Augusta

New election brings old debate over the mayor’s power

New election brings old debate over the mayor’s power

With Augustans preparing to select a new mayor next year, one debate that has already begun to rear its ugly head is the discussion over the mayor’s limited powers. Those candidates who have announced their intentions to run for the city’s top seat — including Augusta commissioners Alvin Mason and Joe Jackson, state Sen. Hardie […]

What you need is a big fish

What you need is a big fish

When promoter Charles Collins Jr. announced that the Rock-N-Country Music Bash at the Columbia County Fairgrounds scheduled for this weekend was going to feature nationally known artists such as Atlanta Rhythm Section, Ambrosia, Orleans and Juice Newton, people should have started asking some questions. After all, the event was organized by Turn On Your Radio […]

Operation Thunder Keeps Rolling

Operation Thunder Keeps Rolling

On edge. That’s how many critics of Operation Thunder describe the community’s feelings about this year’s increase in police checkpoints by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. But those in support of the road checks simply argue Operation Thunder is saving lives by using a strong law enforcement presence […]