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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Lights of the South license suspended

Lights of the South, the popular holiday attraction near Grovetown, had its business license suspended earlier this week, pending a vote before the Columbia County Commission next Tuesday.
By Wesley Brown | Friday, April 17, 2015

Official considering expanding stormwater penalties

Columbia County proposed stormater policy would allow officials to file tax liens and suspend business licenses or building permits against delinquent property owners.
By Wesley Brown | Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Planning board delays water park vote

An Augusta developer has one month to produce missing state and federal permits before the Co­lum­bia County Planning Com­mis­sion will approve a $20 million water park he's ...
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, March 5, 2015

Columbia County officials pursue unpaid stormwater fees

Columbia County officials are going after property owners responsible for more than $130,000 in unpaid Stormwater Utility fees.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, March 5, 2015

Stormwater utility credits examined

Columbia County officials continued to advance their campaign to update the county's Stormwater Utility service by revamping how customers qualify for credits.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Rezoning hold concerns property owners, developers

The sudden pause in rezoning has left residents and industry leaders questioning whether a ban is a way to keep pace with developers and preserve the community’s high quality of life.
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Columbia County puts halt on dense residential rezonings

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to halt certain types of dense developments for six months while officials consider revisions to zoning ordinances.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015

Columbia County training track building clears hurdle

A Columbia County committee gave preliminary approval Tuesday to spend $450,000 for a classroom building on a planned driver training course.
By Valerie Rowell | Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

Hospital appeal set for June

The hearing for the appeal of the state's decision to award a license to Georgia Regents Medical Center to build a hospital in Columbia County won't begin until June 22, much later than first ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

Top stories of 2014: Hospitals battle

Out of three Augusta hospitals seeking to build a 100-bed facility in Columbia County Georgia Regents Medical Center was awarded the necessary certificate of need.
By By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Stormwater fee to fund Columbia County repairs

Columbia County is set to invest an additional $600,000 in its aging stormwater system next year, with the hope that more money and manpower will result in half as many repair orders and fewer ...
By Wesley Brown | Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Taylor defeats Derryberry for Columbia County seat

Mack Taylor, a lawyer and former assistant district attorney, defeated Martinez businessman Trip Derryberry to claim the Columbia County Commission District 3 seat.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014

Columbia County Commission race to be decided in Tuesday runoff

Trip Derryberry and Mack Taylor are the only candidates in the only race for the runoff election to fill a seat that has been vacant since Charles Allen resigned.
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

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
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