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Dr. Azziz is Staying Put

Dr. Azziz is Staying Put

Dear Colleagues, In this season of Thanksgiving, let me first share my gratitude for the many talented faculty and staff with whom I work every day to make GRU and GRHealth the very best institutions they can be. We are all fortunate to be able to build this institution to better serve the citizens of […]

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Announces Video Court Appearances

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Announces Video Court Appearances

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the opening of the public viewing room for video conferences at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) on Phinizy Road. In an effort to modernize the court hearing system, The Sheriff’s Office with the co-operation of the Judges from Civil and Magistrate court have begun […]

My Love-Hate Relationship with Austin Rhodes

My Love-Hate Relationship with Austin Rhodes

I met Austin Rhodes several months ago. He invited me to speak on his radio show about an essay that I published on Facebook. The essay was a criticism of how he responded to an incident involving a local teenager who committed a very serious crime. In a sense, my criticism was an appeal to […]

The Problem with Honesty

The Problem with Honesty

Being honest is hard, and by that I mean being open about one’s personal struggles, feelings, and desires. That kind of honesty takes courage. I am convinced that openness is extremely important. It is how we truly relate to each other. It is how we seek help and comfort. It is how we grow. Ironically, life has taught me an […]

Aquinas High School Lockdown

Aquinas High School Lockdown

Today at 1:48, Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to a Burglary. Upon arrival, it was discovered that an unknown B/M wearing camouflaged clothing and hat took an unknown number of weapons from the residence. The suspect fled on foot and is not in custody at this […]

UPDATE: River Levee Trail

UPDATE: River Levee Trail

Now that the River Levee Trail is officially open, it might be instructive to remember how we got here. Check out this April, 2013 feature on the trail and it’s fantastic bridges.   Bridging the Future Dramatic Canal bridges top list of new, exciting changes for Augusta’s most identifiable resource   April 18, 2013–The view […]

UPDATE on FATAL motorcycle accident @ Hooters

UPDATE on FATAL motorcycle accident @ Hooters

On Tuesday May 27th, 2014 The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office STAR TEAM (Serious Traffic Accident Response Unit) began investigating a fatal accident that occurred in the parking lot of 2834 Washington Road. The driver (Later identified as Michael Paul Acord, 52) of a 2013 Harley Davidson Motorcycle was traveling south in the parking lot at […]

BREAKING NEWS: Hap Harris New District 7 Commissioner

BREAKING NEWS: Hap Harris New District 7 Commissioner

Hap Harris was appointed to the District 7 seat with a unanimous 8-0 vote, with Commissioner Mary Davis absent. It was  initially 7-1, with Bill Fennoy voting no, but the commission re-voted to make it unanimous. There was no discussion about the appointment. More details to follow