The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has a new headquarters, located beside the detention center on County Camp Road in the county seat of Appling. A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the nearly $6 million, sales-tax funded project being completed after 14 years. It allows all of the sheriff’s office departments to be consolidated under one roof. “It makes the job much more streamlined, much more efficient everyday now, and I think it’ll only get better from here,” said longtime Sheriff Clay Whittle. New technology in the building is also helping the office run more efficiently, reducing the need for added manpower. Whittle added that this helps solve crimes faster, and makes it easier for different departments and county agencies to work together.
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