Ben Harbin will leave Legislature to become lobbyist

Ben Harbin, who has represented Co lum bia County in the Georgia Legislature for 20 years, said Monday he would resign next month to take...

Columbia County Commissioner Doug Dun­can won't seek Ben Harbin's House seat

...Commissioner Doug Dun can said Thursday that he had decided against pursuing the seat being vacated by longtime state Rep. Ben Harbin.Duncan said after carefully considering his commitments at work and what would be required of him to serve as a legislator...

Joe Mullins announces bid for House 122 seat vacated by Ben Harbin

...promoter, officially tossed his hat into the ring to compete for the state House District 122 seat recently vacated by Ben Harbin.Mullins touted himself as a conservative businessman who would work to bring jobs to the community and introduce legislation...

Columbia County Sample Ballots for Nov. 3, 2015

Special ElectionFOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FROM 122ND DISTRICT(To fill the unexpired term of Ben Harbin, resigned)Pat Goodwin-RJodi Lott-RJoe Mullins-RMack Taylor-R FOR COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3(To fill...

Covered in mud

...of citizens in Georgia House District 122 are eligible to vote this Tuesday on who should replace longtime state Rep. Ben Harbin. Elected in 1994, he rose in influence to sit on some of the state's most powerful legislative committees, such as Appropriations...

Low turnout expected for SPLOST referendum, other area elections Tuesday

...Columbia County, Republicans Pat Goodwin, Jodi Lott, Joe Mullins and Mack Taylor are seeking the House seat resigned by Ben Harbin.COLUMBIA COUNTY COMMISSIONFive men are seeking the District 3 commission seat Taylor vacated to run for House. They...

Confusion holds up rain tax preview

...four-laned in 2000, he said."Back then, we had Barry Fleming in a power position in the House," he said. "We had Ben Harbin who was the appropriations chairman. The (House) speaker was friends with everybody in Co lum bia County. The lieutenant...

Rep. Ben Harbin deserves our votes

The Augusta area has benefited from having Ben Harbin as a state representative in the General Assembly. He...Please vote and re-elect a true leader from this area: Ben Harbin. Donnie Smith, Augusta

Ben Harbin deserves our support

How quickly we forget what our elected officials do for us. Case in point, Rep. Ben Harbin. Mr. Harbin has been our elected Representative in the 118th District for 14 years, where he serves as the chairman of the House...

Mullins outspends opponents in District 122 race

...filed this week.Joe Mullins, one of four candidates hoping to fill the seat vacated in July by former state Rep. Ben Harbin, has spent more than $92,000 so far, the majority of that money ? $77,765 ? going to an Alpharetta, Ga...