Stacey Eidson



Private Dancer

Private Dancer

When Augusta’s Deputy Planning Director Rob Sherman recently received an application from local resident, Sharon Bush Ellison, for a license to become an exotic dancer, he immediately noticed an essential item was missing from her paperwork. Ellison had failed to list a place of employment for what is called her “bar card” application, Sherman said. […]

The Arena of Possibilities

The Arena of Possibilities

On a regular basis, customers eating lunch at Fat Man’s Mill Cafe on Greene Street will walk up to its owner, Brad Usry, and share with him their review of the latest event at the James Brown Arena. Whether it was a Widespread Panic concert, an exhibition game by the Harlem Globetrotters or a live […]

Living the High Life

Living the High Life

The small city of Clarkston, Ga., in DeKalb County, with its population of a little more than 12,000 people, may have just forever changed the way local governments view simple marijuana possession across the state. With a city motto of “Where Possibilities Grow,” the Clarkston City Council took an incredibly bold stand earlier this month […]

The Hunt is On

The Hunt is On

Augusta attorney Bo Hunter isn’t interested in taking the easy road. He never has been. Whether he was facing a legal battle against the cigarette giant R.J. Reynolds or defending Richmond County Probate Judge Harry James III in a case involving the politically charged gun-owner-rights group georgiacarry.org, Hunter stands by the law and each of […]

Lee vs. Greg

Lee vs. Greg

Former state Rep. Lee Anderson doesn’t hesitate to describe himself as an “old country boy” who was born and raised in Columbia County. In fact, Anderson is deeply proud of his roots as a local farmer, businessman and former elected official who served this area for many years. “I live on the family farm that […]

The Failing Grade

The Failing Grade

There is no doubt that the stigma of having almost 20 public schools labeled as “chronically failing” has hurt Richmond County. Over the past decade, new residents moving into the area with school-age children have flooded into surrounding counties rather than gambling on their child’s future with the Richmond County school system. But Augusta is […]

This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill

More than a year after the devastating fire at the Marshall Square retirement community, the highest ranking officials in the Columbia County Fire Rescue department are having to testify about the events of June 2, 2015. Until now, many of the county officials and personnel did not want to discuss the enormous fire in Evans […]

An Honest Day’s Work

An Honest Day’s Work

Dee Doolittle is the type of guy who doesn’t like the spotlight. He simply believes in working hard, doing quality work and treating his customers and employees with the utmost respect. So, when Doolittle, owner of Metal Specialists of Augusta, was told by Superintendent Scott Wilkes of the Augusta Transitional Center that his company was […]

Listerpalooza

Listerpalooza

Those who are friends with Jason Lister don’t even know how to begin to describe him other than, “He is full of life.” That’s what makes his recent medical diagnosis so heartbreaking for those who know and love the man they call “Lister.” “Jason Lister is just a great guy that a lot of people […]

The Road to Recovery

The Road to Recovery

A few hundred people stood outside First Presbyterian Church on Telfair Street just before 9 a.m. one Friday morning last month, patiently waiting for the doors to St. Andrew’s Hall to open. Some were dressed in their Sunday best, smiling and laughing as friends and relatives warmly greeted them with a huge embrace. Others were […]