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School bus overturns on William Few Parkway

...transported to Doctors Hospital in the 3:45 p.m. accident in the 2200 block of William Few Parkway, according to Major Rick Whitaker of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Brickhouse's injuries were also not thought to be life-threatening...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-12/school-bus-overturns-few-par
Collecting couple has a mouse in the house

Call Ruth and Rick Whitaker's North Augusta home the "mouse house." Everyone else does...the house," he said. AT HOME WITH ... THE FAMILY: Ruth and Rick Whitaker THE HOME: Three-bedroom, two-bath home, with deck and 45-foot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/04/liv_399840.shtml
Life & style
Appling man charged with killing ex-wife's dog

...an 11 a.m. interview scheduled with a Columbia County sheriff's investigator, according to sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker. Jones was charged with cruelty to animals.Jones' ex-wife called authorities after getting a phone call from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2013-09-10/man-charged-killing-ex
Answers sought in wreck that killed 2, unborn child

...circumstances surrounding a deadly car crash Sunday afternoon at a busy Columbia County intersection. Sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said authorities are trying to determine how a reported shoplifting at the Evans Mashalls department store might have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/06/met_84242.shtml
Metro
Standoff ends peacefully

...two-hour standoff with police and charged with making terroristic threats and possession of bomb materials. Capt. Rick Whitaker of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Brian Bojanowski of the 1000 block of Rivershyre...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/06/16/met_291609.shtml
Metro
Seven charged with soliciting sex acts at motel

...complaints of some prostitution and other activities going on at the location," Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said Saturday. Acting on those complaints, Columbia County sheriff's investigators conducted a two-day operation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/20/met_560209.shtml
Metro
Across the area

...Ernest Lee Smith Jr. was found on the tracks near Lone Oak Road at 2:58 a.m., Columbia County Sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said. The train's engineers spotted the man but were unable to stop the train. Mr. Smith, 23, of the 5400 block...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/16/met_344254.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Board of Education
Women to face theft charges

...shoplifting charge in a case that police say led to a deadly Martinez wreck Sunday. Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said Tuesday that warrants will be issued for the arrests of Tiara Smith and Nebula McNeely in the theft of clothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/07/met_84392.shtml
Metro | Columbia County Crime
Slaying suspect gives self to police

...Ant" or "Skeet," walked into the Columbia County Detention Center at about 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, said Maj. Rick Whitaker, of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Police had been searching for Mr. Lee since Monday night. Maj. Whitaker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/05/met_439044.shtml
Metro | Columbia County Sheriff's Office
Murder suspect surrenders

...Ant" or "Skeet," walked into the Columbia County Detention Center at about 2:15 p.m. today , said Maj. Rick Whitaker, of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. Police had been searching for Mr. Lee since Monday night. Maj. Whitaker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/04/met_438933.shtml
Metro | Columbia County Sheriff's Office