Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County

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Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County
Promoter Griffin to be Arrested

Promoter Griffin to be Arrested

It looks like local promoter Cam Griffin has some rocky days ahead of him. Captain Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this morning that a felony theft of services warrant has been issued for Griffin, 30, in response to a report filed by Theodore Alan Shultz, owner of

Inside Animal Services

Inside Animal Services

A man wearing a checkered flannel shirt over a tank top walks through the doors at Augusta Animal Services on Mack Lane gripping a young, white labrador retriever mix tightly by the leash. The dog happily wags its tail, bouncing from the door to the front desk. It appears the young dog

Really, DUI Duncan?

Really, DUI Duncan?

Everyone has seen the huge bright yellow billboards with ads screaming, “DUI? Duncan!” The advertisements of the prominent DUI law firm, featuring local attorneys James Duncan III and Tiffini Chambers, are hard to miss. So are the SUVs racing around town with the same slogan plastered all over

Once More for District 4

Once More for District 4

The last time Bill Morris ran against Vernon Thomas for the District 4 commission seat in Columbia County, voters were still stinging from a series of events that had left them feeling like outcasts. In July 2008, former Harlem Mayor Scott Dean took office after Lee Anderson abandoned the

Hecht Comes to Augusta Ready to Fight

Hecht Comes to Augusta Ready to Fight

Attorney General candidate Greg Hecht, a Democrat from the Atlanta area who served in the General Assembly and spent four years as an assistant district attorney, blew through town Thursday and had quite a bit to say about incumbent Republican Sam Olens, which was kind of refreshing, given the

Believe it or not, college kids still care

Believe it or not, college kids still care

Protests in the 1960s. If you didn’t live through them, you’ve definitely heard all about them. Whether it was protests involving the civil rights movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement, the women’s movement, the gay rights movement or the environmental movement, college students played an

Reviving the Riverwalk

Reviving the Riverwalk

On Thursday, October 23 something special is going to happen down at the Jessye Norman Riverwalk Amphitheater. Starting at 6 p.m., three bluegrass bands are going to perform a concert to benefit Jordan’s House and the Bond Crosby Fund while pumping some much needed life back into one of

Will downtown Augusta soon get parking meters?

Will downtown Augusta soon get parking meters?

While most people might be familiar with the old coin-operated parking meters from more than 40 years ago, the Downtown Development Authority is proposing a state-of the-art parking system along Broad Street that it hopes will be much more customer friendly. But some Augusta commissioners

Preventing another hard drive scandal

Preventing another hard drive scandal

Keeping his promise not to let the questions surrounding former City Administrator Fred Russell’s hard drive fade away, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams requested this week that his colleagues review the manner in which information is stored within the city government. “How can we move

Sentinel debate not the same without Donnie Smith

Sentinel debate not the same without Donnie Smith

The Insider hates to admit this, but when Chief State Court Judge Richard Slaby went before the city’s public safety committee meeting this week to talk about awarding a 2015 contract to Sentinel Offender Services, former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith was truly missed. Say what you will

Elephants Forced to Another Venue

Elephants Forced to Another Venue

The ongoing saga of Be My Guest’s sudden and unexplained closure caused the Greater Columbia County Republican Women some heartburn last Thursday when their monthly meeting, in which attendees were encouraged to come as an American historical figure, had to be moved from Be My Guest to

The Hair Debate

The Hair Debate

Last week’s Insider about the political forum/discussion William Melvin hoped to host at his Avant Williams barber shop and spa generated quite a bit of attention for Melvin. Before the sun set on Thursday, Channel 6 was out there asking Melvin if he really planned on charging candidates

The Senator interviews Sylvia

The Senator interviews Sylvia

For the past few weeks, The Augusta Chronicle’s City Ink columnist Sylvia Cooper has had mock interviews with former state Sen. Charles Walker who has just recently completed his 10-year federal prison sentence. In her column, Cooper has posed questions to the senator and, because he isn’t

Aquinas High School Lockdown

Aquinas High School Lockdown

Today at 1:48, Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 1900 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in reference to a Burglary. Upon arrival, it was discovered that an unknown B/M wearing camouflaged clothing and hat took an unknown number of weapons from the residence. The suspect fled on

What’s on Fred Russell’s hard drive?

What’s on Fred Russell’s hard drive?

Earlier this year, when Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams demanded a copy of former City Administrator Fred Russell’s hard drive after he was fired, many of his colleagues simply rolled their eyes. It was considered to be another “crazy” Marion Williams request. Even General Counsel Andrew

Has Columbia County’s Watchful Eye Blinked?

Has Columbia County’s Watchful Eye Blinked?

If you pay attention to things in Columbia County, you might remember Lee Benedict. He’s a Richmond County educator who’s often a candidate for office in Columbia County. Most recently he took on Trey Allen for the District 2 seat, calling himself “the honest one.” During that campaign he