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Of Cardboard and Candidates

Of Cardboard and Candidates

While the Barrow camp ratcheted up its sense of urgency among potential supporters by sending out an impassioned plea for donations in the wake of Republican opponent Rick Allen’s quote to the Statesboro Herald that he raised almost $400,000 in four weeks, Allen has failed to display any momentum from the announcement, though he certainly […]

Serious horse-trading going down on the Augusta Commission

Serious horse-trading going down on the Augusta Commission

“There are things that have to be done and you do them and you never talk about them. You don’t try to justify them. They can’t be justified. You just do them. Then you forget it.”— “The Godfather” It appears Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams has found himself a new “twin brother.” Too bad Williams’ new […]

Donnie “The Disappointment” Smith

Donnie “The Disappointment” Smith

On Jan. 2, 2013, a newly-elected Donnie Smith stood before a crowded Augusta Commission chambers after taking the oath of office. He joked that it had been a long campaign, but thanked all of those who had supported his journey to the District 7 seat. And on that day, he made a pledge, much like […]