Riegelwood officials working to improve emergency response

videoIt's been almost a year since a tornado touched down in Columbus County, claiming the lives of eight people -- some of which were children. Since the tragedy emergency response officials have worked to improve how they handle disasters.

Riegelwood still recovering one year after tornado

videoIt's been almost a year since a deadly tornado ripped through the town of Riegelwood in Columbus County. Those who survived are working to rebuild their lives. Not only are they working to rebuild their lives, but also rebuild their homes.

Columbus County man builds baseball field

videoHe built it and they're still coming. Disappointed by the lack of nearby baseball fields a Columbus County man built his own.

Columbus County passes sale tax increase

For more than 70 percent of people in Columbus County a sales tax increase was the only issue on the ballot.

Columbus County 2007 Municipal Election Results


Columbus County voting on sales, use tax increase

If you plan on purchasing any goods or services in Columbus County in the near future you may have to pay a little extra. There's a referendum on this year's ballot to raise the county's sales and use tax.

Firefighters remember Riegelwood tornado

Riegelwood firefighters raised the money to build the monument. They say it's not a memorial, but a celebration of the people's lives that were lost when the tornado touched down.

Second escaped inmate caught in Columbus County

Another of the three inmates who slipped out an unlocked door at the Columbus County jail has been caught.

Two Columbus County inmates still at large

Two inmates from the Columbus County detention center remain on the loose after escaping over the weekend.

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