Stacey Eidson



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 […]

Danke, Chef Heinz

Danke, Chef Heinz

Hearts were heavy this week after Augustans learned Heinz Sowinski, known to so many as Chef Heinz around town, had passed away at Emory University on Tuesday. For anyone who has ever sat down and enjoyed a meal at La Maison on Telfair, they knew the enormous talent of this brilliant chef. But he was […]

“Do I look Intimidated?”

“Do I look Intimidated?”

Sitting on the corner of Augusta Commissioner Sammie Sias’ desk at the Jamestown Community Center is a replica grenade mounted to a wood base that reads, “Complaint Dept. Take A Number.” A plastic No. 1 is humorously attached to the grenade’s activation pin. After serving almost 30 years in the U.S. Army and volunteering as […]

The New Face of GRU

The New Face of GRU

While there are several impressive awards and plaques in the office of Georgia Regents University’s new president, Dr. Brooks Keel, there is one particular item that he can’t help but be extremely proud to have on his bookshelf. Gently placed just above his 1978 Augusta College diploma and a framed needlepoint image of the historic […]