Alvin Mason

Changes to alcohol ordinance approved minus the fee increase

Changes to alcohol ordinance approved minus the fee increase

Walter Clay, owner and chef of Rae’s Coastal Cafe, went before the Augusta Commission this week to voice some concerns about the city’s suggested changes to Augusta’s alcohol licenses, including a proposed 10 percent fee increase. After holding three public hearings in July regarding the changes, members of the city’s Planning and Development Department were […]

Alvin Mason looks into removing SPLOST from May 20 ballot

Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason has built almost his entire campaign for mayor this year around the fact that he is against the $194 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list set to go before voters on May 20. He doesn’t believe there was enough public input given to the SPLOST list. He insists that […]

SUNDAY INSIDER: The uncertain future of Dr. Tonia Mason

SUNDAY INSIDER: The uncertain future of Dr. Tonia Mason

Spring break wasn’t so relaxing for some Richmond County educators. When Richmond County schools Superintendent Frank Roberson told members of the media earlier this month that Lucy C. Laney High School Principal Tonia Mason was being investigated by the school board, there were political tremors felt throughout the county. Let’s first just talk about Dr. […]