The times they are a changin’

 The times they are a changin’

Many local residents were shocked this week when they heard a few Columbia County commissioners were apparently upset because they had not been given any free tickets to this weekend’s Merle Haggard show at the Columbia County Exhibition Center. That was bad enough. But when citizens learned commissioners are also considering changing the rental contracts […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

A grocery store is a grocery store, right? Well, not exactly. Take Whole Foods, for instance. Open since last September, the chain prides itself of being “America’s healthiest grocery store.” That, says Marketing Team Leader Melissa Brown, tends to scare some shoppers. “I think a lot of people don’t realize how important it is to […]

Is Dr. Ricardo Azziz the fall guy?

Is Dr. Ricardo Azziz the fall guy?

According to Wikipedia, a fall guy refers to “a person to whom blame is deliberately and erroneously attributed in order to deflect responsibility or blame from another party.” I have a theory. It is a bit of a conspiracy theory. It is farfetched. It is a little absurd. Still, I think it is worth sharing. […]

Taking the Lead in Columbia County

Taking the Lead in Columbia County

If you frequently find yourself completely stressed out while sitting in a long line of traffic on any of the major thoroughfares in Columbia County, new District 1 Commissioner Doug Duncan wants you to know one simple fact: You are not alone. “I often get hacked off and say, ‘What the heck?’” said Duncan, who […]

The Art of the Freebie

The Art of the Freebie

When Royce Richardson of Triple R Concert Productions decided to bring country music legend Merle Haggard to the Columbia County Exhibition Center this Saturday, Richardson felt it was a win-win situation for Haggard, his fans and Columbia County. With ticket sales extremely strong for the Haggard show, Richardson was considering putting in an offer for […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

So Azziz is excited to get back to academic life? His true calling and passion? When he was interviewed to come to Augusta did he share his true passion then? Funny how things change. Your “deadbeat funkmeister” had his gig cancelled on him last Thursday night. Maybe the bar owners will teach him a lesson […]

Our Twisted Town

Our Twisted Town

To Brandon Brune, artistic director of Les Chatons Noir young actors collective, “Book of Days” by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson reminds him of another classic play… in an evil doppelganger sort of way. “In a lot of ways it’s similar to the classic ‘Our Town’ in that you have an ensemble cast and they’re […]