Ever wonder what it’s like to fly in a B-17 Flying Fortress? Check out these videos from the “Movie” Memphis Bell. If this looks like fun, head to the General Aviation side of Augusta Regional Airport (Bush Field) on Saturday, September 27. Flights are $450 and begin at 10 a.m. The plane will open up […]
As the Metro Spirit reported on July 24, the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences, formerly the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, and Pendleton King Park used a Wells Fargo/National Fish and Wildlife grant to clean up the park’s Lake Elizabeth pond. Since April of last year, the Phinizy Research Team has spent over 500 hours on […]
Commissioner Donnie Smith has submitted a letter of resignation to the clerk of commission, ending speculation about what the beleaguered District 7 commissioner would do in light of a scathing report that found Smith, a 20-year Georgia State Patrol veteran, worked a second job during Masters Week while reporting himself on duty. Smith resigned from […]
Tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, will be making himself available to media to discuss the findings of the initial investigation into Donnie Smith. Stay tuned. There is more to come.
Here’s a question: when confirmation that an organization is headed in the right direction comes from a group that organization is paying, does that mean they’re really headed in the right direction, or does it mean they’ve hired smart people who know who’s writing the checks? In the case of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), […]
Given what happened at the Columbia County Tax Commissioner’s office, you can bet everyone over at the Government Center is paying a lot more attention these days to the audit results that cross their desks. Audits are supposed to be a combination of preventative medicine and deterrence. They can spot a minor problem before it […]
On March 19, Evans attorney Mack Taylor filed his Declaration of Intent (DOI) for the special election to fill the vacancy left by Charles Allen, who resigned along with his wife, Tax Commissioner Kay Allen, early last March. Initially, the field of potential candidates who filled out DOIs was limited to retired businessman Brett McGuire, […]
Al Gray had a busy day last Tuesday. First and probably most publicized, came his run-in with Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who showed the audacity – at least that’s what Gray’s supporters would call it – to question the accuracy of the $65 million Gray estimated the Municipal Building renovations would end up costing Richmond […]