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Columbia County Commission Secrecy Considered

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Long-time political watchers know there is a major difference when it comes to the Augusta/ Richmond County and the Columbia County commissions. In Richmond County, debates over agenda items can last hours, while in Columbia County, if the entire meeting goes over 30 minutes, it is considered a lon...

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  1. Business as usual is correct. It was called working together to make things happen. I remember back (in my younger years) following the Augusta Richmond County Commission, the meetings were not as long as they are now and have seen plans created 20 years ago by commissioners come to fruition years after they left the seat with new commissioner’s name on them. I wonder… who received the contracts to move the dirt or implement the plans??

  2. You better get a large drone with the ability to record conversations from very far away if you plan on getting to the bottom of the secrecy in Columbia County. You see how they purchased Two Buildings from Rhodes, and still looking to spend and spend and build an office empire in downtown Evans. All of that has been done in secrete then as little as possible in the open. Special people in the development business (Meybohm) get special deals, while all others are sidelined. Follow their bank accounts if anyone would spend the money to investigate.

  3. I believe Tucker on this. The “Good old boys” of yesterday were back-slapping country hicks who owned a bunch of land…nowadays the “good old boys” are suit-wearing, luxury pickup driving executives. It’s the same game. Who can they bring in to help them benefit from each other? Face it…Columbia County has our own Swamp. However, I’d still rather live here than in Richmond County! Their Swamp just smells worse than ours!

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