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Wright McLeod was absolutely right

Wright McLeod was absolutely right

Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney Dennis Sanders has declared there will be no indictment of local attorney and candidate for Georgia House District 123 Wright McLeod on the bizarre case relating to the false imprisonment of a former Augusta Warrior Project employee. “Based on the facts and applicable law, it does not appear that the […]

Fort Gordon’s Disastrous Drill

Fort Gordon’s Disastrous Drill

For years, the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence at Fort Gordon has been recognized as a leader in communications. It has been know to perform both regional and world-wide missions including extensive communications training and operations. But this week, there was a terrible breakdown in communication at Fort Gordon that caused panic and fear […]

Fate of WAGT decided by the Georgia Supreme Court?

Fate of WAGT decided by the Georgia Supreme Court?

Who would have ever thought that the battle over WAGT NBC 26 would end up before the Georgia Supreme Court? But that’s exactly what has happened. Gray Television, which also owns the local CBS affiliate, WRDW Channel 12, is taking their case for control over WAGT to the Georgia Supreme Court. And the case is […]

D.A. needs to investigate Marshall Square

D.A. needs to investigate Marshall Square

Does everyone agree that the ruling by Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens this week that last year’s deadly fire at the Marshall Square retirement community was “accidental” is pretty much meaningless? Obviously, no one intentionally set fire to the billiard room on the third floor of the retirement community in the early morning […]

Should the state take control of failing schools?

Should the state take control of failing schools?

Nothing makes local educators more nervous than the thought of state officials taking over struggling schools across the Peach State. But that is exactly what a proposed amendment to the Georgia Constitution would allow if the “Opportunity School District” referendum passes this November. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal proposed last year that the state create an Opportunity […]

Is Augusta National buying more property?

Is Augusta National buying more property?

As local drivers are just now beginning to get used to traveling up and down the new Berckmans Road as they maneuver through west Augusta, many longtime residents can’t help but slow down and really look at all the changes surrounding the Augusta National Golf Club. Entire neighborhoods are gone. Many hospitality houses are history. […]

A Turbulent Political Season Ahead

A Turbulent Political Season Ahead

If you ask anyone in town about this year’s presidential election, they’ll definitely have an opinion. “This country can’t tolerate another Clinton in the White House,” some folks say. Others will declare, “Anyone but Donald Trump. Seriously. Anyone.” But how many local people realize that there are major elections coming up in Richmond and Columbia […]

Will North Augusta ever see Scuttle’s Island?

Will North Augusta ever see Scuttle’s Island?

Poor North Augusta officials. They were so enthusiastic last year when Scuttle’s Island developers Benjamin Bell and Andrew Thompson announced they planned to build a new 40-acre water park in North Augusta by Memorial Day weekend that would be home to the “tallest water slide in the Southeast.” It was another huge economic boost for […]

Get on the Good Foot, Augusta

Get on the Good Foot, Augusta

For those Augustans who always insist on complaining about the downtown area, it’s time to step up, listen to the city’s future plans and let your thoughts be heard. Starting next week, the city of Augusta will hold three public meetings to solicit input from local residents and business owners regarding future improvements to downtown […]

The Augusta Commission’s Deep Pockets

The Augusta Commission’s Deep Pockets

All of a sudden members of the Augusta Commission are feeling awfully generous this week with $80,000 of taxpayer money. But these taxpayer dollars aren’t headed to improve city departments. Instead, six Augusta commissioners this week decided to provide four local nonprofits with $20,000 each. Those nonprofits slated to receive the money are the Bethlehem […]