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County could raise utility rates, looks to revamp regulations

...officials said."We compared and found out our rate was one of the lowest in the state," Johnson said.Commissioner Ron Thigpen said it appeared there was really no alternative to right the sinking stormwater fund. He pointed out that there were...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-12-07/county-rates-utility-rates-looks-to
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Campaign report issues abound

...Locally, it was easy to turn up others in office with similar violations. According to the state, Commissioner Ron Thigpen owes $125 for a late campaign report, and Commissioner Bill Morris owes $625 for several late and missing reports...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/ccnt/2014-10-08/campaign-report-issues-abound
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Columbia County Commission candidates

...meaningful impact fees in place.'' Ron Thigpen - R "I think the bond issue needs...higher quality of growth.'' Ron Thigpen - R "I think like in most things...manner, I'm opposed to it.'' Ron Thigpen - R "... I don't think it...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/05/new_103089.shtml
Don't be fooled by 'cut taxes now' political rhetoric

...political cover of "Cut Taxes Now." Vote for maintaining the quality of life and our standing as a first-class community that we can be proud of. Please join me in voting for Ron Cross on July 20. Ron Thigpen District 1 Commissioner

http://newstimes.augusta.com/stories/2010/07/18/let_583253.shtml
Elect Thigpen for Commission District 1

...Commission District 1 race, both Ron Thigpen and Scott Nichols are fine, intelligent...between the two is difficult, Ron Thigpen has a clear edge. Nichols is engaging...struggling with funding priorities. Ron Thigpen will be an asset to Columbia County...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/01/opi_102656.shtml
Columbia County approves $700,000 in incentives for development

...Mississippi."When fully developed, the project could bring as many as 500 jobs to the area, Cross said.Commissioner Ron Thigpen said the potential tax revenue and job growth that the project would provide will more than pay for the economic incentives...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-08-24/columbia-county-approves-700000-in-
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Water bill change coming for some Columbia County residents

...on or about Nov. 15. "I think it makes a lot of sense from a workflow and efficiency standpoint," Commissioner Ron Thigpen said. Water usage is typically billed on a tiered rate. Because the residents being billed on a new date will actually...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-08-24/water-bill-change-coming-for-some-c
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Stallings Island to be theme for exhibition center art

...theme of artwork in the Columbia County Exhibition Center. "I think it's a pretty exciting prospect," Commissioner Ron Thigpen said of the idea proposed by Commissioner Bill Morris at a March 11 Community and Emergency Services Committee Meeting...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-03-23/stallings-island-to-be-theme-for-ex
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Qualifying opens for local, state and federal elections

...race for Com mission District 1, two candidates qualified with the Republican Party to replace outgoing Commissioner Ron Thigpen. Doug Duncan, a vice president with Augusta staffing firm MAU Inc., will face Hafeez Chaudhry, a Martinez businessman...

http://newstimes.augusta.com/news/2014-03-03/qualifying-opens-for-local-state-an
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Columbia County Commission passes $190 million budget

...to balance a budget when you keep raising taxes, but it isn't so easy when you don't," he said.Commissioners Ron Thigpen and Bill Morris praised the county staff's "cooperative spirit" in making adjustments to their "wish lists" to...

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