GSU president sole GRU finalist

GSU president sole GRU finalist

Board of Regents Chair Neil Pruitt and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced a sole finalist for the Georgia Regents University (GRU) presidency, Dr. Brooks Keel. Keel is currently the president of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro. He began as the 12th president of GSU in January 2010. “It’s an honor […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Saying goodbye to June will be easy enough — the temps have been brutal across the southeast, eased only by a day by the water and something frozen, like a Frappuccino, or an ice cream, or an ice pop. Perhaps a margarita? In fact, and unsurprisingly, June is the month when the highest volume of […]

Why Rachel Dolezal Makes Me Feel Good

Why Rachel Dolezal Makes Me Feel Good

Rachel Dolezal has shown that she is deceptive and perhaps deeply troubled. She lied about her background, and her dishonesty raises questions about the truthfulness of other claims that she has made. For example, Dolezal claimed to be the victim of hate crimes. Deception is a serious offense with far-reaching implications. Even so, as a […]

Words from “Freedom to Marry”

Words from “Freedom to Marry”

Evan Wolfson is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry and he wrote these words for The New York Times a few hours after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that made same-sex marriage legal throughout this country. He speaks for himself, but also represents the struggle for equality faced by millions in this nation.  I always […]

A Little Imagination

A Little Imagination

“Honey, we really do have to leave!” You hear that a lot at Imagination Station. Each parent’s voice sounds pleasant enough at first, but soon they become more and more impatient until it ends up sounding something like this: “We’ve. Got. To. Go… NOW!” You really can’t blame the kids, though. If you found a […]

Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court found that states cannot ban same-sex marriage in this country. The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices and the four conservative justices writing their own dissent. Check out the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling making same-sex marriage legal in […]

Who’s the Boss?

Who’s the Boss?

It’s been about six months since Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis took office and it appears he is still having a hard time understanding his duties and roles as mayor of the Garden City. His actions are leaving a lot of Augustans “dumbfounded.” Just last week, Davis seemed to want to engage City Administrator Janice Allen […]

Removing the Confederate flag

Removing the Confederate flag

When S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley called for legislators to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House this week, it was a monumental change. For many in this area, it’s hard to believe that it has been more than 15 years since the Confederate flag was first moved from the State House’s […]

Columbia County Gets Mutual Aid from Augusta

Columbia County Gets Mutual Aid from Augusta

Almost one month after the devastating fire that destroyed the Marshall Square retirement community and tragically killed 91-year-old resident Dorothy Carpenter, the Columbia County Board of Commissioners is considering adopting a mutual aid agreement with the city of Augusta. Under this agreement, the Columbia County Fire Services Division could call on the Augusta-Richmond County Fire […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

I really wanted to go to De Novo for dinner. My curiosity, however, got the better of me and I decided to try a little experiment. You see, I’ve noticed something ever since I moved to Augusta more than a decade ago: fine-dining restaurants can, and usually do, provide a fantastic dinner experience for their […]