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Editorial Board: Code enforcement can change its name but not its mission 

Code enforcement can call itself whatever they want to as long as at the end of the day their function is to enforce code compliance. Why stop with renaming Code Enforcement? Why not rename Law Enforcement to “Rule Administration” or even better rename Storm Water fee to “Rain Tax." Or just leave the names alone.

Editorial Board: Hereditary politics do not belong in Augusta

At his campaign launch on Oct. 31, Karlton Howard was quick to remind the crowd gathered that the House 129 seat has been in his family for 20 years, then quickly backtracked and said he planned to run on his own merits.

Editorial Board: Endorsements for Nov. 8 election

Election endorsements from The Augusta Press Editorial Board.

Editorial: Let it go already

For years, Gold Cross EMS has basically endured an inquisition by the Augusta Commission once led by a now convicted felon and carried on by a lame duck commissioner who will soon be out of office.

Editorial Board: DA’s misguided efforts are costing lives

Augusta District Attorney Jared Williams' failures as a prosecutor are beginning to stack up like the rap sheets of the criminals he refuses to put behind bars and the results of his ineptitude are having a disastrous effect on our community. 

B.J. Wood Cartoon October 24, 2022

Written by B.J. Wood October 24, 2022

Editorial: Columbia County says Stay and be Social, but Tap is a drag

Columbia County made the right decision on Stay. Social Tap & Table's alcohol license.

Editorial Board: Richmond County Sheriff remains absent amid spree of violence

Other than making a joint announcement with the FBI, the sheriff has been almost as absent from the public as the now disgraced Augusta mayor.

Editorial: Why the watchdog role of the press matters

The press has a purpose: to protect the public's right to know.

Editorial Board: Sheriff’s office to blame in Natalie Paine investigation

A Special Master appointed by the Georgia Supreme Court has already ruled that Paine had no role in the taping of a suspect in the custody of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and his attorney, which is a serious violation of the suspect’s civil rights.

‘Escalating incidents’ leads Youth ChalleNGe Academy to shut down class at Fort Gordon

A mother speaks out after her son was sent home from Fort Gordon's Youth ChalleNGe Academy. His class was canceled due to reported violence.

Veterans Day Salute: Rodney Tyson

Lakeside High School Principal and retired Army Maj. Rodney Tyson recalls his over 20-year career in the military and transition to education administration.

Fort Gordon’s new name approved

Fort Gordon's name change to Fort Eisenhower has been approved.

Computer executive goes straight to lieutenant colonel rank in Army’s Cyber Corps

On Monday at the age of 48, Paul Son became the first person to go straight into the U.S. Army Cyber Corps as a lieutenant colonel.

Respectful and disrespectful at Memorial Day ceremony in Augusta

After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, people gathered once again to observe Memorial Day at a ceremony in downtown Augusta.

VA exoskeleton helps paralyzed vets walk again

An exoskeleton is giving paralyzed veterans the chance to walk again.
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