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QUALIFYING DATES SET FOR TWO COLUMBIA COUNTY OFFICES

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Those interested in becoming Columbia County’s Tax Commissioner or District 3 Commissioner will have three days to qualify for the posts in June.

The Tax Commissioner’s job has been vacant since Kay Allen resigned in March.  The county’s long-time commissioner was under scrutiny for fees she’d been collecting from the cities of Grovetown and Harlem.  Many said the collections, which amounted to more than $160,000, violated state law.

Meanwhile, Allen’s husband, Charles, also submitted his resignation as District 3 commissioner at the same time.

Qualifying for both positions will be held June 23-25.  The special election will coincide with the November 4 General Election.