SPLOST

More Than It Seems?

More Than It Seems?

Try this one on for size — you know that list of SPLOST projects Columbia County has been talking up the last few weeks? What if the list was designed to fail? That’s a theory currently making the rounds, and while it seems preposterous, there are those who insist it has merit. Accept, if you […]

The New Riverwalk?

The New Riverwalk?

Though last week’s meeting between the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and stakeholders in Riverwalk Augusta, downtown’s signature riverfront amenity, might have resulted in the appearance of a unified front, it’s clear that there are different agendas regarding the $1 million in SPLOST funds the DDA plans to spend on the project. The money, part of […]

Columbia County SPLOST List Answers Questions, Raises Others

Columbia County SPLOST List Answers Questions, Raises Others

In the wake of Richmond County’s failure to renew its Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), Columbia County is presenting its 2017-2022 SPLOST project list to the public in a series of public meetings scheduled for July. The list, representing $144 million worth of projects, features $30 million earmarked for the well-publicized hospital project, […]