Stacey Eidson



Taking the Lead in Columbia County

Taking the Lead in Columbia County

If you frequently find yourself completely stressed out while sitting in a long line of traffic on any of the major thoroughfares in Columbia County, new District 1 Commissioner Doug Duncan wants you to know one simple fact: You are not alone. “I often get hacked off and say, ‘What the heck?’” said Duncan, who […]

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Just a few short hours after Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz submitted his letter of resignation to officials with the state’s board of regents last week, he felt a great sense of accomplishment regarding his time in Augusta. But Azziz said he is also ready for the next chapter in his life. “It is […]

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Just a few short hours after Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz submitted his letter of resignation to officials with the state’s board of regents, he felt a great sense of accomplishment regarding his time in Augusta. But Azziz said he is also ready for the next chapter in his life. “It is the right […]

Tolling in Georgia

Tolling in Georgia

Despite the fact that the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled in November that the practice of tolling sentences by courts and private probation companies in misdemeanor cases is illegal, it appears the issue will again take center stage under Georgia’s gold dome this year. There is a great deal of pressure on state legislators to […]

What Will Augusta Do About Downtown Parking?

What Will Augusta Do About Downtown Parking?

The Downtown Development Authority had grand plans for a state-of the-art parking system along Broad Street with new computerized meters that would be so user friendly that the public would embrace them. That was the dream. The reality, however, was quite different when the city of Augusta held two public meetings to discuss downtown parking […]

Cornel West Is Coming

Cornel West Is Coming

For some folks in Augusta, when they hear the name Cornel West, their first response is, “Yeah, I’ve seen that guy on Real Time with Bill Maher, right?” That’s kind of like saying, “Oh yeah, Abe Lincoln. He’s the guy on the $5 bill, right?” Dr. Cornel West is so much more than an outrageous […]

Go Directly To Jail

Go Directly To Jail

When Allison walked into Richmond County State Court earlier this year, she knew the seriousness of her situation. Even though she had been sober for more than a year sitting in the courtroom, she was still facing two charges of driving under the influence of alcohol. “I’m a single mom and I needed to put […]

The Great Flood

The Great Flood

You could hear the water coming. It was surging through the storm sewers with such force that manhole covers would fly into the air like frisbees. It was an explosion of water that could not be stopped. The thunderous sound could be heard from blocks away. Firefighters raced along the streets knocking on doors and […]

Mayor and Commissioners Say a Final Farewell

Mayor and Commissioners Say a Final Farewell

In a day that began with the announcement of another department head — Gary LeTellier, executive director of Augusta Regional Airport — had resigned from his position effective Feb. 1, it appeared that it would be a difficult final meeting for Mayor Deke Copenhaver and the two lame duck commissioners. But as soon as the […]

Turning infrastructure into art

Turning infrastructure into art

While most people walk completely past traffic signal boxes along the streets without even noticing them, Augusta has a new proposal that will have folks seeing them in a whole new light. The Greater Augusta Arts Council is teaming up with the city of Augusta to introduce a traffic signal box painting program that will […]