Don Rhodes at an early age.
Don Rhodes at an early age.

From the publisher: Welcome, Don Rhodes!

It’s been an exciting couple of months.

Augusta Good News hasn’t even made it to the two-month mark and already the response has been overwhelmingly positive.

I’m excited with what 2023 will bring to this new media outlet.

In the spirit of that enthusiasm, I wanted to announce a new partnership.

The legendary Don Rhodes will be rambling over to Augusta Good News with a new column he calls “Ramblin’s Roads.”

I’ve known Don forever. I met him in my early days at The Augusta Chronicle, and he’s a wealth of knowledge of Augusta in both its history and pop culture. He was destined for a journalism career as the featured photo indicates. He started his newspaper career in the 1960s in Savannah before making his way to the Chronicle and has met just about every famous artist who has played a concert in Augusta. Some of the ones he met before they made it big. And he has so many stories to tell. I’ve been amazed at the conversations we’ve had over the years.

I’ve already seen his first two columns. He’ll write a little bit of history and a little bit about music too.

Don joins other great, contributing writers including Francie Klopotic, Tyler Strong and Maxwell Shaffer, who’ve made this paper strong from Day One. And I can’t leave out Mike Adams. He’s not a writer, but is a fantastic photographer with tons of awards to back that statement up. I’ve linked stories to each of them in case you missed one.

If you haven’t subscribed to the newsletter yet, it goes out once a week for now, but ’m sure that will increase as time goes by because there are so many positive things to write about in the Augusta area. Here’s the link.

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Thanks for making these first two months so memorable, and here’s to the good news.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the publisher of Augusta Good News.

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One response to “From the publisher: Welcome, Don Rhodes!”

  1. Gwen Fulcher Young says:

    Thanks so much for focusing on the good things about our wonderful City and the people who live here ❣️ Wishing you all the best!