Columbia County Commission | The Augusta Chronicle

...meetings are held in the Auditorium of Building A at the Evans Government Center Complex at 630 Ronald Reagan Drive. Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the balanced budget was hammered out over several weeks of trimming requests from department heads...

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...

Georgia ethics panel settles with 3 former employees

...these matters behind us and look forward to proceeding in a positive direction with the work of the commission," Commission Chairman Kevin Abernethy said Friday.The commission's former deputy, Sherry Streicker, will receive $1 million...

Panel looks for answers to the rural health care crisis

...manufacturers to locate there, England said.Lincoln County has no hospital, said Wade Johnson, the county's commission chairman. "We don't have a dialysis center,'' he added.Many people in the county don't have transportation to a...

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...

Ron Cross, Doug Duncan easily win Columbia County Commission races

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross deflected a challenge to his next four years in office on Tuesday, while Doug Duncan takes the Commission's District 1 seat.

Vogtle water withdrawal plan draws support, opposition

...More than 60 people attended the hearing at Augusta Technical College's Burke County campus.Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross was one of the few people who favored the application.Cross, also a member of the Savannah-Upper...

Rural Georgia hospital panel named

...Regional Medical Center, Hinesville; Maggie Gill, Memorial Health, Savannah; Wade Johnson, Lincoln County Commission chairman, Lincolnton; Dr. Angela Highbaugh-Battle, pediatrician, Hazlehurst; Charles Owens, State Office of Rural...

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...

River Watch Parkway extension concerns residents

...department has authority over the project, said it hasn't received any complaints. Ron Cross, the Columbia County Commission chairman, said he also hasn't heard complaints about the project, which received $20 million from the 1 percent transportation...