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Transitional Improvements: Helping Homeless & Formerly Incarcerated Grocery Store Shooting; 1 Injured, 1 in Custody

This morning, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with the United States Marshall Southeast Regional fugitive task force to search for a wanted fugitive from Pennsylvania. Rakim Jones, who was wanted for attempted homicide in 2022, was located in the ivy Falls subdivision. In another incident, Keon Dickens has been indicted in federal court for making a bomb threat against the Social Security Administration’s office in Augusta.

He allegedly called the office, threatening to use an explosive device and also showed a handwritten note to a security officer. The building was subsequently placed on lockdown and evacuated, but no bomb was found.

Dickens is facing charges of false information and a bomb hoax. There are plans to reorganize students in Columbia County, including the closure of South Columbia Elementary and the opening of Westmont Elementary and North Columbia Elementary in the coming years. Today is election day, with important decisions to be made, such as the race for mayor in Grovetown and other mayor and city council races. There will also be voting on the future of the jba. Voting goes from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and updates on the election results will be provided on-air and online at

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