Sunshine after the storm

Sunshine after the storm

An announcement has been making the rounds on social media, in newspapers and on television, but some folks have missed it. It goes something like this: “My name is Michael Patrick McKinley and, this fall, I’m producing and directing a documentary about Visual Artist Leonard ‘Porkchop’ Zimmerman, and his HAPPY campaign. This story is about […]

A Note From Austin Rhodes

A Note From Austin Rhodes

In regards to my Metro Spirit column that appears in the Thursday, August 27, issue, and that has already been withdrawn from the Spirit‘s website, I was inadvertently relayed inaccurate information on Dr. Ron Jowers that I need to correct. Dr. Jowers and his staff recently gave their full cooperation to DEA personnel auditing prescription […]

Honoring James Brown

Honoring James Brown

The “Godfather of Soul” James Brown was known for his flashy spins, legendary splits and music that truly defined funk and soul. He would never stand completely still, in total silence, without a spotlight. But that’s exactly how Augusta chose to honor Brown when it erected a life-size statue of him on the 800 block […]

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Last month we asked Metro Spirit readers to nominate your favorites and, in every category — from favorite overall restaurant to best politician — thousands of you did exactly that. And starting Thursday, August 27, and going until Thursday, September 24, it’s time to pick the winners in each of our more than 100 categories. […]

Embarrassment over Ashley Madison

Embarrassment over Ashley Madison

Cheating spouses, hacked personal information and cyber-terrorism make for great plots in action movies, but they have become a reality for millions of people across the country who signed up for ashleymadison.com. The matchmaking website, which is specifically designed for husbands and wives looking to cheat on their spouses, was recently hacked by a group […]

Kid Rock Coming to Augusta

Kid Rock Coming to Augusta

Playing live in the Augusta area for the first time, Kid Rock will headline the inaugural Music for Action Service and Hope (MASH) concert. Tickets for the Sunday, October 25, concert at Evans Towne Center Park will go on sale Friday, August 28, at 10 a.m. at mashaugusta.com. They are $30 in advance and $40 […]

Shooting at Hornsby Shocks Augusta

Shooting at Hornsby Shocks Augusta

It is the kind of message no parent wants to receive from their child’s elementary school principal. Parents, At approximately, 10:45 am today, August 25, 2015, it was discovered that a student brought a gun to school against state law and district policy. While playing with the gun inside a desk, a student accidentally discharged […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

We weren’t sure what we were going to encounter when we arrived at Southbound Smokehouse at 7 p.m. on a Saturday night. Ever since the restaurant opened in July in the former Le Cafe Du Teau spot on Central Avenue, Augusta has been buzzing with reports of great smoked meats and flavorful sauces that caused […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

How can anything be political and still be correct? Josh Duggar molested his own sisters, is into porn and cheated on his wife but it’s the gays that are a threat to traditional marriage. Yeah, right. Why does a certain colunbia county cemetery have a special hi-rise sign and billboard overlay? How perverted is that […]