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Don’t Bet on It

Don’t Bet on It

Contrary to some in media’s opinion that Ron Cross has a race on his hands with Jim Bartley, many Columbia County Insiders disagree. There is a consensus that, along with Bartley’s braggadocio, he has a vicious temper and a penchant for vendettas. Not exactly what Columbia County voters are looking for in a leader. While […]

Kay Allen’s Response to Governor Deal’s Letter

Kay Allen’s Response to Governor Deal’s Letter

The Columbia County Commission recently requested that Governor Nathan Deal look into Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen’s collection of municipal taxes pursuant to her own private contract, with a view toward potentially removing her from office. This was done pursuant to O.C.G.A. Section 48-5-145, “If any tax collector or tax commissioner fails or refuses […]

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 […]