Pandemic turned profit

Second City Distillery in downtown Augusta make their own FDA approved hand sanitizer to help their guests during the pandemic. (photo by Sam Turner)

By Sam Turner |
Staff writer

During the first shutdown of the coronavirus in March 2020, many people across the country who were not considered “essential” were left without jobs. Instead of sitting around, many people turned to crafting and creating.

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Noble Jones brings Southern cuisine to downtown Augusta

Noble Jones is one of Augusta’s newest local restaurant. (photo by Mike Buhrmeister)

By: Mike Buhrmeister | Staff writer

Noble Jones is one of Augusta’s newest local restaurants, having just celebrated its first year in business. It is located at 816 Cotton Rd. in downtown Augusta.

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‘Tulsa’: A Year Later

On the set of the film “Tulsa” at the Savannah River. The movie was shot in Augusta, and AU students took part in the production. (photo by Brett Swain)

By Brett Swain |
Staff writer

I got the opportunity to work on a film last July. This film is special to me, not only because I helped work on it, but also because it was entirely filmed in Augusta. Now that it’s been nearly a year after filming and the trailer came out last week, I wanted to see how some of my coworkers have changed since we worked together. Continue reading “‘Tulsa’: A Year Later”

Jobless during COVID-19

By Heather Jones |
Staff writer

The shock of being out of job because of a virus is terrifying to say the least. Now I realize that I underestimated this situation entirely by thinking I would never lose my job to something that sounded for a while to be less threatening than the flu. Continue reading “Jobless during COVID-19”

Augusta University holds drive-thru COVID-19 testing

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Augusta University has adapted Christenberry Fieldhouse for COVID-19 testing. (photo by Casey Combs)

By Meighan Coretti |
Staff writer

With a newly launched app, AU Health is providing ways for doctors to complete telemedicine screenings of patients and reduce the risk of spreading illnesses through face-to-face appointments.

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Augusta business fights against coronavirus with magic

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With fabric, glitter and a little magic, Wardrobe of Wishes (WoW) continues to stay open during the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Pexels stock)

By Sam Turner|
Staff writer

A local Augusta business is determined to keep doors open during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) scare with a little magic.

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Theatre AUG’s spring production of ‘Moving Photographs: A Vanishing Georgia’ opens at Maxwell

Student performers Kayla Johnson (L) and Rachel Visintainer practice for the upcoming play “Moving Photographs” by Melanie O’Meara. (photo by Edgar Miles)

By Sabrina Nacci |
Contributor

The AU Department of Communication and Theatre Augusta’s spring production of “Moving Photographs: A Vanishing Georgia” opens Thursday, March 21, at the Maxwell Theatre at 7:30 p.m. 

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Boys & Girls of the CSRA to host seventh annual Burger Battle

By Taylor Devore |
Contributor

The seventh annual Burger Battle by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the CSRA will take place at the E.W. Hagler Club on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will host Augusta’s top chefs as they compete to be named the crowd’s favorite burger and be able to display the winner’s banner in their restaurant for the next year. Continue reading “Boys & Girls of the CSRA to host seventh annual Burger Battle”

Augusta University at the 36th Annual Arts in the Heart Festival

By Kait Fruechting | Contributor

Students and faculty of Augusta University volunteered and presented information at booths during the 36th Annual Arts in the Heart Festival in Augusta, Ga., on Sept. 16-18.  Continue reading “Augusta University at the 36th Annual Arts in the Heart Festival”