Austin Rhodes

The Enigma That Is Sheriff Roundtree

The Enigma That Is Sheriff Roundtree

I admit it, the man intrigues me. Watching Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree handle the administration of his department takes me back to my fascination with Jacques Cousteau documentaries when I was kid. Just like one of those exotic deep sea creatures Cousteau would find and poke with a pole, you never, ever know what […]

Waco Thugs Clearly More Efficient Than Baltimore Thugs

Waco Thugs Clearly More Efficient Than Baltimore Thugs

Gotta love a headline that gets attention. So Kelby called. My well-meaning, hard-working and often “bewildered” friend, Kelby Walker (no relation). He is a community activist and erstwhile radio talk show host who is considering a run for the Augusta Commission’s fifth district seat. He’s a long-time caller to my radio show and, despite our […]

Her Name Was Jennifer

Her Name Was Jennifer

So Saturday, I visited my mom. While I was attempting to have a quiet moment, my restless 6-year-old son was filled with a million questions. I should have expected that. Cemeteries tend to have that effect on little boys. One of the few heartbreaks in Beau’s young life has been losing his grandmother before he […]