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Monday, March 3, 2014

Driver charged in store crash identified

A Martinez woman arrested after her car crashed into a Dollar General store and seriously injuring the cashier has been identified, police said.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

Restaurant owner evicted from Martinez burger joint

The owner of a Martinez hamburger joint was evicted from the restaurant Thursday for not paying rent.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Prison in home association theft

Laurie Wainwright Vanover, the former treasurer of an Evans neighborhood association, was sentenced to prison Thursday for stealing more than a quarter-million dollars from the organization.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Columbia County contractor beginning debris clean-up

The commission voted Tuesday night to allow the county's debris removal contractor, Ceres Environmental Services Inc., to pick up storm debris on private roads, which would include gated ...
By Valerie Rowell

Columbia County plans 45-day debris pickup

Contractors were staging Wednesday morning preparing for the 45-day task of picking up storm debris throughout Columbia County.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

Tucker takes break for 1st grandchild

On any other morning wrought with cold, sleet and icy roads, Pam Tucker would be in Columbia County?s Emergency Operations Center directing the county's response. But ...
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Feb. 10, 2014

Columbia County schools on for Tuesday

Columbia County School System officials stated Monday that school will open at normal time on Tuesday. The weather will dictate any closures.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

Martinez store owner faces more charges, eviction

The owner of an a Martinez electronics repair shop arersted last week faces more theft charges and eviction.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Congressional candidates stop in Evans

Two candidates vying for seats in Congress stopped in Evans on Wednesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

Ex-workers protest for back pay

The owner of St. Louis Original Hamburgers in Martinez called police Tuesday to have former employees who were seeking back pay removed from the property.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

Martinez TV repairman arrested

The owner of a Martinez electronics store was arrested Thursday, and Columbia County authorities are looking for people who believe they've been duped by him.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Grief counselors at school after teen fatality

Grief counselors were at Greenbrier High School on Thursday morning after the death of a former student.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

New trial sought in toddler death

A judge is considering a request for a new trial by a woman convicted in the death of a toddler in her care.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Search continues for Evans man

Authorities in two states are still looking for a man who disappeared from his Evans home on Dec. 13.
By Valerie Rowell

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
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Property tax jump OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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