Children’s Hospital Of Georgia Ranked #1!

Children's Hospital

If you needed another reason to love Augusta and the surrounding area we've got one for you. Augusta's Children's Hospital of Georgia has been nationally ranked #1 for safety and quality. They compared 122 peer hospitals across the nation and found that the Children's Hospital of Georgia was number 1 throughout 2014 according to the latest Quality and Safety Management Report from the University HealthSystem Consortium. Proud to have a hospital providing such excellent care right in our backyard.  Check out more … [Read more...]

Things to do in Augusta this Weekend August 28-30

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Weekend Events: August 28-30 Lego Club - Friday - Head to the Nancy Carson Library in North Augusta today at 4 PM for a Free Lego Club Event. The Big Float - Saturday - Savannah Riverkeeper is teaming up with SweetWater Brewing Company, Waterkeeper Alliance, and local outfitters to get people out on the water in their communities and celebrate the importance of clean water.  Join us for a fun, leisurely and family-friendly float down the river! Kayaks, canoes, SUP's and inner tubes welcome. After-party with … [Read more...]

6 Things to do in Augusta this Weekend August 7-9

August 7-9

Check out what's going on around town this weekend...   Weekend Events - August 7-9 Library Book Sale - Friday, Saturday, Sunday - Columbia County's Evans Branch Library is having a a book sale today through Sunday.  They have a huge stash of rare, hard to find, and bargain books to be sold. Burgers and Shakes - Saturday - Richmond County Sheriff's office is hosting this free event on Saturday at the Alleluia Community school from 11 AM to 2 PM.  Come out for a burger and meet Sheriff Richard Roundtree and … [Read more...]

Augusta Outdoor Expo this Saturday!

Augusta Outdoor Expo

Augusta Outdoor Expo this Saturday James Brown Arena If you love hunting, fishing, archery, shooting or taxidermy you won't want to miss this years Outdoor Expo.  Plan to spend the day at the Augusta Outdoor Expo and after Guest Speaker Al Robertson they will be pulling the winners for the door prizes.  You won't want to miss it!  Door prizes include John Deer 3038E Tractor with a D160 Loader, $2,500 Shopping Spree at Ace Hardware/Culpepper Outdoors and Front Row Guitar Pull Tickets. Tickets are $12 for adults … [Read more...]

3rd Best City in Georgia for Young Families is…

Best Cities Young Families

Evans, GA!  Evans is ranked #3 out of 156 towns and cities for young families in GA!  This study by NerdWallet is based on Home Affordability, Prosperity & Growth, Quality of Education and Family Friendliness. Here's what they have to say about the 3rd best city... 3. Evans Evans, a suburb of Augusta, is the largest city on our list with a population of 31,739. Housing prices are the highest on our list by a long shot, but family incomes are also high, with a median of over $97,000. Students attend the … [Read more...]

Fall Sports Youth Registration

Fall sports

Want to keep your kids active during the school year?   Sign them up for fall sports!   Columbia County Parks & Recreation Fall Sports Registration opens today, August 3rd through August 14th. Baseball, Football, Soccer and Softball are offered.  Age, Cost & location differ depending on the sport you choose.  Go here for more information and to print a mail in registration form.  You can visit Patriots Park Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM for Onsite Registration. Richmond County Fall … [Read more...]

7 Things to do in Augusta this Weekend July 31-August 2

July 31-August 2

School starts next week for many, so get out and enjoy your last weekend of Summer! Weekend Events - July 31-August 2 TAX FREE WEEKEND - Friday, Saturday - GA is having it's tax free back to school weekend today and Saturday.  So be sure to pick up all your back to school needs this weekend. Click the title to find the list of eligible items. Augusta Children's Chorale Auditions - Friday-Sunday - 25th anniversary season, highlighted by an invitation to sing at Carnegie Hall.  High quality singing, performance … [Read more...]

Need to Cool Off on a Hot Day? Try Rae’s Creek Aqueduct

Rae's Creek Aqueduct

If you've glanced at the 10 day forecast you know that the highs continue in the 90's every day.  You are probably in need of a refreshing swim for a hot day.  Today we're going to check out Rae's Creek Aqueduct.         Located on the Augusta Canal trail, the Aqueduct park is a small pond size swimming hole that's fed by a trickling waterfall on one side and rapids pouring in from a long stretch from the canal on the other side.  Depending on the day and time there may be more of a trickle than rapids coming … [Read more...]

9 Things to do in Augusta this Weekend July 24-26

Enjoy one of your last few weekends of summer by checking out the events around town! Weekend Events July 24-26 Astronomy Club - Friday - President Mark Moffat will be giving a lecture/discussion on the latest information on the New Horizons Space Mission. The meeting for teens and up at 7 PM at GRU and is Free to all attendees. Big Hero 6 at the Augusta Commons - Friday - Summer Movie Series continues this Friday night at the Augusta Common with Big Hero 6.  Free admission and open to all ages.  Movie begins at … [Read more...]

Back to School 2015

Back to School 2015

Whether you are able to donate school supplies or are in need of assistance with supplies for your kids, there are events going on around Augusta to assist with both.  Check out the links at the bottom for open house schedules and school supply lists to get ready for the school year.  Add comments with links to any back to school events or supply lists that are missing. Back to School Donations: Pack a Backpack School Supply Drive - Many kids are in need of school supplies to prepare for the school year ahead. … [Read more...]