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How Downtown Augusta Survived the Pandemic: Commitment, Investment, Adaptation and Energy

Crises can bring out the best or the worst in people. The COVID-19 pandemic cleared office towers and closed restaurants, specialty retailers, non-profits and other venues in Downtown Augusta. Businesses were closed or sparsely staffed.

Opinion: Were Confederates Traitors?

Were Confederates traitors? It’s a hot-button question all of a sudden – but not for the first time. At the outbreak of the Civil...

Opinion: We Should Honor Those Who Were Here Before Us

Editor's note: The Rev. Dr. Gaye Williams Morris is the most recent columnist to join The Augusta Press. Morris is a native of...

Opinion: A Liberal’s View of Rush Limbaugh

by Virgil H. Huston Jr. I listened to Rush Limbaugh off and on over his entire syndicated career. I didn’t hate him although I disagreed...

Opinion: The Big Lie

By Parin Amin Many state legislators want you to believe the reason Georgia flipped blue was widespread voter fraud. This flimsy claim has yet to...

Good Data Drives Our Decisions

by Margaret Woodard, Executive Director of the Downtown Development Authority For the past decade, the Downtown Development Authority has worked with a retail strategist to...

Splitting the Augusta Judicial Circuit Is A Good Idea for Columbia County

By Doug Duncan If there’s one thing that can be said about Columbia County, its “change has been a constant.”   As Columbia County has grown...

Augusta Judicial Circuit Should Not be Split

By Adam King For more than 150 years, Richmond County, Columbia County and Burke County have existed in harmony within the same judicial circuit. Now,...

The “Gang” of Good Guys Will Prevail

When expressing worries about lawlessness and violence, people often will reference “the wild West” era as an example of unchecked criminal gunplay. Frankly, such a...
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