Eric Johnson



Flynn Makes Waves with Stillwater

Flynn Makes Waves with Stillwater

For many in the area, Stillwater Taproom is sort of Augusta’s answer to Cheers, a place where, even if everybody doesn’t know your name, you’re welcome just the same. “I try to tell people it’s just a good, relaxing, comfortable and inviting place to go have a beer,” says Matt Flynn, who, along with business […]

River Jam: Barbecue, Bands, Beer… and Shade!

River Jam: Barbecue, Bands, Beer… and Shade!

On Saturday, April 19, from noon until 6 p.m., Metro Spirit and GSP, LLC will present the third annual River Jam at the Savannah Rapids Park and Headgates. Don’t remember the other two River Jams? Don’t worry — you’re not losing your memory. Though the festival is in its third year, this is the first […]

The Power of Connections

The Power of Connections

When it comes to networking, Sean Frantom is about as connected as you can get. He’s president of the Young Professionals of Augusta (YPA), involved in the New Leadership Council (NLC), the CitizensPoliceAcademy and is an active participant in several other community endeavors. In 2010, he ran for the Super District 10 commission seat. And […]

Tucker Gives Piece of Mind

Tucker Gives Piece of Mind

If  February’s historic ice storm had happened under anyone else’s watch, it probably would have been considered that person’s defining moment, but Columbia County’s Emergency and Operations Director Pam Tucker is about as defined a person as you can find. Her constant updates and lightning quick reactions to just about any situation – and her […]

Candidates Show Early Interest in Allen’s Vacant Commission Seat

Candidates Show Early Interest in Allen’s Vacant Commission Seat

Columbia County Commission District 3, which was left unrepresented earlier this month when Commissioner Charles Allen stepped down along with his embattled wife, Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, has two early potential candidates officially testing the waters. In the last two weeks, retired businessman Brett McGuire and Evans attorney Mack Taylor each filed a Declaration of […]

Hitting the Right Note

Hitting the Right Note

Long-running conservatory program makes music with area musicians   August 15, 2013–Even though the Music Conservatory Program at Georgia Regents University is 30 years old, many in the community still don’t realize it exists, which is why Sarah Tau, a pianist by training, has become something of a pied piper during her year as the […]

It Only Costs Money

It Only Costs Money

Grass grows and grows due to money woes   August 15, 2013–Blame it on the rain if you want, but even without it, Augusta has a problem with grass. It’s growing in the right of ways, it’s growing in vacant lots, and there’s not much the city can do about it. “We definitely need a […]

Granting Justice

Granting Justice

Judges seek permission to accept grant to rehabilitate rather than lock up   August 15, 2013–Juvenile Court Judges Pamela Doumar and Jennifer McKinzie appeared before the Public Safety Committee along with Court Administrator Tom Gunnels, looking for permission to accept $250,000 in non-matching funds to provide a nine-month pilot program to help reduce the rate […]

Going Once. Going Twice…

Going Once. Going Twice…

City renovates Marble Palace by trying to unload some marble, among other things   August 15, 2013–Tim Schroer may be the deputy director of finance, but he’s just gotten off the phone with a guy about nameplates for the Municipal Building renovation, so that makes him something more. “For a project this size, you need […]

World Class Close to Home

World Class Close to Home

FATS trail system brings riders — and fear — to the CSRA   You know how the commercial goes — Riding shorts: $29.95. Borrowed bike and helmet: free. The wisdom not to make my first mountain bike ride down one of the six FATS trails: whatever a trip to the emergency room goes for these […]