Columbia County Commission

The Board of Commissioners seeks to provide the necessary county services in the most cost-efficient and effective manner and to provide the foundation and guidelines necessary for the future prosperity of Columbia County.  Each Commissioner is chairman over a committee which provides the conduit for information and business to be conducted from the various County departments and the Board of Commissioners.

The Board of Commissioners meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  The meetings are held in the Auditorium of Building A at the Evans Government Center Complex at 630 Ronald Reagan Drive.

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Columbia County commissioners approved roads name change

Columbia County commissioners approved changing the names of portions of Old Evans and Old Petersburg roads to Riverwatch Parkway.
By Abbigail Lennon | Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016

Pay raise requested for some Columbia County positions

Commissioners on Tuesday learned that some county positions currently pay slightly less than their counterparts in benchmark counties throughout the Southeast.
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, May 10, 2016

County commission chairman alone in seeking reimbursements

An analysis of expenses claimed by Columbia County commissioners so far this year found that Chairman Ron Cross was the only one to have filed for reimbursement for costs incurred while serving in ...
By Travis Highfield | Saturday, May 7, 2016

No tax increase in Columbia County budget proposal

Columbia County commissioners commended staffers on Tuesday for presenting a proposed budget that is both balanced and avoids property tax increases for at least the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Columbia County to hold budget hearing Tuesday

The Columbia County Commis­sion will hold a public hearing on its 2016-17 fiscal year budget Tuesday, and Internal Services Director Leanne Reece said she expects little to change moving forward.
By Travis Highfield | Monday, May 2, 2016

Court rejects Doctors Hospital appeal

One appeal has been dismissed but another is still pending as Doc­tors Hospital of Augusta fights a state license allowing AU Medical Center to build a hospital in Columbia County.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Work to resume on Columbia County subdivision under new plan

A stop work order at Magnolia Valley Plantation will be lifted once its developer falls into compliance under a new erosion control plan, Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson said Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Commissioners postpone stop work order appeal for Columbia County development

Columbia County Attorney Chris Driver recommended Tuesday that commissioners revisit the issue after Masters Week at the request of the developer and landowner, Aaron Sullivan, who is seeking the ...
By Travis Highfield | Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Former Columbia County commissioner Diane Ford dies

Former Columbia County Commissioner Diane Ford, who died Friday in Hilton Head, S.C., was recalled Saturday for her service to constituents and her ability to work with colleagues.
By Bill Kirby | Saturday, March 26, 2016

Officials tout success of Evans Towne Center Park

The $10 million Evans Towne Center Park has attracted more than 60 well-known artists and convinced some of the Augusta area's better-known festivals to hop county and state lines in favor of ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, March 25, 2016

Developers seek to give Columbia County 'downtown' space

With boundless recreational opportunities, stellar schools and a swelling population of upwardly mobile residents, Columbia County seems to have it all. Except a heart. But it's getting one of ...
By Damon Cline | Sunday, March 13, 2016

Columbia County hires new deputy administrator, directors

Matt Schlachter, the county's engineering services director, was promoted to fill the new deputy administrator position, which was created in a recent reorganization plan approved by the county ...
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Developer drops rezoning request

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to allow a developer to withdraw a controversial request to build a 180-house neighborhood off William Few Parkway.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

Columbia County employees to see pay raises with new year

The raises will add another $1,873,952 in salary and benefits to the county's yearly payroll, or about $937,000 to the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

Superior Court judges getting pay raises

Officials in Columbia County and Burke County have voted to pay more money to the Augusta Judicial Cir­cuit's Superior Court judges, pushing their salaries to more than $212,000. The Augusta ...
By Sandy Hodson, Susan McCord and Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015

Richardson defeats Grzybowski in District 3 runoff

Gary Richardson, a former planning commissioner with deep ties to local government and the business community, held off newcomer Greg Grzybowski to win Tuesday's runoff election for the open ...
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Special election runoff sample ballot

Voters to elect commissioner, state representative in runoff.
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

Candidates decry efforts of business group to influence runoff

With only a few days left before Columbia County voters decide who will represent them in state and local offices, the four candidates in two runoff elections are busy with last-minute campaigning.
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Nov. 30, 2015

Complaints prompt ordinance that would ban horses

Columbia County commissioners have passed first reading of a new ordinance that will ban horses and other livestock from the entire Evans Town Center area.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Early voting begins in 2 Columbia County runoff races

The early voting in the Dec. 1 runoff for House District 122 and County Commission District 3 will be open through Nov. 25.
Monday, Nov. 16, 2015
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