools.
By Valerie Rowell

6 arrested in Martinez-Evans theft ring

Six people have been arrested in connection to a series of car break-ins and thefts from vehicles in the Martinez-Evans area.
By Valerie Rowell

Car smashes into Grovetown home

No one was seriously injured Friday morning when a car crashed into a Grovetown home.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Grovetown mayor to seek re-election

Grovetown Mayor George James confirmed Wednesday that he intends to seek a third term as the city's leader.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Approval expected on first phase of Appling driver training course

Columbia County officials are expected to approve the first phase of a planned driver training course in Appling.
By Valerie Rowell

Teen arrested in high school bomb threat

Itzeder Santmar Pena, 17, was charged with terroristic threats or acts, according to Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Man charged with molesting child at Grovetown Wal-Mart

Authorities have charged a Grovetown man with molesting an 8-year-old at the Grovetown Walmart store last month and connected him to several similar incidents.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

No murder charge for Martinez mother

There is not enough evidence to prosecute a Martinez mother charged with murder in the death of her 5½-month-old son, a judge ruled Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell
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