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Columbia County commission passes vote to stormwater utility fees by 2017

...increases to the county's stormwater utility fee, more than doubling the current fee by 2017.The measure passed 3-2, with chairman Ron Cross and newly seated District 3 Com mis sioner Mack Taylor voting against the fee increase.The other commissioners...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-12-21/columbia-county-commission-passes-v
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Georgia could be hitting a dead end on transportation

...meetings on how the state would handle the upgrading of its transportation infrastructure.Nothing happened at either event. The chairmen of the study committee on transportation funding ? Rep. Jay Roberts (R-Ocilla) and Sen. Steve Gooch (R-Dahlonega...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2014-12-17/georgia-could-be-hitting-a-dead-
Opinion
Nativity scene returns to public display at Nancy Carson Library

...library board of trustees and herself from Aiken County Council chairman Ronnie Young, asking that they reconsider returning the Nativity...sometime after receiving the memoDec. 12: Aiken County Council chairman Ronnie Young sends letter to library board of trustess and...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-12-16/nativity-scene-returns-to-public-di
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Merchants Association celebrates 50th annual Christmas parade

...Road. That inaugural parade, under the leadership of parade chairman Jack Harrison, featured entries of Martinez Teen Town, Evans...to make it bigger and better (every year)," said parade chairman Billy Franke, who has organized it for the past several years...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-11-30/merchants-association-celebrates-50
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Basketball game raises money and awareness

...helped his recovery."The event, which Ryan began planning at the end of August, was important to Michael Smith, the CMFA chairman."I feel honored because young people want to do something for people who have disabilities," Smith said. "Not many people...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/sports/2014-12-03/basketball-game-raises-money-and-
Sports
Middle-schooler C.J. Pearson engaging the political process

...15 counties, Conrad Close as political director, Alan Hill as north regional director and Sam Heffner as Rich mond County chairman, is "completely nonpartisan," C.J. said."I'm a Republican, with strong Libertarian leanings," he said. "I...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-12-07/middle-schooler-cj-pearson-engaging
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County could raise utility rates, looks to revamp regulations

...stormwater) improvement project," he said.Commissioners passed the first reading of the measure Tuesday with only Commission Chairman Ron Cross voting in opposition.After the meeting Cross declined to say why he opposed the rate increase.The resolution...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-12-07/county-rates-utility-rates-looks-to
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Officials to address courthouse repairs

...scope of Facilities Services maintenance staff and the repairs can't be done without disturbing the shingles.Commission Chairman Ron Cross said he'd rather consider other optionsbefore replacing the entire roof."I don't know about this particular...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-11-17/officials-to-address-courthouse-rep
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Winning a runoff election is tricky but it's not a trick

...enough.Here's another scenario. In Dec. 2006, Lee Muns faced off against Regina Buccafusco for the Board of Education chairman's seat. In the general election, Muns had come in first, besting Buccafusco by almost 1,000 votes.In the runoff voter...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2014-11-12/winning-a-runoff-election-is-tri
Opinion
Campaign report issues abound

Much ado was made last week of Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross's fine by the Government Transparency and State Finance Commission, over outstanding personal finance statements that...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/ccnt/2014-10-08/campaign-report-issues-abound
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