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Columbia County cuts ribbon at official grand opening of new BMX track and skate park

...of all ages rode the new BMX course, which has been open for nearly two weeks, until 2 p.m. when District 2 County Commissioner Trey Allen cut the ribbon to make it official. Before the riders got back to the course, professional BMX freestyle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-28/columbia-county-cuts-ribbon-o
Across Georgia

...there were no obvious signs of foul play.Ex-official sentenced to prison over fraudATLANTA - A former DeKalb County commissioner who admitted to stealing taxpayer money was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison Friday.Elaine Boyer, 58...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-20/across-georgia
Plans continue for Kroger Marketplace near Grovetown

...with adjacent strip center and outparcels for additional commercial and restaurant use.In October, Columbia County commissioners granted the commercial rezoning of about 23 acres to make way for the 35-acre development. A few months before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-19/plans-conti
Bill would let local officials change notice posting

...anywhere from $1,000 to more than $50,000 yearly on the ads, according to an informal survey by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.Now that the internet is so easy to access, why can't local governments post the notices on their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-07/bill-would-let-local-off
State legislators won't push bill giving mayor more power this session

...highly unlikely, based on (a single meeting) being the only conversation that we had, until we bring in the county commissioners, those who are affected by it."Rep. Earnest Smith, D-Augusta, who blasted Davis after the announcement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-28/state-legislators-wont-p
Developers of proposed water park near Grovetown seek to postpone rezoning

...with a vote to deny or approve the plans.If the planning commission votes, its decision will be forwarded to county commissioners.Last week, the Planning Services Division released a nine-page report recommending that planning commissioners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-04/developers-
Augusta history marker cited in bill to preserve past monuments

...commissioners elected by the citizens and accountable to them," said Todd Edwards, lobbyist for the Association County Commissioners of Georgia.Views do change over time, as do populations, noted Catherine Fleming, lobbyist for the Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-05/augusta-history-marker-c
More commercial development planned off Grovetown I-20 exit

...Center off Interstate 20 in Grovetown.Property owner and developer George Snelling received approval from Columbia County commissioners this week to rezone the 15 acres from residential agricultural to general commercial. A site plan for "Gateway...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-05/more-commer
Pipeline plan draws protests

...and avoid problems that local residents can bring to their attention, such as a planned parkway that Effingham County Commissioner Vera Jones brought up. Environmental permitting will also be required. A portion will run through public land...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-05/pipeline-plan-draws-protests
Columbia County puts six-month halt on dense residential rezonings

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to temporarily halt certain types...incorporating them into the service area.In December, Columbia County commissioners voted to implement a series of increases to the county's stormwater...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-17/columbia-county-puts-six