The Stealth Election

The Stealth Election

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” — American writer George Jean Nathan Going to the polls this May won’t be as easy as simply selecting one or two candidates in a few local races. In many cases, voters will be choosing from dozens of candidates competing in races for the […]

Should the state take control of failing schools?

Should the state take control of failing schools?

Nothing makes local educators more nervous than the thought of state officials taking over struggling schools across the Peach State. But that is exactly what a proposed amendment to the Georgia Constitution would allow if the “Opportunity School District” referendum passes this November. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal proposed last year that the state create an Opportunity […]

Is Augusta National buying more property?

Is Augusta National buying more property?

As local drivers are just now beginning to get used to traveling up and down the new Berckmans Road as they maneuver through west Augusta, many longtime residents can’t help but slow down and really look at all the changes surrounding the Augusta National Golf Club. Entire neighborhoods are gone. Many hospitality houses are history. […]