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Friday, May 3, 2013

Budget reviews show drastic differences in outlook

While Columbia County school officials are wrestling with an expected budget deficit of more than $4 million, county commissioners might look at adding employees.
By Barry L. Paschal

Kingston brings campaign to Augusta

The third Georgia Republican congressman to enter the 2014 race for U.S. Senate took a swing through Augusta on Friday afternoon.
By Barry L. Paschal

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Rezoning for Martinez townhome project approved

Despite objections from nearby residents, Columbia County's Planning Commission approved a plan to rezone a dormant Martinez office plaza for a 25-unit townhome complex.
By Barry L. Paschal

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Office park could be rezoned for homes

A failed office park project in Martinez could get new life as townhomes if Columbia County's Planning Commission approves rezoning.
By Barry L. Paschal

Monday, April 29, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Columbia County chamber honors women

Kathy Tuckey, programming director of the Alzheimer's Association of Augusta, was named the Columbia County Businesswoman of the Year by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.
By Barry L. Paschal

Columbia County adds day to next year's spring break

Students and teachers in Columbia County will have an additional day next year to recover from Masters Week.
By Barry L. Paschal

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Schools study student use of electronic tablets

Most Columbia County students likely use some electronic devices in their lives outside school, and the system is studying how to allow their use in the classroom.
By Barry L. Paschal

New rules for fundraiser races might be tweaked

Columbia County officials continue to study a proposal to formalize rules for fundraiser races that use county roads.
By Barry L. Paschal

Monday, April 22, 2013

New rules could put brakes on races

Organizers of fundraiser races that use public streets might have to get permits and pay fees under an ordinance up for discussion Tuesday in Columbia County.
By Barry L. Paschal

Friday, April 19, 2013

Augusta Prep hopes can thefts don't kill chances in contest

August Prep is asking for donations of aluminum cans after much of its haul for a recycling competition was stolen.
By Barry L. Paschal

Doors open to new Alzheimer's facility

University Health Care Systems opened The Windsor House on Friday. Part of Brandon Wilde, the facility will provide a home for residents with Alzheimer's and dementia.
By Barry L. Paschal

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Improvements ahead for hated intersection

With the purchase Tuesday of rights of way along Lewiston Road near Grovetown, Columbia County commissioners are a step closer to fixing one of the county's most-cussed intersections.
By Barry L. Paschal

Martinez man charged in $200,000 embezzlement

Columbia County authorities have charged a Martinez man in a scheme in which they say he stole more than $200,000 from an Evans building materials company.
By Barry L. Paschal

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Home decor store planned for former Martinez Kmart

The announcement of a Carolina Pottery store in the former Kmart site in Martinez brings to three the number of vacant big-box stores filled in Columbia County in recent weeks.
By Barry L. Paschal

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Schools will tap into broadband network

Pending approval from the Columbia County Board of Education, the county's schools soon will gain access to Columbia County's broadband network.
By Barry L. Paschal

New director pushes Columbia County development

Masters Week is a tremendously busy time for business development, as evidenced by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce making repeat stops to The Augusta National for its annual Red Carpet Tour.
By Barry L. Paschal

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Ex-4-H worker charged with sex with teen

An Augusta woman who formerly worked with Columbia County's 4-H program has been charged with having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
By Barry L. Paschal

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Little change in next Columbia County budget

Columbia County officials reviewed next year's budget Tuesday, expecting expenses to rise by less than 1 percent and revenues to increase by 2 percent.
By Barry L. Paschal

Columbia County enacts new excise tax

A new excise tax on energy used by industries in Columbia County will replace a sales tax exemption granted to those industries last year, but still leave factories with a 4 percent tax break.
By Barry L. Paschal
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