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Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

Ron Cross to seek re-election

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross will seek a fourth term of office this November, he confirmed Monday.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

Lawyer defends Allen actions

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen's attorney submitted a letter to Gov. Nathan Deal on Friday, addressing concerns over $160,000 in compensation from Grovetown and Harlem.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Allen must 'show just cause' or face removal

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen has 10 days to explain her actions to Gov. Nathan Deal or face removal from office, according to a letter sent this week.
By Steve Crawford

3 charged with stalking, threatening Evans student

Three people are facing terroristic threats and weapons charges, accused of stalking an Evans High School student and firing a handgun outside the teen's home.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Swim school to be first of its kind

The owners of Dolphin Academy Swim School announced Monday they were building the area's first dedicated indoor teaching facility in Columbia County.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Harlem band members to perform at Sugar Bowl

Harlem High School's marching band will perform at halftime of tonight's Sugar Bowl game.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Tax commissioner's "possible malfeasance" reported

The Columbia County Commission voted Monday morning to send an official letter to Gov. Nathan Deal reporting "possible malfeasance" on the part of Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Governor next step in Columbia County tax issue

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said officials have drafted a letter notifying the governor of "alleged misconduct" on the part of Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Columbia County OKs audit of tax commissioner

The Columbia County Commission voted Tuesday night to authorize a "complete and full audit" of Tax Commissioner Kay Allen's office.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Officials ponder ending tax deals

Commission Chairman Ron Cross said he believes the commission has the authority to end Tax Commissioner Kay Allen's agreements with Harlem and Grovetown.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Officials inquire tax commissioner's city contracts

The Columbia County sheriff's office is investigating allegations of wrongdoing against Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, officials have confirmed.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Some stick with ethanol-free gas despite price

The few gas stations that still sell non-ethanol gas say they have a loyal clientele.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013

House speaker touts state's pro-business climate at Chamber event

State lawmakers will be on an "aggressive schedule" this upcoming session, continuing to push policies that promote business and the creation of jobs in Georgia, state House Speaker David Ralston ...
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Oct. 7, 2013

Barrow: 'Clean' vote can end shutdown

The current budget crisis could be resolved if the Speaker of the House of Representatives would allow members to vote on a "clean" continuing resolution, U.S. Rep John Barrow said Monday. Barrow ...
By Steve Crawford

Barrow: Congress will pass resolution if allowed to vote

The current budget crisis could be resolved if the speaker of the House of Representatives would allow members to vote on a "clean" continuing resolution, U.S. Rep John Barrow said Monday. 
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

County officials: Bass Pro Shops made last-minute demand for $10 million

Columbia County officials said Bass Pro Shops asked for additional incentives, such as $10 million to build the store, to avert its decision to back out of a deal to locate a retail store near ...
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

Bass Pro Shops cancels Columbia County store

Bass Pro Shops has canceled its plan to build a store in Columbia County, officials announced Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

PeachMac closes Evans store

PeachMac, the regional Apple product retailer based in Athens, Ga., said it was closing its Evans store Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Aug 9, 2013

Author Sparks coming to area

Library officials announced Friday that bestselling author Nicholas Sparks has agreed to speak at an event Oct. 26. The speech and book-signing are part of a tour promoting Sparks' 18th novel.
By Steve Crawford

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013

Columbia County schools chief embraces new role

The Augusta Chronicle talks with Columbia County Superintendent Sandra Carraway about the challenges she faces and her plans for the coming year.
By Steve Crawford

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Judge denies request to delay sales tax vote

A superior court judge denied a request Wednesday from a Richmond County citizen seeking a court order to postpone the May 20 special purpose local option sales tax referendum.
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