For Her

For Her

So you’re moving across the roof of the 11-story Marriott hotel with a girl in a Wonder Woman costume and a ninja named Oz when all of a sudden you’re passed off to the final expert in a long line of experts prepping you for your journey over the edge of the building. She’s just […]

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid

Patriotism. Responsibility. Self-governance. Welcome to Civics 101, sponsored by The Augusta Chronicle and Morris Communications. This week Morris Communications hosted a “patriotic rally” to promote its initiative ROAR: Renaissance of American Responsibility, which is the brainchild of the Chronicle’s editorial page editor Michael Ryan. “It’s not about politics at all. It’s about civics,” Ryan recently told […]

 Augusta’s Water-gate could run the city dry

 Augusta’s Water-gate could run the city dry

Interim City Administrator Tameka Allen is in a tough spot. Last week, she presented a proposed 2015 budget that was balanced without increasing property taxes or taking money from the city’s reserves. Sounds pretty good. But, in order to balance the more than $780 million budget, Allen’s proposal includes increasing the franchise fee for the […]

The Unraveling of Cam Griffin

The Unraveling of Cam Griffin

By the time Cam Griffin made it to the Doug Stone concert in Harlem on Oct. 16, it was pretty clear to most people that the 30-year-old music promoter’s world was finally unraveling. Not only was the concert a bust, but the local police working the event had been told to keep their eye on […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

DUI Dumbass. We had a golden opportunity to nurture them to anything from scientist, entrepreneur, lawyers to pilots and engineers, you name it. They were cute little boys and girls when Federal funding for their public schools was denied. Today instead they have grown up and become criminals in our society, millions upon millions of […]

Hardie Davis left out of the Marble Palace discussion

Hardie Davis left out of the Marble Palace discussion

For almost two hours, Mayor-elect Hardie Davis sat patiently waiting outside a closed-door legal meeting and the beginning of the Augusta Commission’s public services committee meeting in hopes of discussing the future of the mayor’s office. It’s no secret that Davis has his eye on some additional space next to the mayor’s office on the […]

Tensions rise over Augusta’s disparity study

Tensions rise over Augusta’s disparity study

Here we go again. For more than five years, the Augusta Commission has debated the results of a $580,000 study of race and gender disparities that was released back in 2009. This disparity study discovered that, while 35 percent of the Augusta market was made up of women- and minority-owned businesses, these businesses received less than […]