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Columbia County Commission | The Augusta Chronicle

...option sales tax at its regular meeting Tuesday. The vote places the list on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the balanced budget was hammered out over several weeks of trimming requests from department heads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/columbia-county-commission
Columbia County approves $700,000 in incentives for development

...incentive money will come from a "variety of Transportation discretionary funds" available for such projects.Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the incentive money will be paid only after the development is completed - if it does come to fruition...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-20/columbia-county-approves-7
Hancock County officials to lease office space from local college after courthouse fire

...agreed wednesday to lease space from Oconee Fall Line Technical College's branch in Sparta for $1 a year. County commission chairman Sistie Hudson said phone and data lines will need to be added before the offices are up and running.People who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-13/hancock-county-officia
Georgia county increases taxes 17 percent

...the owner of a $275,000 home an extra $140 a year if the property's value remains unchanged.Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves has said that declining revenues and increased costs have left the county with a $40 million to $50...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-07/georgia-county-increases-taxe
'Get on Up' tickets stir trouble within commission

...there were properties that needed to be reassessed, but he was so shorthanded they couldn't get around to them.Commission Chairman Fred DeLoach said, "You were here last year and the year before asking for a new assessor, and each time we...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-09/get-tickets-sti
Columbia County Commission passes $190 million budget

...approved the county government's $190 million budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at Tuesday's meeting.Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the balanced budget was hammered out over several weeks of trimming requests from department heads...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-03/columbia-county-commissi
Attack on Georgia's Silver Comet Trail raises security concerns

...Cpl. Ashley Henson said. Officials now plan to consider whether additional cameras are needed, Paulding County Commission Chairman David Austin said.An estimated 2 million visitors use the 61.5-mile Silver Comet Trail in Georgia each year...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-03/attack-georgias-silver-comet-
Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver foiled again

...Joe Rob Mathis was a county commissioner in Rome, Ga., in the late 1980s who during the election of a new commission chairman thought he heard someone nominate the Democrat he and two other of the five commissioners had agreed to vote for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-07-26/augusta-mayor-d
Atlanta county studies 17 percent tax hike

...taxpayers Wednesday as they debated what would be the first increase of its kind in more than 20 years. Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves tells WSB-TV declining revenues and increased costs have left the county with a $40 million to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-07-10/atlanta-county-studies-17-pe
Reaction to EPA carbon proposal split in Georgia

...Public Service Commission."This will raise electricity prices. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it," said Commission Chairman Chuck Eaton. "I will be the one, and my fellow commissioners, stuck handing out the bill to pay for all of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-03/reaction-epa-carbon-propos