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 read more

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 read more

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 read more