Is the sheriff looking to take over the marshal’s office?

Is the sheriff looking to take over the marshal’s office?

Ever since Lt. Ramone Lamkin of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office defeated longtime Richmond County Marshal Steve Smith at the polls, there has been a rumor floating around the county that just won’t go away. The rumor is that Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree encouraged Lamkin to run for marshal with the intention of proposing […]

Morris got the awards, but the staff earned them

Morris got the awards, but the staff earned them

Earlier this year, The Insider couldn’t help but comment on the mass exodus that was occurring at The Columbia County News-Times. After the newspaper laid off several staff members in January and piled triple the work onto the remaining workhorses in the office, Morris Publishing Group announced that The Columbia County News-Times publisher Steve Crawford was […]

The Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery

A few hundred people stood outside First Presbyterian Church on Telfair Street just before 9 a.m. one Friday morning last month, patiently waiting for the doors to St. Andrew’s Hall to open. Some were dressed in their Sunday best, smiling and laughing as friends and relatives warmly greeted them with a huge embrace. Others were […]