Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver foiled again

...of all people, I've concluded this could be a case of the "Joe Rob Mathis Syndrome."Joe Rob Mathis was a county commissioner in Rome, Ga., in the late 1980s who during the election of a new commission chairman thought he heard someone...

Augusta might be close to naming city administrator

...mayor brought on the former Macon administrator to head the consolidated government.Layson, a former Putnam County commissioner and private developer, said he has a flair for infrastructure and development projects, has experience serving...

Obama opens Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration

...release with the Deepwater Horizon event of which cleanup efforts are still on-going," said John Morris, a county commissioner whose constituency includes the beach town. "Any oil spill, large or small, off the coast of St. Johns County...

Ex-Richmond County Commissioner sentenced for shoplifting from pharmacy

Paul William "Bill" Hiers, 69, was sentenced Monday, June 2, to 20 days in the Columbia County jail.

Who killed coastal Georgia county commissioner?

...Department is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever killed Glynn County Commissioner Tom Sublett.Sublett's body was found floating in the Frederica River Tuesday morning. He had been shot in...

Columbia County sample ballot

...BartleyRon C. Cross * For County Commissioner, District 1H. ChaudhryDoug Duncan For County Commissioner, District 4William D...DistrictBrenda J. Jordan For County Commissioner, District 4Vernon Thomas...

Children removed from Columbia County commissioner's home

Columbia County authorities removed four children from the home of county Commissioner Scott Dean on Wednesday. At about 6 p.m., Columbia County sheriff's deputies escorted a county Division of Family and Children...

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Grenade found near Georgia county commissioner's home

...Ga. - The Barrow County Sheriff's Office is investigating an explosive device that was found in front of a county commissioner's home.Sheriff Jud Smith said Monday that an old grenade was found in a ditch at the end of Commissioner Eva...

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Ga. official indicted on bribe charges

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A grand jury has indicted Harris County Commissioner Charles Wyatt for multiple offenses involving bribery and violating his oath of office, authorities announced. "The allegations...

Ex-Richmond County chairman charged with shoplifting

Former Richmond County Commissioner Paul William "Bill" Hiers told police a long Christmas Eve checkout line led him to shoplift from a Columbia County store.According...