Columbia County

What’s (Not) in a Name… at Least in Columbia County

What’s (Not) in a Name… at Least in Columbia County

Columbia County commissioners received an unusual request and a gentle admonishment at Tuesday’s Management and Financial Services Committee meeting when they heard a presentation regarding the naming ordinance the county is revising. The presentation, made by Carol Swift, first cousin to the late Pat Hardaway, Columbia County’s long-serving probate judge, pointed out that the 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 […]