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On the lookout for Charles Walker

On the lookout for Charles Walker

When Augusta Commissioner Bill Fennoy spilled the beans this week that former state Sen. Charles Walker was in town having surgery at Georgia Regents Medical Center, he might as well have blown a hunting horn all throughout Augusta. Every local media outlet is dying to be the first news station or paper to feature photos […]

And Your Point Is?

And Your Point Is?

Monday, April 21, the Augusta Chronicle’s Guest Entertainment Columnist Steven Uhles contributed what apparently was a creative writing assignment to the paper. “More years ago than I care to count, I had a boss with a real obsession with reactive versus proactive behaviors. The first, he felt, was a dark road that led to chaos. […]

(((Update))) She Resigned Monday. Look For More Surprises Soon.

(((Update))) She Resigned Monday. Look For More Surprises Soon.

Dr. Tonia Mason resigned her position on Monday, April 28th. Her reason? To spend more time with her daughter who attends Albany State.  Insiders expect more announcements concerning Mason soon. Here is our Insider column from Sunday week ago: Spring break wasn’t so relaxing for some Richmond County educators. When Richmond County schools Superintendent Frank […]

SUNDAY INSIDER: The uncertain future of Dr. Tonia Mason

SUNDAY INSIDER: The uncertain future of Dr. Tonia Mason

Spring break wasn’t so relaxing for some Richmond County educators. When Richmond County schools Superintendent Frank Roberson told members of the media earlier this month that Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason was being investigated by the school board, there were political tremors felt throughout the county. Let’s first just talk about Dr. […]

These are Your Local Candidates?

These are Your Local Candidates?

Augusta and Columbia County have a lot to be proud of, but some of the local candidates are making it hard for citizens to hold their heads up high. First, let’s talk about Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason, who is running for mayor of the Garden City. On Mason’s Facebook page, Alvin D. Mason for Mayor, […]

This guy will make your skin crawl

This guy will make your skin crawl

Just this week, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office released a photo of a registered sex offender in South Carolina named Joey Leaphart with this warning: Ladies, don’t let this man near your feet! “Please be aware of this man,” the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office warns on its Facebook page. “He approaches women in businesses and […]

Sunday Insider: A county at odds

Sunday Insider: A county at odds

How smart is it for a town our size to have so many government entities at odds with each other? The answer is simple: It’s beyond ridiculous. Whether it is the dispute between the Augusta Fire Department and the private ambulance company, Gold Cross EMS, or the disagreement between officials at Augusta Regional Airport and […]

Insider: The never-ending downtown parking debate

Insider: The never-ending downtown parking debate

Here we go again, Augusta. Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Margaret Woodard announced this week that she will bring a proposal for parking meters in the downtown area back before the Augusta Commission this summer. Talk about beating a dead horse. It seems like every other year this topic is brought up, tossed about and […]

The Troubled Legacy of Richmond County Schools Superintendents

The Troubled Legacy of Richmond County Schools Superintendents

The news this week that Richmond County schools Superintendent Frank Roberson will be leaving his position when his contract expires in August is both sad and discouraging. When Roberson was hired back in 2010, much of Richmond County had extremely high expectations for him, even though some people were a little surprised he was chosen […]