The following accounts were taken from reports filed with the Columbia County Sheriff's office.
Hitting the messenger
An Appling man was sent to the emergency room after he was hit on the head with a beer bottle for delivering a message.
Jack Jackson, of Appling, asked Corey Lewis, 42, of the 3500 block Ray Owens Road, Appling, to tell Frank Dunn, 46, that he is no longer allowed on Jackson's property, according to aColumbia County Sheriff's Office incident report. After delivering the message, Lewis turned to leave when Dunn, of the 5200 block of White Oak Road, struck him on the head with a beer bottle, knocking him unconscious.
Lewis was taken the Medical College of Georgia Hospital emergency room by a friend, where he was treated for a severe laceration next to his right eye and a possible skull fracture, the report stated.
Obscenities painted on Bruster's lot
Bruster's Old-Fashioned Ice Cream and Yogurt manager, Cris Sutherland, 34, found spray-painted obscenities in the back parking lot of the shop.
Vandals used green spray-paint to write vulgar words and sexual pictures with messages of hate directed at Evans Middle School, according to a Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report.
Postal jeep sabotaged
A U.S. Postal Service jeep was sabotaged while parked outside the Appling Post Office.
Postal carrier, Judith Ann Peters, 58, got into the unsecured jeep to deliver her route and found the ignition wires had been cut below the steering column, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office incident report stated.
Nothing was missing from the jeep, which received no other damage.
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