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Friday, Nov. 20, 2009

Separate trials ordered in beating death

A Columbia County woman and her son accused of fatally beating her neighbor in March will be tried in separate trials.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009

Reception to honor 'one of the best teachers ever'

Sue Whiddon started teaching as a teenager in her hometown of Forsyth, Ga.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2009

MCG clinic opens at Walmart in Evans

An effort touting affordable health care to those who need it began Monday when Medical College of Georgia opened The Clinic at Walmart inside the store at 4469 Washington Road.
By Valerie Rowell

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Grovetown raises taxes; Harlem, county don't

Taxes for Grovetown residents went up this week, but the millages for Harlem and Columbia County residents remain unchanged.
By Donnie Fetter and Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

Millage set for Columbia County, Harlem and Grovetown

By Donnie Fetter and Valerie Rowell

Monday, Oct. 26, 2009

Columbia County, towns to set tax rates

Columbia County governments will conduct public meetings today and Tuesday to set millage.
By Donnie Fetter and Valerie Rowell

Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

Officials say Evans fire likely arson/suicide

Columbia County authorities said an 18-year-old Evans man apparently took his own life after setting his parents' home on fire Thursday.
By Valerie Rowell

Monday, Oct. 12, 2009

Grovetown man charged in shooting

A Grovetown man was arrested early Saturday and charged with shooting another man in the head.
By Valerie Rowell

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

Police searching for attempted robbery suspect

Columbia County authorities still are searching for a man they say was scared off by a sheriff’s deputy while trying to rob a Martinez convenience store this morning.
By Valerie Rowell

14 volunteered to help Atlanta

After spending about 30 hours rescuing Atlanta residents from floodwaters and surveying damage caused by two days of heavy rain, a contingent of emergency responders returned home Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009

Meeting aims to help poor with legal issues

State and area officials from the legal community met Friday in Columbia County to discuss ways to ensure that the area's lower income residents have access to civil legal assistance.
By Valerie Rowell

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009

Columbia County schools robbed over weekend

Columbia County authorities say they think the same criminals might be behind weekend break-ins at two high schools in which TVs were taken.
By Valerie Rowell
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