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Friday, Aug 14, 2015

6 arrested in Martinez-Evans theft ring

Six people have been arrested in connection to a series of car break-ins and thefts from vehicles in the Martinez-Evans area.
By Valerie Rowell

Car smashes into Grovetown home

No one was seriously injured Friday morning when a car crashed into a Grovetown home.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015

Grovetown mayor to seek re-election

Grovetown Mayor George James confirmed Wednesday that he intends to seek a third term as the city's leader.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Approval expected on first phase of Appling driver training course

Columbia County officials are expected to approve the first phase of a planned driver training course in Appling.
By Valerie Rowell

Teen arrested in high school bomb threat

Itzeder Santmar Pena, 17, was charged with terroristic threats or acts, according to Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

Man charged with molesting child at Grovetown Wal-Mart

Authorities have charged a Grovetown man with molesting an 8-year-old at the Grovetown Walmart store last month and connected him to several similar incidents.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

No murder charge for Martinez mother

There is not enough evidence to prosecute a Martinez mother charged with murder in the death of her 5½-month-old son, a judge ruled Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Aug 3, 2015

2 bodies recovered from Keg Creek

Columbia County authorities have identified two Athens-area men killed early Sunday when they tried to cross over Keg Creek at the site of a former bridge.
By Valerie Rowell

Keg Creek victim identified

Columbia County authorities have identified a Crawford, Ga., man who died after plunging a car into Keg Creek. Divers were on the scene to begin searching for a second person who might have been ...
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

No one injured in Evans fire

No one was injured in a fire that destroyed a Windmill Plantation home late Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Man said he stabbed himself after wife's death

Columbia County Magistrate Judge Jason R. Troiano decided at a preliminary hearing Tuesday that there is enough evidence to continue prosecution of Philip Stephen West, 46, on a murder charge.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, July 20, 2015

Fire investigators done at Marshall Square site

Fire investigators have finished their work at the Marshall Square Retirement Resort in Evans, and the facility has been released back to its management company and owners.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, July 17, 2015

Man indicted on porn, molestation charges; doctor indicted on drug charge

A Columbia County grand jury recently indicted Derek Bryce Merchant on charges of computer or electronic pornography, obscene contact with a child and criminal attempt to commit aggravated child ...
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Prosecution continues against man charged in baby's death

Judge Rodney Quesenberry determined there was "sufficient probable cause, however slight," to prosecute Drew on charges of malice murde in the death of his girlfriend's infant son.
By Valerie Rowell

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
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