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Not good news for state Rep. Ernie Smith

Not good news for state Rep. Ernie Smith

The state’s ethics commission, formally known as the Georgia Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission, last week found probable cause that state Rep. Ernie Smith from Augusta had violated various state laws in his handling of campaign cash. How many possible violations? Exactly 88, according to an article in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. With that many […]

Jodi Lott gets sworn in by Judge Danny Craig

Jodi Lott gets sworn in by Judge Danny Craig

As family, friends and supporters filled the Columbia County Superior Court this week to watch Jodi Lott being sworn in as the next Georgia House Representative, it was a wonderful day for her and Columbia County voters. But watching her being sworn in by Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig was a little bittersweet. Obviously, not […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I read in today’s Metro Spirit, the Whine Line, this whine: “The Columbia County News Times is not asking for donations of children’s underwear this year.  What (who) changed?” Here is what changed. Child Enrichment runs a “Clothing Closet” for needy children. The last two years we have been desperate for underwear, […]