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A Thousand Horses to kick off 50th Columbia County Fair

...said merchant Mike Zapata, a longtime fair organizer and fair chairman. The fair runs through Nov. 15 at the Colum bia County Fair grounds, 5462 Columbia Road across from Patriots Park. Admission is $7.The fair will feature daily per formances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-11-03/thousand-horses-kick-
No construction contractors cited in Columbia County for 2 years

...I see. We have to take their word."Rob Zapata, a Develop ment Advisory Board member who has worked to combine Colum bia County's efforts with Augusta's, declined comment last week on enforcement because of a new effort in the works between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-03/no-construction-contractors-c
Columbia County charter school plan faces rejection again

The group behind Colum bia County's proposed arts-infused charter school is bracing for its second rejection in two years from the State Charter Schools Com...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-08-20/columbia-county-charter-s
Police warn residents about phone scams

...insistent when there's resistance, authorities said."You're dealing with a scammer who does this for a living," Colum bia County sheriff's Sgt. Ken Summers said. "They have a script and an answer for every question you could have."Don't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-11-05/police-warn-residents-
River Watch Parkway construction project to start Monday

...7.02 miles of median barrier, milling and plant mix resurfacing on River Watch Parkway from 15th Street to the Colum bia County line. Decora tive lighting will also be added to the area.Officials said the concrete barrier will better prevent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-16/river-watch-parkway-construct
Bob Young's House bid starts week of political moves

...eliminate the state income tax.The same day Sims made her announcement, state Rep. Ben Harbin, who has represented Colum bia County in the Legis la ture for 20 years, announced that he would resign this Tues day to become a lobbyist.Columbia County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-07-04/bob-youngs-hous
Columbia County task force wants all contractors checked with proper permits and licenses observed

...Admini stration is investigating the fall to determine whether safety regulations were violated.In the meantime, Colum bia County is searching for ways to stop contractors who are violating licensing laws or intentionally cutting corners.On first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-17/columbia-county-task-force-w
Woman killed in Martinez accident

...died from blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at 1:53 p.m. at Georgia Regents Me di cal Center, said Colum bia County Coroner Vernon Collins.About 1:20 p.m., Choice attempted to take a left turn from Urgent MD on Washing ton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-05/woman-killed-martinez-accide
Man disappears while on Thurmond Lake

...the search party to take a break after about 36 hours on the lake.The search will resume Monday, he said. The Colum bia County Sheriff's Office and the South Carolina De part ment of Natural Re sour ces have been assisting.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-03/man-disappears-while-thurmond
Mosquito complaints increased last year

...nearly 2,100 more mosquito complaints last year than Colum bia County for what records suggest could be the result of more...Thornhill, an environmental health specialist with the Colum bia County Health Department.Thornhill urged residents to eliminate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-17/mosquito-complaints-increased