Stacey Eidson



Remember small hearts this weekend

Remember small hearts this weekend

While everyone is enjoying their chocolate treats and red roses this Valentine’s Day weekend, I can’t help but share with you a short story. It’s not a lecture or a tall tale. It’s a story about a little boy’s super strong heart. About four years ago, my little sister – who happened to be 31 […]

Commission travel stirs controversy

Commission travel stirs controversy

Whether they’re trips to attend conferences held by the National League of Cities, the Georgia Municipal Association, the National Association of Counties or the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Augusta commissioners have received a lot of grief over the years regarding travel expenses. When Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith decided to ask his colleagues […]

Ed Cashin’s Augusta

Ed Cashin’s Augusta

While many locals love to criticize Augusta for its faults and toss around the unflattering nickname “Disgusta” like a bad joke, there was one man who spent his life opening people’s eyes to the greatness of the Garden City. Dr. Edward J. Cashin, a beloved former history professor at Augusta College from 1969 until 1996, […]

Old vs. New

Old vs. New

Almost 40 years ago, the James Brown Arena started out as part of a larger vision to invigorate Augusta’s faltering downtown district. Back in 1973, the Augusta-Richmond County Coliseum Authority first asked Chinese-born architect I.M. Pei’s New York firm to perform the design work and site selection for a new civic center. While Pei is […]

Trey Allen on the free ticket debate

Trey Allen on the free ticket debate

While a lot of people are talking about Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross’ email last week to Royce Richardson of Triple R Concert Productions discussing free tickets to future shows at the Columbia County Exhibition Center, it appears Cross doesn’t have a lot to say about the matter. Cross has not returned phone calls […]

Taking the Lead in Columbia County

Taking the Lead in Columbia County

If you frequently find yourself completely stressed out while sitting in a long line of traffic on any of the major thoroughfares in Columbia County, new District 1 Commissioner Doug Duncan wants you to know one simple fact: You are not alone. “I often get hacked off and say, ‘What the heck?’” said Duncan, who […]

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Just a few short hours after Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz submitted his letter of resignation to officials with the state’s board of regents last week, he felt a great sense of accomplishment regarding his time in Augusta. But Azziz said he is also ready for the next chapter in his life. “It is […]

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Just a few short hours after Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz submitted his letter of resignation to officials with the state’s board of regents, he felt a great sense of accomplishment regarding his time in Augusta. But Azziz said he is also ready for the next chapter in his life. “It is the right […]

Tolling in Georgia

Tolling in Georgia

Despite the fact that the Georgia Supreme Court unanimously ruled in November that the practice of tolling sentences by courts and private probation companies in misdemeanor cases is illegal, it appears the issue will again take center stage under Georgia’s gold dome this year. There is a great deal of pressure on state legislators to […]

What Will Augusta Do About Downtown Parking?

What Will Augusta Do About Downtown Parking?

The Downtown Development Authority had grand plans for a state-of the-art parking system along Broad Street with new computerized meters that would be so user friendly that the public would embrace them. That was the dream. The reality, however, was quite different when the city of Augusta held two public meetings to discuss downtown parking […]