Columbia County passes 500 deer-vehicle crashes this year

Columbia County has set a new annual record of deer-vehicle collisions, officials said today.

"With an entire month left in the year, we have already had 501 vehicle/deer collisions in Columbia County," Emergency Director Pam Tucker said in a statement. " This is 135 more deer strikes than last year. With an average of 40 vehicle/deer collisions each month, this number will go much higher."

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Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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