RCSO Report On Shooting Of Boyfriend

RCSO Report On Shooting Of Boyfriend

On Sunday, at 0636 hours, deputies Terry Bale and Charles Kaminer responded to the listed location in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival,the witness, Wendy Burke, met us in the yard and stated that the victim, Lauren Weldon,shot her boyfriend, suspect Robert Shipley. Upon entering the home, deputies found Robert Shipley lying on […]

The Year in Food

The Year in Food

It’s been an eventful year for food in Augusta. Beloved, long-standing restaurants have closed and new contenders have made a name for themselves. All this change may be highly stressful for restaurant owners. For those who love to eat out and try anything new, however, it’s been a great year, full of surprises, wishes fulfilled […]

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” — George Orwell Augusta seems to be an expert at tearing down its own history. Earlier this week, Historic Augusta, Inc. announced that the Richmond County Board of Education had demolished the historic Cauley-Wheeler Memorial Building on […]

The Imperial Theatre Staff Needs More Rehearsals

The Imperial Theatre Staff Needs More Rehearsals

Almost everyone who has attended the Christmas shows this season at the Imperial Theatre in downtown Augusta has had nothing both marvelous things to say about the performances. Whether it was “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” presented by The Augusta Players this past weekend or the holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker” performed by Dance Augusta […]

The Great Flood

The Great Flood

You could hear the water coming. It was surging through the storm sewers with such force that manhole covers would fly into the air like frisbees. It was an explosion of water that could not be stopped. The thunderous sound could be heard from blocks away. Firefighters raced along the streets knocking on doors and […]

Mayor and Commissioners Say a Final Farewell

Mayor and Commissioners Say a Final Farewell

In a day that began with the announcement of another department head — Gary LeTellier, executive director of Augusta Regional Airport — had resigned from his position effective Feb. 1, it appeared that it would be a difficult final meeting for Mayor Deke Copenhaver and the two lame duck commissioners. But as soon as the […]

Mike Miller’s Rough Night Out

Mike Miller’s Rough Night Out

When WJBF reporter and weekend anchor Mike Miller was cited last Friday night by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for disorderly conduct at The Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon on Washington Road, it was not only an embarrassment for 28-year-old journalist, but for the entire news station. Insiders in the club say several members […]

God bless y’all, every one

God bless y’all, every one

Thank goodness for photo evidence, because otherwise most of you wouldn’t believe me. Unless you were there to see it in person, it seems awfully far-fetched. My husband was on stage last weekend. He stood in front of an audience and did stuff. Yep. Over the past several weeks, people have said, “I didn’t know […]

Dad, I Gotta Go

Dad, I Gotta Go

When on a long car trip, a situation will inevitably arise that requires the immediate and accurate knowledge of the closest restroom. Between Augusta and Atlanta, the situation is not terribly bad. The longest stretch between stops occurs between Thomson and the Flying J at Siloam (about 30 minutes). Moreover, the restrooms between here and […]

The Great Case for Torture

The Great Case for Torture

Horrible news Tuesday morning on the Taliban attack in Pakistan that claimed the lives of over 130 young students, targeted by the terrorists if, for no other reason, than they were easy targets. Imagine if you will that the CIA ran across one member of that Taliban attack team last week, and found evidence of […]