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Mr. Crazy Isn’t So Crazy After All

Mr. Crazy Isn’t So Crazy After All

Four years ago, Marion Williams was running for his former District 2 commission seat against incumbent commissioner Corey Johnson and he suggested what many thought was an “insane” idea. During his campaign in 2010, Williams walked down Kent Street in the inner city and pointed to the home of a former principal of Lucy Laney […]

Sunday Insider: Mr. Crazy isn’t so crazy after all

Sunday Insider: Mr. Crazy isn’t so crazy after all

Four years ago, Marion Williams was running for his former District 2 commission seat against incumbent commissioner Corey Johnson and he suggested what many thought was an “insane” idea. During his campaign in 2010, Williams walked down Kent Street in the inner city and pointed to the home of a former principal of Lucy Laney […]

And the winner is… one Augusta

And the winner is… one Augusta

It has been a wild election year filled with controversies like the Garden City has never seen before. Whether it was the stunning withdrawal from the mayoral race by candidate Helen Blocker-Adams, the reversal in endorsements by The Augusta Chronicle, the change of election dates from November to May or even the highly criticized $194 […]

It’s the Same, Continued

It’s the Same, Continued

The antiestablishment crowd in Richmond County loves to talk about the Cabal, that ultimate group of insiders who band together to get things in the county to go the way they want them to. The thing about the Cabal as presented by these antiestablishment types — most of what they do is behind the scenes, […]

Is Andrew MacKenzie in the hot seat again?

Is Andrew MacKenzie in the hot seat again?

When Augusta’s EEO Director Jacqueline Humphrey filed complaints a few months ago with the state Bar Association against two city attorneys — General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie and staff attorney Jody Smitherman — it obviously caught several people’s attention. Particularly, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams. For almost a year, Williams has been extremely vocal about his displeasure […]

Two Weeks. Two Endorsements. One Seat.

Two Weeks. Two Endorsements. One Seat.

Since you still can’t buy those little pens the Men In Black use to erase memories, the Augusta Chronicle had to do the ‘ol soft shoe Saturday. A mash up of the last two mayoral endorsements by the Augusta Chronicle.  Helen Blocker Adams We encourage you to vote for Helen Blocker-Adams for mayor. We ask […]

Smells Like the Weekend Before the Election

Smells Like the Weekend Before the Election

Politics is an ugly business, and it usually gets uglier the closer you get to Election Day. This year, however, things feel just a little uglier, and how voters are going to react remains a mystery, especially with so much still up in the air. Helen Blocker-Adams remains on the ballot for mayor in spite […]

Sunday Insider: Let’s get real about Helen Blocker-Adams

Sunday Insider: Let’s get real about Helen Blocker-Adams

All right, we all know this has not been a good week for mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams. That’s putting it mildly. In the beginning of the week, Blocker-Adams held a news conference telling the public that she thought $70,000 in unpaid debts she owed creditors in Aiken County had been paid off. The debts were […]

Letter to the Editor #2

Letter to the Editor #2

Dear Editor: The Columbia County Commission consists of five members: the chairman, and four commissioners, one from each district. It is reasonable for voters to expect that each member of the commission should remain independent and free of any influence when deciding on the business of the people. While researching the candidates, I learned that […]