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Since taking the helm in May 2015, I have been itching to make my mark on Augusta Magazine. I knew however, that I should not act in haste and that the task was not to be taken lightly. I was acutely aware of the esteemed reputations of the editors and publishers that came before me and knew that I had to take extreme care of the publication to which I was now entrusted.

As the magazine of the metropolitan area, Augusta Magazine has always been an exemplary publication. The content generated by our contributors has told the story of our city and its residents for more than 40 years. But I felt it was time for a change.

My team and I have spent the better part of the year studying other city magazines, but mostly listening to what our readers and advertisers want in their magazine.

We felt the timing was rather fitting to unveil our new design with the Best of Augusta issue. This issue is one of our most popular among readers and advertisers, showcasing those businesses that truly represent the best our city has to offer. We invite you to join us in celebrating these businesses and restaurants at our annual Best of Augusta Celebration on Tuesday, October 11 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center.

We hope that you’ll take a moment to rediscover Augusta Magazine and I hope you will notice the change, not just in the design but in the stories we tell.

-Ashlee

This article appears in the October 2016 issue of Augusta Magazine.

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