Corps warns of rising water below Thurmond Dam

...the news release stated.As of 5 p.m. Saturday, rainfall totals were well below earlier forecasts, according to Pam Tucker, emergency services director in Columbia County.She said, however, heavier rains could fall Saturday night and Sunday...

Rants & Raves

...proved it would last; with controlled crisis and managed mayhem we are still going strong. Happy anniversary, Vi. PAM TUCKER IS DOING a great job in Columbia County, as seen by last year's ice storm. If she is happy with Gold Cross providing...

Boil-water advisory lifted in Harlem

...officials had directed residents to boil water after a large water line broke on Fairview Drive at North Hicks Street. Pam Tucker, director of Columbia County's Emergency and Operations Division, sent an e-mail notice about 8 p.m. saying...

Heavy rain expected to miss Augusta area

...until 8 a.m. Monday.Columbia County, however, could become a shelter for those in need in South Carolina, said Pam Tucker, the county's emergency and operations director. The Georgia Emergency Management Agency has asked Columbia County...

Traffic to be slowed on Interstate 20 Sunday for Georgia Power maintenance work

...3 ½ miles before and after the Baker Place Road bridge, Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division Director Pam Tucker said.Columbia County sheriff's deputies will pace traffic in the eastbound lanes beginning at Exit 183, and in the...

State, local officials urge disaster preparations

Pam Tucker has a simple philosophy: Be prepared, not overwhelmed.Before disaster strikes, Tucker ? the director of Columbia County's...

Parts of Columbia County see 3 inches of rain

...rainfall, from more than 3 inches to less than a half-inch Wednesday, when storms moved through the area.According to Pam Tucker, director of Columbia County Emergency and Operations Division, most of the rainfall recorded between 7 a.m. Wednesday...

Lane on Washington Road temporarily closed Wednesday

...beginning at 6 a.m. Wednesday until work to make repairs on Washington Road is completed in the afternoon, according to Pam Tucker, DirectorColumbia County Emergency & Operations Division.Additionally, the outside left turn lane from Davis Road...

More church security meetings planned

...go to praise.ga.gov/tools.For more information about the meeting, including times and location, e-mail Pam Tucker at ptucker@columbiacountyga.gov or call (706) 868-3303.

Baston Road reopens after gas leak

...close for hours. The school, homes, Earth Fare and other buildings in the vicinity were evacuated Saturday, said Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County's emergency and operations division.The 4-inch line was accidentally hit Saturday...