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Air show returns to Augusta airport this weekend

The skies over Augusta will soon be filled with military teams and civilian aviators demonstrating their abilities. The second Annual Augusta Air Show will be held at Augusta Regional Airport on May 25 and 26. “It’s great that we’re coming back for a second year. We look forward to putting on another great show for the Augusta area folk,” Chris Dirato, Director of Public Relations for Augusta Air Show told ABD. “We’ll have a combination of military, as well as civilian performers. So, as I like to say, we have

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In Wildcat, Flannery O’Connor’s life and words intertwine

The movie biopic has become something of a dreaded, exhausted genre; often an exploitative, surface-level travesty of a familiar personality played with predictable beats and cosmetic transformation of a leading actor hungry for an Oscar nomination (remember Mr. Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein?). Most of these films either try to capture an entire life in two hours, or laser-focus on one specific, usually climactic, period of a subject’s life with little to offer in terms of context. With the new film Wildcat, one may fear that legendary Georgia-born writer, Flannery O’Connor would

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Big donation from Columbia County merchants supports children in need

The most vulnerable infants at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia (CHOG) in Augusta are benefitting from the 4th Annual Spring Fair in Columbia County, thanks to the fair’s sponsors. The Merchants Association of Columbia County (MACC), a non-profit organization made up of active and retired business owners, presented the hospital with a check for $180,000. “We just want the community to recognize there are needs in our community, and there are associations in the community that want to help. Especially children in need,” said Carol Garner, MACC Charity Committee Chairperson

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When a biz break calls for family fun

Fort Eisenhower MWR Phone:  706-791-6779 Website: MWR Website Summer is right around the corner, and you may be thinking about options to explore with your kids that will not cost you an arm and a leg. From one local to another, I never really thought that a civilian could have such an easy time getting on post, but there are great programs in place just waiting for you to take advantage of all the fun that happens on Fort Eisenhower. There are options for civilian day passes and an Automatic

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In Challengers, tennis is a relationship

The spring’s hottest new release is the sports drama Challengers, directed by Luca Guadanino and starring Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist, and Zendaya in a role that defines the current trajectory of her career. It is a film that drips with sweat, tears, and angst, and finds the poetry in the sport of tennis. The story whips back and forth between 2006 and 2019. At the beginning of this 13-year span of time, junior tournament players, Art Donaldson (Faist) and Patrick Zweig (O’Connor) are spirited pals with shared eyes for Tashi

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Horsin’ around in the CSRA on Derby weekend is big business

It’s a big week for horses in Kentucky and Aiken, SC. Not unusual for either location. There is a connection between the two. Thoroughbreds helped build Aiken into a destination for horse lovers and visitors from the north who fell in love with the city and moved here. The breed is also for racing in the bluegrass state of Kentucky and for steeplechase and other horse shows in Aiken. Yesterday was the beginning of two weeks of events for the Aiken Charity Horse Show at Bruce’s Field. When Bruce Duchossois

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And we’re off to the racing movies!

“If you ain’t been throwed, you ain’t rode,” John Steinbeck told the young playwright, Terrence McNally, the latter downtrodden after an unsuccessful staging of his first play. The language of horse-riding and racing seems embedded in the verbiage of American daily life; “get off your high horse,” “across the board,” “jockeying for position,” and “Dark Horse.” This Saturday, the poetry of racing will echo throughout South Louisville and into Churchill Downs for the 150th time: The Kentucky Derby will begin. In between reading the odds and betting guides, looking ahead

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Fore! Golf tournaments coming up for charities

Let the golfing begin. The weather is right. Get out of the office and on the course for some great causes in the next few weeks. These tournaments benefit the community and in the long run, benefit your business. Enjoy the weather, the golf, and knowing you are helping others in the CSRA. You don’t have to be Scottie Scheffler to make a difference. 2024 Augusta Endodontic Center Golf Invitational  Champions Retreat Golf Club 37 Champions Parkway, Evans Join us in raising funds for Christ Community Health Services Dental Clinic. The

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All systems go for JBA staff moving day

Plans have been approved to lease space for administrative staff working at the James Brown Arena. It was one of the items approved by members of the Augusta Richmond County Coliseum Authority during their April 23 meeting. The authority will rent 3,300 square feet on the 14th floor of the Augusta University building on Broad Street at Seventh Street. The space will be used by the employees of the Oak View Group (OVG360), the management company that oversees the operations of the JBA and Bell Auditorium. “This is intended to

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Business partnership results in new name/same game

The Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club has announced a landmark partnership with Augusta-Aiken Orthopedic Specialists (AAOS) that includes naming rights for the club’s soccer park. The facility will be officially renamed AAOS Arsenal Park effective immediately. “We are thrilled to partner with the excellent team of medical professionals at Augusta-Aiken Orthopedic Specialists,” said Nick Edmond, Director of the Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club. “Their expertise in orthopedic care and sports medicine will be invaluable for keeping our players healthy and performing at their highest levels.” As part of the multi-year agreement and

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