Getting Their Money’s Worth

Getting Their Money’s Worth

Here’s a question: when confirmation that an organization is headed in the right direction comes from a group that organization is paying, does that mean they’re really headed in the right direction, or does it mean they’ve hired smart people who know who’s writing the checks? In the case of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), […]

Spend it Before it Burns

Spend it Before it Burns

So Columbia County commissioners approved more SPLOST money for a military memorial behind the Evans Library. What’s not to like about that? After all, it’s perfectly reasonable that a county as proudly patriotic as Columbia County would want such a memorial. It certainly has an established history for spending money on quality of life items, […]

The Land of Studies

The Land of Studies

With so much attention recently given to the state of the downtown properties and with many questioning the effectiveness of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to expand the economic opportunities of the area, the presentation of the retail study commissioned by the DDA last week raised some interest, especially among those already skeptical about yet […]