Last week's pre-trial conferences for 22 defendants - including at least 20 Irish Travelers from Murphy Village - charged with racketeering and other crimes were canceled because all the defense lawyers asked for more time to prepare.
After two months, the old Edmund's Bar-b-que restaurant property on U.S. Highway 25 in Aiken County near Belvedere has been largely cleaned up. But after missing his deadline, the owner still has a court hearing on Oct.
Two active construction zones including Jimmie Dyess Parkway and Belair Road are experiencing lane closures this week.
Paving crews returned Monday to the Jimmie Dyess Parkway resurfacing job from the Interstate 20 interchange to east of Powell Road, according to a news release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.
These accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports:
Two Grovetown High School students are facing charges of having alcohol at school Thursday.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the school about 8:30 a.m.
A fire that began late Monday night, destroyed a kiln used for drying wood at an Appling lumber yard.
Crews were dispatched to Pollard Lumber Co. on Washington Road near the intersection at Pollard's Corner about 9:20 p.m. Monday, according to Columbia County Fire Rescue Administrative Chief Jeremy Wallen.