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Authorities search for wanted man missing from recreation area

...and personal items including keys, a cell phone and clothing nearby, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.The vehicle was seen in the park the night before, but was not reported until the park ranger saw it again Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/authorities-search-wan
Body of Jackson man found in lake

...including keys, a cell phone and clothing on a picnic table nearby, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.The vehicle was seen in the park the night before, but was not reported until the park ranger saw it again Saturday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-14/body-jackson-man-found-lake
Log truck wreck victim identified

...Wednesday in a log truck accident near Appling, Bonnie King, Columbia County deputy coroner said.Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said the wreck occurred about 9:12 a.m., when the southbound truck left Ray Owens Road near Yelton Road and overturned...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-18/log-truck-wreck-victim-ident
Chase through 3 counties ends in arrest

...about 9:30 a.m. because he has an outstanding narcotics warrant, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. Buxton, of Haverhill Drive, refused to stop and led authorities to Interstate 20, where he sped east toward Richmond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/chase-through-3-counti
Columbia County Sheriff's Office says deputy hurt in motorcycle crash was "exercising due regard"

...exercising due regard" when his vehicle collided with another during a charity motorcycle ride.Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Tuesday that more than 100 participants in the 13th annual Kelsi Long Memorial Ride ? a charity event that raises...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-24/columbia-county-sherif
Law enforcement agencies continue to close racial gap

...to 2010 census data, they now comprise 17.8 of the sheriff's office, a 2 percent jump from September.Capt. Steve Morris said the department strives to reflect its community but has done little to actively recruit minorities. Of the 41...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-27/law-enforcement-agenci
Retired couple helps keep roadways clean

...Thank you,'" Linda said.Their service has also garnered the attention of Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris."We can't thank them enough for their effort," Morris said. "I've never met the Lakes but we stay in touch...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-10/retired-couple-helps-keep-ro
2 arrested in connection to Columbia County school burglaries

...Columbia County including break-ins at Evans High and Lakeside Middle schools.Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Hyun Joo Kim, 20, and a 16-year-old boy, both of Martinez, were arrested in a burglary attempt at a tuxedo...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-10/2-arrested-connection-
Harlem drama coach resigns amid allegations of inappropriate texts

...inappropriate texts" with an 18-year-old female student, authorities said.Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said that school officials called the sheriff's office Wednesday to report the allegations against Dylan Bollinger...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-05/harlem-drama-coach-resign
Harlem High School athletic director resigns after burglary arrest

...Sandra Carraway.Fulford was arrested Friday and charged with burglary, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. He was released from the Columbia County Detention Center after posting a $10,000 bond.Authorities say Fulford...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-02/harlem-high-school-ath