Trading Places

Trading Places

If last Wednesday, September 24, represented the day the candidates for this year’s 12th Congressional District blasted out of the starting gate, then Saturday, September 27, might very well have been the day they entered the home stretch. Saturday was not only the first head-to-head meeting between Democratic incumbent John Barrow and Rick Allen, his […]

It’s baaaaaack!!! The downtown parking debate

It’s baaaaaack!!! The downtown parking debate

Here we go again, folks. In less than two weeks, the Augusta Commission will revisit a proposal for parking meters in the downtown area. It is one of those issues that stirs deep emotions within most citizens. Many people absolutely hate the idea, insisting it will be the death of downtown Augusta. In fact, some […]

“Hap Harris Is District 7”

“Hap Harris Is District 7”

Just minutes after Louis “Hap” Harris was sworn into office by Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet as the interim District 7 commissioner on Monday, he was immediately bombarded with questions about whether his appointment was the political equivalent to the “kiss of death.” “No, no, no. If I do a very terrible job, that’s what […]

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

So Augusta joined the ranks of several other Georgia counties — DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton, Chatham and Lowndes at the moment, with more likely on the way — by allowing one day of Sunday voting. For those of you who have been itching for that extra day, block your calendar from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, […]

“At Least it Wasn’t a No”

“At Least it Wasn’t a No”

That was the relieved reaction of Columbia County commissioners when they received a list of more conditions regarding the hospital they so desperately want: “At least it wasn’t a no.” Officials know that the Department of Community Health (DCH) could slap down a no at any time, and the farther they get into the process […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

A new Waffle House on Belair Road. Just down from Cracker Barrel. Just down from Waffle House. And another Cracker Barrel. So much for your upscale Red Lobster Mr. Cross. How about I sue the sender of any mail sent to my house that DOESNT HAVE A CHECK IN IT! And who is this BILL […]

UPDATE on FATAL motorcycle accident @ Hooters

UPDATE on FATAL motorcycle accident @ Hooters

On Tuesday May 27th, 2014 The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office STAR TEAM (Serious Traffic Accident Response Unit) began investigating a fatal accident that occurred in the parking lot of 2834 Washington Road. The driver (Later identified as Michael Paul Acord, 52) of a 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was traveling south in the parking lot at […]