As they watched their home burn, Jerry and Dwaynetta Tolbert already had church members coming by to help. The Columbia couple said it was almost like the people were being transported there, as if “angels dropped in.”
Pretend for a moment that you’ve got a no-good cousin. His name is always showing up on Page 3 of Thursday’s newspaper, he’s got children spread out over an eight-county area and his idea of work is booting up the PlayStation 4 while his mama works to pay the light bill.
The Kemper power plant issue drew Sam Britton, a Laurel CPA and investment banker, into politics, where as Southern District public service commissioner he helped craft a settlement to that multi-billion-dollar debacle.
With that over, the Republican has set his sights on a new position, secretary of state.
Twice in recent weeks I’ve heard public officials in Marion County misstate the law for keeping meetings open to the public. They’ve said it would be illegal for them to discuss things like personnel matters in open session.