A staff writer for The Columbia County News-Times and The Augusta Chronicle's Columbia County Bureau. Graduated from Augusta State University in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in Communications focusing on Advertising and Public Relations. Started at The Chronicle in March 2000 writing obituaries and gardening stories. Also worked as a general assignment and South Carolina Neighbors reporter before transferring to The News-Times in August 2001. I write a variety of stories and cover a wide range of beats including crime, cops, courts, the cities of Grovetown and Harlem, and features.