Busted with $7.5 million worth of weed

Busted with $7.5 million worth of weed

When word spread last week that 28-year-old Isabel Mallar of Martinez had been arrested in Nebraska after authorities discovered her and two other men transporting more than 1,500 pounds of marijuana across the state, many local residents were floored. Those who know Isabel Mallar say that she’s one of the sweetest people you’d ever meet. […]

Nacho Mama’s and Pizza Joint Celebrate 20 Years

Nacho Mama’s and Pizza Joint Celebrate 20 Years

When good friends and Augusta natives Barry Blackston and Matt Flynn opened the doors to Nacho Mama’s on Broad Street exactly 20 years ago, no one knew what to expect. For months prior to its January 1996 opening, all eyes had been on the activity inside the 976 Broad Street location. People working in downtown […]

More time behind closed doors? Not really.

More time behind closed doors? Not really.

There was a flurry of news stories this week talking about a proposal by the Augusta Commission’s rules and regulations subcommittee to extend the time behind closed doors for a legal session. A lot of folks were outraged. How dare the commissioners request to stay behind closed doors an hour longer? People were accusing commissioners […]