New housing designation in Columbia County likely to raise new home prices

...necessary to offset the extra cost for builders, said Meybohm Realtors President and County Development Advisory Board Chairman Bill Boatman."It doesn't mean that the houses are going to get any better," said Boatman, who predicts prices...

Augusta downtown advisory group seeks to revive itself

...and religious organizations ? are inactive, the DAP remains a viable entity to address downtown's needs, said board Chairman Brad Owens."We only deal with the Central Business District," Owens said. "We can propose things to solve problems...

Former SC State board chairman sentenced to 5 years in prison in kickback scheme

COLUMBIA - During a lengthy and at times tearful hearing in Columbia, the former board chairman of South Carolina State University was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for his role in a kickback and corruption scheme...

Upgrades coming for Georgia welcome center in Augusta

...spokesman."That's your first impression for visitors and tourists coming to our state," said State Transportation Board Chairman Don Grantham. "If they can stop at a clean restroom and get good visitor information, it says, 'Maybe we'd...

Coliseum authority reduces SPLOST goal for new arena

...determined the project can't rely exclusively on special purpose local option sales taxes to cover construction costs, board Chairman Cedric Johnson said."It's going to have to be multiple sources," he said, but "we're hoping that there...

Education, cooperation boost Georgia economy, officials say

...utilities partners. "If you can make $75,000 to $80,000 a year as a welder, why not?"Bowers, also the board chairman of the Georgia chamber, said STEM jobs ? those in science, technology, engineering and math fields ? will continue...

Important steps at SRS make the world safer

...and the DOE must continue to fund our site at adequate levels.Our communities deserve no less. (The writer is board chairman for Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness in Aiken, S.C.)

SC Budget and Control approves 5-year delay for repaying a $6M SC State loan; 1st payment due 2016

...place, SC State is expected to soon receive a second installment of $3 million.Charles Way, SC State's new board chairman, said the loan extension will help address the debt."We have to have a good supply of cash. I want to pay down...

New Hephzibah charter school closely tied to city

...aesthetic additions when the reserves were exhausted.Hephzibah Mayor Rob ert Buchwitz is the school's governing board chairman, and City Commissioner Jody Boulineau is the school superintendent, creating an operational structure also rare...

SC senators say Heigel has the right experience to balance business, environmental interests

...Haley appoints the entire board. Kitzman was the lone candidate considered in January after Haley gave her name to board Chairman Allen Amsler. The board took applications after Kitzman withdrew. Amsler says Heigel was chosen from among 99 people...