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County officials must find balance in managing future growth

...unable to afford a Columbia County address in the past. You already can see the changing attitudes reflected at Columbia County Commission meetings, where residents have become increasingly vocal in recent years about what they see as a lack of planning...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2015-07-05/county-officials-must-find-balan
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Columbia County commissioners resolve zoning issues with Lights of the South

The lights on Louisville Road will be on again this Christmas season.Columbia County Commission members voted Tuesday to approve a rezoning of property that clears the way for Lights of the South to operate this holiday season...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-04-26/columbia-county-commissioners-resol
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Fireworks now legal in Georgia

...years old and people 16 or 17 can sell fireworks if employed by a licensed retailer."I'm fine with it," Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said. "I wonder why it took so long."The law goes into effect July 1.An excise tax...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-05-17/fireworks-now-legal-in-georgia
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Columbia County official considering expanding stormwater penalties

...to recover unpaid fees, an official said this week.The new ordinance, removed from discussion before the Columbia County Commission in March for revisions, would work much like the enforcement of city utility accounts in Augusta and Aiken...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-04-05/columbia-county-official-considerin
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Residents concerned about longterm effects of River Watch construction

...structures." As a result, Shelton said residents can file nuisance and negligence claims.Trey Allen, the Columbia County commission member who represents Martinez, said the county is doing all it can to help."There is unfortunately not...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-03-15/residents-concerned-about-longterm-
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Demand for tickets is an abuse of power

Dear editor,A Jan. 21 article in The Metro Spirit devoted to Ron Cross'/Columbia County Commission's demand of free tickets for events booked for the taxpayer-funded Lady Antebellum Pavilion is very disturbing, an abuse of...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2015-01-28/demand-for-tickets-is-an-abuse-o
Opinion
County officially opens park at Blanchard Woods

...better than I expected," said Doran, who topped the inaugural race field. "They can run nationals here." Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross was on hand for the ribbon cutting and liked what he saw of the new track and skate park...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-04-01/county-officially-opens-park-at-bla
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Sheriff's office celebrates new training complex

...firearms qualifications, emergency medical procedures, driver training and a variety of speciality classes. Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said it was a great day for the county, opening a facility that will assist the sheriff...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-02-11/sheriffs-office-celebrates-new-trai
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Columbia County Commission approves raises for county employees

The Columbia County Commission has approved more than $1 million in raises for county employees, which are set to take effect this week.The commission voted...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-12-28/columbia-county-commission-approves
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Columbia County commission passes vote to stormwater utility fees by 2017

Columbia County commissioners voted to implement a series of increases to the county's stormwater utility fee, more than doubling the current fee by 2017.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-12-21/columbia-county-commission-passes-v
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