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Whether you are moving from one neighborhood to another neighborhood in Columbia County or to Columbia County from another county, there are details that need to be taken care of, such education, utilities, voting, driver’s license and tags, and health and safety.

Education

Columbia County School District serves Appling, Evans, Grovetown, Harlem, and Martinez, Georgia. The district has a total of 31 schools which is made up of 18 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 5 high schools.

Columbia County School District is the 17th largest school district in Georgia. Elementary School has the 4th highest College & Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) among the top 20 largest districts. Middle School has the 6th highest CCRPI Score and high school has the 3rd highest CCRPI Score among the top 20 largest districts.

Student to Teach Ratio by Grade

Grade Ratio
Kindergarten 19:1
1st – 3rd 19:1

4th – 5th

25:1
6th – 8th 25:1
9th – 12th 25:1

 For information about school districts, call the Board of Education at (706) 541-0650.

Visit the Board of Education

 


Utility Services

Water Utility

Water service is provided by the Columbia County Water Utility for Martinez and Evans residents, an unincorporated community. You may telephone the Customer Service Office at 706-863-6928 or drop by their office at 2140 William Few Parkway, Grovetown, between 8 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

If you are moving to the City of Grovetown, water and sanitation services are provided by the city. You can contact Grovetown City Hall at 706-863-4576. If you are moving to the City of Harlem, you can contact Harlem City Hall at 706-556-3448.

Electric Service

GEORGIA POWER
Residential Customer Service: 1-888-660-5890
Hours are Monday through Friday from 7 AM - 9 PM (EST).

Natural Gas

GEORGIA NATURAL GAS
1-877-850-6200
Hours are Monday – Friday 7 AM – 8 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM (EST).

SCANA ENERGY
1-877-467-2262
Hours are Monday – Friday 8 AM – 7 PM and Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM (EST).

Trash & Recycling

Columbia County does not provide garbage pickup service. However, residents can contact the Customer Service & Information Center by calling 3-1-1 or 706-868-3375 for a list of service providers in Columbia County. For more information regarding trash and recycling, please visit the Trash & Recycling Guide.

Phone, TV & Internet

For a list of service providers in our area, residents can contact the Customer Service & Information Center by calling 3-1-1 or 706-868-3375.

Click on In My Area for additional service providers in our area.


Voting

To find out more information about your local and state representatives as well as which polling location you are in, please visit Voting and Results.


Drivers License & Tags

  • For tag information, contact the Tax Commissioners Motor Vehicle Division at 706-868-6884
  • For drivers license information, call the local Department of Drivers Services at 1-866-754-3687
  • For boat registration, call the Department of Natural Resources Office at 1-800-366-2661.
  • Boat trailers are registered at the Tax Commissioners Motor Vehicle Division

Health & Safety

There are many options when it comes to health care in this area.

The Columbia County Health Department is located at 1930 William Few Parkway, Grovetown, GA and can be reached at 706-868-3330.

Visit the Health Department Website

Hospitals

All of the hospitals are located in Augusta:

Neighborhoods

To find out about neighborhood watches, call the Sheriff's Office Community Services Division at 706-541-2856.