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Is Augusta prepared for an emergency?

Is Augusta prepared for an emergency?

While all eyes have been on the Augusta Fire Department regarding the recent indictment of Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard, there is another problem brewing. During this month’s devastating flooding in South Carolina, some of the public could not help but notice the lack of information coming out of Augusta’s Emergency Management Agency. Especially compared […]

Emergency at the Augusta Fire Department

Emergency at the Augusta Fire Department

The Augusta Fire Department can’t catch a break. Back in August, The Insider told readers that federal investigators raided the fire department and began collecting files and computers. Investigators with the FBI were searching records relating to Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard who had been placed on paid administrative leave. The Insider told readers that […]

Mayor Davis no longer wants an SUV

Mayor Davis no longer wants an SUV

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis told the Augusta Commission this week that he is no longer interested in his previously requested, city-funded 2016 Ford Explorer. Of course, it didn’t appear like his $29,000 request for an SUV had a chance in, well… let’s just say it, Hades. But, regardless, Davis made an announcement before commissioners this […]

No Ford Explorer for Mayor Davis

No Ford Explorer for Mayor Davis

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis’ request for a new, city-funded 2016 Ford Explorer went up in smoke this week. It literally went absolutely nowhere. During the Augusta Commission’s finance committee on Tuesday, the city’s fleet management division was given the grim task of requesting on behalf of the mayor’s office the new Ford Explorer for the […]

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Doug Lively does not speak for Augusta

Over the past few months, many in Augusta have been floored by some of the very public comments that Doug Lively, a member of the Augusta Aviation Commission, has posted on his Facebook page. Some of these extremely homophobic comments posted on his public Facebook page have caused many folks to ask an obvious question: […]

The crazy world of Joe Mullins

The crazy world of Joe Mullins

Joe Mullins, the local entertainment promoter and candidate for the House District 122 seat, is apparently a very confused man these days. He’s extremely lost, but far from homeless. The problem is, he’s not exactly sure where “home” is these days. Here’s the deal: Over the past few weeks, questions have been raised as to […]

Embarrassing Mayor Hardie Davis

Embarrassing Mayor Hardie Davis

When the Augusta Commission met last week for a full-day retreat at The Foundation Club on Azalea Drive, the Insider joked about whether the group would ever be able to sing “Kumbaya.” The answer is a definitive, “No.” Seriously. There is no doubt about it. Why, you ask? Well, the weekend before the Augusta Commission […]

Bob Young calls off his campaign

Bob Young calls off his campaign

That’s it?!? For the past few months, former Augusta Mayor Bob Young has publicly said he will seek the Georgia House District 123 seat currently held by Republican Barbara Sims. Young said his platform would be centered around introducing legislation to change the name of Georgia Regents University to the University of Augusta and he […]

What does Augusta University really mean?

What does Augusta University really mean?

For many people throughout this area, the announcement that Georgia Regents University has been renamed Augusta University was cause for massive celebration. It was like sunshine, rainbows, fluffy kittens, warm apple pie, a soaring bald eagle and a pot of gold all wrapped up in one big shiny bow. However, there is another large segment […]

Will the Augusta Commission ever sing “Kumbaya”?

Will the Augusta Commission ever sing “Kumbaya”?

Let’s just say, it has been a long, strange week in Augusta, Ga. It all began with a full-day commission retreat on Monday arranged by Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis at The Foundation Club on Azalea Drive right across from the Augusta National. The facilitator for the retreat was Atlanta mediator David Anderson Hooker. As a […]