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Ride for Recovery

Ride for Recovery

Rosanne Grubbs knows firsthand what addiction to alcohol and drugs can do, not only to the victims of the disease but to those who surround them. “It destroys the person that has the addiction, but it certainly wreaks havoc on not just the families that, of course, get the bulk of it, but anybody that […]

Thunder Over Evans will leave everyone speechless

Thunder Over Evans will leave everyone speechless

Each year, Thunder Over Evans continues to leave local audiences completely speechless with the enormous talent and incredible entertainment that is brought to the Evans Towne Center Park in just one day. And this year will be no different. As the largest privately funded Armed Forces Day celebration in the country, Thunder Over Evans is […]

Welcome to Augusta!

Welcome to Augusta!

As residents of any good southern town, we love visitors. Even more, we love letting guests in on the secrets of our town. So if you’ve just arrived and are on the lookout for some great places to eat, drink and relax, look no further. From coffee to cocktails, breakfast to late-night noshing, this list […]

Full Spectrum

Full Spectrum

The members of jam band Umphrey’s McGee believe a live show should involve sight as well as sound. They’ve been committed to giving fans a total sensory experience since the band first formed on the Notre Dame campus in 1997. “We purchased our own intelligent light package and board. It was probably one of the […]

State: Marshall Square fire ruled “accidental”

State: Marshall Square fire ruled “accidental”

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens issued a ruling Thursday on the deadly fire at the Marshall Square retirement community in Columbia County. “A state fire investigator with my office has determined that the cause of the fire was accidental,” Hudgens said in a press release. “The origin of the fire was in the […]

The Stealth Election

The Stealth Election

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” — American writer George Jean Nathan Going to the polls this May won’t be as easy as simply selecting one or two candidates in a few local races. In many cases, voters will be choosing from dozens of candidates competing in races for the […]

Dead in the Water?

Dead in the Water?

Former Scuttle’s Island developer Benjamin Bell apparently has two major talents. The first is getting a community worked up and eagerly anticipating the construction of a proposed multi-million dollar water park. The second is telling a sob story. More than a year ago, Scuttle’s Island water park was initially sold as a major economic boost […]

Widespread Panic returns to James Brown Arena

Widespread Panic returns to James Brown Arena

Widespread Panic will perform at the James Brown Arena on Tuesday, April 19 in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary and 12th studio album, Street Dogs, according to a press release from the band. As loyal fans know, the band’s music and live shows have become a rite of passage for multiple generations who continue […]

Metro Spirit’s 5th Annual ETCP Spring Fest

Metro Spirit’s 5th Annual ETCP Spring Fest

What do you get when you combine beautiful weather, live local music, an amazing selection of craft beers and delicious food from a variety of local restaurants? That’s easy. An incredibly relaxing Saturday courtesy of the Metro Spirit’s 5th Annual ETCP Spring Fest. Come join several thousand of your closest friends for this free, family-friendly […]

Getting the Ax

Getting the Ax

When department directors suddenly find themselves under fire in Augusta-Richmond County, they are rarely handed a pink slip and quietly shown the door. Over the past few decades, several long-time directors have been in the unenviable position of being marched down to the guillotine for a very public beheading of their careers. Such actions leave many […]