Stacey Eidson



The Patch Has New Management, and It’s Not First Tee

The Patch Has New Management, and It’s Not First Tee

The Augusta Municipal Golf Course is under new management, despite a public protest of the contract by Paul Simon, chairman emeritus of the youth golf program First Tee of Augusta. Just minutes before the Augusta Commission’s consideration of a bid by the Orlando, Fla.-based company, Cypress Golf Management, to manage the city’s golf course, Simon read more

Helen Blocker-Adams officially withdraws from mayor’s race

Helen Blocker-Adams officially withdraws from mayor’s race

In a prepared statement released this morning to the media, former mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams announced that she has officially withdrawn from the mayor’s race. Below is Blocker-Adams’ statement to the public and the media: “After five days of seclusion away from television, print and radio news, social media, and the public I have had read more

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more

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 read more