Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County

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Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County
Goodwill Credit Card Security Breach Update

Goodwill Credit Card Security Breach Update

September 2, 2014 Earlier today, Goodwill Industries International (GII) announced the results of an investigation started in July into a potential data security issue involving some Goodwill member stores. While a third-party forensic expert discovered evidence that a payment card processing

Whole Foods Market opens September 23

Whole Foods Market opens September 23

From Press Release: Sneak-preview tours Sept 19 and 20 to benefit Augusta Locally Grown                                Whole Foods Market  will open its first Augusta location for business Tuesday, September 23. The store is located on Washington Road in the Washington Crossing shopping […]

Order. Balance. Beauty.

Order. Balance. Beauty.

I shared a wonderful article this week on Facebook, aiming to spread the word that even creative types — especially creative types, in fact — can benefit from an organized approach to life. Dan Charnas’ post for the NPR blog “The Salt” is called, “For a More Ordered Life, Organize Like a Chef.”

Holiday Checkpoints

Holiday Checkpoints

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety will begin “Operations Hands Across the Border” this evening, 6pm at The Foundation Club. From tonight through Monday additional RCSO Deputies, GSP Troopers, and HEAT Teams

Higher taxes equal more tension

Higher taxes equal more tension

Augusta rarely sees it. Mayor Deke Copenhaver getting an opportunity to cast a vote and break a tie on the Augusta Commission. But this wasn’t a regular week in Augusta-Richmond County. Following the sudden resignation of District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson last week, Commissioner-Elect Ben

Examining Death

Examining Death

When Columbia County Medical Examiner Dr. Butch Garrison resigned about three months ago, Coroner Vernon Collins saw an opportunity to give his staff a raise. “I met with [County Administrator] Scott Johnson and made him aware that we didn’t have a medical examiner anymore and that I didn’t

Grady Smith burns bridges on the first day

Grady Smith burns bridges on the first day

Ask the average small business owner in Richmond County what is wrong with Augusta politics and this astute quote from Commissioner Grady Smith in this week’s feature story about the tax increase would sum it up: “Might as well start off on the right foot,” Grady Smith said, sarcastically

Getting the Last Laugh

Getting the Last Laugh

Poor Deke. In the twilight of his political career, at least as mayor of Augusta, lame duck Deke Copenhaver’s big finish is turning out to be a dud. It’s not that he’s not trying, he’s just not having much success. On August 14, we learned that after so much early promise (not to mention more

Diverging Diamond in the Rough

Diverging Diamond in the Rough

When news broke that Columbia County officials had green lighted an incentive package totaling $700,000 for a massive new retail development at the already massively congested I-20 exit in Grovetown, you couldn’t help but hear the massive groan of frustration from those who regularly drive in

Proposed changes to alcohol licenses are ignored

Proposed changes to alcohol licenses are ignored

Despite the fact that the city’s Planning and Development Department is proposing some pretty significant changes to Augusta’s alcohol licenses, including a 10 percent fee increase, not one single local business owner seems to care. Or at least that’s the impression the city is getting

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Long Live Unarmed Black Men!…….Please? So yes you want to give the sheriffs office a raise but you can’t do it without raising taxes. Doesn’t sound like that ones happening for the officers or the tax payers. It sounded really good and official but how long after you get

Richmond County Tax Increase Just Passed

Richmond County Tax Increase Just Passed

The Augusta Richmond County Commission just voted 5-5 for the 1.75 millage increase. Mayor Copenhaver had to break the tie. He voted for the millage increase. Newly appointed commissioner Ben Hasan ( at 11:30 this morning) and Mayor Deke are not too popular right now. Story developing…

Getting the Last Laugh

Getting the Last Laugh

Poor Deke. In the twilight of his political career, at least as mayor of Augusta, lame duck Deke Copenhaver’s big finish is turning out to be a dud. It’s not that he’s not trying, he’s just not having much success. On August 14, we learned that after so much early promise (not to mention more

Run or Don’t Scam

Run or Don’t Scam

News 13 Daytona Beach FL 8/19/2014 “In less than a month, hundreds of runners were expecting to be doused in colored dye as they run a 3.1 mile course. At least 700 people paid to take part in the Run or Dye 5K in Daytona Beach. All runners were told the race was cancelled by […]

A Look Back at Candidate Rick Allen

A Look Back at Candidate Rick Allen

On August 21, Congressman John Barrow issued a press release highlighting his support of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This comes just two days after he released Factcheck.org’s review of a National Republican Congressional Committee ad that claims Barrow, who is fighting off a

Hardie Davis speaks his mind

Hardie Davis speaks his mind

While the entire country has been shocked and disheartened by the violence and tragedy that has occurred this past week in Ferguson, Mo., one elected official doesn’t mind sharing his opinion on the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. When The New York Times broke the story this