And Your Point Is?

And Your Point Is?

Monday, April 21, the Augusta Chronicle’s Guest Entertainment Columnist Steven Uhles contributed what apparently was a creative writing assignment to the paper. “More years ago than I care to count, I had a boss with a real obsession with reactive versus proactive behaviors. The first, he felt, was a dark road that led to chaos. […]

On the lookout for Charles Walker

On the lookout for Charles Walker

When Augusta Commissioner Bill Fennoy spilled the beans this week that former state Sen. Charles Walker was in town having surgery at Georgia Regents Medical Center, he might as well have blown a hunting horn all throughout Augusta. Every local media outlet is dying to be the first news station or paper to feature photos […]

GUEST COLUMN: A View From the Sidelines

GUEST COLUMN: A View From the Sidelines

As most of you know, my father, Wright McLeod, ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. My family and I walked away from the race disappointed, proud and much more informed about people, politics and patriotism. So here I am to share a few observations about what I wish I […]

How Do You Control An Explosion?

How Do You Control An Explosion?

For the last several years, growth has been the overriding issue in Columbia County, which has increasingly spread out and bulked up to become a legitimate economic player in the state. Whether it has blossomed into that role or exploded into it depends on where you’re standing. If you’re out by Riverwood, things seem to […]

Sign of the Times

Sign of the Times

Kay Allen, the disgraced, imperious former Columbia County tax commissioner who ran roughshod over the county and the officials who were helpless to stop her for longer than most can remember, may have withdrawn from the public gaze, but her presence continues to haunt the county. What do you expect from somebody who spent most […]

The Uncertain Future of Dr. Tonia Mason

The Uncertain Future of Dr. Tonia Mason

Spring break wasn’t so relaxing for some Richmond County educators. When Richmond County schools Superintendent Frank Roberson told members of the media earlier this month that Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason was being investigated by the school board, there were political tremors felt throughout the county. Let’s first just talk about Dr. […]

Martha Burk, Meet Tony Favero

Martha Burk, Meet Tony Favero

Last week we published a Thumbs Down about people who view Augusta from the outside and get things completely wrong. “To David Livingston,” we wrote, “columnist for Sky Sports, who wrote a story about Augusta’s downtown during the Masters. It was supposed to be folksy and informative; instead, it was outdated, condescending and, in more […]