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Columbia County school officials appoint Evans High and Evans Middle principals to new positions

...Padgett has not been charged with any crimes related to the girl's accusations, but Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Padgett's job legally requires him to report any suspected child abuse.According to a news release, Brigdon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2014-09-15/columbia-county-school-of
A month after slaying, suspect to appear in Florida court

...incident report will be released, but not until the investigation is further along.Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said he believes the process of extraditing Robinson "is starting to pick up.""There's no exact timetable on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-14/month-after-slaying-su
Racial gap between police, community closing, officials say

...Columbia County Sheriff's Office in 2007 despite blacks being 14.6 percent of the county's population, Capt. Steve Morris said the number of black deputies has jumped to 15.8 percent."Not only do we take it to heart, it's part of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-09-13/racial-gap-between-pol
Aiken fatality highlights golf cart safety

...cart, you have to always pay close attention. You never know what might happen."Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris says golf cart accidents are uncommon, but when they happen, they can be serious."The main point I want to stress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-30/aiken-fatality-highlights-gol
Honda Accord tops list of stolen vehicles in 2013

...battery out of it so even if they try to steal it they can't get away with it."Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said police have to constantly evolve their plans to stay ahead of thieves. His agency reported 49 thefts through June...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-30/honda-accord-tops-list
Man killed, wife injured outside Martinez church

...Martinez church.Columbia County Sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, of Jacksonville...activate the sprinkler system," Columbia County Capt. Steve Morris said. "The husband was shot fatally and the wife has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-14/shooting-leaves-one-de
Teen in critical condition after Thurmond Lake accident

...officials said. Columbia County sheriff's deputies were called to the Keg Creek boat ramp about 3:30 p.m., Capt. Steve Morris said. The teen, whose name and sex have not been released, fell off a personal watercraft and was run over by another...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-16/teen-critical-condition-after
Church shooting details released

...said."We don't know who he was here visiting, what his business was here," Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said. DaVitte and his wife, Jennifer "Jenny" Wright DaVitte, 64, of Cutter Mill Road, had gone to the church...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-15/church-shooting-detail
Chokehold not option for local police

...not need to resort to the often dangerous practice."It is very dangerous," Co lum bia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris said of the chokehold.He said officers have several hand-to-hand options, but the chokehold is not one of them...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-03/chokehold-not-option-l
False police reports rare in Augusta

...counties for phony crimes in 2013."Far too often we have to deal with false or embellished reports," said Capt. Steve Morris, of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. "In doing so, valuable resources were needlessly redirected, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-14/false-police-reports-r