Columbia County Commission wants three hospitals to pursue facility; Hospital with Certificate of Need will be approved to build

...exception," County Administrator Scott Johnson said.That was another reason not to just pick one, Commissioner Ron Thigpen said."If we were to choose the wrong one, if it were not approved by the Department of Community Health on their...

Commission seeks funds from tax commissioner

...to authorize its attorneys to recover funds from Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.After the vote, District Commissioner Ron Thigpen said he thought it was time for Allen to resign.Allen's husband, District Commissioner Charles Allen, was not...

Columbia County might pick hospital partner soon

...18 meeting for a possible decision.About half of the points it will use to score bids concern costs, Vice Chairman Ron Thigpen said.Of the three, only University is asking the county to contribute 20 percent of the cost of building its 100-bed...

Columbia County Commission seeks funds from Kay Allen, calls for resignation

...unanimously. Kay Allen's husband, Commissioner Charles Allen, was not present.Immediately afterward, Commissioner Ron Thigpen said it was time for Allen to "step aside" from her duties as tax commissioner. All the other commissioners solemnly...

Columbia County commission chairman Ron Cross to seek re-election

...thus far, is Doug Duncan, who has announced his intentions to seek the District 1 seat being vacated by Commissioner Ron Thigpen.Duncan, a vice president with Augusta staffing firm MAU Inc., has a lot of experience serving on other civic boards...

Columbia County candidates qualify

...this morning along with his challenger, retired Appling businessman Brett McGuire.Also qualifying were incumbent Ron Thigpen for District 1 and Harlem resident David Payne for District 4.Payne, a retired truck driver, will challenge Commissioner...

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Put Thigpen on Columbia commission

...out of this circumstance and my personal knowledge of Ron Thigpen, a candidate for Columbia County Commission District...willing to serve us as an elected official. A vote for Ron Thigpen is a vote for our future. He will make us proud. J...

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Rebecca Mooney

...Mooney of Augusta, GA; her mother: Eva Mae Rheney Hancock of Martinez, GA; her sister: Mary Carolyn Hancock (Ron) Thigpen of Martinez, GA; her niece Carrie Thigpen (Jamie) Hodge of Evans, GA. She is also survived by her aunt: Mary...

Augusta Commissioners' opinions still differ on 'slum' designation

...Carolyn Usry was a hard-working councilwoman who served 14 years in the 1980s and '90s. She died in 2007.In Columbia County, Doug Duncan said he's considering running for the Dis trict 1 commission seat now held by Ron Thigpen.

Listening session focuses on Fort Gordon's impact on Augusta area

...growth of jobs in technology in 2012."That never would have happened had we not been home to Fort Gordon," he said.Ron Thigpen, the vice chairman of the Columbia County Commission, described Fort Gordon as a "sta bil izing influence" for the...