Richmond County

SPLOST battles can get ugly

SPLOST battles can get ugly

You’ve seen the bright red and white signs in yards all over town with the large print screaming, “VOTE NO SPLOST!” Those citizens in Richmond County who are against this year’s proposed $215 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list are a very vocal group. Several Augusta commissioners are worried. And they very well […]

Does South Augusta really suck?

Does South Augusta really suck?

With all of this talk about what to do with the former Regency Mall site and how development of the property could transform south Augusta, it reminded us of a feature story that ran in the summer of 2000. This story, which was entitled, “Does South Augusta really suck?” asked many of the same questions […]

The Enigma That Is Sheriff Roundtree

The Enigma That Is Sheriff Roundtree

I admit it, the man intrigues me. Watching Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree handle the administration of his department takes me back to my fascination with Jacques Cousteau documentaries when I was kid. Just like one of those exotic deep sea creatures Cousteau would find and poke with a pole, you never, ever know what […]