An Honest Day’s Work

An Honest Day’s Work

Dee Doolittle is the type of guy who doesn’t like the spotlight. He simply believes in working hard, doing quality work and treating his customers and employees with the utmost respect. So, when Doolittle, owner of Metal Specialists of Augusta, was told by Superintendent Scott Wilkes of the Augusta Transitional Center that his company was […]

We Didn’t Start the Fire… But We’re To Blame

We Didn’t Start the Fire… But We’re To Blame

Over the past year, the Insider has pointed out numerous problems and concerns with not only the construction of the Marshall Square retirement community and the management of the Evans facility, but also Columbia County’s response to the tragic fire of June 2, 2015. At times, it was difficult to even relay the inadequacies of […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

To all of you who slept through that day in high school English class: if you count them, it’s fewer; if you measure it, it’s less A week after the Orlando shootings, Republican senators vote to protect Terrorists right to purchase assault rifles. For 17 years I contributed to whineline. Even the 8 years that […]

Lee Anderson isn’t afraid to speak

Lee Anderson isn’t afraid to speak

Former state Rep. Lee Anderson recently proved his critics wrong. Anderson, who happens to be facing a July runoff against fellow Republican Greg Grzybowski in the race for the state Senate District 24 seat has “enthusiastically accepted” his challenger’s offer of a debate. This, despite the fact that his critics love to point out that […]

Wholesale Changes Coming to Roundtree’s Leadership Team

Wholesale Changes Coming to Roundtree’s Leadership Team

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree may not have serious opposition in the upcoming election, but several of the key players that helped shape his first term in office are apparently not long for the department. It appears Major Scott Peebles, his former chief rival for sheriff, and the man Roundtree eventually named as his own chief […]