Editorial: EMS service debacle could have been avoided

The state public health department has been forced to step in and assign the EMS zone to Augusta. Now, the Augusta Commission is going to have to negotiate a contract with Central EMS and, let’s make it clear, Central is in the catbird seat in these negotiations. Central EMS can ask for any subsidy amount, and the city may have to pay the fee proposed to avoid a crisis where Augusta has no reliable ambulance service. None of this had to happen. Gold Cross EMS, under political pressure, gave up the zone to allow for the city to apply and take over...

Editorial: It is time to give the mayor a vote

It seems that momentum is beginning to build at the state level to allow the citizens of Augusta a referendum to decide if the Augusta mayor should have a vote on the People’s business. We feel this is long overdue.

Editorial: It’s past time for local politicians to grow a spine

For unknown reasons, the local and state political establishment has circled the wagons around Sen. Harold Jones as they did with former Mayor Hardie Davis Jr., and the time has come to put an end to the practice.

Editorial: Jones Creek golf course will never return

Residents of Jones Creek subdivision need to face reality that their golf course is not coming back.

Editorial: Columbia County leadership needs to call an emergency meeting on animal control

With the exception of some canned statement of sadness related to the mauling of Justin Gilstrap, Columbia County officials have been silent on the issue of animal control. The inaction and silence on the county's part is deafening. When Augusta’s ambulance provider gave notice of termination of the contract, Mayor Garnett Johnson called an emergency meeting to deal with the issue. He showed true leadership and a willingness to work and solve the problem.   After the mauling of Gilstrap, Columbia County has done absolutely nothing.  Code Enforcement, Animal Control, the sheriff’s office and the County Commission all have one thing in common...

Editorial: It is time to rein in nuisance animals

Anyone who owns a dog knows that they can be escape artists, but there are some animals that should never be allowed to escape and roam the streets, ever.

Editorial: City needs to get on with the search for a new administrator

It's time Augustans get a new city administrator and the commission empowers whomever hold that position to get the job done.

Editorial: State Sen. Harold Jones lack of transparency alarming

State Sen. Harold Jones recent actions should be alarming to all Georgians who believe in the principle of separation of powers.

Editorial: Bobby Williams has declared himself in charge of the commission

Augusta Commissioner Bobby Williams is not just a bully, he’s also a bad influence, and he’s going to lead some of the newer members astray of the best interests for the city and its citizens unless they wise up and grow backbones of their own. 

B.J. Wood Cartoon January 30, 2023

B.J. Wood Cartoon January 30, 2023

Four Richmond County deputies arrested for smuggling; jail sweep turns up phones, weapons and drugs

Four Richmond County deputies have been arrested in a massive investigation at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center showed they were smuggling in contraband...

The Augusta Press sues for access to information from the Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff’s Office

The Augusta Press has filed a lawsuit against Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree for access to information.

Critical Race Theory And Sex Ed Addressed at Columbia County School Board Meeting

Critical race theory and sexual material in school were addressed during the public participation portion of Tuesday's school board meeting, and COVID rates continue to decline says superintendent.

Seven Augusta Murders Go Unsolved as Killings Keep Climbing

As Jalen Parks’s family prepared to bury him on May 16, they looked up from the graveyard and saw that an airplane had created...

Savannah River Academy students interview astronaut aboard the International Space Station

Nearly a year of preparation, planning and learning came to fruition for students at Savannah River Academy on Friday when they interviewed an astronaut on the International Space Station via amateur radio.

Survey on Renaming Fort Gordon – Gordon Hwy/Calhoun Expy/Wheeler Rd

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