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Rants and raves

Comments from our readers. COLUMBIA COUNTY Chairman Ron Cross tells citizens to vote for a 1-cent sales tax for six years and he will give them a better quality of life. Columbia...
Metro | Rants and raves
Residents seek funds for attorney

EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- It wasn't on the agenda and Edgefield County Chairman Monroe Kneece said Tuesday night's county council session "is not a zoning meeting" but the divisive issue made it to the floor...
Defends role of Taxpayers Association

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck ... guess what? Before Columbia County Chairman Pete Brodie gets carried away casting aspersions and identifying ducks, he needs to be reminded that he was a vital part of the...
Debate over canal land fires up again

...along the Augusta Canal that juts into Columbia County were renewed Thursday. The matter was brought up by Columbia County Chairman Pete Brodie after legislators discussed the recently redrawn legislative district lines at breakfast sponsored by...
Sheriff's pay raise finds favor

...asking the local legislative delegation to approve the pay raise for the sheriff, a constitutionally elected officer. County Chairman Pete Brodie said the raise proposal was initiated with talks last week with local legislators in Atlanta and after...
Metro | Columbia County Commission
Backs record in Aiken Co. race

...Young and have learned a great deal about being a good public servant from him. Mr. Young works diligently as county chairman but always makes time to work with other council members and citizens to make our county a better place. Aiken County...
Editorials | Aiken County Council
Sales tax will help Columbia Count recreation

...some county recreation projects go down a different path. "Our focus is going to be on some passive recreation," county Chairman Pete Brodie said. "That's something, we don't have enough adequate facilities." About $500,000 from the...
Columbia County makes bid for Dixie Belles World Series

...Series. The Dixie Belles Committee was greeted warmly by a host of Columbia County dignitaries, including Columbia County Chairman Jim Whitehead and Senator Joey Brush. "I think we've got good shot at it," said Columbia County Recreation Department...
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Ex-Richmond County chairman charged with shoplifting

Past Richmond County Commissioner Paul William "Bill" Hiers told police a long line persuaded him to shoplift from a Columbia County store on Christmas Eve.
Davis wins mayor; SPLOST loses

...Sleeper hold seats. Davis was leading with about 75 percent of votes cast most of the evening. 10 p.m.In Columbia County: Chairman Ron Cross keeps his seat with 60 percent of the votes. Commissioner District 1 won by Doug Duncan with 77 percent...