A 26-year-old Dearing woman is missing and authorities in a neighboring county have launched a search for her.
Nicole Dawn Taylor, of the 100 block of Langham Drive, has not been seen or heard from since Dec. 23, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Office Investigator Sgt. Dan Carrier.
Family members said Miss Taylor last was seen at Augusta Regional Airport in Richmond County two days before Christmas.
"We didn't get to spend Christmas with her and we still don't know where she is or if she's even alive," said Miss Taylor's sister, Amber Harrison. "We just want to know that she is all right."
Ms. Harrison, who works at Little G's, a restaurant in Thomson, said her sister had been dating a soldier stationed at Fort Gordon.
"His name is Taylor Wilson and he lives somewhere in Mississippi," Ms. Harrison said.
Miss Taylor supposedly was asked to take Mr. Wilson's pickup truck to drive one of his friends to Athens, Ga.
Ms. Harrison said that man was believed to be a Hispanic soldier, but she did not know his name or where in the Athens area her sister was to take him.
Miss Taylor is described as white, 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds with brown hair down to the middle of her back and brown eyes. She also has a butterfly tattoo on one of her shoulders and an orchid tattoo on her lower back.
Mr. Wilson's pickup truck, a dark blue 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, which displays a Mississippi license plate -- DD8-893 -- is missing, too, authorities say.
Ms. Harrison said she last spoke to her sister via telephone for about 20 minutes Dec. 23.
At the time Ms. Harrison said Miss Taylor was watching a movie with Mr. Wilson on the military base at Fort Gordon.
"She told me she couldn't keep my children when I talked with her," Ms. Harrison said.
Miss Taylor, according to her sister, had only been dating Mr. Wilson for about two or three weeks. Miss Taylor was reported missing by her aunt, Glenda Rowland, of Augusta.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Miss Taylor is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1080 and ask for an on-duty violent crimes investigator.