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Crime on the Hill always sparks attention

Crime on the Hill always sparks attention

There was a lot of criticism this week aimed at the local media for its ongoing coverage of the apparent murder-suicide inside a historic home along Walton Way. Some people pointed out if such a tragedy occurred off Tobacco Road in south Augusta, the media wouldn’t give it the time of day. Well, when about […]

So… Grady Smith is the new mayor pro tem

So… Grady Smith is the new mayor pro tem

Augusta commissioner and all around good ol’ boy Grady Smith was voted in this week as the city’s new mayor pro tem. The original vote for Smith to get the gig was 7-3 with commissioners Bill Fennoy, Wayne Guilfoyle and Bill Lockett opposing the nomination. All three of those commissioners had another plan in mind. […]

And now, here’s your local news

And now, here’s your local news

Chuck Whitaker, long-time program director for WHHD 98.3, is no longer with Beasley Broadcasting. While radio Insiders were adamant Whitaker had done no wrong, word is a new consultant working with the station is being tasked with bringing more “energy” to the Top 40 station. Apparently this led to Monday’s action. Whitaker has been on […]

Augusta commissioners’ first words

Augusta commissioners’ first words

Just minutes after the newly elected Augusta commissioners were sworn in this week, the public got its first opportunity to hear from these new leaders of the Garden City. Finally. Two commissioners — Dennis Williams for District 2 and Sammie Sias for District 4 — have waited seven months since being elected this past May […]

McIntyre would have celebrated Davis

McIntyre would have celebrated Davis

While Mayor-elect Hardie Davis is preparing for his citywide celebration leading up to his much-anticipated inauguration on Jan. 5, it is clear that the new mayor is going to come aboard with style. Along with the creation of his own website, OneAugustaGa.com, Davis is planning a “Hands Across Augusta” day of community service from 11 […]

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” — George Orwell Augusta seems to be an expert at tearing down its own history. Earlier this week, Historic Augusta, Inc. announced that the Richmond County Board of Education had demolished the historic Cauley-Wheeler Memorial Building on […]

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” — George Orwell Augusta seems to be an expert at tearing down its own history. Earlier this week, Historic Augusta, Inc. announced that the Richmond County Board of Education had demolished the historic Cauley-Wheeler Memorial Building on […]

The Imperial Theatre Staff Needs More Rehearsals

The Imperial Theatre Staff Needs More Rehearsals

Almost everyone who has attended the Christmas shows this season at the Imperial Theatre in downtown Augusta has had nothing both marvelous things to say about the performances. Whether it was “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” presented by The Augusta Players this past weekend or the holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker” performed by Dance Augusta […]

The Tale of the Two Lame Ducks

The Tale of the Two Lame Ducks

While a lot of attention is being paid to the end of Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s tenure, there are two other lame ducks in the Marble Palace that have definitely left their mark on the Garden City. Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason and Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson will have completed their terms at the end of […]

Mike Miller’s Rough Night Out

Mike Miller’s Rough Night Out

When WJBF reporter and weekend anchor Mike Miller was cited last Friday night by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for disorderly conduct at The Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon on Washington Road, it was not only an embarrassment for 28-year-old journalist, but for the entire news station. Insiders in the club say several members […]