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SHERIFF MARK A. HUNTER (NPA)The intent of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Website is to enable you to be informed with the most up to date information that we can provide you and in the most efficient and effective manner. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office provides professional law enforcement services with integrity and compassion to meet the diverse needs of our community.


The latest news stories

MEDIA RELEASE: Sex Offender Arrested for Soliciting Minor

A registered sex offender has been arrested on new charges of soliciting a minor. On February 14, 2024 detectives began an investigation after receiving a report that Edward Gullion (34) was using an electronic device to solicit a minor for sex. While looking into Gullion’s background, it was learned that he was already a registered…

Duguid Sentenced for Attempted Murder

  A Georgia man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday following an attempted murder that occurred in May of 2022. On May 6, 2022, deputies responded to 214 SW Harlowe Place after a landlord requested a well-being check on a tenant. Upon arrival, deputies could see the victim through a window. The victim…

Watson Promoted

On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, Sheriff Hunter held a promotional ceremony. The ceremony was attended by family, friends, and co-workers. Sergeant Jimmy Watson was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Watson has currently been serving in the Criminal Investigations Division and will remain in that division in his new role. Please join us in…

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