Dwight Johnson

From Whistleblower to Candidate

From Whistleblower to Candidate

Now that former Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen has resigned following accusations that she improperly profited from contracts to collect taxes for Harlem and Grovetown, there is a familiar face hoping to fill her seat. Former Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner Dwight Johnson, an employee of the tax commissioner’s office for 15 years and the […]

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Columbia County Commissioner Charles Allen, are no longer a political powerhouse. In a deal negotiated behind closed doors with the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, the Allens both agreed to resign from their positions effective immediately. For months, allegations that Kay Allen improperly profited from tax […]

Throat Slash or Reputation Trash?

Throat Slash or Reputation Trash?

This week, the Metro Spirit obtained a copy of the video surveillance tape of an exchange between Columbia County Tag Office Clerk Diane Pittman Chiera and former Deputy Tax Commissioner Dwight Johnson. Last week, Chiera filed an incident report with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office claiming that Johnson entered the tag office, threatened her job and […]