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Evans poll open in construction zone

...precinct 64, is inside the work zone closed through traffic."It is open," Columbia County Board of Elections Executive Director Nancy Gay said of the polling location. "It is there. It is accessible."Voters need to enter the work zone from the east...

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In this election year, nobody knows anything

...Latino power is felt on election day," said Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO).Helen Kim Ho, the director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice ? Atlanta, said one of her organization's...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/opinion/2014-10-29/in-this-election-year-nobody-kno
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Nathan Deal and the scandal that won't go away

...federal grand jury. The criminal investigation into Deal had begun.In October 2010, ethics commission director Stacey Kalberman and deputy director Sherilyn Streicker sought subpoenas related to Deal's campaign finances. In early 2011, after Deal...

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Aiken County just one of several districts seeking penny tax

...six-year penny tax wraps up in 2016, the estimated revenue is expected to be $460 million, said Erin Aylor, marketing director for the Charleston business group. If approved, the next six-year sales tax would create slightly more than $500 million...

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BMX track, skate park nearly finished

...Construction of Columbia County's first skate park and BMX track is nearly complete. Columbia County Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith said the $1.5 million facilities at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans could be finished as early as Dec. 1...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-10-26/bmx-track-skate-park-nearly-finishe
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Columbia County commission approves rezoning for Kroger Marketplace

...Commercial for infrastructure improvements; $300,000 was approved for traffic improvements. Andrew Strickland, the interim director of the county Planning Services Division, said it will take developers awhile to get through the permitting process the Environmental...

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Champions Retreat under new management

...worked on the golf course have thoroughly enjoyed the process and are pleased with what we ended up with."Club membership director Jonathan Pribble expects the transition to be seamless for the staff and the almost 400 club members as the new owners take...

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Evans Towne Farmers Market comes to a close this week

...managed under an umbrella organization called Augusta Locally Grown, which is a 501c3 nonprofit group. Hines is the executive director of Augusta Locally Grown."Our mission is to educate the community about the economic, health and environmental benefits...

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Construction of new Kroger must weather permitting process

...They obviously want to get started as soon as possible," said Andrew Strickland, county Planning Services Division interim director. Strickland said it will take developers a while to get through the permitting process the Environmental Protection Division...

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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). The results from the Chamber membership...

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