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Columbia County's Community and Leisure Services director resigns

...months of his current $108,793 annual salary. Should commissioners decide to award that severance, it could amount to more than $63,400.Johnson said he expected commissioners to take up the issue of Smith's resignation at the Tuesday...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-08-02/columbia-countys-community-and-leis
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Athletic complex moving toward completion

...be determined separately by the school board and county commissioners, with half of the park developed by each government but with...is dependent on what the Board of Education and Board of Commissioners ultimately choose to put in," Stout said. "Until a formal...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-26/athletic-complex-moving-toward-co
Sports
Commissioners approve $15 million in general obligation bonds

...by about 55 percent of voters.Mark Widener, with the investment firm Jefferies, which handled the bond offer, told commissioners the timing of the sale was fortuitous because of low interest rates and high demand for low-risk securities created by...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-07-12/commissioners-approve-15-million-in
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Sales tax is government's least onerous, most beneficial option

...source ? the oft-maligned property tax.The $15 million in general obligation sales tax bonds that Columbia County Commissioners approved last week will be repaid with proceeds from the 2017-22 special purpose sales tax. And because the county enjoys...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2015-07-19/sales-tax-is-governments-least-o
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Large Kroger near Grovetown on track for groundbreaking next month

...commercial rezoning for the property in October to allow for the project near Interstate 20. In late May, county planning commissioners approved building elevations and architectural finishes for the Kroger project, an extra condition placed on last year's...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-07-19/large-kroger-near-grovetown-on-trac
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A tax increase is a tax increase

...tax hike but via assessed value. So much for the rumor of Columbia County being a conservative county when a majority of Commissioners seem to support the "tax increase." Tell it to those on a fixed income and to those working night and day struggling...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2015-07-15/a-tax-increase-is-a-tax-increase
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County tax revenue increases, but millage rates will remain unchanged

Columbia County's Board of Commissioners has scheduled a series of public meetings to the coming year's millage rate this month, even though officials say the rate will...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-07-05/county-tax-revenue-increases-but-mi
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A decade of assistance from Columbia County 311

...After much research, surveying county departments and touring other similar facilities, Tucker presented a proposal to the commissioners.It opened July 1, 2005, inside the county's Emergency and Operations building on Ronald Reagan Drive.The center...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-07-05/a-decade-of-assistance-from-columbi
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Columbia County creates new housing classifcation

Columbia County commissioners voted to approve the first reading...passed Tuesday.At the same time, commissioners voted to do away with the R-3...Development Advisory Board, cautioned commissioners against placing too many restrictions...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-06-07/columbia-county-creates-new-housing
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Commissioners vote to reinstate store's alcohol license

Columbia County commissioners agreed Tuesday to grant a Grovetown...according to county records. Commissioners rejected the business's application...was submitted.In March 2014, commissioners again rejected the application...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-04-05/commissioners-vote-to-reinstate-sto
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