The Failing Grade

The Failing Grade

There is no doubt that the stigma of having almost 20 public schools labeled as “chronically failing” has hurt Richmond County. Over the past decade, new residents moving into the area with school-age children have flooded into surrounding counties rather than gambling on their child’s future with the Richmond County school system. But Augusta is […]

More than Fireworks at the Riverwalk

More than Fireworks at the Riverwalk

The last thing downtown Augusta wanted to hear following the Fourth of July fireworks was gunfire ring out along the Riverwalk. But that’s what happened. According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, two men apparently began arguing and both individuals pulled out guns and began firing next to the Unisys building at Seventh Street and […]

Neighbor vs. neighbor in the State Court judicial race

Neighbor vs. neighbor in the State Court judicial race

A recent letter to the editor published in The Metro Courier has stirred up some hard feelings between Augusta neighbors from the Grand Boulevard area. A few weeks ago, local resident Betty Harrison wrote a critical letter denouncing Robert “Bo” Hunter III, candidate for the State Court seat vacated by Judge John Flythe. Harrison, a supporter […]