Austin Rhodes

Can Senator Jones Solve This Problem?

Can Senator Jones Solve This Problem?

Former Richmond County Solicitor Harold Jones was sworn in this week as the new District 22 state senator, succeeding Hardie Davis, the man who has become Augusta’s newest mayor. As a Democrat serving in a Republican-controlled state government, Senator Jones will be limited in what he can pursue as far as wide, sweeping legislation goes, but […]

Make an Example of the Jeep-Driving Jerk

Make an Example of the Jeep-Driving Jerk

Photo Caption: The reported “weapon of destruction” 16-year-old Logan Barker is accused of using to destroy a BMX park under construction in Columbia County. The vehicle was borrowed from his 18-year-old brother. This picture was taken well before the alleged crime, the ironic presence of the police car in the background is nothing less than prophetic.   […]

Just Behave Yourdamnself

Just Behave Yourdamnself

A funny thing happened on the way to naming this column. This piece was going to be called “Fighting With Cops; You Lose Every Time,” but then I remembered, when politicians and community activists get involved, any ridiculous outcome is possible. The nation has been turned upside down because of the now notorious cases that resulted […]