What’s the future of the James Brown Arena?

What’s the future of the James Brown Arena?

Thousands upon thousands of students, parents, teachers and friends made their way to the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta this past week to celebrate a monumental occasion: Graduation. About an hour before one such ceremony, a well-dressed man could be seen outside the arena picking up handfuls of trash that had been thoughtlessly discarded […]

Commissioners debate the future of Regency Mall

Commissioners debate the future of Regency Mall

With an overinflated asking price of $50 million, Augusta commissioners say it is time to seriously discuss their options to push the owners of the former Regency Mall site into doing something with the property or… well, get off the pot. “This mall is an ugly eyesore to the people who live in the community […]

Rumors surrounding Sgt. Richard Elim’s wreck

Rumors surrounding Sgt. Richard Elim’s wreck

Whenever there is a late-night wreck involving a member of law enforcement, chances are there will be a great deal of speculation and rumors surrounding the incident. Such was the case late last week when Richmond County Sgt. Richard Elim was involved in an accident off Peach Orchard Road on Friday around 2:30 a.m. Apparently, […]

Age Is Just a Number

Age Is Just a Number

It’s funny how differently people feel about birthdays. I’ve told y’all before about my friend who celebrates an entire month of her birth every year. I think it started with a week, but, from there, it morphed into all of September. She loves it. And why not? It is something to be celebrated. She’s alive, […]

The Day My Mother Was Beaten

The Day My Mother Was Beaten

Seared into my memory are the forceful, blunt sounds of bare knuckles colliding with my mother’s face and torso. I remember the sight of ruptured blood vessels in her eyes. I recall my mother’s piercing screams. I remember rounding the corner to the room where she was being assaulted. She was on the floor, lying […]

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“Mad Max: Fury Road”

Till now, movies have simply been going through the motions — frame, shot, action, cut, edits, whatever. All movies have been exposed as the milquetoast hackwork they are by the movie literally to end all movies, “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Cineplexes have yet to pull other films to make way for “Fury Road,” but we […]

Emotional Rescue

Emotional Rescue

My friends without kids ask me all the time: “What is life with kids like?” I’m lying. They never ask me that. But if they did, I’d let them know that having kids is like being on a constant emotional rollercoaster. The older they get, the more twists and turns on the tracks. A friend […]