Columbia County

Five Things Columbia County Learned from the 2014 Primary

Five Things Columbia County Learned from the 2014 Primary

District 4 isn’t like the rest of Columbia County In many ways, the Republican primary for commission chairman was a battle between the old and new. Challenger Jim Bartley, a long-time critic of incumbent Chairman Ron Cross, never backed down from the fact that he doesn’t like the way the county is growing, and nowhere […]

Smells Like the Weekend Before the Election

Smells Like the Weekend Before the Election

Politics is an ugly business, and it usually gets uglier the closer you get to Election Day. This year, however, things feel just a little uglier, and how voters are going to react remains a mystery, especially with so much still up in the air. Helen Blocker-Adams remains on the ballot for mayor in spite […]

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 […]