Making “Papa Joe” Proud

Making “Papa Joe” Proud

When Cathy Varnadore came up with the idea of Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que & Music Festival six years ago to honor the legacy of her late father, Joe Pond, she wanted to create an event that showcased his love of live bluegrass music, down-home barbecue cooking and, most importantly, family. Six years later, it’s clear Varnadore […]

Thundering Augusta

Thundering Augusta

The CSRA hosted a massive demonstration of community support for the country’s military at Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday, May 16. The largest privately funded Armed Forces Day celebration in the country, Thunder Over Augusta is the brainchild of three local businessmen — Donnie Thompson, Andy Jones and the late Dale Phelon — who […]

Child Predators “Walk Among Us”

Child Predators “Walk Among Us”

A funeral home director, a pool attendant, an electrician, a correctional officer, a restaurant manager, a deputy jailer, a soldier, a tire salesman and a pharmacy tech. These are only a few examples of the occupations of the 22 suspects arrested this week and charged with criminal attempt to commit child molestation here in Richmond […]

Is Columbia County the true Eagleton?

Is Columbia County the true Eagleton?

For fans of the hit NBC comedy Parks and Recreation starring actress Amy Poehler as city employee Leslie Knope, you’ll appreciate this comparison. But, for those of you who don’t know anything about the show, here’s a little history: Parks and Recreation is about a fictional town in south-central Indiana called Pawnee. It’s a quirky little town […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Those of you who haven’t been confining yourselves to the sea of bland corporate restaurants may have noticed a massive push for true artistry in food in Augusta. Focused on fresh, quality and often locally sourced ingredients, these restaurants have been raising the bar for the past decade or so and owe a lot to […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

here come all the kids on the golf carts. look out people. they aren’t looking out for you, that is for sure. Nine deaths and numerous injuries during biker gang violence in Texas. That what you get when you trust people based on the color of their skin. your boobs should have their own facebook […]

Twenty Two Arrested in Richmond County Over Four Days

Twenty Two Arrested in Richmond County Over Four Days

  “Operation Mayday” was a four day proactive effort centered in Richmond County, GA.  The operation took months of planning.  The arrestees, ranging in age from 19 to 52, traveled from areas around Augusta and from South Carolina with the intent to meet a child for sex.  Some of their occupations included actor, funeral home […]