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Author: Abbigail Remkus

Family Is The Key

Blanchard and Calhoun’s 100-year history is a big part of Augusta’s story Photos provided by Wier Stewart   What a storied history it has been. Just ask the Blanchard and Calhoun Real Estate business family. They’ll tell you that sharing that story is not as easy as you think, especially if it has spanned 100 years. But the multigeneration, locally owned and operated family real estate, insurance and mortgage business has done just that. For the past year, the business has used a unique marketing campaign, “100 Years, 100 Stories,” to celebrate the family’s and the businesses’ centennial milestone,...

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More Than A Label

Thomson company proud to make its apparel in America Photos provided by All American Khakis   It’s no surprise that products, such as clothing, that are “Made in USA” are not easy to find these days. But what some people might not know is that high-quality, handmade clothing is available with that label right in their own backyard in Thomson, Georgia. Thomson is home to Chardan Industries and All American Khakis, a clothing and apparel company proudly manufacturing its products in its own hometown. “One thing that makes us unique is that everything — from design, sewing and manufacturing...

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2019 Art Awards

Eryn Eubanks Artist of the Year Augusta native Eryn Eubanks grew up immersed in art and in her faith. Today, the Augusta musician is well-known locally for performing Americana bluegrass, gospel, Celtic, and classic country music. Her continued dedication and love of the arts as a mentor, teacher and performer has earned Eubanks the 2019 Artist of the Year award. Eubanks says her love of music is something instilled in her at birth, with her own parents being musicians and her own source of inspiration. “I have had so many musical influences, but the most important ones to me...

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The Change Maker

Deke Copenhaver believes everyone has a story to tell. And now, the former Augusta mayor is turning a page in his own story, starting a new chapter that he hopes will help others. Later this month, Copenhaver plans to celebrate the official release of his new book, The Change Maker: The Art of Building Better Leaders. Using inspiration and lessons gleaned from nearly a decade in local politics, Copenhaver said he hopes his book can serve as a blueprint of hope for future generations to be change-maker leaders. And most importantly, he said it is possible to make a...

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A Creative Culture

Augusta is known for many things.  James Brown, the Masters, Fort Gordon. But today, art is taking a well-deserved seat at the table. The Pamplin College Department of Art and Design at Augusta University is generating quite a buzz on the national art stage. Leaders say it’s an exciting time and that the recognitions piling up are virtually unprecedented for the department and Augusta. In the fall, the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art at Augusta University will have on display for the public an exhibit by Bojana Ginn, an Atlanta-based sculptor. Ginn was named the winner of the...

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