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Friday, July 18, 2014

Electronic repairman arrested again

The former owner of an electronics repair business charged with scamming customers early this year was arrested again Thursday for stealing electricity and a power meter.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Police quit probe after victim balks

Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Thursday that the investigation was closed because the victim refused to cooperate.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Shooting suspect had similar crime in past

An Augusta man recently charged with shooting an Evans man in the leg was charged with a similar crime less than two years ago.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, July 14, 2014

Columbia County man shot in leg

An Evans man said he was shot in the leg early Monday as four people tried to rob him outside his apartment.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

House destroyed by fire as family escapes

A Columbia County family escaped injury when their home was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Evans wreck kills 1, injures 2

A Tuesday wreck in Evans killed a woman and injured two others.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, June 16, 2014

Grovetown councilman dies

Grovetown City Councilman Dale Stoddard died early Monday.
By Valerie Rowell

Sunday, June 8, 2014

New Martinez school might not open until fall 2015

The new Martinez Elementary School should be complete in February, but it's unclear whether pupils will have to wait until the fall to use the school.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Martinez elementary to be completed in February

The new Martinez Elementary School should be complete in February, but it's unclear if pupils will have to wait until the fall to use the school.
By Valerie Rowell

Wear shaggin' shoes for Summer Beach Blast

Columbia County's Summer Beach Blast kicks off summer on Friday, June 6.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Sleeper, Baker retain school board seats

Two Columbia County School Board incumbents retained their seats for another term.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Man shot, now facing charges

A Grovetown man shot by his ex-girlfriend last week was charged in connection to the incident.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, April 28, 2014

Lady A concert moved indoors

A rainy weather forecast has forced a Tuesday Lady Antebellum concert away from their namesake venue in Evans. The concert on Tuesday has been moved to James Brown Arena.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blues, Brews and BBQ series begins Friday

Three weekend events will focus on good music and good food.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, April 7, 2014

Bolt ignites exterior house fire

No injuries were reported from a fire caused by lightning at Maple Ridge subdivision in Evans Monday. 
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Crews put out chemical fire

A Columbia County hazardous materials team extinguished a chemical fire inside a tractor-trailer parked in a crowded shopping center parking lot Tuesday afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Businessman facing DUI, bribe charges

The president of an Augusta business was arrested early Sunday and again Wednesday after he tried to bribe his way out of a driving under the influence charge, authorities said.
By Valerie Rowell

County officials offer help as GIW expands

Columbia County officials agreed to help pay for road improvements associated with an expansion at GIW.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, March 6, 2014

New trial denied for Columbia County teen

More than two years after Lacy Aaron Schmidt was convicted of murdering his 14-year-old friend, a Superior Court judge refused his request for a new trial.
By Valerie Rowell

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
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