Augusta

First Friday Changes Hands, Vows to Be More Art-Friendly

First Friday Changes Hands, Vows to Be More Art-Friendly

After managing First Friday since 2005, the Greater Augusta Arts Council is transferring management of the monthly event to Artists Row, an organization of downtown art galleries. The change, about a month in the making, will take place September 5. According to Greater Augusta Arts Council Executive Director Brenda Durant, the graduation of Jamie Lowe, […]

The New Riverwalk?

The New Riverwalk?

Though last week’s meeting between the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and stakeholders in Riverwalk Augusta, downtown’s signature riverfront amenity, might have resulted in the appearance of a unified front, it’s clear that there are different agendas regarding the $1 million in SPLOST funds the DDA plans to spend on the project. The money, part of […]

Prostitution: Not a Victimless Crime

Prostitution: Not a Victimless Crime

A quick glimpse on Backpage.com reveals dozens of women from the Augusta area offering men a guaranteed good time. “Hey, I’m Brandy,” one classified ad on the website reads, claiming to be from a 20-year-old woman from Augusta with a “round booty.” “Only looking for gentlemen in the area looking for a true experience with […]