Columbia County

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 […]

On-site investigation of Marshall Square completed

On-site investigation of Marshall Square completed

Almost two months after the devastating fire that destroyed the Marshall Square retirement community and tragically killed 91-year-old resident Dorothy Carpenter, investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have officially released the property to Resort Lifestyle Communities, the Nebraska company that owns the complex. “Investigators released the structure after concluding their on-site investigation,” a press […]