Charles Allen

 Mack Taylor pounded the pavement to win

 Mack Taylor pounded the pavement to win

When it was announced this past week that Mack Taylor, an Evans attorney, had defeated his opponent, Martinez businessman Trip Derryberry, in the Columbia County Board of Commissioners’ District 3 race, many folks were stunned. After all, less than a month ago during the Nov. 4 election, Derryberry carried the night handily with nearly 41 […]

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Columbia County Commissioner Charles Allen, are no longer a political powerhouse. In a deal negotiated behind closed doors with the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, the Allens both agreed to resign from their positions effective immediately. For months, allegations that Kay Allen improperly profited from tax […]

Commission Says Kay Allen Should “Step Aside”

Commission Says Kay Allen Should “Step Aside”

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners decided late last week that it had waited as long as possible for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal or federal law enforcement officials to take action regarding the allegations against Tax Commissioner Kay Allen. It was time for commissioners to act. During a special called meeting on Feb. 21, Columbia […]