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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 […]

“The Godfather” Marion Williams Strikes Again

“The Godfather” Marion Williams Strikes Again

It appears that Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams is taking his role as Vito Corleone a little too seriously these days. Just last year, The Insider joked that Williams was trying to become “The Godfather” of Augusta. This nickname came about after Williams allegedly struck a deal with fellow commissioner Grady Smith to hire City Administrator […]

What the hell, Joe Mullins?

What the hell, Joe Mullins?

So, Joe Mullins, the local entertainment promoter and candidate for the House District 122 seat, hosted a fundraising event this week called, “The Hall of Fame Tailgate Party” with special guest NFL legend Jerome Bettis. The private event, which was held at the Evans Fitness Club, was advertised as benefitting the American Heart Association. Sounds […]

Evett Davis is redefining “First Lady” role

Evett Davis is redefining “First Lady” role

For the first time in recent history, the wife of a mayor is embracing the title of “First Lady of Augusta” and running with it. Literally. Over the next few weeks, Evett Davis will be heading two local initiatives to improve the knowledge and health of those living in the Garden City. She is incorporating […]

Dr. Keel should chat with Bob Young

Dr. Keel should chat with Bob Young

In this week’s cover story featuring Georgia Regents University’s new president Dr. Brooks Keel, the Insider was surprised to read that Keel believes the dispute over the university’s name is in the past. Now, Keel did acknowledge that the name change temporarily divided the university, but he told Metro Spirit reporter Stacey Eidson that he feels that […]

SPLOST battles can get ugly

SPLOST battles can get ugly

You’ve seen the bright red and white signs in yards all over town with the large print screaming, “VOTE NO SPLOST!” Those citizens in Richmond County who are against this year’s proposed $215 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list are a very vocal group. Several Augusta commissioners are worried. And they very well […]