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Waiting on the Edge

Waiting on the Edge

Though the construction of Columbia County’s $1.5 million BMX track and skatepark has been a long, slow process for those anxious for the project’s completion, officials say the new facilities, located behind the stadium field at Blanchard Woods Park, are very close to opening. But waiting hasn’t been easy. “I just got to a point […]

Memorial Update

Memorial Update

Before this year’s Arts in the Heart, as part of the Artzilla project where local artists paint together for the duration of the festival, artist Carrie Brooks decided to paint a canvas to honor Maj. Michael Donahue, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division who was assigned to Fort Gordon from 2009-2012. Donahue was killed […]

Massage operator’s license gets messy

Massage operator’s license gets messy

When former Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Voulgaris went before the Augusta Commission’s public service committee this week asking for a massage operator’s license, little did commissioners know his request was about to resemble a bad episode of “The Jerry Springer Show.” During a presentation regarding the request for an operator’s license for the business […]