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Former state Sen. Charles Walker speaks

Former state Sen. Charles Walker speaks

There has been a lot of buzz this week about the recent release of former state Sen. Charles Walker’s new autobiography called, From Peanuts to Power: The Road to Wealth, Success and Happiness. While the former senator’s supporters are cheering his every move, many of his critics claim they would rather be forced to read […]

Columbia County’s all-access tickets are a joke

Columbia County’s all-access tickets are a joke

All right, folks. Let’s get one thing straight: Columbia County employees don’t need 20 all-access tickets to shows held in the Columbia County Exhibition Center. The county owns the facility. If employees from the county’s Community & Leisure Services Division need access to the exhibition center during a show, all they need is a shirt, […]

Columbia County doesn’t need all-access tickets

Columbia County doesn’t need all-access tickets

All right, folks. Let’s get one thing straight: Columbia County employees don’t need 20 all-access tickets to shows held in the Columbia County Exhibition Center. The county owns the facility. If employees from the county’s Community & Leisure Services Division need access to the exhibition center during a show, all they need is a county […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: It was a true delight reading about Dr. Edward Cashin and his contributions to the history of Augusta (“Cashin’s Augusta,” February 5). Your article was thoroughly researched, comprehensive and well written. However, many do not know that Ed Cashin himself had a rich history before he came to Augusta in 1969. I […]

Hardie Davis’ “OneAugusta” is very singular

Hardie Davis’ “OneAugusta” is very singular

When Mayor Hardie Davis came up with the campaign slogan, “OneAugusta” last year, he said that it meant he wanted a “unified Augusta.” Prior to taking office, Davis frequently spoke about how he looked forward to “working with the commission” to truly transform the city. And during his first six weeks in office, he has […]

RCBOE better watch prayers in schools

RCBOE better watch prayers in schools

It’s no secret that the separation of church and state has never been a huge priority in Richmond County’s school system. Almost any day of the week, students can walk into area schools and hear a number of teachers and, in some cases, even principals, talk about God and lessons from the Bible. We’re in […]

Doug Lively’s Knickers in a Twist

Doug Lively’s Knickers in a Twist

Last week, the Insider decided to shed a little light on the sweetheart deal that Morris Communications, parent company of The Augusta Chronicle, has with its private hangar at Augusta Regional Airport. Basically, “Hangar 3” out at the airport houses private jets owned by William S. Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications. In a nutshell, […]

Liens placed on Washington Crossing

Liens placed on Washington Crossing

When Whole Foods held its grand opening in Washington Crossing last September, hundreds of people lined up to taste the store’s amazing Italian gelato, freshly baked bread, extensive food bar and French roast coffee. Not long after, stores such as HomeGoods and DSW opened their doors to the delight of local shoppers. Now, all within […]

Morris Communications’ sweet deal at the airport

Morris Communications’ sweet deal at the airport

When it comes to big bargains, it’s no secret that Morris Communications, parent company of The Augusta Chronicle, has one sweet lease attached to the company’s private hangar at Augusta Regional Airport. Known as “Hangar 3” out at the airport, the Morris Hangar provides more than 19,000 square feet of space for private jets owned […]

Welcome to the mayor’s office, Hardie Davis

Welcome to the mayor’s office, Hardie Davis

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis wants to be the kind of mayor that will set himself apart from the rest. A true leader. An innovator. An elected official who will bring pride back to the Garden City. These are all noble goals for any first-time mayor, but the problem is Augusta is financially tapped out. Let’s […]