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Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010

Motion denied to close court proceeding

A judge denied a motion to close a hearing for a woman and son in the death of a neighbor.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010

House fire off Hereford Farm Road

Multiple units from Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue have extinguished a structure fire that caused extensive damage to an Evans home.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010

Man ruled competent for murder trial

One of five Augusta men  charged in a 2008 home invasion and murder in Grovetown was deemed competent today to stand trial by a Columbia County jury.
By Valerie Rowell

Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010

Harlem man gets 22 years

A man was sentenced to prison on charges from a May 2007 wreck.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

Slaying case against mother, son moving ahead

A Columbia County mother and son accused of beating her neighbor in March are one step closer to trial.
By Valerie Rowell

Woman shoots dog after it kills her pet

A Columbia County woman shot a neighbor's dog in her yard Tuesday after that dog and another one attacked and killed her small dog.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

Martinez house fire today under investigation

Firefighters are still investigating the cause of a fire that recently damaged a Martinez home this afternoon.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010

Harlem pecan business sold to Texas group

A family-run pecan business operating for more than a century in Harlem has new owners.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010

Columbia County authorities seek shoplifting suspect identity

Columbia County authorities are looking for assistance identifying a woman they say stole purses from an Evans Target store.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010

Defense hopes for beating death trials this year

Defense attorneys for a Columbia County mother and son accused of fatally beating a neighbor hope to proceed with their two death penalty trials this year despite delays.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Dec. 14, 2009

Furys Ferry bank robbed today

A man entered the Regions Bank at 360 Furys Ferry Road at 12:50 p.m. and handed a teller a note demanding money, FBI says.
By Valerie Rowell

Friday, Dec. 11, 2009

Police find Harlem-area meth lab, arrest seven

Seven people have been arrested after police found a methamphetamine lab in a Harlem-area home.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

7 arrested in Harlem meth bust

By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009

Woman's car crashes into bank

A woman trying to park her car drove it into a Martinez bank Monday. The accident forced the First Bank Columbia County at 3820 Washington Road to close its lobby as crews worked to repair the damage.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

Car crashes into Martinez bank

Police believe driver hit gas pedal instead of brake.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Nov. 30, 2009

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009

Grocery stores crowded for Black Wednesday

The day after Thanksgiving is famous for its retail rush, but the day before found shoppers in the grocery aisles.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009

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