Mayor Davis’ proposal is “heartbreaking”

Mayor Davis’ proposal is “heartbreaking”

It’s almost been a week since Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis held a news conference calling for state legislators to change the city’s 1995 consolidation bill to give the mayor significantly more authority, but the tremors from his announcement are still being felt across Richmond County. While Davis was all smiles prior to the Augusta Commission’s […]

Columbia County discusses all-access tickets

Columbia County discusses all-access tickets

Rumor has become reality regarding a proposal before the Columbia County Commission to require promoters to provide 20 all-access tickets to shows held in the Columbia County Exhibition Center. Barry Smith, director of the county’s Community & Leisure Services Division, told commissioners this week that his department is proposing revising the rental contracts for the […]

Spring Festival Guide

Spring Festival Guide

At the first signs of spring, everyone’s instinct is to head outdoors, relax and enjoy the beautiful weather. Add live music, tasty food, a cold beer and several thousand friends to the mix and you have a festival that can’t be missed. Welcome to the Metro Spirit’s Spring Festival Guide that will definitely jump-start your […]

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: It was a true delight reading about Dr. Edward Cashin and his contributions to the history of Augusta (“Cashin’s Augusta,” February 5). Your article was thoroughly researched, comprehensive and well written. However, many do not know that Ed Cashin himself had a rich history before he came to Augusta in 1969. I […]

Legislators not rubber stamping Davis’ plan

Legislators not rubber stamping Davis’ plan

When Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis called for the state legislature to change the city’s 1995 consolidation bill last week to allow for the mayor to have more authority such as veto power, the ability to hire and fire all city department heads and submit the city’s budget, he perhaps should have had more discussions with […]

Hardie Davis’ “OneAugusta” is very singular

Hardie Davis’ “OneAugusta” is very singular

When Mayor Hardie Davis came up with the campaign slogan, “OneAugusta” last year, he said that it meant he wanted a “unified Augusta.” Prior to taking office, Davis frequently spoke about how he looked forward to “working with the commission” to truly transform the city. And during his first six weeks in office, he has […]