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Appling thoroughfare to be closed for bridge replacement

...resident Linda Fulmer, who retired from her Columbia County job in December, said she and her family make the trip to Columbia County often for shopping, business and medical care. She will allow for some extra travel time, then enjoy the project...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-20/appling-thoroughfare-be-close
Child sex crime indictments issued in federal court

...and Washington, D.C., before coming to Augusta last week.In the other cases, Hunt is accused of traveling to Columbia County from North Carolina to engage in sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl in January.Mercer is accused of using...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-05-20/child-sex-crime-indict
Missing man's body found in lake

...Byers, 44, of Warrenville, was found just after noon Tuesday off shore at Lake Springs beach area, according to Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison.The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division was called...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-05/missing-mans-body-found-lake
Former state legislator Joey Brush dies in motorcycle wreck

...at Columbia Road and didn't see the motorcycle before attempting to drive through the intersection, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. Crouch was found at fault in the wreck and charges against her are pending, Morris...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-07/former-state-legislator-joey-
State officials try to calm River Watch extension concerns

...Those construction headaches began in early 2015 for the project meant to streamline traffic from downtown Augusta to Columbia County's Towne Center area by transforming Old Evans and Petersburg roads into a four-lane highway with bike lanes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-21/state-officials-try-calm-rive
Lakeside reigns supreme in boys tennis

...Thursday, but when Evans upset No. 1 Houston County and Richmond Academy beat Northside on Tuesday, it was moved to Columbia County. With the threat of rain, the matches were scored using an eight-game pro set instead of the three-set format...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/high-school/2015-04-17/lakeside-reigns-supre
Body of Jackson man found in lake

...parking lot and some personal items 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-14/body-jackson-man-found-lake
Authorities search for wanted man missing from recreation area

...rented Ford Focus in the parking lot 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-13/authorities-search-wan
Training exercises at Fort Gordon will cause loud noises

...Gordon's artillery impact area and local training area are scheduled from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m., according to Columbia County Emergency Management Director Pam Tucker.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-15/training-exercises-fort-gordo
Columbia County bus involved in crash, no student injuries

...traveling on North Belair Road at Furys Ferry Road about 2:35 p.m. when the Ford turned in front of it, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris.The bus hit the side of the Explorer, driven by Philip McKenzie. He was taken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-28/columbia-county-bus-involved