Columbia County

Two Battle to Replace Thigpen

Two Battle to Replace Thigpen

As in immigrant, Pakistani-born Hafeez Chaudhry believes being on the Columbia County Board of Commissioners would make a powerful statement to the throngs of new residents expected to move to the county. “I would say Columbia County has done a terrific job of assimilating newcomers, and I’m a perfect example of that,” he says. “I […]

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 […]