Columbia County

New Venue for Columbia County’s July Fourth Celebration

New Venue for Columbia County’s July Fourth Celebration

Big changes are in the works for Columbia County’s 20th Annual Fourth of July celebration, and if you don’t pay attention, you might miss it altogether. Not only will this year’s event be bigger and last longer, it’s going to be at a different location. After 19 years of being at Patriots Park, the celebration […]

What’s (Not) in a Name… at Least in Columbia County

What’s (Not) in a Name… at Least in Columbia County

Columbia County commissioners received an unusual request and a gentle admonishment at Tuesday’s Management and Financial Services Committee meeting when they heard a presentation regarding the naming ordinance the county is revising. The presentation, made by Carol Swift, first cousin to the late Pat Hardaway, Columbia County’s long-serving probate judge, pointed out that the county […]

Five Things Columbia County Learned from the 2014 Primary

Five Things Columbia County Learned from the 2014 Primary

District 4 isn’t like the rest of Columbia County In many ways, the Republican primary for commission chairman was a battle between the old and new. Challenger Jim Bartley, a long-time critic of incumbent Chairman Ron Cross, never backed down from the fact that he doesn’t like the way the county is growing, and nowhere […]