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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
More dead deer found along roads last year

...said Daniel Mayne, the operations manager at Columbia Coun ty Ani mal Services. He believes the recent spike in Colum bia County could be partly caused by vigorous development in Grovetown."We're starting to see some (deer) come out from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-10/more-dead-deer-found-along-ro
Augusta area rental market remaining hot

...single-family property rentals her firm handles, just two homes are available for lease.She referred to two recent Colum bia County home-rental listings for between $850 and $900 that leased within days as examples of the booming activity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-07/augusta-are
December pet adoptions fall at Augusta shelter

...County Animal Services. "We don't recommend pets to be given as presents."Mayne said December adoptions in Colum bia County have hovered at about 55 animals the past four years.He said responsible pet ownership comes with research and discussion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-28/december-pet-adoptions-fall-a
Cleanup bill lingers from ice storm that paralyzed area

...response to a Jan. 28 snowstorm that crippled metro Atlanta.Deal, along with Augusta May or Deke Cophenhaver and Colum bia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross, toured the damaged area by helicopter Feb. 13. The following week, storm-ravaged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-25/cleanup-bill-lingers-ice-sto
12th Congressional District candidates John Barrow, Rick Allen debate issues in Evans

...moved from Au gusta's Islamic Community Cen ter, and many guests questioned the decision."I'm pretty upset," Colum bia County resident Walker Rhea said. "I can't get into a public debate? That's not right at all. ... If it had just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-27/12th-congressi