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Sexual assault allegations against a Savannah politician

Sexual assault allegations against a Savannah politician

Things are getting pretty ugly down in Savannah this week for one city councilman with local ties to the area, and the Insider is definitely not referring to Julian Miller, the former president of The Augusta Chronicle. However, the Insider is talking about one of Miller’s colleagues on the Savannah City Council: Alderman Tony Thomas. […]

UGA’s Gunnar Bentz Faces the Criticism

UGA’s Gunnar Bentz Faces the Criticism

For more than a week, there have been a lot of accusations and name-calling surrounding the highly controversial incident involving four U.S. Olympic swimmers at a Rio de Janeiro gas station. The entire incident seems like it’s some bad scene from the movie, “The Hangover.” Basically, one of swimmers, allegedly 12-time medalist Ryan Lochte, apparently […]

Running out of HOPE

Running out of HOPE

Shockwaves were felt in households across the state this past week after a recent study by the Committee to Preserve HOPE Scholarships revealed that Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship is in jeopardy of running out of money by 2028. Even though the Georgia Lottery just announced it is transferring a record $1.097 billion to education in 2016, it’s still […]

The Elephant on Washington Road

The Elephant on Washington Road

Most Augustans have seen it by now: The grand resort-like structure that is being built by the Augusta National Golf Club which stretches along the old Berckmans Road property, towering behind Jay’s Music on Washington Road. Locals are definitely talking about it. People have described it as everything between Augusta’s own Four Seasons Resort to […]

Another historic loss for Augusta

Another historic loss for Augusta

For years, Historic Augusta has been desperately trying to save the Goodale house, built in 1799, along Sand Bar Ferry Road. But this past week, all of their efforts were instantly turned into rubble as the Alabama owner, who purchased the property for a mere $20,000 about seven years ago, tore down the two-story brick […]

Does Sentinel have no shame?

Does Sentinel have no shame?

So Augustans learned last week that Sentinel Offender Services — the private probation company that has been hit by more than a dozen lawsuits filed in both Richmond and Columbia counties — is now trying to throw Richmond County officials under the bus and blame them for the private company’s shady dealings. Basically, attorneys for […]

Sentinel Stabs Richmond County in the Back

Sentinel Stabs Richmond County in the Back

The old saying clearly holds true: If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas. This week, Sentinel Offender Services — the private probation company that has been hit by more than a dozen lawsuits filed in both Richmond and Columbia counties — turned the tables on Richmond County officials. Attorneys for […]

What are the feds looking for in Augusta?

What are the feds looking for in Augusta?

When word spread this past week that the U.S. Department of Labor has officially launched an audit of Augusta’s city departments regarding whether the local government is properly following the Fair Labor Standards Act, it got some folks’ attention. An audit by the federal government is no laughing matter. Basically, the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

The Runaway Winners of July’s Runoffs: Anderson and McIntyre

The Runaway Winners of July’s Runoffs: Anderson and McIntyre

This week there were two entirely different runoffs in the hands of voters throughout the CSRA. In Richmond County, the runoff for the State Court judgeship being vacated by John Flythe pitted local attorneys Robert “Bo” Hunter III and Kellie Kenner McIntyre in a heated race against one another. Despite Hunter’s best efforts to get […]

Remembering the 1996 Summer Olympics

Remembering the 1996 Summer Olympics

With the 2016 Summer Olympics right around the corner and all of the controversy surrounding the games being held in Rio de Janeiro, it’s hard not to reflect back on the Peach State’s own experience hosting the major international multi-sporting event back in 1996. Twenty years ago this week, Atlanta had the honor of hosting […]