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Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

Columbia County's school rezoning plan still has hurdles

With one public meeting in the books, Columbia County school officials appear on their way to instituting the most extensive rezoning the county has ever seen.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Repairs to BMX/skate park to top $50,000

Columbia County officials said the latest damage estimate from an incident of vandalism at Blanchard Woods Park over the Christmas holiday has risen to $57,000.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Columbia County commission votes to raise stormwater utility fees

Columbia County commissioners voted to implement a series of increases to the county's stormwater utility fee, more than doubling the current fee by 2017.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Public meetings set for Columbia County school rezoning

Parents of Columbia County schoolchildren will have two opportunities next month to express their views on the school system's proposed rezoning plan.
By Steve Crawford

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

Columbia County proposes stormwater utility rate increase

Facing mounting maintenance problems and dwindling funds, Columbia County's Board of Commissioners might raise the county's stormwater utility fee for the first time in its history.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Taylor defeats Derryberry for Columbia County seat

Mack Taylor, a lawyer and former assistant district attorney, defeated Martinez businessman Trip Derryberry to claim the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Columbia County Commission race to be decided in Tuesday runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor are the only candidates in the only race for the runoff election to fill a seat that has been vacant since Charles Allen resigned.
By Steve Crawford

University weighs appeal for Columbia County hospital

University Hospital officials are strongly considering an appeal of last week's decision to award a Certificate of Need to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build Columbia County's first hospital.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Columbia County schools propose rezoning

Columbia County school officials unveiled a massive rezoning plan that has the potentil to affect hundreds of students at 16 different schools next year.
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

Bridges wins Columbia County tax commissioner seat

Wayne Bridges will fill the unexpired term of former Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, who resigned in March after a prolonged controversy over fees she was paid by the cities of Grovetown and Harlem ...
By Steve Crawford

Derryberry, Taylor headed to runoff in District 3 race

A Martinez businessman and a former assistant district attorney are headed for a Dec. 2 runoff election for the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

Columbia County approves zoning for warehouse project

The Columbia County Commission approved the rezoning Tuesday of about 70 acres of land near Grovetown to make way for the construction of a multitenant 500,000-square-foot warehouse near the John ...
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Thousands turn out for Lady Antebellum charity concert

The inaugural Kelley Brothers and Friends Concert began with Lady Antebellum taking the stage first, followed by a host of other artists, including Jake Owen and Joe Nichols.
By Steve Crawford

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Grovetown High educator top teacher

Kim Buchanan was among five finalists from across the county selected by a panel of outside judges. The final selection was made after the judges observed the finalists in their classrooms and ...
By Steve Crawford

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

Columbia County affirms backing for hospital proposals

Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson transmitted renewed letters of support to officials at the three Augusta hospitals vying to build Columbia County's first hospital.
By Steve Crawford

Mullins land cleared for River Watch dirt deal

The land has been cleared and trees rendered into pulpwood and mulch, but shoppers shouldn’t expect to ring any cash registers in a new section of Mullins Crossing soon.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Columbia County Commission abolishes advisory boards

In a surprise move, Columbia County Commission abruptly voted to abolish the county's construction and engineering advisory boards and create a new body.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014

Cross fined by campaign finance regulators

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross has agreed to pay $2,750 in fines and fees to settle violations of campaign finance laws, according to a consent order signed Friday.
By Steve Crawford

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

Officials tell residents to brace for change

With rapid growth, comes growing pains. That appeared to be the message Columbia County leaders wanted to convey to more than 300 gathered in Grovetown.
By Steve Crawford

Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Columbia County school officials make appointments

Administrative appointments have resulted in changes in leadership at two Evans schools.
By Steve Crawford
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