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Will there be a major fallout regarding Kay Allen?

Will there be a major fallout regarding Kay Allen?

When the Columbia County Commission sent Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal a letter last week asking him to look into alleged misconduct by Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, commissioners were nothing but direct. In the letter dated Dec. 23, the commissioners wrote, “In October of this year, the Columbia County Commission was informed of a situation that […]

The shame of Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten

The shame of Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten

When Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten was arrested last week by the FBI for allegedly keeping a deceased man’s 2004 Nissan Altima and using it as his personal vehicle, Augustans shook their head in disgust. Stealing from a dead person is the lowest of the lows. And to risk your entire career for a 10-year-old […]

Are the newbies hurting growth in Richmond and Columbia counties?

Are the newbies hurting growth in Richmond and Columbia counties?

A few weeks ago, the Insider pointed out how change in both of Richmond and Columbia counties’ planning and development departments might be a difficult transition. Apparently, the growing pains are already starting to be felt throughout the CSRA. Several months ago, Richard Harmon, the long-time director of Columbia County’s Development Services Division, suddenly resigned […]