Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County

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Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County
20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary and, let’s just say, it’s been a bumpy ride. Over the years, a lot of attention has been given to the turbulent relationship among members of the Augusta Commission. But, with 10 commissioners

Popping Pills

Popping Pills

Adderall, hydrocodone, methadone, dextromethorphan, clonazepam, alprazolam, Oxycontin and Xanax. While these are names of some prescription drugs that many people in the CSRA can’t even pronounce, there is a growing segment of our community that has become all too familiar with them. “We are

Who’s Minding the Store?

Who’s Minding the Store?

Insiders are saying that DUI attorneys, especially Jim Duncan and his firm, are pretty much behind the wheel in court, even controlling the calendar and pleading down those who have multiple DUI priors to lesser charges like reckless driving. Ever wonder how firms like DUI Duncan became so

And the Winner Is…

And the Winner Is…

It’s November, which means it’s time once again for Columbia County to get all interactive and give the public the chance to weigh in on what it thinks are the best examples of building design to go up in the county this year. You can check out the county’s home page for a

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Sentinel Offender Services; a modern day equivalent to the Pinkerton Thugs of the Labor Wars. Congratulations to the Greenbrier High School softball team – STATE CHAMPS! Yeah! I guess it is hard to believe in Creation when you have never been created. I think I’ve figured out why

Collecting Cowboy Dreams

Collecting Cowboy Dreams

Hanging around antique stores while his wife poked around searching for treasures of her own, Clyde Lester decided he needed to start collecting something, too. “She found a lot of stuff for sale, and I said, ‘I’m an old cowboy — I want me some stuff, too,’” Lester says. “So I started

Dr. Azziz is Staying Put

Dr. Azziz is Staying Put

Dear Colleagues, In this season of Thanksgiving, let me first share my gratitude for the many talented faculty and staff with whom I work every day to make GRU and GRHealth the very best institutions they can be. We are all fortunate to be able to build this institution to better serve the

Former Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Talks

Former Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Talks

As the governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Council has been busy working on recommendations to improve Georgia’s misdemeanor probation system following an extremely critical state audit, all eyes are on the future of Sentinel Offender Services. The private probation company, which is currently

Is Your House Shaking?

Is Your House Shaking?

Many across the CSRA have heard the booms and felt some shaking since around noon today.  I have confirmed with official at Fort Gordon that they are conducting EOD training today until 4pm.   I just wanted you to know what it is and to know that all is well.

A Beautiful Dance

A Beautiful Dance

Everyone loves a happy ending, but when it’s raining and you’re homeless and sleeping at a bus stop, happy endings aren’t always so easy to see. Especially when you’re blind. “I was working on Washington Road at a hotel,” explains David Hedglin, sitting in a first floor

Party for Tameka Allen ruffles some feathers

Party for Tameka Allen ruffles some feathers

When members of the Augusta Commission received invitations to a celebratory roast honoring interim City Administrator Tameka Allen this past week that was hand-delivered by a county mail courier in a government-issued car, some commissioners quickly got hot under their collars. “Who’s throwing

Election postmortem

Election postmortem

The campaign signs grew up like weeds once again in Columbia County, and now that crews are out harvesting the vacant lots and street corners, it’s time to see if there were any lessons to be learned. Stick ‘em in early Wayne Bridges had his signs in the ground before qualifying and

Davis’ request renews the charter debate

Davis’ request renews the charter debate

When Mayor-elect Hardie Davis went before the Augusta Commission this week requesting to more than double next year’s budget for the mayor’s office, he immediately began taking some heat. Increasing the mayor’s proposed 2015 budget from $305,700 to more than $600,000 raised several eyebrows on

From a ROAR to a whimper

From a ROAR to a whimper

Before a crowd of more than 400 people, many of whom were well into their retirement years, William S. Morris III stood behind a podium flanked by American flags and declared that the United States was a gift from God that was currently under siege. “Thank you for sharing with us a deep-seeded

More Than Peanuts, Pine Trees and Peaches

More Than Peanuts, Pine Trees and Peaches

Ever since word got out last December that Fort Gordon had scored the U.S. Army Cyber Command Headquarters and the U.S. Army Cyber School of Excellence, the CSRA, particularly Richmond County and most particularly Columbia County, have been running around like kids on Christmas morning — out of

Rhodes vs. Roundtree: This battle is getting ugly

Rhodes vs. Roundtree: This battle is getting ugly

Anyone who knows anything about WGAC Radio Personality Austin Rhodes understands the moment you let that man under your skin, you’ve lost any argument, any debate and any chance of walking away without a war of words. As the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has been trying to downplay an