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Board overrides withdrawal request, denies water park rezoning

The decision to allow a $20 million water park to go up near Grovetown now rests in the hands of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners after developers and public officials failed to resolve an ongoing dispute over building permits and infrastructure...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-04-12/board-overrides-withdrawal-request-
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Area libraries outside of Augusta benefit from split, formation of new library system

...with Grovetown, has been targeted for significant growth from Fort Gordon over the next five years. The Columbia County Board of Commissioners hired architect Craig Gaulden Davis earlier this month to design a two-story library in Harlem. The...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-03-01/area-libraries-outside-of-augusta-b
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County puts brakes on dense residential developments

...Lewiston and Mill Branch roads.The property, valued at $238,525, was scheduled to go before the Columbia County Board of Commissioners on April 17 to be rezoned for high-density housing.Now, thanks to a six-month moratorium commissioners...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-02-22/county-puts-brakes-on-dense-residen
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Library asks for public's help identifying historic photos

...Convention and Visitors Bureau.DuTeau said the bureau is working with the historial society and the Columbia County Board of Commissioners to help a photopgrapher and Web developer construct an Internet site and mobile app by December."We're...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-03-01/library-asks-for-publics-help-ident
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Columbia County 225th birthday an extension of recent growth

...Petersburg Road and avoid a "very bad place" at Clarks Hill. "That'd be nice," Sharkey, clerk of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, said of the expenses of yesteryear.Turns out, it is nice.As Columbia County celebrates its 225th...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-01-28/columbia-county-225th-birthday-an-e
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Early voting begins Wednesday in Columbia County commission District 3 runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor were the top two vote-getters Nov. 4 in the field of four vying to fill the Columbia County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat vacated by Charles Allen.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-11-19/early-voting-begins-wednesday-in-co
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Mack Taylor defeats Trip Derryberry in runoff for Columbia County District 3 seat

...assistant district attorney, de feated Martinez businessman Trip Derryberry in a Dec. 2 runoff to claim the Columbia County Board of Commissioners' District 3 seat. Taylor garnered 1,304 votes, or 58.2 percent, to Derryberry's 935 votes...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-12-07/mack-taylor-defeats-trip-derryberry
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Follow these guidelines for hot summer watering

...outdoor watering ban that was implemented as a result of near-drought conditions. It was in 2004 that the Columbia County Board of Commissioners adopted an Outdoor Water Use Ordinance in order to help with water conservation. Though it might appear...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/odds-ends/2014-08-24/follow-these-guidelines-for-ho
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Cross' continued leadership needed

...Water Council, I ask that the constituents of Columbia County re-elect Mr. Cross as Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners.It is important to have Ron continue his role as Chairman of the Savannah ? Upper Ogeechee Water Council...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2014-05-04/cross-continued-leadership-neede
Opinion
Chamber urges support for SPLOST referendum

Dear editor, The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors supports the renewal of the County's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST).

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2014-10-19/chamber-urges-support-for-splost
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