Mayor and commission defend travel expenses

Mayor and commission defend travel expenses

When Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith proposed last week requiring commission approval for out-of-state trips, several of his colleagues were not pleased. This week, Smith was even more specific in his request by asking that all out-of-state trips not only require commission approval, but that each commissioner would have to list the name of […]

RCBOE better watch prayers in schools

RCBOE better watch prayers in schools

It’s no secret that the separation of church and state has never been a huge priority in Richmond County’s school system. Almost any day of the week, students can walk into area schools and hear a number of teachers and, in some cases, even principals, talk about God and lessons from the Bible. We’re in […]

Doug Lively’s Knickers in a Twist

Doug Lively’s Knickers in a Twist

Last week, the Insider decided to shed a little light on the sweetheart deal that Morris Communications, parent company of The Augusta Chronicle, has with its private hangar at Augusta Regional Airport. Basically, “Hangar 3” out at the airport houses private jets owned by William S. Morris III, chairman of Morris Communications. In a nutshell, […]