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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

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Suspect in DaVitte killing pleads not guilty at arraignment

A Florida man accused in an Aug. 14 fatal shooting outside Marvin United Methodist Church pleaded not guilty to charges at his first court appearance.
By Valerie Rowell

Vandals delay BMX opening

The opening of Columbia County's BMX track will be delayed at least two months after Christmas Day vandalism.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

Petition urges new trial for Dean

More than 25,000 people have signed an online petition urging District Attorney Ashley Wright to grant a new trial to the former Co­lumbia County Commissioner Scott Dean.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Couple escapes morning fire uninjured

An Evans couple escaped from their home, which caught fire early Friday.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Trial near for mom charged in toddler death

A woman charged with the 2013 death of her toddler could be tried in the next few months.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Crash closes lanes, slows I-20 traffic for several hours

Westbound I-20 traffic is being delayed this morning by a traffic accident near mile marker 180, authorities say.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Stallings Island Middle earns award, ice cream

Stallings Island Middle School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Scott Dean's petition denied

A judge denied a writ of habeas corpus for the former Columbia County commissioner, who is in prison despite having his accuser recant her molestation.
By Valerie Rowell
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