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Chamber urges support for SPLOST referendum

...who buys a product in the county will pay the one extra penny per dollar. Every six years the Columbia County Board of Commissioners develops a list of SPLOST projects to be reviewed by residents at town hall meetings. After public comments, the commission...

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Office seekers speak at forum

...candidates offered opinions as to why they should be elected on Nov. 4 as either District 3 Commissioner, District 4 Commissioner or Tax Commissioner."During my time as District 4 commissioner, I've had the privilege of meeting lots of...

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Exchange Club honors public safety personnel

Dedicated. Protective. Brave. Caring.That's how former Gold Cross CFO and candidate for Tax Commissioner candidate Tom Schneider describes the highly-trained public safety personnel that serve Columbia County.He called them "guardian...

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Schneider has experience and integrity for tax commissioner's job

...The candidates for the Office of Tax Commissioner are a perfect example of good people...to the county commission.This tax commissioner's role is not about accounting.The...organization.? Pete Brodie, former commissioner and chairman, 1993-1998.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2014-10-15/schneider-has-experience-and-int
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Taylor has experience and integrity for commission seat

...day ? voting for Mack Taylor for the District 3 Commissioner's seat. Mack Taylor is a model citizen and has...On Nov. 4,, vote Mack Taylor for the District 3 Commissioner's seat. ? Matt Blackwell, Martinez

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Local candidates will face off at Thursday public forum

...Performing Arts Center.The forum gives candidates for tax commissioner and two county commission seats the opportunities to answer...begins at 6 p.m. Eight candidates will speak.For Tax Commissioner: Wayne Bridges, Tom Schneider and Les Walden.For Commission...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-10-12/local-candidates-will-face-off-at-t
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Unemployment rate, unions, min. wage all figure in race for labor commissioner

...could be very vulnerable as he seeks a second term as labor commissioner on this fall's ballot. Democratic challenger Robbin Shipp...training," he said.Shipp said she would use the post as commissioner to lobby for the wage hike as well as for union-friendly...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-10-08/unemployment-rate-unions-min-wage-a
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Columbia County Commission abolishes construction, engineering advisory boards

...create a new body that will combine their functions.The matter was a last-minute addition to the agenda just before commissioners took up the evening's business. The commission voted unanimously to dissolve the Construction Advisory Board and the...

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Columbia County affirms financial backing for hospital proposals

...county use revenue certificates to fund its portion of the project, the $30 million in sales tax funds would be used for a "contingency list" of projects that have already been selected by county commissioners for such an outcome.

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Local candidates face off in Thursday public forum

...Columbia County News-Times will give candidates for tax commissioner and county commission a chance to address questions related...men are running to fill the unexpired term of District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen, who also resigned in March: Zollie "Trip...

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