“At Least it Wasn’t a No”

“At Least it Wasn’t a No”

That was the relieved reaction of Columbia County commissioners when they received a list of more conditions regarding the hospital they so desperately want: “At least it wasn’t a no.” Officials know that the Department of Community Health (DCH) could slap down a no at any time, and the farther they get into the process […]

For One of Their Own

For One of Their Own

When word got out that Maj. Michael Donahue was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, it hit Augusta’s running community hard. Though Donahue, his wife and three children had moved to Fort Bragg almost two years ago, he was nevertheless a valued member of the area’s close-knit group of runners. “I saw the posting […]

“Hap Harris is District 7”

“Hap Harris is District 7”

Just minutes after Louis “Hap” Harris was sworn into office by Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet as the interim District 7 commissioner on Monday, he was immediately bombarded with questions about whether his appointment was the political equivalent to the “kiss of death.” “No, no, no. If I do a very terrible job, that’s what […]