Columbia County

Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage

Al Gray had a busy day last Tuesday. First and probably most publicized, came his run-in with Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who showed the audacity – at least that’s what Gray’s supporters would call it – to question the accuracy of the $65 million Gray estimated the Municipal Building renovations would end up costing Richmond […]

Bartley Responds to Critics and Refutes New Claim

Bartley Responds to Critics and Refutes New Claim

Jim Bartley, the custom home builder looking to unseat long-time Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross in the May 20 Republican primary, is facing allegations from a former subcontractor that he brandished a firearm when he was asked for payment over two decades ago. “I did some work for him and when it came time […]

Columbia County — yes, that Columbia County — inches closer to new BMX track and skateboard park

Columbia County — yes, that Columbia County — inches closer to new BMX track and skateboard park

With construction now underway at Columbia County’s $1.5 million BMX track and skatepark at Blanchard Woods Park, county officials still find themselves explaining how something so seemingly radical ended up in Columbia County. “It’s going to definitely cater to a whole different segment of the citizens,” says Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith. “We’re […]