Columbia County Commission

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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, Oct. 7, 2014

Columbia County hospital ruling requires adjustments

The state says a proposed Columbia County hospital can be built only if the county ponies up 20 percent, which means the county must make a new commitment that could cost it more than $30 million.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Columbia County OKs SPLOST list

The commission OK'd a final project list for the 2017-22 special purpose local option sales tax at its regular meeting Tuesday. The vote places the list on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

No tax increase in Columbia County's $190 million budget

Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the balanced budget was hammered out over several weeks of trimming requests from department heads to a manageable number that did not require a property tax ...
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Cross, Duncan win easily

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross deflected a challenge to his next four years in office on Tuesday, while Doug Duncan takes the Commission's District 1 seat.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Qualifying dates set for tax commissioner, commission posts

The Columbia County Board of Elections has set qualifying dates for candidates seeking to fill posts vacated by Kay and Charles Allen.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Steps taken to replace Allen as tax commissioner

Columbia County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday directing the Board of Elections to fill the vacant offices of tax commissioner and District 3 commissioner.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

County's hospital pick will be fought

The Columbia County Commission is poised to choose a partner to build the county's first hospital. The providers foresee a legal battle after Tuesday's decision. 
By Tom Corwin | Monday, March 17, 2014

Plans for Columbia County hospital differ

One plan for a new hospital in Columbia County calls for 144 beds, while the other is expecting a 100-bed facility. Financial projections differ greatly, too.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Commission struggles with hospital decision

The more information they get, the more complex Columbia County commissioners said they find the task of picking a partner from among three Augusta hospitals to build a new hospital in the county.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, March 7, 2014

November likely for Kay Allen replacement vote

It appears that a special election to replace Kay Allen as Columbia County tax commissioner will have to wait until November, officials said Thursday.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, March 6, 2014

Allens agree to resign

Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Commissioner Charles Allen, both agreed to resign Tuesday.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, March 4, 2014

County might pick hospital partner soon

At least one loophole Columbia County hopes to exploit to get state permission has been used by two other Geor­gia hospitals for expansion.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Session to review hospital bids

The Columbia County Commission will hold a work session at 9 a.m. Friday to review proposals from Doctors Hospital, Georgia Regents Health System and University Hospital to build the first ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Commission seeks funds from Allen

The Columbia County Commission voted 4-0 on Friday to authorize its attorneys to recover any "wrongfully withheld" funds from Tax Commissioner Kay Allen
By Steve Crawford | Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Allen seeks deal as commission considers action

While Columbia County commissioners are preparing to meet about possible legal action against Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, her lawyers are still trying cut a deal.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

Panel punts hospital decision to commission

The Columbia County Hospital Review Committee voted not to make a recommendation to the Columbia County Commission on which of three Augusta hospitals should be picked to build a new one there.
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

Hospital committee to meet today

The 11-person Columbia County Hospital Review Committee will hear from all three hospitals vying to work with the county commission to put in a proposal for a hospital. The meeting is set to begin ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014

Columbia County hospital committee meets

The committee members, which includes two physicians, are to focus more on who will best meet the needs of the county and not worry about the complicated process of meeting the licensing needs, ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

Doctors Hospital shifts Columbia County strategy

Months before it filed a bid to build a hospital in Columbia County, Doctors Hospital of Augusta attacked the very loopholes it now wants to exploit to put a facility there.
By Tom Corwin | Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014
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