Stacey Eidson



The Race for Marshal Heats Up

The Race for Marshal Heats Up

As the candidates running for marshal of Richmond County walk door to door speaking to hundreds of Augusta residents prior to the May 24 election, both Marshal Steve Smith and his challenger, Lt. Ramone Lamkin of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, say they are constantly surprised by the number of people who don’t understand the […]

Fireworks at Thunder Over Evans will honor Vietnam veterans

Fireworks at Thunder Over Evans will honor Vietnam veterans

The Vietnam War was one of the longest wars in American history, resulting in almost 60,000 American soldiers tragically losing their lives overseas. As part of this year’s Thunder Over Evans celebration on Armed Forces Day, Thomson, Ga. pyrotechnician Craig Butler says he plans to honor the Vietnam era and its brave soldiers during this […]

The Partridge Inn is Shining

The Partridge Inn is Shining

As Lloyd Van Horn, the general manager of The Partridge Inn, quietly sat in the beautifully transformed P.I. Bar & Grill enjoying the magnificent view of Walton Way, he admitted the year-long, $8 million dollar renovation of Augusta’s iconic hotel wasn’t easy. “It was a huge undertaking, especially doing the lobby, all of the meeting […]

Challenging the System

Challenging the System

Local attorney Chris Nicholson isn’t your typical lawyer. Those close to him describe the long-time Augusta attorney as a man with a tremendous amount of “vigor,” who may, at times, lack diplomacy and can even be combative in a courtroom. However, many of his friends and some colleagues insist he is a man of great […]

George Claussen Is Augusta

George Claussen Is Augusta

When 28-year-old George Claussen IV looks in the mirror, he sees Augusta. Not because he grew up in a nice home off Walton Way. And not because he is a proud graduate of Richmond Academy. And especially not because he comes from two well-respected local families: the Boardmans and the Claussens. But because he has […]

Is Marshall Square criminally negligent?

Is Marshall Square criminally negligent?

Shortly after the devastating fire at the Marshall Square retirement community that killed 91-year-old resident Dorothy Carpenter and displaced more than 80 senior residents, the owners of the property proudly proclaimed that they planned to rebuild. “Not only is it our hope and intent to rebuild, we’re preparing to rebuild,” Steve Mueller, chief operating officer […]

Perfectly Hoppy

Perfectly Hoppy

Craft beers in Augusta are about to begin flowing just like the mighty Savannah River. Just this week, seven brand new, shiny steel fermenters and companion equipment were carefully delivered from British Columbia, California, and North Carolina to a vacant warehouse near downtown Augusta at 813 Fifth St. This warehouse, which is the former location […]

Mark Johnson Forced to Fight for His Job

Mark Johnson Forced to Fight for His Job

Augusta Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson doesn’t appreciate having his job threatened, particularly when he believes he has done nothing wrong. This past week, Johnson presented members of the Augusta Commission a detailed report regarding the questions surrounding the authorization of a $15,860 pay increase he received last year. During the Augusta Commission meeting this […]

Wright or Wrong?

Wright or Wrong?

Not long after local attorney and Georgia House candidate Wright McLeod learned Richmond County Magistrate Court Judge William Jennings had signed a warrant for his arrest last week involving a bizarre allegation against him of false imprisonment, he quickly sent a text to his three daughters. “I simply said, ‘This will likely get worse before […]

Burning Questions

Burning Questions

As the fire began to intensify and rapidly spread behind the walls of the third-floor billiard room in the Marshall Square retirement community in the early morning hours of June 2, a deadly sequence of events occurred, according to local attorney Sam Nicholson. “It was like the Titanic,” said Nicholson, a senior partner in the […]