Eric Johnson



Azziz Considering UNLV

Azziz Considering UNLV

This from GRU Media Relations: Statement from GRU on University of Las Vegas, Nevada presidential search AUGUSTA, Ga. – The successes of the ongoing transformation of Georgia Regents University into the next great American University have drawn nationwide attention from others who are looking for ways to re-imagine their own institutions. In leading this effort, […]

Reviving the Riverwalk

Reviving the Riverwalk

On Thursday, October 23 something special is going to happen down at the Jessye Norman Riverwalk Amphitheater. Starting at 6 p.m., three bluegrass bands are going to perform a concert to benefit Jordan’s House and the Bond Crosby Fund while pumping some much needed life back into one of Augusta’s most recognized, yet overlooked venues. […]

Changes to Columbia County Facility Rental Policy in Wake of ETCP Banner

Changes to Columbia County Facility Rental Policy in Wake of ETCP Banner

At Tuesday night’s Columbia County Commission meeting, changes were made to the county’s facility rental agreement. The addendum, which will prohibit political signs and literature at functions or events that are not advertised as political events, comes as a result of the issue the Insider reported on last month, when District 3 commission candidate Trip […]

Historic Summerville with a Taste of Tara

Historic Summerville with a Taste of Tara

Though this year marks the 37th Annual Tour of Homes in Summerville, organizers promise it won’t be the same old tour. “There are a lot of changes this year,” says Tara Conway, who is heading up this year’s tour, which is put on by the Summerville Neighborhood Association. “We’re trying to take it back to […]

Sick of Traffic? Blame the School Board

Sick of Traffic? Blame the School Board

A recent Columbia County Planning Commission meeting drew more than 200 residents fed up with traffic congestion, and they came away with someone to blame: the school board. The fingers started pointing at the Columbia County School Board after Planning Commission Chairman Jim Cox expressed frustration with what he characterized as a continuing lack of […]

Update: Playground in the Clouds

Update: Playground in the Clouds

Since we first looked at the historic Lamar Building back in April, 2011 a lot has happened to the 19 story landmark. In 2013, Bettis Rainsford’s RDC Properties LLC, which had owned the building since 1999, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, owing $2.7 million on the property. Southern First Bank foreclosed and about a month […]

Trading Places

Trading Places

If last Wednesday, September 24, represented the day the candidates for this year’s 12th Congressional District blasted out of the starting gate, then Saturday, September 27, might very well have been the day they entered the home stretch. Saturday was not only the first head-to-head meeting between Democratic incumbent John Barrow and Rick Allen, his […]

For One of Their Own

For One of Their Own

When word got out that Maj. Michael Donahue was killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan, it hit Augusta’s running community hard. Though Donahue, his wife and three children had moved to Fort Bragg almost two years ago, he was nevertheless a valued member of the area’s close-knit group of runners. “I saw the posting […]

B-17 Memphis Belle Video Page

B-17 Memphis Belle Video Page

Ever wonder what it’s like to fly in a B-17 Flying Fortress? Check out these videos from the “Movie” Memphis Bell. If this looks like fun, head to the General Aviation side of Augusta Regional Airport (Bush Field) on Saturday, September 27. Flights are $450 and begin at 10 a.m. The plane will open up […]