LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 09:  The top of the Circus Circus hotel-casino marquee is seen November 9, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Circus has Arrived in District 122

Just last week, the Insider pounced (and deservedly so) on Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor for announcing that he intends to resign from his District 3 commission seat in order to run for former state Rep. Ben Harbin’s District 122 seat. Taylor just didn’t seem prepared, experienced enough or have anything to bring to the […]

He’s Baaaaaack!

He’s Baaaaaack!

As soon as former Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor announced he was resigning from his District 3 seat to run for the Georgia Statehouse, local builder Jim Bartley said his phone would not stop ringing. “People want someone on the county commission who is not a yes-person to anybody. They don’t want another puppet,” said […]

Ben Harbin’s new gig

Ben Harbin’s new gig

Back in 2006, then state Rep. Ben Harbin was featured in a news story that ran inThe Florida Times-Union called, “For lawmakers and lobbyists, sometimes a meal is just a meal.” The article talked about Harbin, R-Evans, getting “wined and dined by a lobbyist.” But Harbin insisted that those dinners weren’t about proposed bills or legislation, […]