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Fred Russell for mayor? Um… no.

Fred Russell for mayor? Um… no.

There have been wild rumors this week down at the Marble Palace that recently fired City Administrator Fred Russell is considering a run for mayor. What in the world? Augustans can only hope this is a bad joke that county employees are spreading around town to simply make Russell’s awkward exit a little less uncomfortable. […]

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 […]