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Columbia County sheriff's Lt. John Cook put on his uniform, badge and gun to protect and serve every morning for more than 40 years. Thursday marked the last of his nearly four decades with the sheriff's office, his retirement.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:22am


Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:21am

A Martinez woman was charged with shoplifting for the fourth time Thursday. Sara Anne Newsome, 36, of Holly Road, was seen on camera attempting to steal a four-pack of Pilot pins and ear-stud earrings from the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road, according to an incident report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:21am

Kelvin Cochran believes God has been preparing him all his life for the storm he is in now.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:20am

Evans Middle Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:19am

A nearly fatal medical emergency and miraculous recovery have become the inspiration of a book on the experience by Naesha Parks.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:18am

Pet food drive Donations of dog, cat, puppy and kitten food accepted at Animal House, Boots, Bridles and Britches, Grovetown Farm & Garden, Vineyard Wine Market, Martinez/National Hills animal hospitals and Wild Birds Unlimited or call for pick up; benefits local rescue groups; (706) 863-2067, p...

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:18am

In the last race before the Columbia County Championships on Thursday, the Evans boys and Greenbrier girls flexed their muscles in the pool one last time last Thursday.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:17am

Spring registration is now open for Martinez-Evans Little League at for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 with a new Big League for 17- to 18-year-olds.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:17am

Friday, January 23 Augusta Christian vs. Hammond, 6 p.m. (girls), 7:30 p.m. (boys) Augusta Prep at Westfield, 6:30 p.m. (girls), 8 p.m. (boys) Evans at Cross Creek, 7 p.m. (girls), 8:30 p.m. (boys) Grovetown vs. Greenbrier, 7 p.m. (girls), 8:30 p.m.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:17am

After rebounding from a tough first quarter, the Harlem High School Lady Bulldogs fell apart in the second half. Trailing 20-16 at the break, the Lady Bulldogs managed just four points in the second half against Jefferson County, losing 41-20.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:16am

On Feb. 4, I will be hosting my 19th Annual College Football Signing Day Party at Wild Wing Café on Washington Road.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:15am

Seniors Solomon Gause, Kenny Joseph and Logan Morris have the Grovetown boys basketball team on the brink of something they've never done before.

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:14am

Harlem Middle Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:12am

Greenbrier Elementary Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:11am