Austin Rhodes

Austin Rhodes


Wholesale Changes Coming to Roundtree’s Leadership Team

Wholesale Changes Coming to Roundtree’s Leadership Team

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree may not have serious opposition in the upcoming election, but several of the key players that helped shape his first term in office are apparently not long for the department. It appears Major Scott Peebles, his former chief rival for sheriff, and the man Roundtree eventually named as his own chief […]

Technology can Solve these Problems Immediately

Technology can Solve these Problems Immediately

Just ahead, solutions. After these important words… Since the Pulse-Orlando massacre, our conversations, social media, and airways have been filled with mourning, outrage, recrimination, condemnation, and speculation. But one man, and one man only, was ultimately responsible for the mass murder of 49 innocent people last Saturday night. Omar Mateen. In a country of 320 million […]

Trump Will Never Get the Benefit of the Doubt

Trump Will Never Get the Benefit of the Doubt

If you saw a grown man abruptly snatch up a two-week-old kitten by the nape of his neck and start dunking him vigorously in a swimming pool, while his “still nursing” mother frantically cried and howled in protest, how quickly would you react and how angry would you be? Two women screamed at the top […]

Trump Needs a Team and a Defined Agenda… Quick

Trump Needs a Team and a Defined Agenda… Quick

The way Donald Trump “jumped up and bit” the gathered media contingent in their collective fannies at his Tuesday press conference was enough to make me want to hug the man around the neck. Conservative politicians have been targeted and maligned by left-wing media types as far back as I can remember and none of them, and I […]

Thousands of Fools Live Among Us

Thousands of Fools Live Among Us

Okay folks, I understand that in any given political race there are going to be spouses, parents, children, grandchildren, siblings, cousins, aunts, uncles, neighbors, and assorted others who can be counted on to vote for even the most unqualified, bat-crap crazy fool that manages to qualify to run for a particular office. But even with […]

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury…

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury…

I believe my primary job in the editorial realm is to highlight and spotlight the almost daily reminders that when it comes to political critique, social commentary and public behavior, liberals are aggressively particular, sensitive and intolerant. But only about conservatives. I submit…   EXHIBIT A Senator Trent Lott makes a politically incorrect, silly joke about […]

Straight Predators Applaud the Trans Loophole

Straight Predators Applaud the Trans Loophole

Once again, conservatives with a legitimate point to make are being drowned out by Bible thumpers with a religious agenda. Just like we saw with the Religious Freedom Act, where zealots twisted a common sense, constitutionally sound premise out of all rational proportion, history is repeating itself with this transgender bathroom brouhaha. The rock solid […]

Failure to Act Can Put Blood on our Own Hands

Failure to Act Can Put Blood on our Own Hands

There are real bad guys in the real world who mean to harm innocents. Their stories have been told for years, whether named for their handiwork, like Jack the Ripper and The Boston Strangler, or known by their now infamous proper names, like John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy. The monsters preyed upon their victims […]

Death Comes to Oakdale Road

Death Comes to Oakdale Road

Hannah Raye Newman died last Sunday in Rusty Ritch’s old house. 1121 Oakdale Road, in National Hills. Danny Dailey and Buzzy Conner used to live right close there, and while they were a bit older than me, they were still very familiar faces in my life for many years. From 1968 until 1983, Oakdale Road […]

Farewell, Chris Kane (and Other Big News)!

Farewell, Chris Kane (and Other Big News)!

The good news is Chris Kane is expected to stay in Augusta. The bad news is he won’t be coming into your homes via Channel 6 much longer. The popular WJBF News Channel 6 morning anchor is turning in his microphone, and his Freddy the Weatherman coffee mug, for a future that remains unspecified, but […]