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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...
Appling man charged with killing ex-wife's dog 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...
Suspicious shooting of Martinez woman deemed suicide

...He was released from the Columbia Coun ty Detention Center early Sunday after posting $2,600 bond, according to jailers.Sheriff's office personnel were still investigating the death Tuesday, sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said.
Details in Greenbrier arrests

...weapon to school, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker didn't immediately know today the family relationship between Owens and his guardian. Both teens were called to...
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Columbia County arrests 2

...break-ins at three convenience stores early Tuesday and a pool hall on Sunday, Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said. At about 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday, police say the pair drove up in a red truck and broke a plate glass window...
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Train-hopping hoboes' pets await reunion in Columbia County

...Missouri; and criminal trespass convictions in Texas and Indiana, according to Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker.Kist has been convicted of felony and misdemeanor drug possession and misdemeanor theft in Ohio, and criminal mischief...
Deputies leave Appling home where shots were fired

...home in the 3000 block of Ray Owens Road following a possible scuffle between a man and his wife, sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said.After the dispute, the man grabbed his rifle and stormed into the woods, leaving the woman inside the home...
2-year-old drowns in pool

...of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta either today or Monday, Mr. Collins said. Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said the incident is under investigation and no charges have been filed. Bradley's father, Scott Miner, is on...
Across the area

...for two men they say robbed a food delivery driver at gunpoint Wednesday morning. Columbia County sheriff's Maj. Rick Whitaker said the men, who were armed with handguns, approached a Cisco Foods delivery man about 6:15 a.m. as he unloaded...
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Rain, go away

Cars tread through water on Seventh Street near Fenwick Street. Storms caused several auto accidents and minor flooding Thursday, officials said. In Columbia County, sheriff's office Maj. Rick Whitaker said that between 2:45 and 3:50 p.m.