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Ben Harbin will leave Legislature to become lobbyist

...among other things. "I helped lead the charge that created the countywide chair for the school board and the county commission," he said. "We took it to the voters, and they agreed with us."Harbin said although he will have an office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-29/ben-harbin-will-leave-le
Augusta-Richmond County Commission | The Augusta Chronicle

... By Susan McCord | Friday, May 29, 2015 By Susan McCord | Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Augusta-Richmond County Commission The number of bars and restaurants in Georgia that allow smoking has nearly doubled after the statewide smoking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/augusta-richmond-county-commissio
Columbia County Commission | The Augusta Chronicle

...2015 By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 By By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 Columbia County Commission The Board of Commissioners seeks to provide the necessary county services in the most cost-efficient and effective...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/columbia-county-commission
Biz Bits

...the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. JUSTIN KRUEGERAward/honor: Appointed to the Aiken County Commission for Technical and Comprehensive Education, which governs Aiken Technical CollegeDetails: He is chief operating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-26/biz-bits
Government debt to become more transparent

...amassed as new, national accounting standards take effect.Finance officials with school boards, city councils and county commissions across Georgia are getting documents from the state listing their share of the built-up costs of providing retirement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-22/government-debt-become-m
Mayor, administrator disagree over working relationship, hierarchy

...included in the Act, but a vestige of old Richmond County laws not repealed by it and still applicable. But the old county commission didn't have a mayor to boss the administrator.In a revised version of the county ordinance creating the office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-17/mayor-administrator-disa
Rants & Raves

...the taxpayers' money? THE PUBLIC LIBRARY is in terrible shape. It is a shame that both the library board and the county commission cannot get over their own prejudices and recognize the problem for it is: the administration. I'VE OFTEN THOUGHT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-18/rants-raves
Columbia County approves new housing district, keeps moratorium

...effect until it expires in August.The Columbia County Commission passed the final reading for a Planned Residential...community's building standards."Ron Cross, the county commission chairman, agreed and said he was glad to see green...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-16/columbia-county-approves
Columbia County Commission to examine new housing district

...was passed to better accommodate the 3,700 cyber defense workers coming to Fort Gordon by 2019.Ron Cross, the county commission chairman, said he was glad to see side setbacks were increased from an original proposal of 7½ feet. "I know...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-31/columbia-county-commissi
Owner, city at odds over Lake Aumond lot

...at Thurmond Lake. "The city doesn't know that some of their employees made big mistakes. I just want for the county commission to tell those employees, 'Correct your mistakes.'"Once a 25-acre lake fed by Rae's Creek, development...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-05-16/owner-city-odds-over-lak