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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

Whole Foods Opens Tomorrow

Whole Foods Opens Tomorrow

Whole Foods Market grand opening Tuesday, September 23 Raffle, live music, and bread-breaking ceremony with Mayor Copenhaver   Whole Foods Market opens its 41,000 square-foot store this Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9:00 a.m. Customers who arrive by 8:30 a.m. will receive a raffle free ticket for a chance to win one of 100 gift cards […]

GRU’s Innovation Summit Coming to Kroc Center Oct. 7

GRU’s Innovation Summit Coming to Kroc Center Oct. 7

The Kroc Center will be hosting GRU’s second annual Innovation Summit on Tuesday, October 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The following information comes from the Office of Innovation and Commercialization via GRU’s Media Relations. CEOs of leading high-tech companies to headline GRU Innovation Summit AUGUSTA, Ga. – Two innovators who lead top high-tech […]

UGA Tickets slashed 50%

UGA Tickets slashed 50%

Shirley B. Williamson University of Georgia Extension Columbia County Coordinator & 4-H Agent Ticket office makes more tickets available and you can save BIG! Regular price, $50.00, now only $25 Come help call the DAWGS this Saturday between the hedges! UGA Tickets slashed to 50% off regular price,  first come first serve at the UGA Extension Office […]

Paine College’s president resigns

Paine College’s president resigns

Paine College Board Chairperson Silas Norman Jr. announced in a press release today that Dr. George Bradley, president of the college, has resigned effective immediately. Bradley indicated a desire to “spend more time with his family” and stated that the college is “well positioned to achieve future success.” Earlier this year, Paine College was placed […]

Arts in the Heart Street Closures Begin Today

Arts in the Heart Street Closures Begin Today

Though Arts in the Heart won’t officially open until 5 p.m. Friday, downtown Augusta will start feeling the effects of the festival later today, when certain street closures take effect. Here’s everything you need to know about the street closing plan, thanks to a Greater Augusta Arts Council announcement: Augusta, GA – STREET CLOSINGS ASSOCIATED […]

John Cougar Mellencamp Concert Announcement

John Cougar Mellencamp Concert Announcement

JOHN MELLENCAMP ANNOUNCES Plain Spoken 2015 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THE BELL AUDITORIUM SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015 AT 7:30PM Tickets On Sale Friday, September 19th at 10am Augusta, GA – September 10, 2014- John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour where he’ll be making a stop in Augusta at the Bell Auditorium Saturday, […]

BREAKING: Donnie Smith Resigns from Commission

BREAKING: Donnie Smith Resigns from Commission

Commissioner Donnie Smith has submitted a letter of resignation to the clerk of commission, ending speculation about what the beleaguered District 7 commissioner would do in light of a scathing report that found Smith, a 20-year Georgia State Patrol veteran, worked a second job during Masters Week while reporting himself on duty. Smith resigned from […]

BREAKING: Georgia State Patrol releases report on Donnie Smith

BREAKING: Georgia State Patrol releases report on Donnie Smith

A 19-page investigation report released today by the Georgia State Patrol found that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who recently retired as a lieutenant from the GSP after more than 20 years of service, worked a second job during Masters Week while reporting himself as being on duty. According to the report, Smith told investigators that, […]