First, the brilliant fall colors were running behind schedule, but then before they got a chance to shine, rain pushed them to the ground.
There is a simplicity to it in that horses have “no agenda,” Phillips said. “They are just being horses. People look at them and they don’t see them as threatening.”
Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis sent a no-apologies statement defending his office's spending and saying he needs $27,000 more to finish the fiscal year.
An Augusta Commission committee held off Tuesday on a request to add city bus service on one or more holidays.
"It's very important for people to use common sense," said Dee Griffin, spokeswoman for the Augusta Fire Department.
Each of the hundreds who attended Tuesday's Fall Safety Festival at Daniel Field left with something, whether it was the opportunity to sit on Santa's lap, a plate of traditional Thanksgiving food or the reassurance that children were strapped in safely.
The lights are on at Lights of the South - all 5 million-plus bulbs. The popular holiday attraction opened Nov. 20 with a few changes.
The national Soldiers Angels organization offers support to deployed soldiers.