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Sheriff will ask for revised pawn shop ordinance

Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle said Aug. 27 he will ask county commissioners to rescind and revise an ordinance meant stem sales of stolen goods, which has been criticized as too broad and burdensome for...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-08-30/sheriff-will-ask-for-revised-pawn-s
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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...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2015-07-19/sales-tax-is-governments-least-o
Opinion
Columbia County commissioners approve severance package for Barry Smith

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve more than $80,000 in severance pay to former Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith, who resigned suddenly last week.

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-08-09/columbia-county-commissioners-appro
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Athletic complex moving toward completion

...completed within the past month.Work on the park's facilities will be determined separately by the school board and county commissioners, with half of the park developed by each government but with all amenities shared after construction. The project...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-26/athletic-complex-moving-toward-co
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Four candidates seek State House District 122 seat

...said the experience he has gained as a lawyer, county commissioner, assistant district attorney and community leader...announced.The group includes Frank Spears, a former county commissioner; Jim Bartley, a builder and recent candidate...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-07-19/four-candidates-seek-state-house-di
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Five candidates declare for possible District 3 race

...county's rapid growth.The group includes a former county commissioner, a builder and recent candidate for commission...only seven months in office.Frank Spears, a county commissioner from 1999 to 2003, said Monday that he decided...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-07-15/five-candidates-declare-for-possibl
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Crowd of candidates grows by two for Georgia House District 122 seat

...District 123 seat ? set off a series of political moves with potential candidates jockeying for position. Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor was the first to jump in, stating his intention to resign his District 3 seat after only six months...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-07-12/crowd-of-candidates-grows-by-two-fo
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Survey results give a glance at public perceptions

...county Planning Services director Andrew Strickland shared some initial results of the Vision 2035 surveys with county commissioners.Although, the results are still preliminary, I thought it would be interesting to share some of that with our...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/ccnt/2015-06-14/survey-results-give-a-glance-at-pub
CCNT | Opinion
A tax increase is a tax increase

...Tax Increase" that appeared in The Columbia County News-Times July 5, I urge all to encourage your Columbia County Commissioner and the Commission Chairman to reject this increase.Some on the Commission do not view this as a "tax increase...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2015-07-15/a-tax-increase-is-a-tax-increase
Opinion
Columbia County creates new housing classifcation

Columbia County commissioners voted to approve the first reading of an ordinance that will create a new zoning classification for certain types of housing and...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2015-06-07/columbia-county-creates-new-housing
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