Stacey Eidson



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 […]

Veggie Truck Farmers Market Kicks Off

Veggie Truck Farmers Market Kicks Off

The Veggie Truck Farmers Market is all about local food with its new season. The market starts its second year in a new location across from the Kroc Center, which was chosen for a specific purpose. “If you’ve been in that neighborhood, you can see that St. Luke’s is right next to Calhoun Expressway and […]

Renovations move forward on the Marble Palace

Renovations move forward on the Marble Palace

No one ever expected the $40 million renovation of the Augusta’s Municipal Building would be so controversial. Last year, the Augusta Commission was doing a dance to avoid officially naming a portion of the downtown area a “slum,” but still legally establishing an Urban Redevelopment Area that would allow the city to borrow approximately $28.5 […]

Midnight in the Garden City

Midnight in the Garden City

Twenty-five years ago this week, the fate of Savannah resident Jim Williams was in the hands of a Richmond County jury. Williams, who was later the subject of the New York Times bestseller “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” had already been found guilty in the May 2, 1981, shooting death of Danny Hansford […]