A Crusading Chronicle Turns to Jihad

Shooting at the Clown stall. Fun Fair at EUR. Rome, Italy

The independent media in east central Georgia fully expected the Augusta Chronicle to launch a crusade against 12th District Congressman John Barrow, the leviathan-besting survivor of six previous bouts with Billy Morris’ crumbling media empire and we were not disappointed. The salvo began with an opinion piece on September 15 … Continue reading

Augusta Ministers Rose Up for Georgia!

Antioch Church

by AL M. Gray Guest Column for the Urban Pro Weekly The 2500 statewide votes by which Karen Handel lost the Republican Party nomination for governor to Nathan Deal in 2010 hurt this writer deeply. The corruption-plagued Deal became governor because the personal commitment to total courage had fallen short……leaving … Continue reading

Austin Rhodes Political Theories Not from Einstein


“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.” – Rita Mae Brown , but frequently attributed to Albert Einstein The last time Saxby Chambliss’ Georgia seat in the U.S. Senate was contested, it was by Democrat Jim Martin in 2008. The general election ended … Continue reading

Cooking Sinergy on Reynolds Street


Some like to use the phrase “God Don’t Like Ugly” to describe situations where extreme karma erupt, but isn’t it more apt that both God and Satan have senses of humor when mortal humans gore their own ox? Readers will see the title and immediately think “Synergy isn’t spelled that … Continue reading

Mother (of) Goofs – The Convention Center that Rick Built

Conference Harrison Bldg

This is the Convention Center that Rick built. This is the parcel That lay under the Convention Center that Rick built. This is the Center Manager/Owner That had the parcel That lay under the Center that Rick built. This is equipment the partnership deal said would be paid for by … Continue reading

Blame it on the Evans UFO


The first report in this series, Conflict in Columbia County, peered into the April 2010 vote to grant the mass banking contract of Columbia County, Georgia to GB&T, Georgia Bank and Trust, a bank in which 2 commissioners, Ron Cross and Charlie Allen held stock and a third, Ron Thigpen, … Continue reading

Conflict in Columbia County?


Would y’all just look what we have here! In April 2010 the award of Columbia County’s Major banking agreement was on the Columbia County Commission agenda. Uncomfortably, three Commissioners had stock in Georgia Bank in Trust at the time of this vote. The county attorney seemed concerned about the whole … Continue reading

Hushing the Racket from Dr. Phil (Gingrey) and his D.I.C.K. Quartet


Its springtime in Georgia, but this spring there are a lot of things blooming in the red state of Georgia besides the redbud trees and like this redbud tree the true colors are beginning to show a tinge of blue for good reasons. The state might be in the heart … Continue reading

$200 Theater Tickets Trumped a $20 Million Cost Recovery Effort?

UPDATE: At the August 5, 2014 meeting of the Augusta Commission, the Augusta media got its panties in a wad over $200 James Brown Movie premier tickets and ruffled feathers between Mayor Copenhaver and Commissioner Bill Fennoy. In any place other than Augusta, a request for the Augusta National Golf … Continue reading

Basenji’s Don’t Roar on Reynolds Street

Morris Communications has a new online venture it has branded as ROAR.us, but its three year case of lockjaw over the scandal-wracked TEE Center and Parking Decks doesn’t show any sign of soon loosening into ear shattering howls. Morris wasn’t so quiet in the run up to approval of the … Continue reading