Honoring James Brown

Honoring James Brown

The “Godfather of Soul” James Brown was known for his flashy spins, legendary splits and music that truly defined funk and soul. He would never stand completely still, in total silence, without a spotlight. But that’s exactly how Augusta chose to honor Brown when it erected a life-size statue of him on the 800 block […]

Sunshine after the storm

Sunshine after the storm

An announcement has been making the rounds on social media, in newspapers and on television, but some folks have missed it. It goes something like this: “My name is Michael Patrick McKinley and, this fall, I’m producing and directing a documentary about Visual Artist Leonard ‘Porkchop’ Zimmerman, and his HAPPY campaign. This story is about […]

SPLOST battles can get ugly

SPLOST battles can get ugly

You’ve seen the bright red and white signs in yards all over town with the large print screaming, “VOTE NO SPLOST!” Those citizens in Richmond County who are against this year’s proposed $215 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list are a very vocal group. Several Augusta commissioners are worried. And they very well […]

Embarrassment over Ashley Madison

Embarrassment over Ashley Madison

Cheating spouses, hacked personal information and cyber-terrorism make for great plots in action movies, but they have become a reality for millions of people across the country who signed up for ashleymadison.com. The matchmaking website, which is specifically designed for husbands and wives looking to cheat on their spouses, was recently hacked by a group […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

We weren’t sure what we were going to encounter when we arrived at Southbound Smokehouse at 7 p.m. on a Saturday night. Ever since the restaurant opened in July in the former Le Cafe Du Teau spot on Central Avenue, Augusta has been buzzing with reports of great smoked meats and flavorful sauces that caused […]

Kid Rock Coming to Augusta

Kid Rock Coming to Augusta

Playing live in the Augusta area for the first time, Kid Rock will headline the inaugural Music for Action Service and Hope (MASH) concert. Tickets for the Sunday, October 25, concert at Evans Towne Center Park will go on sale Friday, August 28, at 10 a.m. at mashaugusta.com. They are $30 in advance and $40 […]

Shooting at Hornsby Shocks Augusta

Shooting at Hornsby Shocks Augusta

It is the kind of message no parent wants to receive from their child’s elementary school principal. Parents, At approximately, 10:45 am today, August 25, 2015, it was discovered that a student brought a gun to school against state law and district policy. While playing with the gun inside a desk, a student accidentally discharged […]