Stacey Eidson



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 […]

The Silence Surrounding Marshall Square

The Silence Surrounding Marshall Square

Caryl Pender can’t help but wonder what would have happened if she hadn’t spent the night with her parents, Charles and Margaret Moye, that fateful day last June. That one simple decision likely saved her parents’ lives. Pender was having a typical evening at home, when her 94-year-old father called to say that he was […]

Nacho Mama’s and Pizza Joint Celebrate 20 Years

Nacho Mama’s and Pizza Joint Celebrate 20 Years

When good friends and Augusta natives Barry Blackston and Matt Flynn opened the doors to Nacho Mama’s on Broad Street exactly 20 years ago, no one knew what to expect. For months prior to its January 1996 opening, all eyes had been on the activity inside the 976 Broad Street location. People working in downtown […]

Marijuana Possession in the Peach State

Marijuana Possession in the Peach State

As soon as state Sen. Harold Jones II announced his proposed bill to eliminate felony marijuana possession charges in Georgia, many people immediately jumped to the wrong conclusion. Despite what some people may think, Jones isn’t looking to legalize marijuana in the Peach State. He is simply trying to prevent lives from being destroyed as […]

Living in America

Living in America

Almost four decades after receiving his first Golden Globe nomination for the original Rocky film released in 1976, actor Sylvester Stallone is once again nominated for his supporting role in the latest Rocky sequel, Creed. Many long-time fans of Stallone are anxiously waiting to see whether he will receive the Golden Globe during this weekend’s awards […]

Life in a Fishbowl

Life in a Fishbowl

When Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis took over the top spot in Augusta-Richmond County about a year ago, he now admits that he didn’t completely anticipate all of the challenges that came with the position. “This is probably the most difficult job I’ve ever had,” Davis said, sitting in his office on the second floor of […]