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A new clerk of courts after almost 25 years

A new clerk of courts after almost 25 years

When longtime Richmond County Clerk of Courts Elaine Johnson announced she was retiring this year after four decades of working in the clerk’s office, it wasn’t a huge surprise. After all, Johnson’s husband, Maj. Gene Johnson of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, decided to retire in 2014 after serving this county for almost 50 years. […]

All eyes on Augusta’s District 1 race

All eyes on Augusta’s District 1 race

The May 24 election is just around the corner and many Augustans have no idea how much their vote could drastically change the city’s future. One particular local race that is attracting a lot of attention is the election for the Augusta Commission’s District 1 seat currently held by Commissioner Bill Fennoy. Let’s face it, […]

Who will be the next State Court judge?

Who will be the next State Court judge?

While many voters may not consider the race for the State Court judgeship this spring very “sexy,” being a judge in Richmond County is a very serious matter. Whoever is elected to that State Court seat being vacated by Judge John Flythe on May 24 will be handling a wide array of both civil and […]

Politician accused of sexual assault has local ties

Politician accused of sexual assault has local ties

For the past eight years, a Savannah-based advertising firm called Renaissance Marketing, LLC has been under contract by the city of Augusta to handle the advertising on the outside of Augusta Public Transit buses. The marketing company also manages the advertisements on buses in Savannah, Columbus and Hinesville, Ga. And while the company has received […]

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. […]