Deke Copenhaver

Sunday Read: Marion Williams at his best

Sunday Read: Marion Williams at his best

People say there are six major elements needed to transform a play into great theatre: a good plot, strong characters, a constant theme, vivid language, rhythm and spectacle. This past week, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams was Shakespeare. The curtain lifts on Act I and the play opens with a scene just one day before the […]

“Get On Up” Premiere Got Politically Messy

“Get On Up” Premiere Got Politically Messy

When Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams asked this week for a report on the city’s sponsorship relating to Augusta’s premiere of the James Brown movie, “Get On Up,” many people thought he was just filled with sour grapes. After all, it was the Garden City’s chance to shine at the sold-out, red-carpet event that included director […]

Deke Leading the Charge?

Deke Leading the Charge?

Since when did Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver become such a powerful player on the Augusta Commission? Late last week, Copenhaver achieved the seemingly impossible by convincing six Augusta commissioners to approve a $194 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) package that will be considered by voters on the May 20 ballot. Now, granted, […]