Fudging the truth works in Augusta

Fudging the truth works in Augusta

When Augusta commissioners approved the development of a new gated community off Berckmans Road last week by the sports event management company Byrom plc, did they really expect the public to believe the homes would “strictly” be used for residential purposes, like the company claimed? Sure, fellas. These seven 3,500-square-foot homes will be owned by read more

A Life Dramatic

A Life Dramatic

Betty and Steve Walpert come across as strikingly calm and happy. Spend time with them and you’ll notice a lot of laughter and friendship, and no indication they are among the most influential and involved arts professionals in the Augusta area. And yet, between them, Betty and Steve have motivated and inspired thousands of people read more

The Truth Delayed Is Justice Denied

The Truth Delayed Is Justice Denied

I have no earthly idea what happened to Freddie Gray as he was taken into custody by Baltimore police officers April 12. Clearly, he was alive and able to move before he was put into the back of a police van. That condition did not last long because, at some point, his neck was broken read more

Change is needed in Richmond County schools

Change is needed in Richmond County schools

There has been a lot of anxiety recently regarding the future of Richmond County schools and the need to vastly improve the overall system in the coming years. Just last year, a Philadelphia-based consultant group suggested ways to reorganize the school system in order to address the overcrowding of some schools compared to others that read more

Inside Regency Mall

Inside Regency Mall

It was once boasted as Georgia’s largest shopping mall. Constructed in July 1978 by renowned developer Edward DeBartolo, Regency Mall was the former home of more than 70 retail stores. However, within its first 25 years in business, the more than 800,000-square-foot facility off Gordon Highway gradually saw every single one of its stores vanish. read more