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Get ready for the July runoff

Get ready for the July runoff

This week’s election proved that Augusta-Richmond County is definitely an entirely different town than it was 20 years ago. First off, it was a bad week for those with ties to the former political powerhouse, state Sen. Charles Walker. To many people’s surprise, attorney Monique Walker, who also happens to be the daughter of the […]

The Winners, the Losers and the Runoffs

The Winners, the Losers and the Runoffs

The votes have been counted and there were so many local races this week, let’s just cut to the chase and talk about some of the winners, the losers and who still gets to campaign over the next several weeks in the hot Georgia sun in hopes of winning a runoff. In the crucial race […]

The Race for Judge is No Joke

The Race for Judge is No Joke

Over the past few weeks, The Insider has written a lot about the race between Superior Court Judge Carl Brown and local attorney Chris Nicholson. The fact that Nicholson is attempting to unseat a well-respected judge, who has served for more than 34 years as both a Superior Court judge and chief judge of Augusta’s […]

Nicholson: Billy Morris is the “White Devil”

Nicholson: Billy Morris is the “White Devil”

Let’s face it, there are some people in this community who truly believe that Augusta attorney Chris Nicholson has absolutely no business running for the Superior Court judgeship currently held by Judge Carl Brown. There are some folks who insist that Nicholson doesn’t even belong in the courtroom as a lawyer. In fact, several people […]

Is Chris Nicholson eligible to run for a judgeship?

Is Chris Nicholson eligible to run for a judgeship?

A lot of rumors have been circling this week after The Augusta Chronicle recently reported that the disciplinary arm of the State Bar of Georgia is recommending that Augusta attorney Chris Nicholson be suspended from practicing law for at least two years. So a local attorney could be suspended from practicing? Sure, it’s news. But, so […]

Who will be the new face of District 5 in Augusta?

Who will be the new face of District 5 in Augusta?

In the next two weeks, voters will decide whether they want new faces on the Augusta Commission or if they are satisfied with the job and performance of the incumbents. There are really three district seats up for grabs and one will definitely be represented by a new commissioner, since long-time Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett […]

A new clerk of courts after almost 25 years

A new clerk of courts after almost 25 years

When longtime Richmond County Clerk of Courts Elaine Johnson announced she was retiring this year after four decades of working in the clerk’s office, it wasn’t a huge surprise. After all, Johnson’s husband, Maj. Gene Johnson of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, decided to retire in 2014 after serving this county for almost 50 years. […]

All eyes on Augusta’s District 1 race

All eyes on Augusta’s District 1 race

The May 24 election is just around the corner and many Augustans have no idea how much their vote could drastically change the city’s future. One particular local race that is attracting a lot of attention is the election for the Augusta Commission’s District 1 seat currently held by Commissioner Bill Fennoy. Let’s face it, […]

Who will be the next State Court judge?

Who will be the next State Court judge?

While many voters may not consider the race for the State Court judgeship this spring very “sexy,” being a judge in Richmond County is a very serious matter. Whoever is elected to that State Court seat being vacated by Judge John Flythe on May 24 will be handling a wide array of both civil and […]

Politician accused of sexual assault has local ties

Politician accused of sexual assault has local ties

For the past eight years, a Savannah-based advertising firm called Renaissance Marketing, LLC has been under contract by the city of Augusta to handle the advertising on the outside of Augusta Public Transit buses. The marketing company also manages the advertisements on buses in Savannah, Columbus and Hinesville, Ga. And while the company has received […]