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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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

New library planned for Harlem

Harlem and Columbia County officials hope the proposed Harlem Library will foster economic growth in the city's downtown area.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

County governments reap savings from low gas prices

A year of consistently lower gasoline prices is expected to save governments in Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties nearly $2 million on their 2015 fuel budgets, according to the latest projections.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Campaigning continues for candidates in two runoff elections

Four candidates who survived this week's special election to make it into the final contest - a runoff election scheduled for Dec. 1 - say they will be working diligently for the next three weeks ...
By Steve Crawford | Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Richardson, Grzybowski in runoff for commission

Gary Richardson, a business owner and former member of the county Planning Commission, will face Greg Grzybowski, a recently retired Army lieutenant colonel.
By Wesley Brown Staff Writer | Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015

Columbia County growth on minds of commission candidates

All five candidates in Tuesday's District 3 race have their own plans to tackle what they see as the county's most pressing issue: growth management.
By Steve Crawford | Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Richardson leads in District 3 fundraising

According to his campaign finance report filed Monday, Gary Richardson has raised $19,400 in cash donations and an additional $3,600 in in-kind contributions, putting him more than $10,000 ahead ...
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Growth and traffic concerns dominate District 3 debate

The topics of traffic, growth and the future of Columbia County dominated discussion among the five men vying to become the county's next District 3 commissioner at a debate Wednesday night in Evans.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

Candidates make case for election at forum

Eight of 10 candidates vying for Grovetown mayor, two seats on the Grovetown City Council and two seats on the Harlem City Council answered questions during a forum Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Monday is deadline to register to vote Nov. 3

Area voters have a sales tax referendum, a state House seat and a commission race to decide Nov. 3.
By Susan McCord | Friday, Oct. 2, 2015

Candidates for state, local seats speak at Columbia County forum

Candidates for state House District 122 and Columbia County Commission District 3 seats answered questions at a forum Tuesday.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

Cyber stands out at State of Community event

Columbia County's annual State of the Community address has a familiar theme to it for those who have been around for a few years: "Growth, growth, growth."
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015

Columbia County seeks upscale hotel

Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the hope is to create a complete convention center that will incorporate the county's $7.3 million, 47,000-square-foot Exhibition Center.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015

Five qualify for Columbia County commission

Five men vying for Columbia County's open commission seat wasted no time making their candidacies official Monday.
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Columbia County sheriff seeks pawn law change

Columbia County Sheriff Clay Whittle said Thursday he will ask county commissioners to rescind and revise an ordinance meant to stem sales of stolen goods, which has been criticized as too broad.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Broadband companies slow parkway work

A delay in relocating utilities, particularly by Internet providers Com­cast and WOW!, has caused the expansion of River Watch Parkway to fall six months behind schedule.
By Wesley Brown | Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Residents get glimpse at Columbia County's development plan

A crowd of about 50 residents braved a rainy Monday evening to see the results of feedback for Columbia County's effort to develop a growth plan for the next 20 years.
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Aug 17, 2015

$80,000 severance for director who quit

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously to approve more than $80,000 in severance pay to former Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

County official quits

Barry Smith, Columbia County's longtime director of Community and Leisure Services, resigned suddenly Monday without explanation, county officials said.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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