McIntyre would have celebrated Davis

McIntyre would have celebrated Davis

While Mayor-elect Hardie Davis is preparing for his citywide celebration leading up to his much-anticipated inauguration on Jan. 5, it is clear that the new mayor is going to come aboard with style. Along with the creation of his own website, OneAugustaGa.com, Davis is planning a “Hands Across Augusta” day of community service from 11 […]

The Stormy Year of 2014

The Stormy Year of 2014

While the national press is calling 2014 the “Year of the Rear” because the public couldn’t escape celebrities such as Kim Kardashian showing off their… let’s just say, assets, Augusta proved it has some pretty spectacular jackasses as well. Whether it was damaging scandals, contentious elections, fraudulent scams, devastating ice storms or abrupt resignations, 2014 […]

The Ghost of Christmas Past…

The Ghost of Christmas Past…

I cannot account for many of the Christmas Eves in the life of Bobby Brewer, but I can tell you where he was for about a half dozen of them about 35 years ago: The Rhodes Family Christmas Eve Parties at 1206 Oakdale Road in Augusta, Georgia. From 1966 through 1994, those parties were an […]

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”

Rarely can you call a 144-minute war saga that pits elves and dwarves and orcs and men and savage bat creatures anything other than “epic.” Yet in “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” director Peter Jackson closes his second Middle-Earth trilogy with so much digital warfare that the plot mostly just drops in […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

My genius way to protect myself from Identity theft. I maxed out all credit cards, stopped making payments on them. My creditors are very angry with me. So now the only thing you can do is pay off my bills, feel free to do so. However, If you apply for a credit card in my […]

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” — George Orwell Augusta seems to be an expert at tearing down its own history. Earlier this week, Historic Augusta, Inc. announced that the Richmond County Board of Education had demolished the historic Cauley-Wheeler Memorial Building on […]

In Defense of “Jingle All the Way”

In Defense of “Jingle All the Way”

I always have been, and always will be, a total mark for Christmas-themed media of all types. For me, the Christmas season begins right after the first night it’s cold enough to wear a jacket. What that means is that, here in Wisconsin, the only time of the year I’m not humming the theme from […]