What exactly is the Augusta Regional Collaboration?

What exactly is the Augusta Regional Collaboration?

If you ask most citizens in the CSRA what the Augusta Regional Collaboration Corporation, or ARC for short, is you will mainly get blank stares in return. While Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver created ARC back in 2012, the goal of the organization has always been somewhat vague to the general public. ARC’s own website leaves […]

George Bradley is out as Paine College’s president

George Bradley is out as Paine College’s president

It was a long time coming. Many deeply dissatisfied Paine College alumni, staff, faculty and students were cheering the announcement this week that Dr. George Bradley, president of the historically African-American college, had resigned. Paine College Board Chairperson Silas Norman Jr. announced in a press release on Tuesday that Bradley’s resignation was effective immediately. Apparently, […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Dee Griffin as fire dept. spokesperson making 51k salary is a travesty! She should be making 85k. Betcha District Attorney of the Year Ashley Wright isn’t humming “Stand By Your Man” in the shower. I am all about safety especially when it comes to children but why must there be a bus stop every 10 […]

Columbia County Cuts Away at Tax Commissioner Position

Columbia County Cuts Away at Tax Commissioner Position

In the midst of the special election to fill the Columbia County tax commissioner seat that Kay Allen left when it was discovered she was personally profiting by collecting the taxes from Harlem and Grovetown, Columbia County commissioners are changing the way the taxes are collected from the two communities. Instead of going straight to […]

Surprise! Augusta has a New City Administrator

Surprise! Augusta has a New City Administrator

The Augusta Commission seems to be playing a dangerous game of musical chairs. It all began a few weeks ago. First, former District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson resigned last month to spend more time with his family after his wife passed away in April. Augusta Commissioner Ben Hasan, who was elected by voters to takeover […]

Augusta tied to the Roger Goodell controversy

Augusta tied to the Roger Goodell controversy

As the national media is sinking its teeth into NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and demanding to know when he was aware of the surveillance video showing Ray Rice violently punching his then fiancée in a casino elevator, somehow Augusta has now become part of the story. According to Golf Magazine and several other national news sources, […]

Massaging the Massage Ordinance

Massaging the Massage Ordinance

Passing through the first of two Commission readings without any public comment, Columbia County has made some changes to its Massage Service ordinance, bringing the ordinance in line with State guidelines, establishing a clear process for the application, approval and revocation of licenses and instituting clear-cut qualifications for obtaining an operator’s license. Most dramatically, it […]