20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary and, let’s just say, it’s been a bumpy ride. Over the years, a lot of attention has been given to the turbulent relationship among members of the Augusta Commission. But, with 10 commissioners representing completely different regions of Richmond County and […]

Hope Fades For Dean

Hope Fades For Dean

The glimmer of hope sustaining former Columbia County Commissioner Scott Dean and his supporters is getting dimmer and dimmer. Earlier this month, Atlantic Judicial Circuit Judge Robert Russell III denied Dean’s writ of habeas corpus, which alleged that Dean, who was convicted of two counts of child molestation in December 2011, is innocent and that […]

Why Health Insurance Is Not For Sick People

Why Health Insurance Is Not For Sick People

  Republicans now hold a sizable majority of Congress. I suspect that the last two years of President Obama’s administration will be filled with plenty of spirited debates over a wide range of issues.  Healthcare will undoubtedly be one of them.  While Washington, along with the rest of America, continues to weigh the merits of […]

Thanksgiving Warm and Fuzzies

Thanksgiving Warm and Fuzzies

I’ve decided to add a, perhaps somewhat unexpected, item to my ‘thankful list’ this year. It’s amazing timing that I was presented with the unlikely opportunity to recognize a bodily reaction that most of us take for granted yet is readily available to us when we need it most- at times of fear, surprise, excitement, […]

Who’s Minding the Store?

Who’s Minding the Store?

Insiders are saying that DUI attorneys, especially Jim Duncan and his firm, are pretty much behind the wheel in court, even controlling the calendar and pleading down those who have multiple DUI priors to lesser charges like reckless driving. Ever wonder how firms like DUI Duncan became so powerful? Well, a lot of people within […]

Popping Pills

Popping Pills

Adderall, hydrocodone, methadone, dextromethorphan, clonazepam, alprazolam, Oxycontin and Xanax. While these are names of some prescription drugs that many people in the CSRA can’t even pronounce, there is a growing segment of our community that has become all too familiar with them. “We are definitely seeing an increase in people reporting their prescription medications being […]

Twin Peaks Busts Out While Chili’s Feels the Heat

Twin Peaks Busts Out While Chili’s Feels the Heat

Back in September, when Augusta first learned it was going to get a Twin Peaks franchise, the news was pretty much received with a shrug. Described in just about every instance as a “breastaurant” for those who didn’t catch on to the significance of the name or the logo, most people figured it was nothing […]

Let’s Talk Turkey

Let’s Talk Turkey

We’re traveling to Virginia for Thanksgiving this year. Friends of ours are in their final year of the med school process and are unable to go home for the holiday. As long as we’re home for Christmas, I’m up for a Thanksgiving adventure. The Kids have the whole week off these days, which is so […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Sentinel Offender Services; a modern day equivalent to the Pinkerton Thugs of the Labor Wars. Congratulations to the Greenbrier High School softball team – STATE CHAMPS! Yeah! I guess it is hard to believe in Creation when you have never been created. I think I’ve figured out why Augusta is such a mean unfriendly town. […]

Science Fiction Fact

Science Fiction Fact

Unquestionably, the fall and winter seasons are my favorite times of the year. The days get shorter. Cool breezes temper outdoor activities. The gentle warmth of a fireplace replaces the scorching heat of the sun. This is the time of year to stay inside and travel within the world of a good book. I’ve always […]

Collecting Cowboy Dreams

Collecting Cowboy Dreams

Hanging around antique stores while his wife poked around searching for treasures of her own, Clyde Lester decided he needed to start collecting something, too. “She found a lot of stuff for sale, and I said, ‘I’m an old cowboy — I want me some stuff, too,’” Lester says. “So I started collecting B-western stuff […]

Massage operator’s license denied due to wife’s history

Massage operator’s license denied due to wife’s history

It didn’t matter that Jason Voulgaris was a former Richmond County sheriff’s deputy or that he was a disabled combat veteran who insisted that he was simply looking to start a new business in west Augusta. The past actions of his wife, who was charged with prostitution in Texas and arrested here in Augusta on […]