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The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall

When news spread after the holidays that Richmond County Deputy Austin Shepherd, the county’s 2013 Deputy of the Year, had been fired, folks around town were floored. According to a statement released last week by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, an internal investigation is underway regarding past conduct of Shepherd. “During the course of the investigation, […]

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 […]