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Friday, March 13, 2015

BMX track opens Monday

The long awaited opening of Columbia County's BMX track at Blanchard Woods Park is scheduled for Monday.
By Valerie Rowell

Project to limit Evans water

Some Evans residents will be without water on Tuesday because of a road widening project.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, March 2, 2015

Harlem athletic director resigns after burglary arrest

Harlem High School's athletic director resigned Monday after a weekend burglary arrest.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Man charged with attacking father with golf club

A Grovetown man was charged Tuesday after authorities say he attacked his father with a golf club.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Augusta businessman accused of sex with teen

An Augusta businessman was recently arrested after being accused of having sex with and delivering sex toys to an Evans teen.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Augusta Prep senior named STAR student

Augusta Preparatory Day School senior Henry Burns, named Columbia County's STAR student on Thursday, doesn't yet know what direction life will take after high school - but it will likely include math.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Columbia County training track building clears hurdle

A Columbia County committee gave preliminary approval Tuesday to spend $450,000 for a classroom building on a planned driver training course.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Grovetown woman dies in pond

A Grovetown woman died early Monday after her car careened into a residential pond in Appling.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015

New Columbia County police training center opens

The building, which opened about two months ago, was built on the site of the former Columbia County Animal Services facility on Range Road.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

No injuries in Martinez fire

A Martinez woman wasn't injured after her house caught fire Thursday.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015

Columbia County sentence changed

The Georgia Supreme Court has affirmed Denise Yvonne Williams' murder conviction in connection with a 2006 fatal wreck, but amended her sentence.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

Washington Road leak closes lanes into night

Repairs to a broken water main snarled traffic in Columbia County into Monday night.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Columbia County approves rezoning plan, grants waivers

Columbia County School Board trustees approved a massive school rezoning plan that could affect up to 200 Greenbrier High School students who will be moved to the Lakeside High School zone.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

2 men arrested in Walgreens crash

Two men, one believed to have crashed into a Martinez drugstore last week, were arrested early Sunday.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Wreck kills Grovetown woman

A Grovetown woman died and a man was seriously injured in a single car wreck near Wednesday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Jan. 16, 2015

Kidnap attempt suspects sought

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office has photos of two men they say tried to kidnap a man on Thursday.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

Harlem nixes idea of closing police department

Harlem officials nixed the idea of contracting with the sheriff's office to provide police protection.
By Valerie Rowell

Teen charged with BMX track damage pleads not guilty

An Evans teen charged with extensively damaging Columbia County's new BMX track can remain out on bond, a judge said Friday. The 16-year-old pleaded not guilty to felony second-degree criminal ...
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Goodwill purchases property near Grovetown gateway

Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia has purchased a 2-acre site on Partnership Drive in Grovetown.
By Valerie Rowell

Harlem officials to meet Friday about budget woes

With a plunge in tax revenue on the horizon, Harlem officials are facing tough options - including outsourcing police service or raising property taxes.
By Valerie Rowell
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Temple's novel filled with familiar characters

Merle Temple’s second novel, A Ren­ted World, is a tell-all book filled with local and state figures so thinly veiled he might as well have used their real names although he ...
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