Editorial: The Augusta Commission needs to act on finding a new administrator
Augusta is at a critical juncture, but the Augusta Commission refuses to take the steps to put a new administrator in place.
Editorial: The silence is deafening
The city of Augusta is quite literally being dragged, kicking and screaming, into being transparent with the public over this hacking incident with city computer networks.
Editorial: Where is Augusta’s fire chief?
Augusta's fire chief routinely goes AWOL when any when situation occurs with the fire department and it is time for the chief to understand the meaning of the word "transparency."
Editorial: We demand transparency and strive to be transparent as well
Transparency and honesty in government line the path of liberty, but secrecy and duplicity in government pave the road to tyranny
Editorial: Georgia governor, General Assembly are barking up the wrong tree
On its face, it seems like Senate bill 222, which is awaiting Gov. Brian Kemp’s signature, is an attempt to prevent money from outside the state to be used to sway elections. However, a careful reading of the bill shows it does nothing but styme local elections officials from receiving non-partisan grants to help fund the elections process.
Editorial: Augusta continues to resist making public records available
In the course of researching the lawsuit between the city of Augusta and C4 Live entertainment, the pointy heads in the Augusta law department began parsing words and phrases and again attempted to skirt the open records law and again, it was to their detriment.
Editorial: The witch hunt against Natalie Paine
Former Augusta District Attorney and now Assistant District Attorney in Columbia County Natalie Paine has faced a five year long legal battle that ultimately ended up in the Georgia Supreme Court and threatened to destroy her professionally.
Editorial: One day they will learn
In places where there is either an apathetic press or no press at all, elected officials become emboldened and feel they can do virtually whatever they want and that dog no longer hunts in Augusta, Ga.
Editorial: The ‘Malaise Era’ in Augusta is over
For the past decade, the city’s tax base has eroded and for good reason.
Editorial: It is time to put a stop to coverups
Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree is circling the wagons yet again, refusing to release bodycam footage and continuing to show a pattern of behavior of someone who believes the law does not apply to him or his office.
Garnett Johnson: In his own words
Garnett Johnson is a candidate for mayor. A runoff election is scheduled for June 21.
To your health: Black Beans: Superhero in a dark disguise
Black beans are the superhero of legumes. Dr. Robert Pendergrast explains why you should add more black beans into your diet.
Column: Berkeley, Slavery and the memory hole
Memory is a funny thing, and reflects on why some historical memories are valuable even if controversial.
Steven Kendrick: In his own words
Steven Kendrick is a candidate for mayor. A runoff election is scheduled for June 21.
Column: A divorce is not needed
Unity is what both Augusta and the United States need, not more division.
Column: Another Runoff Election—How We Can Save Money and Still Give Voters Options
A candidate for the Georgia House considers ways of avoiding runoffs in the future.