Columbia County puts six-month halt on dense residential rezonings

...just about all we are getting now," county Administrator Scott Johnson said of the rezoning requests.Commissioner Bill Morris said he was voting for the moratorium because of the potential effect such developments could have on school overcrowding...

2014 Election Night Updates

...control of the Commission District 3 race with 44 percent, but likely will not get the votes needed to avoid a runoff. Bill Morris is in control of the race for Commission District 4 with nearly 70 percent of the vote. 10:00 p.m.With 112 of...

Columbia County sample ballot

...CHAIRPERSONRon C. Cross-R* FOR COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 1Doug Duncan-R FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4William D. "Bill" Morris-RVernon Thomas Sr.-D PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS? A ?To prohibit an increase in the state income tax rate...

Nine Columbia County candidates hold public forum

...lots of people from across the state, and it made me realize how fortunate we are to live in Columbia County," said Bill Morris, Republican incumbent and former high school coach and teacher. "We live in a tremendous county and it's not something...

Columbia County candidates square off at Thursday forum

...Everett is the chairman of the Columbia County Democratic Party.In the District 4 Commission race, Republican incumbent Bill Morris is facing Democrat Ver non Thomas Sr., who lost to Morris in 2011 by 23 votes.

Rants & Raves

...number of people she put at risk and the total cost to track everybody down. I'M SO GLAD Columbia County Commissioner Bill Morris has been talking to people throughout the state because he hasn't been talking to his constituents. If he had been...

Morris retains Columbia County district 4 seat

Veteran Columbia County Commissioner Bill Morris retained his seat for another four years in Tuesday's election.The District 4 incumbent defeated Vernon Thomas with 3,965...

You remembered: Trains once part of Augusta life

...a peaceful protest against the tearing down of Union Station, but there were enough protests going on in 1972.? Bill Morris REMEMBERING A THRILLI remember working at the Greyhound Bus Station cafeteria in 1958 and being asked to go to the Union...

Ga. food stamp/ drug test fight looms

...applicant's demeanor, missed appointments and a history of arrests or other issues with law enforcement, according to the bill.Morris said the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in its opinion on welfare drug testing, found that using "reasonable suspicion...

Columbia County Board of Commissioners struggles with complexity of hospital decision

...lifetimes, hopefully decades and centuries to come," Allen said."It's sort of like getting married," Commissioner Bill Morris said. "You're going to be with her for the rest of your life, hopefully."The commissioners are getting an earful...