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Children’s Photo Camp Celebrates with Exhibit

Children’s Photo Camp Celebrates with Exhibit

The Morris Museum of Art recently wrapped up four week-long summer camps that taught students ages 10-15 the basics of photography and, to celebrate, the campers’ work will be on display in the Art Education Gallery through August 30. A free reception will be held Sunday, August 23, at 1 p.m. on the first floor […]

Makerspace Gives Teens a Head Start on Tech

Makerspace Gives Teens a Head Start on Tech

Every Monday during the Summer Reading Program, the Columbia County Library’s meeting room was packed with excited teens. A buzz of quiet conversation flowed from one to the next, most stationed in front of computer schematics, soldering equipment, and robotics components. This is the Makerspace, a program at the Greater Clark’s Hill Regional Library’s Columbia […]

Resigning from Columbia County

Resigning from Columbia County

Columbia County’s mission is a simple one. “To provide efficient and cost-effective service in a professional manner,” according to the government’s comprehensive policy manual. For years, Columbia County has received nothing but praise for its leadership and efficient service. Columbia County Board of Commissioners frequently brags it represents a world-class community that has the highest […]

Metro’s Best 2015

Metro’s Best 2015

Walk into almost any popular store or restaurant, and you’re likely to see a Metro’s Best sticker. The last ones we handed out looked something like this. Problem is, the last time we handed them out was, oh, about five years ago. That’s way too long, according to restaurant, bar and store owners, as well […]

Metropolitan Community Church stands united

Metropolitan Community Church stands united

On the same day that a vandal spray-painted the message, “Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies” across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Greene Street in downtown Augusta, the congregation held a vigil in front of  the church as a demonstration of solidarity. More than 50 members of the congregation and […]

Metropolitan Community Church vandalized

Metropolitan Community Church vandalized

The message, “Burn Leviticus 18:22 Lies” has been spray-painted across the front doors of the Metropolitan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Greene Street less than a month after the Supreme Court ruled states cannot ban same-sex marriage in this country. This act of vandalism comes not long after a rainbow flag, symbolizing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and […]

On-site investigation of Marshall Square completed

On-site investigation of Marshall Square completed

Almost two months after the devastating fire that destroyed the Marshall Square retirement community and tragically killed 91-year-old resident Dorothy Carpenter, investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office have officially released the property to Resort Lifestyle Communities, the Nebraska company that owns the complex. “Investigators released the structure after concluding their on-site investigation,” a press […]

Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

Marriage Equality and Religious Freedom

  For same-sex marriage supporters, the suggestion that the legalization of same-sex marriage violates religious liberty may be viewed as a thinly veiled form of bigotry. One could argue that the opponents of same-sex marriage seek the right to discriminate against homosexuals by using religious liberty as a cover. Of course, it is inexcusable and […]

GSU president sole GRU finalist

GSU president sole GRU finalist

Board of Regents Chair Neil Pruitt and University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby have announced a sole finalist for the Georgia Regents University (GRU) presidency, Dr. Brooks Keel. Keel is currently the president of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro. He began as the 12th president of GSU in January 2010. “It’s an honor […]

Words from “Freedom to Marry”

Words from “Freedom to Marry”

Evan Wolfson is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry and he wrote these words for The New York Times a few hours after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that made same-sex marriage legal throughout this country. He speaks for himself, but also represents the struggle for equality faced by millions in this nation.  I always […]