Augusta

Commission travel stirs controversy

Commission travel stirs controversy

Whether they’re trips to attend conferences held by the National League of Cities, the Georgia Municipal Association, the National Association of Counties or the Association County Commissioners of Georgia, Augusta commissioners have received a lot of grief over the years regarding travel expenses. When Augusta Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith decided to ask his colleagues […]

Augusta’s Pride: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

According to the dictionary, pride is defined as “a feeling or deep pleasure derived from one’s achievements.” In my 16 years living in Augusta, I have encountered three kinds of pride: good, bad, and ugly. Pride is good when it means getting gratification from doing what is morally right, honest, considerate, and beneficial to others. […]

Ed Cashin’s Augusta

Ed Cashin’s Augusta

While many locals love to criticize Augusta for its faults and toss around the unflattering nickname “Disgusta” like a bad joke, there was one man who spent his life opening people’s eyes to the greatness of the Garden City. Dr. Edward J. Cashin, a beloved former history professor at Augusta College from 1969 until 1996, […]