Friends With Benefits Fund, the production and promotion company that brought The Major Rager to downtown Augusta during Masters Week, has donated $10,000 to the Turn Back The Block initiative in the Harrisburg neighborhood. “We really want to have a direct impact on the community,” said George Claussen, founder of Friends With Benefits Fund. “We […]
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 overcrowding of some schools compared to others that […]
The long 51-week wait until the next Masters Week has begun. I’ve always compared it to the feeling I get the day after Christmas: “We have to wait a whole year?!” I guess it’s obvious that I’m one of the people that actually likes Masters Week. I’ve never really understood why people complain [...]
What is the economic impact of The Masters Tournament? I set out to answer that question late one night. I found a few promising answers, but nothing conclusive. One answer came in the form of a 2008 article by Damon Cline in The Augusta Chronicle titled, “Masters Tournament: What’s [...]
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When the global information technology company Unisys officially announced this week that it will lease the majority of the former Fort Discovery space by the Riverwalk, there was all of the sudden a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Since 2010, there has been a giant hole in the heart [...]
Lt. Allan Rollins of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that deputies discovered a meth lab at 2408 Patrick Ave. in Augusta. Three individuals — Robert Winford Dukes, Scott Lee Weirich and Brian Shane Cherry — are facing charges in the incident. The following is [...]
It’s almost been a week since Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis held a news conference calling for state legislators to change the city’s 1995 consolidation bill to give the mayor significantly more authority, but the tremors from his announcement are still being felt across Richmond County. While [...]