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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Early voting begins next week for runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor were the top two vote-getters Nov. 4 in the field of four vying to fill the Columbia County Board of Commissioners District 3 seat vacated by Charles Allen.
Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

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 commission approves rezoning for Kroger Marketplace

Columbia County commissioners gave their approval to rezone 23 acres near Lewiston Road and William Few Parkway for a new retail development anchored by a Kroger Marketplace.
By Steve Crawford and Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Columbia County candidates debate in Evans

Approximately 80 spectators attended the event, which fielded questions on SPLOST, population growth, transportation and how each candidate can improve Columbia County.
By Doug Stutsman | Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Columbia County candidates square off

Candidates for local offices in Columbia County will square off Thursday in a public forum at the Jabez Sanford Hardin Performing Arts Center.
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 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, 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

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Georgia Regents' hospital plan chosen

Georgia Regents Medical Center won a lengthy and hardfought battle over two other Augusta hospitals to build the first hospital in Columbia County, the Georgia Department of Community Health ...
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