On March 29, HBO aired a documentary called “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.” Among other things, the film shares compelling testimonies from former members of the group. In addition, the film makes three particular claims about the church’s practices and inner workings that
There has been a lot of anxiety recently regarding the future of Richmond County schools and the need to vastly improve the overall system in the coming years. Just last year, a Philadelphia-based consultant group suggested ways to reorganize the school system in order to address the
Scuttle’s Island water park was sold as an economic boost for tourism in Columbia County. It was promoted as the first multi-million dollar water park of its kind in this area. Featuring 20 water slides, a lazy river, a water playground and a 55,000-square-foot wave pool, it was expected to
As the newly elected District 7 commissioner Sean Frantom was sworn into office this week, it was interesting to watch him take his seat next to his new colleagues, many of whom are twice his age. Whatever you want to say about Frantom, this 36-year-old commissioner has proven the people of
The national headlines this week were harsh: “Mom loses 5 kids over sex party with daughter’s friends” — USA Today “Horny Georgia mom busted after AA sponsor told cops she had sex with daughter’s friends at naked Twister party”– New York Daily News “Georgia Woman Arrested for
Long before moviegoers watched in horror as actor Ned Beatty was forced to strip off his clothes and told to “squeal like a pig” during a film set in the rural mountains of North Georgia, there was the novel by Atlanta writer and poet James Dickey that started it all. It’s been 45 years since
During a crucial Masters Week where it was announced that the immensely convenient, ride-sharing app Uber would be available for the first time in Augusta area, what happens? A 60-year-old Yellow Cab driver from Augusta shoots another fellow Yellow Cab driver at the Augusta Regional Airport
Earlier this month, a few Augustans who are active on social media recognized a familiar face on Facebook. Former University System of Georgia regent and former owner of The Columbia County News-Times Tim Shelnut had started a brand new and improved Facebook page. His old page dated back to
A video has surfaced that shows a 50-year-old man named Walter Scott being shot several times in the back from a number of yards away by Officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, S.C. Scott died as a result of his injuries. To be clear, what follows is not an attempt to inflame tensions
“Living life on your terms” is one of those phrases we tend to see from our motivated buddies on Facebook, or something we might hear from a lifestyle coach, TV personality or perhaps even a preacher. But to meet someone who has taken that ethos and put it to the test is refreshing and
About six months ago, local drivers noticed a big change to Magnolia Lane, the beautiful main entrance to Augusta National. All of a sudden, there were these very noticeable waist-high black posts, otherwise known as bollards, lining the entrance of probably the most famous driveway in all of
I think those residents on Wicklow Drive protesteth too much about the upcoming road work on Berckmans Road. Not everyone is a news junkie like me, but to say they knew absolutely nothing about this project means they are out of touch with newspapers, radio and television news. And how could
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Two weeks ago, I published an essay titled, “Bigotry, Cancer, and Sigma Alpha Epsilon.” It was a response to the video that showed members of the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SAE) engaging in a racist chant. In the essay, I put forward the
About six months ago, local drivers noticed a big change to Magnolia Lane, the beautiful main entrance to Augusta National. All of a sudden, there were these very noticeable waist-high, black posts, otherwise known as bollards, lining the entrance of probably the most famous driveway in all of
It is the road project no one in Augusta really wants to discuss. Many nearby residents are either too nervous or intimidated to talk about it. Surrounding business owners worry about the repercussions from speaking out. The city is talking about it, but only when citizens specifically ask.
While all of the golf world has been fascinated with the boldness of the Augusta Commission’s recent decision to ban drones flying over “an international event” in the Garden City from April 2-13, there was one Atlanta attorney who actually explored whether the city was standing on solid legal
Ever since the Georgia State Patrol disclosed its recent report on the despicable actions of former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith towards female employees in his role as lieutenant with the GSP, folks have been coming out of the woodwork with some pretty terrible accusations about Smith.
Men enjoy sex. I imagine that few people would disagree with that statement. There is nothing wrong with men enjoying sex. It is fun. Nevertheless, an unexpected pregnancy that occurs as a result of a casual sexual encounter can have very severe consequences. Namely, a child growing up in a
By receiving 43 percent of the vote in the District 7 race this past week, Augusta Commission candidate Sean Frantom has caught the attention of a lot of folks in the Garden City. While Frantom still has an uphill battle facing his opponent, appointed Augusta Commissioner Louis “Hap” Harris, in