Picking Up Speed

Picking Up Speed

Melissa and Jon Holmes believe in a sustainable artistic environment — a subculture among the local music scene in which all cogs of the wheel support one another in order to grow. Their agency, Steam Powered Entertainment, strives to develop a thriving network between artists, venues and fans, fostering relationships based on common values, ethical […]

Rumors surrounding Sgt. Richard Elim’s wreck

Rumors surrounding Sgt. Richard Elim’s wreck

Whenever there is a late-night wreck involving a member of law enforcement, chances are there will be a great deal of speculation and rumors surrounding the incident. Such was the case late last week when Richmond County Sgt. Richard Elim was involved in an accident off Peach Orchard Road on Friday around 2:30 a.m. Apparently, […]

Commissioners debate the future of Regency Mall

Commissioners debate the future of Regency Mall

With an overinflated asking price of $50 million, Augusta commissioners say it is time to seriously discuss their options to push the owners of the former Regency Mall site into doing something with the property or… well, get off the pot. “This mall is an ugly eyesore to the people who live in the community […]

Public housing at Regency Mall?

Public housing at Regency Mall?

It’s definitely commendable that Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett refuses to let the former Regency Mall site fade into distant memory, but the fact is, it’s time to move on. The fate of the former shopping center in south Augusta has to be a private-sector problem. Commissioners from south Augusta can’t continue to obsess about the […]

International Flair

International Flair

A beautiful woman. An unsuspecting shop employee. A not-so-chance meeting that leads to almost a month of agony for the man’s parents as they and the police try to free him from kidnappers. It almost sounds like a Liam Neeson thriller, in which the hero swoops in to rescue the victim and dispatch his tormentors. […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Commissioner Lockett says “Spend the taxpayer’s money. So little time left in my term. I want to spend all the taxpayer’s money on me.” Wow Austin, so if only one or two innocent people were killed in Waco during the biker gang attack, would that have been more tidy and efficient too? After all, it […]

To the Editor

To the Editor

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Metro Spirit. That May 21st “Insider” column about the recent Thunder Over Augusta was especially interesting to me, because I live in Evans. The author of the column took issue with Chairman Ron’s reference to “Thunder Over Columbia County” rather than “Augusta.” Well, folks, there are reasons why […]