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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.

Editorial Board: Transparency is first step to reducing school violence

The Richmond County school system’s posture of concealing information and hoping nobody asks needs adjustment.

Editorial: City chooses to reward incompetence

The Augusta Press believes it's time for the Augusta to clean up its act where the Parks and Recreation Department is concerned.

Editorial: The public and the press must work together to help local government become more transparent

An open and transparent government is one of the bedrocks of a democratic society. Augusta-Richmond County’s leaders have taken the worst possible posture towards openness with the public.

Editorial: Steven Kendrick campaign for mayor ended Tuesday

Mayoral candidate Steven Kendrick’s press conference announcing a development project at the Regency Mall site was ill-advised will likely prove harmful to his campaign for mayor.

Vote incumbent for Columbia County School Board races

Columbia County is known for having some of the best schools in the state. The recent issues brought up by the candidates challenging the incumbents for the school board 

The Augusta Press announces its endorsements in the 2022 local primary elections

The Augusta Press has made some hard choices in deciding which candidates to endorse in the local primaries in Columbia and Richmond counties.

Editorial: County Commission is mayor’s keeper

It is time for the county commission to restore citizens' trust in local government.

Garnett Johnson: In his own words

Garnett Johnson is a candidate for mayor. A runoff election is scheduled for June 21.

Steven Kendrick: In his own words

Steven Kendrick 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: Our republic and its future depends on what happens to the Constitution

Guest columnist Hubert van Tuyll foresees dangers to the American Constitution, and hence to our republic, from all sides.

Guest Column: Deke Copenhaver explains his choice for mayor

Former Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is supporting Garnett Johnson for mayor. He explains why in this guest column.

Andy Cooke: Congregations join together to address poverty in Augusta

Several local congregations are joining together to consider how to serve the poorest Augustans.
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