According to allegations in the indictment, the defendants operated out of Murphy Village near North Augusta and committed a number of fraudulent schemes in order to obtain life insurance benefits, food stamps, Medicaid funding and fraud involving automobile financing.
The following accounts were taken from Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident reports:
A Martinez woman has been charged with second-degree homicide by vehicle after a motorcycle crash last month.
Thomas von Ray Carter, 60, of Augusta, died Aug.
Columbia County commissioners and staffers fielded questions from residents on a list of major additions and renovations they say will help the already at-capacity county to continue to grow. The list outlines projects such as a long-awaited performing arts and cultural center as well as a Grovetown library.
In an effort to reach more vendors around the area, Columbia County will be using Periscope Holdings to provide web-based bidding services to all suppliers and contractors, according to a news release.
Georgia joins a national effort to get drunken drivers off the road in time for a safe and sober Labor Day weekend. Local law enforcement will be joining the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to help put an end to DUI.
Girl Scouts Azalea District is holding a STEM Expo in an effort to highlight careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields. All middle and high school future scientists, tech enthusiasts and inventors are urged to attend the event at 3 p.
The faculty and staff of the Augusta Campus of Helms College invite prospective students to tour the campus and explore their future career opportunities during an open house set for Saturday, Aug. 27.
The open house will take place from 10 a.m.
Lakeside Middle School began accepting nominations Aug. 22 for one parent and one business parent to serve on the Lakeside Middle School Council. Ballots for nominations will be available in the front lobby of the school from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.