Five Things Columbia County Learned from the 2014 Primary

Five Things Columbia County Learned from the 2014 Primary

District 4 isn’t like the rest of Columbia County In many ways, the Republican primary for commission chairman was a battle between the old and new. Challenger Jim Bartley, a long-time critic of incumbent Chairman Ron Cross, never backed down from the fact that he doesn’t like the way the county is growing, and nowhere […]

Taking a Slice Out of Pumpkin Center

Taking a Slice Out of Pumpkin Center

It’s been a rough couple of years for the convenience store at Pumpkin Center. In late 2012, store owner Young Ju Kim and his wife, Hyun Su Kim, were arrested for selling synthetic marijuana in their Columbia County store, located at the corner of Wrightsboro Road and Appling Harlem Highway. Hyun Su Kim was charged […]

This Might Be It

This Might Be It

Opponents of Sentinel Offender Services, the for-profit private probation company that has found itself in the crosshairs of local attorneys and on the airwaves (though unidentified) in a May 23 story on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” might have finally gotten the break they need — from the inside. In April, Steven A. Hagstrom, controller at […]