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Columbia County sample ballot

...Sims-R*FOR COUNTY COMMISSION CHAIRPERSONRon C. Cross-R*FOR COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 1Doug Duncan-RFOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4William D. "Bill" Morris-RVernon Thomas Sr.-DPROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS? A ?To prohibit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-12/columbia-count
Five animal services board members resign

...This has been done all over the country and even here in Georgia. Unfortunately, your director, the person the county commissioners moved from the prison system to Augusta Animal Services, has convinced you that is not possible."Along with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-10/five-animal-services-board-m
Columbia County affirms financial backing for hospital proposals

...county use revenue certificates to fund its portion of the project, the $30 million in SPLOST funds would be used for a "contingency list" of projects that have already been selected by county commissioners for such an outcome.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-08/columbia-county-affirms-fina
Shortchanging schools?

...inquiry was for Columbia County commissioners to vote to lower the county's...according to the Association County Commissioners of Georgia. Some charge...residents to contact their county commissioner and school board representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-28/shortchanging-schools
Commissioners debating pros, cons of excise tax as vote nears

...Dougherty, Forsyth and Gwinnett, but not Muscogee, Fulton or Bibb, according to data compiled by Association County Commissioners of Georgia.While education sales taxes aren't affected by the exemption, Rich mond County loses portions of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-10-04/commissioners-debating-p
Not as advertised

...voters approved a tax increase to fund the projects, and that Allen's brother, Charles, a former Columbia County commissioner, abstained from any votes involving the deals.If there was any evidence of malfeasance, Allen surely would have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-15/not-advertised
Getting Augusta more goats might be the easy part

...qualified, he said, having received certification from the Georgia Municipal Association and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia."And I got along with Marion," he said, referring to Commissioner Marion Williams. THE ROOKIE...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-09-13/getting-augusta
Across Georgia

...marijuana possession and bringing contraband to jail.Commissioner seeks donations for shelterBRUNSWICK, GA. - A county commissioner in coastal Brunswick is trying to rally pet lovers to privately fund improvements to the county-operated animal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-30/across-georgia
Across the Region

...point held down while a dog attacked her.FEDERAL PROSECUTORS HAVE FILED criminal charges accusing a former DeKalb County commissioner of mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud. Prosecutors said in newly released court documents that Elaine Boyer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-26/across-region
Ex-DeKalb official faces charges

DECATUR, Ga. - A former DeKalb County commissioner used a charge card to buy airline tickets and hotel rooms for personal travel and other public money to make purchases at high-end...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-26/ex-dekalb-official-faces-cha