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RCBOE better watch prayers in schools

RCBOE better watch prayers in schools

It’s no secret that the separation of church and state has never been a huge priority in Richmond County’s school system. Almost any day of the week, students can walk into area schools and hear a number of teachers and, in some cases, even principals, talk about God and lessons from the Bible. We’re in […]

Doug Lively’s Knickers in a Twist

Doug Lively’s Knickers in a Twist

Last week, the Insider decided to shed a little light on the sweetheart deal that Morris Communications, parent company of The Augusta Chronicle, has with its private hangar at Augusta Regional Airport. Basically, “Hangar 3” out at the airport houses private jets owned by William S. Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications. In a nutshell, […]

Liens placed on Washington Crossing

Liens placed on Washington Crossing

When Whole Foods held its grand opening in Washington Crossing last September, hundreds of people lined up to taste the store’s amazing Italian gelato, freshly baked bread, extensive food bar and French roast coffee. Not long after, stores such as HomeGoods and DSW opened their doors to the delight of local shoppers. Now, all within […]

Morris Communications’ sweet deal at the airport

Morris Communications’ sweet deal at the airport

When it comes to big bargains, it’s no secret that Morris Communications, parent company of The Augusta Chronicle, has one sweet lease attached to the company’s private hangar at Augusta Regional Airport. Known as “Hangar 3” out at the airport, the Morris Hangar provides more than 19,000 square feet of space for private jets owned […]

Welcome to the mayor’s office, Hardie Davis

Welcome to the mayor’s office, Hardie Davis

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis wants to be the kind of mayor that will set himself apart from the rest. A true leader. An innovator. An elected official who will bring pride back to the Garden City. These are all noble goals for any first-time mayor, but the problem is Augusta is financially tapped out. Let’s […]

Too much Hynie for anyone

Too much Hynie for anyone

It has been a roller coaster few weeks for Tomi Rae Hynie Brown. Or is it Tommie Rae Brown? Or how about Tomi Ray Hynie? Every day another newspaper has a different spelling for her name. Apparently that’s what happens when you have a fake name and… well, fake other stuff. But one thing has […]

Congrats, Joe!

Congrats, Joe!

From time to time the Insider likes to take a look back at previous stories and people who’ve made news in the Augusta area and bring our readers up to date with current developments. Atlanta and Augusta attorney Joe Neal, Jr. is always good for an interesting story and our look at his website (neal-law.com) […]

Unpaid tips and wages a big problem

Unpaid tips and wages a big problem

Augusta attorney Jason Blanchard announced this past week that his clients involved in the lawsuit against Chili’s Bar and Grill have finally received justice in the form of cash. “The checks my clients will receive from Chili’s Bar and Grill are in!” Blanchard enthusiastically stated in a Facebook post last week. “Each of my clients […]

President Lindsey Graham? Get real.

President Lindsey Graham? Get real.

While former presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced this week that he has decided not to run in the 2016 election, many residents of the Palmetto State couldn’t help but snicker at the news that S.C. Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks he may have a shot at the White House. “What I’m looking at is, is there […]

What’s the value of a free ticket?

What’s the value of a free ticket?

Many local residents were shocked last week when they heard at least one Columbia County commissioner was apparently upset because he had not been given any free tickets to this past weekend’s Merle Haggard show at the Columbia County Exhibition Center. That was bad enough. But when citizens learned commissioners are also considering changing the […]