Richmond County

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary and, let’s just say, it’s been a bumpy ride. Over the years, a lot of attention has been given to the turbulent relationship among members of the Augusta Commission. But, with 10 commissioners representing completely different regions of Richmond County and […]

Former Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Talks About Sentinel’s Future

Former Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputy Talks About Sentinel’s Future

As the governor’s Criminal Justice Reform Council has been busy working on recommendations to improve Georgia’s misdemeanor probation system following an extremely critical state audit, all eyes are on the future of Sentinel Offender Services. The private probation company, which is currently under contract with the State Court of Richmond County, is feeling the pressure […]

Massage operator’s license denied due to wife’s history

Massage operator’s license denied due to wife’s history

It didn’t matter that Jason Voulgaris was a former Richmond County sheriff’s deputy or that he was a disabled combat veteran who insisted that he was simply looking to start a new business in west Augusta. The past actions of his wife, who was charged with prostitution in Texas and arrested here in Augusta on […]