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The Rocket Has Launched, but in Which Direction?

The Rocket Has Launched, but in Which Direction?

The new black majority on the Augusta Commission took off with its first major decision Monday, and just for kicks and giggles, with white commissioner Grady Smith’s vote added to the mix. The 7-2 vote to hire Augusta native Janice Jackson as the new city administrator was not publicly planned, or widely expected, but it […]

The Blame game Is Alive and Well in Augusta

The Blame game Is Alive and Well in Augusta

It’s summer time and, for Yvonne Gentry, Augusta’s disadvantaged business coordinator, there appears to be blood in the water. During a presentation before the Augusta Commission this week about a “path forward” on how the city should proceed in the implementation of the 2009 disparity study, Gentry walked up to the podium full of confidence. […]

Glass Houses

Glass Houses

During election years, allegations fly — that’s a given — and for years, long before he started campaigning for the post of Columbia County Commission chairman, local builder Jim Bartley has been on the pitching end of many such fastballs, most of them directed at his current opponent, incumbent Ron Cross. The last time Cross […]