Stacey Eidson



Who will be Augusta’s next state senator?

Who will be Augusta’s next state senator?

When state Sen. Hardie Davis announced that he was running for mayor of Augusta last year, three local candidates — Augusta Commissioner Corey Johnson, former Richmond County Solicitor Harold Jones II and Realtor Elmyria Chivers — decided to run for his District 22 seat. If elected, any of the three candidates will be a freshman […]

Helen Blocker-Adams is out of the mayor’s race

Helen Blocker-Adams is out of the mayor’s race

Mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams announced today that she is suspending her campaign for mayor of Augusta due to recent media reports revealing she owes approximately $70,000 in debt to creditors in Aiken County. Below is the statement Blocker-Adams made during a press conference at her campaign office this evening: “These last few days have been hard […]

Meet Your Next Mayor

Meet Your Next Mayor

With less than one week left before the May 20 election, Augustans are sure to be bombarded with a lot of banter from politicians looking to make their mark on the local governmental scene. The five candidates for mayor have only a few days left to convince voters they should be the next leader of […]

Alvin Mason looks into removing SPLOST from May 20 ballot

Alvin Mason looks into removing SPLOST from May 20 ballot

Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason has built almost his entire campaign for mayor this year around the fact that he is against the $194 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list set to go before voters on May 20. He doesn’t believe there was enough public input given to the SPLOST list. He insists that […]

The Augusta Convention Center Saga Continues

The Augusta Convention Center Saga Continues

It seems like Paul Simon, president of Augusta Riverfront LLC, is determined to bring commissioners good news about the Augusta Convention Center, even if it is served with a side of a potential litigation. This week, Simon went before the Augusta Commission’s public services committee with the first annual report on the 38,000-square-foot convention center […]

Donating dollars in Augusta

Donating dollars in Augusta

In the lobby of the Augusta Mini Theatre is a large white cardboard check with the amount of $60,000 crossed out with a red marker. An updated number of $65,000 is handwritten directly above it in red. This giant check is a symbol of the struggle facing the almost 40-year-old community arts school which was […]

Boshears Skyfest and Fly-In takes off this weekend

Boshears Skyfest and Fly-In takes off this weekend

After postponing the airshow last October due to the federal government’s shutdown, organizers are thrilled to announce that the 21st Annual Boshears Skyfest and Fly-In is set to take off this weekend at Daniel Field Airport and they are expecting more planes participating this year than ever before. Gates open at 9 a.m. on Saturday […]

Masters badges needed, please!

Masters badges needed, please!

It was the Saturday before the 2013 Masters and Bob Barnes was racing around his house along Valleyvue Court trying to get everything ready for his soon-to-be-arriving guests. As the owner of the company EventsXL, Barnes has been offering his clients Masters packages for almost a decade that include everything from finding them accommodations to […]

David and Goliath

David and Goliath

There it sits. Less than 150 feet away from the main pedestrian entrance of Gate 9 to the Augusta National. A two-story, spacious, 12,000-square-foot hospitality house with outdoor decks, a rock garden and even its own putting green. Known simply as The Lodge on Heath, it is the ideal location for Masters guests to congregate, […]

South Augusta is Still the Red-Headed Stepchild

South Augusta is Still the Red-Headed Stepchild

Some Augusta commissioners representing the county’s south side were disappointed to learn that their neighborhoods will be last on the list for the tree debris removal this week. According to the city’s interim Deputy Administrator Steve Cassell, the city’s contractor began working on the final stages of debris removal this past Monday. “We are starting […]