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Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis told the Augusta Commission this week that he is no longer interested in his previously requested, city-funded 2016 Ford Explorer. Of course, it didn’t appear like his $29,000 request for an SUV had a chance in, well… let’s just say it, Hades. But, regardless, Davis made an announcement before commissioners this […]
The Larry Keel Experience is coming to Augusta Thursday, October 15, heading our way from their hometown of Lexington, Virginia, courtesy of Steampowered Entertainment for a night at Surrey Tavern with special guests Clyde’s on Fire. An annual fixture at the Aiken Bluegrass Festival, the experience comprises freakishly fast flatpicking frontman, Larry Keel, his wife […]
Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis’ request for a new, city-funded 2016 Ford Explorer went up in smoke this week. It literally went absolutely nowhere. During the Augusta Commission’s finance committee on Tuesday, the city’s fleet management division was given the grim task of requesting on behalf of the mayor’s office the new Ford Explorer for the […]
After yet another tragic campus shooting, a reminder that the Second Amendment is not the Eleventh Commandment. Jenny is Wright: Consistently offering the reader refreshing articles, ones that encourage the reader to take pause. Life is painfully chaotic at times and rarely affords us the necessary time to consider what is important. Or better, what […]
First thing’s first. I do not believe there is any way Augusta District Attorney Ashley Wright could have prosecuted a successful case against any of the Richmond County lawmen implicated in the year-old steroids scandal, seemingly “wrapped up” last week. Not for current drug use or purchases, anyway. But only a liar or a fool […]
For Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams, it didn’t matter that his fellow colleague, Commissioner Sammie Sias, had volunteered his time without pay as manager of the Jamestown Community Center for more than a decade. It didn’t matter that Sias had spent countless hours mentoring to area youth, organizing the events at the Jamestown Community Center and […]
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It was the summer before my senior year in high school. Ronald Reagan was president, Charles DeVaney was mayor and Handsome Harley Drew was still at WBBQ. The airwaves were filled with the sounds of Duran Duran, Van Halen and Bryan Adams. The early summer movies included The Goonies, Brewster’s
Our kids are in the middle of a game addiction. They want to play any and all games. Anyone can be an opponent. I think the dog’s even been asked. I shouldn’t be surprised that my kids love games. We played Pictionary and Sorry! all the time when I was little. We’d fight about who […]
It’s hard being a Georgia Bulldogs fan nowadays. Not because of their heartbreaking losses during clutch games like the one suffered to Alabama this past week. No, I’m getting used to that, which is sad. I love the Dawgs but one thing is for sure: If there’s a lot riding on a
From the moment that Farmhaus opened its doors on Broad Street in downtown Augusta almost three years ago, the trendy, locally owned hamburger restaurant has worked hard to develop a loyal and deeply devoted fan base. Clearly, attention to detail has been the key to Farmhaus’ success. Whether
The Pendleton King Park Foundation will host its first Farm to Park Dinner at the park on Sunday, October 4, in an event that will raise funds that will be used to increase accessibility for everyone throughout the public grounds. The dinner provides multiple benefits. While generating much
You guys, I’ve been watching the trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” at least once a day since it premiered last month. Initially, it was born out of morbid curiosity, as the BS — mostly involving Tarantino’s predilection for acting like a junior high Mountain Dew addict
Early January 2005 is a bad chapter in the story of my life. It’s a chapter that I never talk about. I don’t talk about it because I am ashamed and embarrassed. So ashamed and embarrassed that I hate to realize that it was only 10 years ago. That was the January that I totaled […]
1. Arts in the Heart was record-breaking this year. The crowds were large but manageable. It was hot, but the beers and shave ices were plentiful. Great job, Sallie and Brenda and the rest of the Greater Augusta Arts Council and steering committee. Lots of hours and hard work went in to making
It’s been a bad couple of months for robots. A few weeks ago we talked to hitchBot about his ill-fated adventures to the United States. If you missed the interview, hitchBot is a pioneer of hitchhiking robots. His story rose to prominence after successful hitchhikes across Canada and Europe.
In the 20 years that Athens’ Drive-By Truckers have been in existence, they’ve seen almost the same number of band members come and go. And that’s almost the same as the number of studio albums, live albums, compilations, collaborations and solo albums from Patterson Hood combined. These day,
Joe Mullins, the local entertainment promoter and candidate for the House District 122 seat, is apparently a very confused man these days. He’s extremely lost, but far from homeless. The problem is, he’s not exactly sure where “home” is these days. Here’s the deal: Over the past few weeks,
When the Augusta Commission met last week for a full-day retreat at The Foundation Club on Azalea Drive, the Insider joked about whether the group would ever be able to sing “Kumbaya.” The answer is a definitive, “No.” Seriously. There is no doubt about it. Why, you ask? Well, the weekend
1. A strict Muslim should never be President of the United States. 2. We need a secure, physical barrier to keep illegal aliens from crossing into our nation via Mexico. If you believe what most main stream media pundits have declared, you would have thought Donald Trump “pooped the
The countdown has begun. In less than a week, the eighth annual Westobou Festival will begin on September 30, featuring five days filled with art, music, dance, film and fun. The anticipation over this unique arts festival continues to build as this year’s lineup features a variety of different