Augusta named site for sci-fi film production

...known only by the initials E.Q., is written and will be directed by Paul J. Salamoff, said film office director Brad Owens.Salamoff is a 20-year film industry veteran with many special effects and makeup credits, many in horror and science...

Backs Brad Owens for change

...the Richmond County Board of Education by voting for Brad Owens. His youth, energy and good ideas will be an appreciated...So I say, let's try something different and elect Brad Owens to the board. Julee Bode, Augusta

Opinion columns
Board authorizes $15.5 million in Laney-Walker bonds

...Laney-Walker and Bethlehem redevelopment project and borrow up to $5 million more to continue it.URA members Bob Young, Brad Owens and Bonnie Ruben authorized a resolution Wednesday setting the maximum amount of the new loan, but not without calling...

Laney-Walker, Bethlehem work still short on funds

...the $750,000 the projects are guaranteed in tourism enhancement fees, leaving just $100,000 for new investment.Brad Owens, who serves on the Urban Redevelopment Agency expected to refund the bonds, said he had been asking for the bond documents...

More news outside Municipal Building than inside

...May or Pro Tem Grady Smith collapsed into the arms of Brad Owens and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance."I let...S.C., where he is recuperating."Thank God for Brad Owens," Smith said. "I was sitting in my Expedition eating...

Augusta downtown advisory group seeks to revive itself

...organizations ? are inactive, the DAP remains a viable entity to address downtown's needs, said board Chairman Brad Owens."We only deal with the Central Business District," Owens said. "We can propose things to solve problems that we...

Rants & Raves

...person that chooses what to print. I'm sure you won't print this one. THE AUGUSTA Commis sion should not legitimize Brad Owens' never-ending quest for relevancy by appointing him the city's film czar or reactivate his Downtown Advisory Panel...

Rants & Raves

...I do not like the new format; please change it back. Thank you THE AUGUSTA Com mission would be foolish to appoint Brad Owens as Augusta's film czar. He can call himself a "filmmaker" all he wants just like I can call myself president of...

Pop Rocks: Film festival could fill out fun

...Atlanta. That said, Augusta has seen very little of the moviemaking, or money.I know local entrepreneur and activist Brad Owens has recently taken interest in attracting productions to the area and believes ? rightfully so ? that establishing...

Commissioner Grady Smith released from hospital

...falling ill on his way into the Municipal Building.Smith, 68, thanked Gold Cross EMS, Richmond County marshals, Brad Owens and a former nurse for coming to his aid in the parking lot.Smith said he's now recovering in Beaufort, S.C...