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Rants & Raves

...NBA: The answer is simple. White can't jump. THE GOVERNOR of Wiscon sin earns $144,423 per year. Our new county administrator is paid $170,000 per year. Looks like Gov. Scott Walker is in the wrong government business. LIKE SEVERAL...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-14/rants-raves
Some commissioners want full-time status

...Sam mie Sias and Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith said they hadn't heard anything about the plans."Why do we have a county administrator we're paying $170,000 a year?" Smith asked. "My view is not no, but hell no."The mayor said no one...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-04-04/some-commission
Columbia County official considering expanding stormwater penalties

...utility accounts "by resolution adopted from time to time," according to its Code of Ordinances.Bennett said county administrator Scott Johnson and attorney Chris Driver are rewriting the ordinance, which has been in the works for almost a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-31/columbia-county-official
Coroner sues Aiken County on transport costs

...Coroner Tim Carlton has sued the county council and county administrator because of a dispute over which company will remove...act as his deputies in dealing with the bodies.County Administrator Clay Killian would not talk about the lawsuit filed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/aiken/2015-03-20/coroner-sues-aiken-county-tra
Columbia County 225th birthday an extension of recent growth

...sewer, parks and roads, that helped us grow over the course of our history," said Scott Johnson, Columbia County administrator. "We have been able to stay ahead of the curve for some time, but recently we have had to play catch up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-25/columbia-county-225th-birthd
Wife accused of stealing $400,000 from husband's firm

...Bridges in January to discuss the back taxes and to work out a resolution, according to a letter from Bridges to county Administrator Scott Johnson.Bridges asked county commission members to consider waiving penalties on the taxes, which amounted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-17/wife-accused-stealing-
Counties aren't sure they can trust lawmakers as S.C. House tries to change funding formula

MARION, S.C. - Marion County Administrator Tim Harper wishes he could give county workers raises or hire replacements as some employees retire or leave. But he hasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-20/counties-arent-sure-they-can-
Columbia County puts six-month halt on dense residential rezonings

...months, which can lead to strain on infrastructure and roads."It's just about all we are getting now," county Administrator Scott Johnson said of the rezoning requests.Commissioner Bill Morris said he was voting for the moratorium because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/columbia-county-puts-six
Columbia County training track building for law enforcement, first responders clears hurdle

...large piece of property behind the Columbia County Sheriff's Office's new training complex building.Columbia County Administrator Scott Johnson said he expects the addition of the tracks to make the complex a regional law enforcement training...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-10/columbia-county-training
Columbia County commission passes vote to stormwater utility fees by 2017

...were being built each year."I would like to see everybody in the county to pay their fair share," he said.County Administrator Scott Johnson said that as a user fee, the county could not charge every property owner because not all benefit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-17/columbia-county-commissi