Jim Bartley

He’s Baaaaaack!

He’s Baaaaaack!

As soon as former Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor announced he was resigning from his District 3 seat to run for the Georgia Statehouse, local builder Jim Bartley said his phone would not stop ringing. “People want someone on the county commission who is not a yes-person to anybody. They don’t want another puppet,” said […]

Bartley Continues Assault on Cross

Bartley Continues Assault on Cross

After keeping a relatively low profile since his trouncing at the polls in May’s Republican primary, Columbia County’s favorite political bomb thrower is back again, once more trying to get people to open up their eyes and see what a cesspool of corruption and inefficiency and waste Ron Cross’ Columbia County power structure really is. […]

One Again, with Feeling?

One Again, with Feeling?

The Insider is obligated to say one last thing about Jim Bartley, the political firebrand who went up against incumbent Commission Chairman Ron Cross in the Republican Primary and ended up losing with a disappointing 40 percent of the vote, not because there’s anything left to say – the scoreboard, as they say, doesn’t lie […]