Authorities searching for missing woman

Nicole Taylor

Richmond County authorities are searching for a 26-year-old Thomson woman who was last seen before Christmas.

Nicole Dawn Taylor was last seen Thursday at Augusta Regional Airport. She was then supposed to take a male friend to Athens, Ga., before returning to spend the holiday with her family in McDuffie County, according to a news release.

Taylor was last known to be driving a dark blue 2007 Chevrolet Silverado with a Mississippi tag of DD8-893.

She is described as being 5 feet, 3 inches tall, 115 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder and an orchid tattoo on her lower back.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1080 and ask for an on-duty violent crimes investigator.