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The sex story heard ‘round the world

The sex story heard ‘round the world

The national headlines this week were harsh: “Mom loses 5 kids over sex party with daughter’s friends” — USA Today “Horny Georgia mom busted after AA sponsor told cops she had sex with daughter’s friends at naked Twister party”– New York Daily News “Georgia Woman Arrested for Hosting ‘Naked Twister’ Party for Underage Daughter,” – read more

Cabbies with guns vs. Uber: Tough Choice

Cabbies with guns vs. Uber: Tough Choice

During a crucial Masters Week where it was announced that the immensely convenient, ride-sharing app Uber would be available for the first time in Augusta area, what happens? A 60-year-old Yellow Cab driver from Augusta shoots another fellow Yellow Cab driver at the Augusta Regional Airport this past Friday, during the peak of the Masters read more

Tim Shelnut starts anew… on Facebook

Tim Shelnut starts anew… on Facebook

Earlier this month, a few Augustans who are active on social media recognized a familiar face on Facebook. Former University System of Georgia regent and former owner of The Columbia County News-Times Tim Shelnut had started a brand new and improved Facebook page. His old page dated back to 2012 and, apparently, he was ready for read more

Stepped-Up Security at Augusta National

Stepped-Up Security at Augusta National

About six months ago, local drivers noticed a big change to Magnolia Lane, the beautiful main entrance to Augusta National. All of a sudden, there were these very noticeable waist-high black posts, otherwise known as bollards, lining the entrance of probably the most famous driveway in all of sports. Apparently, these bollards are retractable posts read more

To the Editor:

To the Editor:

I think those residents on Wicklow Drive protesteth too much about the upcoming road work on Berckmans Road. Not everyone is a news junkie like me, but to say they knew absolutely nothing about this project means they are out of touch with newspapers, radio and television news. And how could they have missed those read more

Stepped-up Security at Augusta National

Stepped-up Security at Augusta National

About six months ago, local drivers noticed a big change to Magnolia Lane, the beautiful main entrance to Augusta National. All of a sudden, there were these very noticeable waist-high, black posts, otherwise known as bollards, lining the entrance of probably the most famous driveway in all of sports. Apparently, these bollards are retractable posts read more

Augusta Commission makes national news

Augusta Commission makes national news

While all of the golf world has been fascinated with the boldness of the Augusta Commission’s recent decision to ban drones flying over “an international event” in the Garden City from April 2-13, there was one Atlanta attorney who actually explored whether the city was standing on solid legal ground. Elizabeth Wharton, an attorney with read more

Donnie Smith should have never been elected

Donnie Smith should have never been elected

Ever since the Georgia State Patrol disclosed its recent report on the despicable actions of former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith towards female employees in his role as lieutenant with the GSP, folks have been coming out of the woodwork with some pretty terrible accusations about Smith. Rumors that would definitely fall under the category of read more

Sean Frantom Attracting Attention

Sean Frantom Attracting Attention

By receiving 43 percent of the vote in the District 7 race this past week, Augusta Commission candidate Sean Frantom has caught the attention of a lot of folks in the Garden City. While Frantom still has an uphill battle facing his opponent, appointed Augusta Commissioner Louis “Hap” Harris, in a runoff for the District read more

The reason Unisys means so much to Augusta

The reason Unisys means so much to Augusta

When the global information technology company Unisys officially announced this week that it will lease the majority of the former Fort Discovery space by the Riverwalk, there was all of the sudden a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Since 2010, there has been a giant hole in the heart of Augusta that read more