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Hometown Heroes

We are highlighting four locals who have impacted our community in big ways

J. Wade Padgett

Superior Court Judge, Columbia Judicial Circuit

As a Superior Court Judge, Wade Padgett fills the vital role of impartial arbitrator between people who have disputes and when sentencing is required, he does so with a bent towards rehabilitation. Wade also dedicates time and attention to training new superior court judges in Georgia; over one hundred and twenty in the last seven years. In 2019, he and Judge Tain Kell (Cobb Circuit - retired) launched The Good Judge-ment Podcast, an easily accessible format to provide training and continuing education for judges, lawyers, law students, and even ordinary citizens. “We're doing all this training because we want to give back,” shares Wade. “We try very hard to make it as entertaining as we know how to make it, while keeping it accurate and informative.”

Billy Roberts, Manager of Business Development

ProMedica Hospice

Billy Roberts has worked with ProMedica Hospice for three years. “My goal is always about the patient being put first and to help and serve in any way I can,” he shares. Another part about what Billy does is providing the patient with a higher level of care in their home and getting the family more at ease so they can spend more time with their loved one.

Billy was nominated as a Hometown Hero by an anonymous family who used ProMedica twice this year. “He treated us like we were family,” they say. “One of the times we needed him, he was on vacation. Even from the beach, Billy was able to provide the care that we needed and called us several times that week to make sure we were ok.”

Dr. Allan Joseph, MD

Women’s Health of Augusta

Over the last twenty-four years, Allan has provided Obstetrics and Gynecological care for women in the Augusta area and delivered well over five thousand babies. “I love going to work as I have wonderful partners and great staff, but the best part of our practice are our patients,” he shares. “Our close knit CSRA community lends itself to developing long term relationships with our patients. It is always an honor to see people about town that I’ve had the privilege of being involved in their care, sometimes during pivotal moments in their lives like the birth of their child.”

For more information on services offered through Women’s Health of Augusta, visit

Patrisia Miller, Secretary 

Augusta Elks Lodge #205

The Augusta Elks Lodge #205 has always been big supporters of the community and especially our veterans. They have done many things such as donating school supplies to local schools, serving sandwiches every month to veteran hospitals, donating guitars to veterans who wish to learn to play, hosting a dance for special needs adults every fall, and so much more! 

If you are interested in helping or becoming a member of the Augusta Elks Lodge #205, please call Patrisia Miller at 706-726-2070. The Augusta Elks Lodge #205 is located at 205 Elkdom Ct, Augusta, GA.

  • Judge Padgett
  • Elk's Lodge
  • Billy Roberts
  • Dr. Allan Joseph