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Thundering Augusta

Thundering Augusta

The CSRA hosted a massive demonstration of community support for the country’s military at Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday, May 16. The largest privately funded Armed Forces Day celebration in the country, Thunder Over Augusta is the brainchild of three local businessmen — Donnie Thompson, Andy Jones and the late Dale Phelon — who […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

here come all the kids on the golf carts. look out people. they aren’t looking out for you, that is for sure. Nine deaths and numerous injuries during biker gang violence in Texas. That what you get when you trust people based on the color of their skin. your boobs should have their own facebook […]

Twenty Two Arrested in Richmond County Over Four Days

Twenty Two Arrested in Richmond County Over Four Days

  “Operation Mayday” was a four day proactive effort centered in Richmond County, GA.  The operation took months of planning.  The arrestees, ranging in age from 19 to 52, traveled from areas around Augusta and from South Carolina with the intent to meet a child for sex.  Some of their occupations included actor, funeral home […]

Beware of Political Commentators

Beware of Political Commentators

A political commentator is an individual that practices a form of journalism called advocacy journalism. As the name suggests, advocacy journalism supports a particular position openly or subtly. It does this by mixing opinion with news reporting. Typical examples of political commentators are talk radio hosts and opinion editorial columnists. I would argue that not […]

Every Child Can Be Smart

Every Child Can Be Smart

While helping my oldest daughter with her math homework one afternoon, we came across a concept that she had difficulty grasping. It was multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting with decimals. “You can do this. You are smart,” I said to her in a stern yet reassuring tone. “I am not smart. I mean, I am […]

Turn Back The Block receives $10,000 donation

Turn Back The Block receives $10,000 donation

Friends With Benefits Fund, the production and promotion company that brought The Major Rager to downtown Augusta during Masters Week, has donated $10,000 to the Turn Back The Block initiative in the Harrisburg neighborhood. “We really want to have a direct impact on the community,” said George Claussen, founder of Friends With Benefits Fund. “We […]

Joey Brush killed in motorcycle accident

Joey Brush killed in motorcycle accident

Former state Sen. Joey Brush was killed in a motorcycle accident this morning in Columbia County, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Brush, 59, died from his injuries following the accident that occurred on Columbia Road near Louisville Road. The other driver was at fault. The former state senator, who spent more than 10 […]

Only The Blind Should Judge

Only The Blind Should Judge

A few days ago, I watched a video on YouTube. It was a conversation between Malcolm Gladwell, columnist and author, and Adam Alter, associate professor of marketing and psychology at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Psychology department and author. Part of their conversation was about racial bias, social psychology, and the justice system. Considering […]

Scientology documentary is brilliant and chilling

Scientology documentary is brilliant and chilling

On March 29, HBO aired a documentary called “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.” Among other things, the film shares compelling testimonies from former members of the group. In addition, the film makes three particular claims about the church’s practices and inner workings that are worth discussing. First, Scientologists do not respond kindly […]

Killing of Walter Scott isn’t an open-and-shut case

Killing of Walter Scott isn’t an open-and-shut case

Many consider Officer Michael Slager’s arrest for the killing of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C. as evidence that the justice system works. However, it is not enough to simply say that the justice system works because it responded to an incident where a police officer was caught on video shooting a fleeing suspect in […]