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

Walking the Plank

Walking the Plank

Scuttle’s Island water park was sold as an economic boost for tourism in Columbia County. It was promoted as the first multi-million dollar water park of its kind in this area. Featuring 20 water slides, a lazy river, a water playground and a 55,000-square-foot wave pool, it was expected to bring almost 300,000 people to read more

Bender What?

Bender What?

If you head out for a paddle at Betty’s Branch this Saturday, you might hear a lot of words you don’t understand. Let’s start with the obvious one: Benderdinker. “I made it up,” said Kristina Williams, founder of the paddle and festival. “Actually, my mom made it up. I was talking about going up to read more

Opting Out

Opting Out

We’ve been talking of golf and weddings. It’s a beautiful time of year — mostly. If you have a child in public school, or if you are an educator, or if you live anywhere but under a rock, you’ve heard the whining. Everyone’s stressed and filled with dread. There’s fear of the unknown and, worse, read more

Reach Out and Touch Someone 

Reach Out and Touch Someone 

The Apple Watch is just around the corner. True to their cause, the Apple faithful will form lines out the door in anticipation of the release. Unlike other Apple products, I believe many others will observe from afar. Some skepticism is associated with this product. The size of the screen is the obvious limiting factor. read more

Greenville’s Got it All

Greenville’s Got it All

You’ve heard it before. Pretty much everybody’s heard it before. “If only Augusta could be more like Greenville.” It’s easy to envy Greenville, S.C., and it makes sense to do it. By all accounts, downtown Greenville is a pretty awesome place. It has restaurants and shopping and businesses, and more than that it has people read more