Augusta

SPLOST list approved at $215 million

SPLOST list approved at $215 million

Non-governmental organizations such as the Imperial Theatre, Augusta Family Y, Paine College and the Augusta Mini Theatre will not be a part of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list scheduled to go before voters in November. But the debate among Augusta commissioners to include or exclude these non-governmental groups clearly showed the differences […]

Why did Barry Smith suddenly resign?

Why did Barry Smith suddenly resign?

Anyone who has ever had any interactions with Barry Smith, Columbia County’s former director of Community and Leisure Services, knows one thing is for certain: he is an extremely loyal employee. He’s not the type of guy to rock the boat. He keeps his head down and works extremely hard. Smith doesn’t like confrontation. He […]

Barry Smith resigns from Columbia County

Barry Smith resigns from Columbia County

After more than a decade on the job, Barry Smith, Columbia County’s director of Community and Leisure Services, submitted a resignation letter this week that is one sentence long. “Effective July 27, 2015, I hereby submit my resignation as Director of Community & Leisure Services with Columbia County, GA to pursue other professional opportunities,” the […]