The Insider

Operation Thunder is killing downtown Augusta

Operation Thunder is killing downtown Augusta

No one will argue that saving lives is not a serious business. This past weekend, Operation Thunder — the three-month campaign which began on February 14 to help rein in dangerous drivers throughout Augusta-Richmond County— returned to the Garden City’s streets. Officers were out in full force and their demeanor along these checkpoints, while polite, […]

Ron Cross may have some competition?

Ron Cross may have some competition?

While qualifying for local elections in Columbia County doesn’t take place until next year, insiders are already talking about the fact that Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross will likely have some competition this time around. And this newly proposed candidate is no stranger to Cross. Back in 2010, when Cross also faced a challenger […]

Institutional knowledge leaving both counties

Institutional knowledge leaving both counties

Earlier this month, Richard Harmon, the long-time director of Columbia County’s Development Services Division, suddenly resigned to the shock of many throughout the county. Since joining Columbia County’s government in 1999, Harmon has been a leader in maintaining the construction standards and code enforcement in a county that has exploded with growth over the past […]