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Bruce Jenner and the Peach State

Bruce Jenner and the Peach State

What does gold-medal Olympian Bruce Jenner and the Peach State have in common? The question sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it’s not. Both Bruce Jenner and the state of Georgia are having to come to terms with the meaning of “transgender” and how transgender people are treated in society. Just weeks […]

Fudging the truth works in Augusta

Fudging the truth works in Augusta

When Augusta commissioners approved the development of a new gated community off Berckmans Road last week by the sports event management company Byrom plc, did they really expect the public to believe the homes would “strictly” be used for residential purposes, like the company claimed? Sure, fellas. These seven 3,500-square-foot homes will be owned by […]

Change is needed in Richmond County schools

Change is needed in Richmond County schools

There has been a lot of anxiety recently regarding the future of Richmond County schools and the need to vastly improve the overall system in the coming years. Just last year, a Philadelphia-based consultant group suggested ways to reorganize the school system in order to address the overcrowding of some schools compared to others that […]

Old meets new: Is it Frantom time?

Old meets new: Is it Frantom time?

As the newly elected District 7 commissioner Sean Frantom was sworn into office this week, it was interesting to watch him take his seat next to his new colleagues, many of whom are twice his age. Whatever you want to say about Frantom, this 36-year-old commissioner has proven the people of District 7 take him […]

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,” — […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]