Kay Allen

From Whistleblower to Candidate

From Whistleblower to Candidate

Now that former Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen has resigned following accusations that she improperly profited from contracts to collect taxes for Harlem and Grovetown, there is a familiar face hoping to fill her seat. Former Chief Deputy Tax Commissioner Dwight Johnson, an employee of the tax commissioner’s office for 15 years and the […]

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Columbia County Commissioner Charles Allen, are no longer a political powerhouse. In a deal negotiated behind closed doors with the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, the Allens both agreed to resign from their positions effective immediately. For months, allegations that Kay Allen improperly profited from tax […]

Commission Says Kay Allen Should “Step Aside”

Commission Says Kay Allen Should “Step Aside”

The Columbia County Board of Commissioners decided late last week that it had waited as long as possible for Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal or federal law enforcement officials to take action regarding the allegations against Tax Commissioner Kay Allen. It was time for commissioners to act. During a special called meeting on Feb. 21, Columbia […]