Stories by Valerie Rowell

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bond denied for mother charged in child's death

A judge denied bond Thursday for a Martinez woman who was charged with murder in the June 17 death of her 5½-month-old son.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wheatley named permanent Grovetown police chief

Scott Wheatley was named Thursday as the new director of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fort Gordon soldier surprises daughters

U.S. Army Sgt. Gregory Holloman waited more than nine months deployed in Kuwait to hug his daughters again.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

2 women injured in head-on crash

Two Grovetown women were injured Wednesday in a two-car crash on Hereford Farm Road
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Man facing charges after waving a gun outside the Grovetown church, City of Life Ministries

Charges are pending against Kenneth Temple, 38, who was living in a building next to City of Life Ministries at 5220 Wrightsboro Road in Grovetown.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, June 15, 2015

Grovetown woman dies, man critical

Columbia County authorities are investigating a late-night incident that left a man hospitalized and his wife dead from stab wounds. 
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, June 12, 2015

Longtime Columbia County teacher Bessie Mae Thomas dies at 102

Bessie Mae Thomas, 102, spent her life guiding children as a school teacher for 37 years and guiding others to God through her unwavering faith.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Woman reunites with rescuers

Rhetta Cadle believed surviving a fire last week that destroyed much of Marshall Square Retirement Resort was a miracle, and she got her first chance Tuesday to thank those who helped make it happen.
By Valerie Rowell

Robbery suspect sought

Police are trying to identify a man in a Mercury Marquis with a South Carolina tag who backed the car through the front doors of the Sprint store on Flowing Wells Road.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, June 8, 2015

Beach Blast concert to kick off summer

People can enjoy a taste of the beach without the travel on Friday, June 12, when the annual Summer Beach Blast concert will be held at Evans Towne Center Park.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, June 5, 2015

Woman killed in Martinez accident

A Friday afternoon wreck killed a 62-year-old Grovetown woman and snarled traffic on a major Columbia County thoroughfare.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Firefighters recall finding woman who survived massive fire

Firefighters recall finding Rhetta Cadle, 82, who defied the odds and survived for seven hours in the heart of a blaze that destroyed much of Marshall Square Retirement Resort early Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Court clerk contempt order vacated

A Superior Court judge's order that Columbia County Clerk of Court Cindy Mason be cited for contempt has been vacated.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Monitoring company slow to call about Marshall Square fire

The company responsible for monitoring fire alarm activations at the Marshall Square retirement complex didn't alert authorities to the fire until two hours after it began, according to a ...
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Marshall Square resort profile and timeline

Marshall Square Retirement Resort is a $27 million luxury apartment complex for seniors.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, June 1, 2015

Clerk of court cited with contempt

The Columbia County clerk of court was cited with contempt of court, accused for not following orders on how to file documents.
By Valerie Rowell

Shooting claim was prank, police say

Columbia County authorities are investigating a prank call from a man who claims he shot his mother.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Harlem rezoning vote draws cheers

A room full of Harlem residents cheered after city leaders denied requests to rezone two properties for multi-family housing.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Trailhead closes for upgrades

Bartram Trail's Petersburg Trailhead closed Tuesday for up to two weeks for upgrades.
By Valerie Rowell

Lake search continues for missing man

Lake Thurmond authorities continue the search Tuesday for a man who went missing from a lake recreation area more than a week ago.
By Valerie Rowell
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