Whole Foods Market opens September 23

Whole Foods Market opens September 23

From Press Release: Sneak-preview tours Sept 19 and 20 to benefit Augusta Locally Grown                                Whole Foods Market  will open its first Augusta location for business Tuesday, September 23. The store is located on Washington Road in the Washington Crossing shopping […]

For better or worse – 10 years after consolidation

For better or worse – 10 years after consolidation

Editor’s Note: Next year will be the 20th anniversary of consolidation. Here is a primer on how consolidation came about and twist and turns the city went through to get there. When the city of Augusta merged into a consolidated government with Richmond County almost 10 years ago, it was a union of necessity. The […]

Donnie Smith Cries A River

Donnie Smith Cries A River

For the past few months, Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith seems to be having a hard time keeping it together. Almost every other meeting Smith has been getting teary-eyed over issues coming before the commission. It appeared to have all started in early June, when commissioners began discussing the extremely high kill rate at Augusta Animal […]

The Rumor Mill Is Churnin’

The Rumor Mill Is Churnin’

Donnie Smith has been suspended from his job with the Georgia State Patrol. Why? The Insider has been wrong before, but we weren’t wrong on the Donnie Smith/Wild Wing fiasco. And while it is early on, multiple sources relate he is being investigated for possibly “double dipping” Masters week. Insiders say he was working for […]

Diverging Diamond in the Rough

Diverging Diamond in the Rough

When news broke that Columbia County officials had green lighted an incentive package totaling $700,000 for a massive new retail development at the already massively congested I-20 exit in Grovetown, you couldn’t help but hear the massive groan of frustration from those who regularly drive in that area. Make no mistake, all but a stubborn […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Long Live Unarmed Black Men!…….Please? So yes you want to give the sheriffs office a raise but you can’t do it without raising taxes. Doesn’t sound like that ones happening for the officers or the tax payers. It sounded really good and official but how long after you get this tiny raise wil it be […]