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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 | Monday, Dec. 23, 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 | Friday, Dec. 20, 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 | Tuesday, Dec. 17, 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 | Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

Columbia County seeks hospital

Columbia County has a request for proposals, due Jan. 10, for a "new institutional health services facility to serve as Columbia County's sole community provider." County Commission Chairman Ron ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

5 Questions: Ron Cross on Bass Pro Shops

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross answers five questions about Bass Pro Shops for The Augusta Chronicle.
By Jenna Martin | Monday, Oct. 7, 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 | Thursday, Oct. 3, 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, Oct. 1, 2013

Columbia County dodged 'slum' word

Columbia County in 2011 successfully designated an area around the West Town shopping center in Martinez using the same Urban Redevelopment Act that Augusta city leaders are attempting to use.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Washed out road to take 10 weeks to fix

Columbia County officials estimate it will be another 10 weeks before repairs are finished on a washed out road that has cut off several residents in the Barrington neighborhood.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Columbia County to repair collapsed road

Columbia County officials are planning repairs to a Martinez road that collapsed last week, though its ownership and responsibility are still unclear.
By Valerie Rowell | Friday, June 14, 2013

Columbia County Commission OKs budget

Columbia County's budget for next year balances with no tax increase and only a small spending increase that matches a near-flat growth in the county's overall tax value.
By Barry L. Paschal | Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Space-rover technology maps county streets

The Earthmine imaging vehicle that will be navigating Columbia County streets during the next couple of weeks uses technology developed for the Mars rover program.
By Barry L. Paschal | Friday, May 31, 2013

Columbia County rejects townhomes

Columbia County commissioners Tuesday rejected a rezoning that would have built townhomes on a failed professional development.
By Barry L. Paschal | Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Road-race rules closer to approval

Columbia County commissioners Tuesday approved first reading of an ordinance that will require more notice, and possibly charge fees, for events that require public streets to be blocked.
By Barry L. Paschal | Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Budget reviews show drastic differences in outlook

While Columbia County school officials are wrestling with an expected budget deficit of more than $4 million, county commissioners might look at adding employees.
By Barry L. Paschal | Friday, May 3, 2013

Office park could be rezoned for homes

A failed office park project in Martinez could get new life as townhomes if Columbia County's Planning Commission approves rezoning.
By Barry L. Paschal | Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New rules for fundraiser races might be tweaked

Columbia County officials continue to study a proposal to formalize rules for fundraiser races that use county roads.
By Barry L. Paschal | Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Columbia County enacts new excise tax

A new excise tax on energy used by industries in Columbia County will replace a sales tax exemption granted to those industries last year, but still leave factories with a 4 percent tax break.
By Barry L. Paschal | Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Business future uncertain after license appeal fails

A tool repair shop in Evans faces an uncertain future after Columbia County planning officials rejected its appeal of the county's refusal to renew its business license.
By Barry L. Paschal | Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage rate unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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