Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County

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Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County
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

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

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Massage parlors, pawn shops, tattoo shops, Awful Waffles and yes this is Columbia county. Very classy you know. fred has left the building. why can’t the spit let bygones be bygones? When are we going to start taking this Ebola the thing seriously? How about limiting hospital traffic to

On Elephants, Labor and the Great Debate

On Elephants, Labor and the Great Debate

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 on Thursday, when their monthly meeting, in which attendees were encouraged to come as an American historical

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

For Now, Be My Guest No Longer Inviting

For Now, Be My Guest No Longer Inviting

It seems Be My Guest Catering and Events, the popular Evans banquet venue on Washington Road near Academy Sports, is experiencing some difficulties. When guests arrived for a political function last Thursday and found locks on the doors, they were surprised, but it wasn’t until Monday that

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

Burning bridges in all the wrong places

Burning bridges in all the wrong places

As if the recent political debate between Congressman John Barrow and Republican challenger Rick Allen wasn’t bad enough with the sudden change of venue from the Islamic Community Center to the Evans Government Complex, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution managed to prove things could get even

Historic Summerville with a Taste of Tara

Historic Summerville with a Taste of Tara

Though this year marks the 37th Annual Tour of Homes in Summerville, organizers promise it won’t be the same old tour. “There are a lot of changes this year,” says Tara Conway, who is heading up this year’s tour, which is put on by the Summerville Neighborhood Association. “We’re trying to take

Sick of Traffic? Blame the School Board

Sick of Traffic? Blame the School Board

A recent Columbia County Planning Commission meeting drew more than 200 residents fed up with traffic congestion, and they came away with someone to blame: the school board. The fingers started pointing at the Columbia County School Board after Planning Commission Chairman Jim Cox expressed

UPDATE: River Levee Trail

UPDATE: River Levee Trail

Now that the River Levee Trail is officially open, it might be instructive to remember how we got here. Check out this April, 2013 feature on the trail and it’s fantastic bridges.   Bridging the Future Dramatic Canal bridges top list of new, exciting changes for Augusta’s most

Candidates Balk at Paying for Forum

Candidates Balk at Paying for Forum

During election season, candidates are often desperate for opportunities to look good in front of their constituents. Knocking on all those doors is hard, and frankly it’s not a very efficient use of time. Which is why some of the Columbia County candidates who were contacted by William