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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley names former ethics commission chairman as her next chief of staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley's next chief of staff is a former military attorney and chairman of the State Ethics Commission.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-13/south-carolina-gov-nikki
Georgia House District 125 incumbent Earnest Smith dogged by campaign financial reporting issues

...involving local candidates' activities going back at least four years, such as the probe that led to Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross' Sept. 26 consent order and $2,750 fine.Garrett, despite making his first attempt at elected office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-01/georgia-house-district-125-incu
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
State has new demands for Columbia County hospital

...should not be a problem, though, Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said.At a recent meeting with Georgia...which might exceed the cap.Cross, the county commission chairman, said the county has been meeting with the hospitals...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-25/state-has-new-demands-columb
Officials tell Grovetown, Columbia County residents to brace for change

...the fourth annual State of the Community Address, sponsored by the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.County Commission Chairman Ron Cross told everyone to be prepared for many years of road construction throughout the county. Miles of Washington...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-23/officials-tell-grovetown
Multimillion dollar water park to be built near Grovetown

...in 185,000 to 300,000 people each year" to the 100-acre property at 633 Louisville Road.Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross predicted the project would be a "tremendous asset" for the area."It will definitely be a destination...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-19/multimillion-dollar-water-
Georgia, local leaders discuss new taxes for transportation funding

...is where we need to look at. I think we need to have a multi-prong approach," he said.Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross told Roberts regions that approved the 2012 referendum should be exempt from a new 1-percent tax...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-30/georgia-local-leaders-discus
Shortchanging schools?

...But if it appears the county is soaking the school system for revenue, it isn't, according to Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross. He said there is much more to tax assessment and collection than is reflected in departments' operating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-28/shortchanging-schools
Columbia County Commission abolishes construction, engineering advisory boards

...board, which will begin meeting in January.Commission Chairman Ron Cross said the move should clear up some communication...said, describing the move as a power play by the commission chairman."I had heard that Ron Cross wanted to do that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-07/columbia-county-commission-a
Columbia County commission chairman Ron Cross to seek re-election

Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross will seek a fourth term of office this November, he confirmed Monday.Cross said his desire to stay on as chairman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-01-20/ron-cross-seek