Stacey Eidson



The Kind Heart of “Daddy Keith”

The Kind Heart of “Daddy Keith”

Many Augustans were shocked and deeply saddened this week to learn of the passing of Keith Buck, also known as “Daddy Keith” in the local gay community. As the longtime manager and bartender of Club Argos on Walton Way, Buck was known as everyone’s best friend because he was always open to listening to people’s […]

Will Scuttle’s Island Sink or Swim?

Will Scuttle’s Island Sink or Swim?

Leslie Parker remembers sitting outside Gary’s Hamburgers on Georgia Avenue on a warm September day when a co-worker asked her, “Did you hear that North Augusta is getting a new water park?” As a mother of three small children, Parker said she was ecstatic over the news. “It had been such a long, hot summer […]

Lights, Camera, Action in Augusta

Lights, Camera, Action in Augusta

The big debate this week for Augusta commissioners was over who should serve as Augusta’s official film office. Over the past few months, an independent nonprofit corporation called The Augusta Film Office opened in the 600 Broad building in downtown Augusta. The group, led by its president, Brad Owens, says its goal is to help […]

Who will represent Columbia County’s District 3?

Who will represent Columbia County’s District 3?

Residents in Columbia County’s District 3 are looking for new leadership. They are searching for someone to represent their district’s needs in a county that is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth. Voters want someone who will maintain the high quality of life that currently exists in Columbia County, but also be fiscally conservative with […]

Twenty Years of Soul

Twenty Years of Soul

More than two decades ago, many Augustans were afraid to walk downtown after sunset. The work crowd would pack up for the evening and head off to the suburbs, leaving the city completely dead at night. Downtown Augusta had no soul. But that all began to change when two brothers, Coco and Jayson Rubio, took […]

Welcome to Our “Haus”

Welcome to Our “Haus”

From the moment that Farmhaus opened its doors on Broad Street in downtown Augusta almost three years ago, the trendy, locally owned hamburger restaurant has worked hard to develop a loyal and deeply devoted fan base. Clearly, attention to detail has been the key to Farmhaus’ success. Whether it’s the careful selection of local, organic […]

Marion Williams continues to question Sammie Sias

Marion Williams continues to question Sammie Sias

For Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams, it didn’t matter that his fellow colleague, Commissioner Sammie Sias, had volunteered his time without pay as manager of the Jamestown Community Center for more than a decade. It didn’t matter that Sias had spent countless hours mentoring to area youth, organizing the events at the Jamestown Community Center and […]

Westobou Central

Westobou Central

The countdown has begun. In less than a week, the eighth annual Westobou Festival will begin on September 30, featuring five days filled with art, music, dance, film and fun. The anticipation over this unique arts festival continues to build as this year’s lineup features a variety of different shows by incredible artists such as […]

Welcome to Westobou

Welcome to Westobou

Celebrating its eighth year, Westobou has become known as Augusta’s “ever-evolving multi-arts festival” dedicated to building this region’s cultural community, while also helping to strengthen the local economy. “Westobou has changed quite a bit over the years,” said Executive Director Kristi Jilson, sitting in Westobou’s new office and gallery at 1129 Broad Street. “We went […]

Introducing… Augusta University

Introducing… Augusta University

It’s not Georgia Regents University anymore. It’s not Augusta State University or Augusta College, either. It’s definitely not Georgia Health Sciences University. And it’s not the University of Augusta like many had anticipated. Introducing… Augusta University. The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia unanimously voted Tuesday to officially change Georgia Regents University’s […]