Augusta may be able to avoid using “slum”

The Augusta Commission is doing everything it can to avoid officially naming a portion of the downtown area a “slum,” but still legally establishing an Urban Redevelopment Area that would allow the city to borrow $26.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to renovate the Municipal Building on Greene Street. The end result might be a simple […]

Child molester or innocent man?

Former Columbia County Commissioner Scott Dean is hoping for a new trial after his 19-year-old adopted daughter admitted she lied in court Scott Dean is sitting in a Columbia County jail just waiting. Waiting to find out whether he will be sent back to his cell in a Georgia State Prison in rural Reidsville. Waiting […]

Judge Craig not backing down from Sentinel ruling

Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig is standing firm. Despite receiving criticism from Richmond County State Court judges that his September 16 ruling on the treatment of misdemeanor probationers “completely disrupts, and, for all practical purposes, shuts down” their court, Craig told attorneys representing Sentinel Offender Services last week that he was not going to lift […]