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Is Former Local Attorney Timothy Moses Serious?

Is Former Local Attorney Timothy Moses Serious?

When former local attorney Timothy Moses withdrew from practice in the federal courts of the Southern District of Georgia in August 2015 because he stole more than $77,000 from his former law firm, Hull, Towill, Norman, Barrett & Salley, the news stunned most of Augusta. After all, Moses had made the “Best Lawyers in America” […]

Is the Curse of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Finally Over?

Is the Curse of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Finally Over?

All of Augusta was celebrating this past week after Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced plans for a new $50 million cyber security facility at the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame property. This is a major development for downtown Augusta. The 150,000-square-foot facility, called the Georgia Cyber Innovation and Training Center, is being described as […]

Did the City Really Dump Sewage in South Augusta?

Did the City Really Dump Sewage in South Augusta?

Many residents in south Augusta were in total disbelief and disgust last week when an employee of Augusta’s utilities department actually dumped wastewater into the nearby Rocky Creek following flooding throughout a number of local neighborhoods. Several homeowners in south Augusta discovered toilet paper and other sewage particles floating down Rocky Creek during the first […]

Project Jackson is moving forward

Project Jackson is moving forward

There is no denying it. A lot of people across the river from North Augusta seriously doubted that Project Jackson was going to move forward. The main reason for the skepticism was the growing success of downtown Augusta. “Say, what?” some of you might be asking. Well, believe it or not, Augusta has announced some […]

Charles Collins Jr. Strikes Again

Charles Collins Jr. Strikes Again

Most Augustans will recall local promoter Charles Collins Jr. and his sketchy productions that have been complete disasters. Well, he’s at it again. One prime example of Collins’ past disasters was the Rock-N-Country Music Bash at the Columbia County Fairgrounds a few years ago. Back in 2013, the Rock-N-Country Music Bash attracted a whopping 20 […]

Fantasy’s Showgirls closes its door

Fantasy’s Showgirls closes its door

Up until this past weekend, there were three permitted adult entertainment establishments in downtown Augusta: the Discotheque Lounge, Fantasy’s Showgirls or Vegas Show Girls. Not anymore. Fantasy’s Showgirls officially closed its doors this past weekend for good. The closure of the strip club was at least a month in the making. On Nov. 23, the […]

How many Georgians does it take run D.C.?

How many Georgians does it take run D.C.?

While everyone in Augusta is anxious to find out whether former Augusta Mayor Bob Young really could be in line for a job in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, it looks like another Georgia politician might be headed to Washington, D.C. For weeks, the Atlanta media has been speculating whether or not former Georgia Gov. Sonny […]

Change is coming to Richmond County

Change is coming to Richmond County

There is no doubt about it, change is extremely difficult for some people. When it comes to Augusta-Richmond County’s government, change can even be painful. Come 2017, three longtime Augusta elected officials will be moving on: Augusta Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet, Richmond County Clerk of Courts Elaine Johnson and Richmond County Marshal Steve Smith. […]

The Curse of the Haunted Pillar Continues

The Curse of the Haunted Pillar Continues

Sometimes it is truly amazing what Augusta residents hold near and dear to their hearts. But shortly after Augusta’s famous Haunted Pillar was hit by a car and knocked over this weekend, photos of the demolished pillar immediately hit social media and people were upset. Very upset. “History demolished!” one woman posted. “One of my […]

A Decade Without James Brown

A Decade Without James Brown

For many in Augusta, it’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the death of the “Godfather of Soul” James Brown. Brown, who was easily one of the most influential musicians of the past 50 years, died on Christmas day 2006 in a hospital in Atlanta after suffering from pneumonia. At 73, […]