Joe White



What’ll they play?

What’ll they play?

When Widespread Panic takes the stage at the James Brown Arena Wednesday night, it’ll end a 17-year drought for the Garden City. “They last played in Augusta October 23, 1997, at the Bell Auditorium, so it’s been damn near 17 years,” says Robert Williams, owner of Roux’s Catering and a huge fan of the jam […]

The Art of Creation

The Art of Creation

They may be from Concord, North Carolina, but the Avett Brothers are an Augusta favorite since their earliest days playing Stillwater Taproom. Tickets for the Papa Joe’s Banjobeque at Evans Towne Center Park have quickly disappeared since the brothers announced they’d be headlining on Friday, May 23. And it’s no wonder people love them and […]

Bistro 491 Set To Close

Bistro 491 Set To Close

On Tuesday, chef/owner Todd Schafer announced plans to close Bistro 491, a Surrey Center staple for more than a decade. The restaurant’s last day will be Saturday, May 24, and will remain closed during the summer while Schafer prepares to open a new restaurant concept in the same, but remodeled, space. Shafer opened the Bistro […]

Hugo’s House Sold

Hugo’s House Sold

On May 17, 2012 the FBI released the following SAVANNAH, GA—Hugo Diaz, aka Hugo Diaz de la Fuente, 45, of Evans, Georgia, was sentenced on Tuesday by United States District Court Judge J. Randal Hall to 15 months in prison based on Diaz’s earlier guilty plea to harboring illegal aliens for the purpose of commercial […]

And So The Masters Crazy Begins

And So The Masters Crazy Begins

From the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office At approximately 2040 hours on 040514, Joseph John Murphy aged 50, tried to make entry into the Augusta National. Mr. Murphy was advised that he was not permitted to enter and left the property. Murphy returned about 10 minutes later in his vehicle. Murphy bypassed the security guard, and […]

Jim Tar

Jim Tar

The news that Jim Tar passed away Tuesday morning came as a shock. On a visit to the storefront he was always found in, Veronique Lyle Thurmond and Elizabeth Moretz-Britt were busy moving paintings around on the walls. “The preacher is very heavy,” Veronique said as they attempted to position the heavy framed painting in […]

We’re Officially a Disaster!

We’re Officially a Disaster!

March 6, 2014 Columbia and Richmond Counties will be reimbursed 75% of eligible expenditures and damage costs related to the recent “End Of Days” Ice Storm and Earthquake. The Guv stated “The winter weather that overtook our state in mid-February caused millions of dollars’ worth of damage in many parts of our state, blah blah […]

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

The Demise of Kay and Charles Allen

Tax Commissioner Kay Allen and her husband, District 3 Columbia County Commissioner Charles Allen, are no longer a political powerhouse. In a deal negotiated behind closed doors with the Columbia County Board of Commissioners, the Allens both agreed to resign from their positions effective immediately. For months, allegations that Kay Allen improperly profited from tax […]