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Columbus County News

Some Georgia-Pacific jobs to be saved

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videoGeorgia-Pacific had originally planned to lay-off more than 400 employees, but thanks to the success of two pilot programs 125 people still have jobs. Full story...
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Columbus County looking to bring in new business

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Monday night the county commission voted to offer tax incentives to an unidentified company from New York that would make sweet potato French fries. Full story...
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A Columbus County turkey farm

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videoTurkey day is just around the corner. You won't find cows and pigs on the Wilson's farm; they are in the business of the feathered kind. They own the only turkey farm in Columbus County. Full story...
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Biggest drug bust in Columbus County history lands former police officer in jail

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It's being called the biggest drug bust in Columbus County history. After seizing thousands of dollars in cash, and a hefty amount of cocaine, the Columbus County Sheriff's Department is relieved a drug trafficker is now behind bars. Full story...
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New business possibilities in Columbus County

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Some good news from Columbus County, new businesses could be moving in. This would mean 54 new jobs over 3 years if the plans become a reality. Full story...
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Columbus County student allegedly assaulted by teacher

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videoA Columbus County dad is sticking by his nine year old son. He said he was allegedly assaulted by his fourth grade teacher. Full story...
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Riegelwood remembered two years later

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videoSunday marked the second anniversary of the deadly tornado that swept through Columbus County. Riegelwood changed forever when it touched down, killing eight people. Those who lived through the event looked back to remember they lost. Full story...
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More details on Bethea shooting

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There are more details on the shooting of a Columbus County football player. 18-year-old Anthony Bethea was shot at a house party in Fair Bluff early Saturday morning. Full story...
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Update on shot West Columbus Football Captain

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videoA local school community is shocked after a West Columbus high football player was shot over the weekend. His condition has been updated and it looks like Bethea is going to survive, but with the possibility of life-long injuries. Full story...
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Columbus County Farmers Market getting a boost

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The Columbus County Farmers Market is getting an $18,000 boost. Congressman Mike McIntyre recently presented the grant to the Farmers Market. Full story...
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Columbus County responds to ballot counting delays

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videoColumbus County residents and candidates waiting for results last night got a bit fidgety as the night went on. It was because Columbus was the last county to report its early voting numbers, leaving a few tight races in limbo. Full story...
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R.C. Soles wins his 21st election

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videoWatching the election returns on television Tuesday night was a bit unsettling for Democrat R.C. Soles. He trailed when the Brunswick County numbers came in.

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Columbus County exceeding voting expectations

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videoBladen and Columbus counties had slow but steady voter turnout Tuesday, with quite a few of the voters casting a ballot for the very first time. Full story...
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Population decreasing in Columbus County

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videoA declining population and rising unemployment numbers has Columbus County leaders going on the offensive. Full story...
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Columbus County Inmate follow-up

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videoColumbus County residents can now rest easy, knowing escaped inmate Archie Funderburk is back behind bars. Full story...
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