Augusta

Fear over a black mayor is sadly all too real

Fear over a black mayor is sadly all too real

Who would have ever guessed that in 2014 there would still be a group of individuals nervous about the idea of having a black mayor leading the Garden City? But that seems to be the case. Ever since former City Administrator Fred Russell abruptly announced that he is not running for mayor of Augusta after […]

No home for Augusta’s print shop

No home for Augusta’s print shop

For the past several months, construction crews have been hard at work on the city’s $40 million in renovations and additions to the Augusta Municipal Building. Departments throughout the county are either preparing to move to a new location or have already been shifted around several times during the construction phase. But somehow during the […]

“I can’t be controlled.”

“I can’t be controlled.”

Jim Bartley will never apologize for who he is. To him, that would be like apologizing for breathing. “I’m not afraid of anybody,” Bartley said, sitting in living room of his four-bedroom home that he built himself in Highgrove. “I have been taking on this government for a long time. I will take on these […]