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What’s the value of a free ticket?

What’s the value of a free ticket?

Many local residents were shocked last week when they heard at least one Columbia County commissioner was apparently upset because he had not been given any free tickets to this past weekend’s Merle Haggard show at the Columbia County Exhibition Center. That was bad enough. But when citizens learned commissioners are also considering changing the […]

The Art of the Freebie

The Art of the Freebie

When Royce Richardson of Triple R Concert Productions decided to bring country music legend Merle Haggard to the Columbia County Exhibition Center this Saturday, Richardson felt it was a win-win situation for Haggard, his fans and Columbia County. With ticket sales extremely strong for the Haggard show, Richardson was considering putting in an offer for […]

Renewing the “county attorney” debate

Renewing the “county attorney” debate

All right, so last week when Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith was appointed to his new position, there was a lot of talk about whether or not he owed Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams an enormous favor. The rumor was that Smith was now willing to support Williams’ crusade to fire General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie because […]