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Victims, heroes of Sept. 11 attacks remembered in solemn ceremony

...attacks of Sept. 11."There's always something chilling about a flag at half-mast," county commission Chairman Ron Cross said. Firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel stood at attention as a color guard presented...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-09-11/victims-heroes-of-sept-11-attacks-r
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Sept. 11 remembrance cermony Thursday

...responded to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. It also will include remarks from County Commission Chairman Ron Cross and a closing prayer from Rev. Rex Wright of Oakey Grove Baptist Church. Emergency responders will present the flag...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-09-10/sept-11-remembrance-cermony-thursda
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Columbia County approves $700,000 in incentives for development

...money will come from a "variety of transportation discretionary funds" available for such projects.Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the incentive money will be paid only after the development is completed ? if it does come to fruition.Cross described...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-08-24/columbia-county-approves-700000-in-
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Commission for tax collections to be set with cities

...work and doesn't deserve, in his mind, any additional compensation for this," he said.When Commission Chairman Ron Cross inquired about the length of the agreements, Johnson said the state law allows contracts for up to 50 years, but said...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-08-17/commission-for-tax-collections-to-b
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Commissioners set to vote on sales tax project list

...million for a new Harlem library, and $9 million for a new county cultural arts center and museum. Commission Chairman Ron Cross said he has heard some criticism of the cultural center, but he feels now is the time for the county to invest in these...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-08-03/commissioners-set-to-vote-on-sales-
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Washington Road project to improve traffic flow

...traffic project on SPLOST," Hutto said. "We're rushing it due to the increasing traffic."County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the project has been in the hopper for many years, but state Department of Transportation officials proposed a concrete...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-07-09/another-road-project-to-improve-tra
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Gun law amendment allows carry in more places

...expands where licensed gun carriers can take their weapons. "I've got mixed emotions," county commission Chairman Ron Cross said of the bill. "In a perfect world, I'm happy for everybody that can pass the background check to have a gun...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-07-06/gun-law-amendment-allows-carry-in-m
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Commissioners approve funding for Evans military memorial

...using $81,000 in 2006-2010 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds, according to Commission Chairman Ron Cross. The additional $70,000 came from commissioner's discretionary SPLOST funds, with each district commissioner and...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-06-22/commissioners-approve-funding-for-e
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Columbia County Commission passes $190 million budget

...county government's $190 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at Tuesday's meeting.Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the balanced budget was hammered out over several weeks of trimming requests from department heads to a manageable...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-06-04/columbia-county-commission-passes-1
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Riverwatch extension well underway

...Drive. "We've been waiting 10 or 12 years since it stopped at Baston Road," Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said. The $34.2 million project on a state road is not one the county would fund because those types of projects are...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-06-08/riverwatch-extension-well-underway
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