Richmond County

The Race for Judge is No Joke

The Race for Judge is No Joke

Over the past few weeks, The Insider has written a lot about the race between Superior Court Judge Carl Brown and local attorney Chris Nicholson. The fact that Nicholson is attempting to unseat a well-respected judge, who has served for more than 34 years as both a Superior Court judge and chief judge of Augusta’s […]

A new clerk of courts after almost 25 years

A new clerk of courts after almost 25 years

When longtime Richmond County Clerk of Courts Elaine Johnson announced she was retiring this year after four decades of working in the clerk’s office, it wasn’t a huge surprise. After all, Johnson’s husband, Maj. Gene Johnson of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, decided to retire in 2014 after serving this county for almost 50 years. […]

The Race for Marshal Heats Up

The Race for Marshal Heats Up

As the candidates running for marshal of Richmond County walk door to door speaking to hundreds of Augusta residents prior to the May 24 election, both Marshal Steve Smith and his challenger, Lt. Ramone Lamkin of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, say they are constantly surprised by the number of people who don’t understand the […]