Up until a few years ago, it was locally owned by an Augusta tycoon and media giant. He owned the Augusta paper, Savannah’s paper, Palm Beach’s paper and many others through the country. He owned TV stations away from Augusta too.
Then he sold it to a company outside of Augusta who almost immediately was acquired by USA Today!
The paper is horrible now, although I continue to get it on line.
But get this, on Christmas Day, there was no print edition or on-line edition.
And get this, today, New Year’s Eve, there is no paper.
It’s the end of the world and local news as we new it. And yes, USA Today pushes ideologies alien to southern and Augusta culture. Unbelievable.