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Fear over a black mayor is sadly all too real

Fear over a black mayor is sadly all too real

Who would have ever guessed that in 2014 there would still be a group of individuals nervous about the idea of having a black mayor leading the Garden City? But that seems to be the case. Ever since former City Administrator Fred Russell abruptly announced that he is not running for mayor of Augusta after […]

Is Willie Mays Considering a Run for Coroner?

Is Willie Mays Considering a Run for Coroner?

The legacy of former Augusta commissioner and one-time interim Mayor Willie Mays already has a permanent place in the history books. Back in 1979, Willie Mays decided to run for his mother’s former city council seat. Carry Mays was a trailblazer and widely respected in Augusta, particularly among city employees who felt they did not […]

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 […]