Augusta’s Central Park

Augusta’s Central Park

Local real estate broker Billy Franke stands at the base of the new water feature at Augusta’s Pendleton King Park and smiles. The $19,000 waterfall, which features water falling from five separate places and is the cornerstone of a larger project, has been running for three days and everything seems to be working the way […]

In the Crosshairs

In the Crosshairs

William Debow, the Burke County gun dealer who not only continued to operate the Ponderosa Trading Company after being arrested on federal firearms charges but bragged about it on Facebook, pled guilty Monday to illegally selling guns to convicted felons and out-of-state residents. He agreed to a plea deal arranged by his attorney, Pete Theodocian. […]

Could Jason Carter really win in Georgia?

Could Jason Carter really win in Georgia?

Most of Georgia was stunned to see the results of a new poll released last week that stated Democratic challenger Jason Carter could potentially beat Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this November. A Democratic governor in a majority Republican state would be surprising for sure. But a Carter to boot? The poll, conducted by Landmark Communications […]

The New Riverwalk?

The New Riverwalk?

Though last week’s meeting between the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and stakeholders in Riverwalk Augusta, downtown’s signature riverfront amenity, might have resulted in the appearance of a unified front, it’s clear that there are different agendas regarding the $1 million in SPLOST funds the DDA plans to spend on the project. The money, part of […]

American Taxpayers: Our Fastest Growing Minority

American Taxpayers: Our Fastest Growing Minority

My Tuesday evening deadline has once again killed my ability to specifically discuss the results of the big contests, but I guarantee you one thing: in these parts the overachievers concentrated their votes with conservative candidates and the folks who have largely accepted a permanent place in society’s charity line stuck with the liberals. I […]

I am Michael Ryan, hear me ROAR!

I am Michael Ryan, hear me ROAR!

“I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back an’ pretend ’cause I’ve heard it all before.” — “I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy When singer Helen Reddy wrote the song, “I Am Woman” in the early 1970s, she wanted it to have lyrics that […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

I love Austin Rhodes and Dr. Wayne Frazier….they say whats on their mind and don’t care if you like it or not…Kudos Nice. Another reference to “Yankees” in last week’s Whine Line. People that resort to this kind of divisive name calling are another reason why the South continues to have the reputation as a […]