This is Your Brain on Drugs

This is Your Brain on Drugs

It’s not a bad habit. It’s not about being morally flawed or lacking the willpower. It’s not about guilt or shame. When it comes to alcoholism or a drug addiction, it’s all about the brain, according to Ken Wilson, executive director of Steppingstones to Recovery in Augusta. “There are still people who are suffering from […]

Private Probation Found Constitutional

Private Probation Found Constitutional

In the long-awaited decision regarding the constitutionality of private misdemeanor probation, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision Monday affirming that private probation is legal, though in several other instances the court found against Sentinel Offender Services, the private probation company at the center of the private probation controversy here in Georgia and in a […]

Waiting on the Edge

Waiting on the Edge

Though the construction of Columbia County’s $1.5 million BMX track and skatepark has been a long, slow process for those anxious for the project’s completion, officials say the new facilities, located behind the stadium field at Blanchard Woods Park, are very close to opening. But waiting hasn’t been easy. “I just got to a point […]