Taking the Lead in Columbia County

Taking the Lead in Columbia County

If you frequently find yourself completely stressed out while sitting in a long line of traffic on any of the major thoroughfares in Columbia County, new District 1 Commissioner Doug Duncan wants you to know one simple fact: You are not alone. “I often get hacked off and say, ‘What the heck?’” said Duncan, who […]

The Art of the Freebie

The Art of the Freebie

When Royce Richardson of Triple R Concert Productions decided to bring country music legend Merle Haggard to the Columbia County Exhibition Center this Saturday, Richardson felt it was a win-win situation for Haggard, his fans and Columbia County. With ticket sales extremely strong for the Haggard show, Richardson was considering putting in an offer for […]

Everything is awesome at GRU!

Everything is awesome at GRU!

So, what were the first words out of Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz’s mouth when a Metro Spirit reporter asked him the reason behind his resignation this week? “This is all good,” Azziz said. “This is all positive.” Spin. Spin. Spin. It was as if the members of Azziz’s public relations team were deputies parked […]

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Azziz: “It’s the right time” to move on

Just a few short hours after Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz submitted his letter of resignation to officials with the state’s board of regents, he felt a great sense of accomplishment regarding his time in Augusta. But Azziz said he is also ready for the next chapter in his life. “It is the right […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

So Azziz is excited to get back to academic life? His true calling and passion? When he was interviewed to come to Augusta did he share his true passion then? Funny how things change. Your “deadbeat funkmeister” had his gig cancelled on him last Thursday night. Maybe the bar owners will teach him a lesson […]

Our Twisted Town

Our Twisted Town

To Brandon Brune, artistic director of Les Chatons Noir young actors collective, “Book of Days” by Pulitzer prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson reminds him of another classic play… in an evil doppelganger sort of way. “In a lot of ways it’s similar to the classic ‘Our Town’ in that you have an ensemble cast and they’re […]