Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers: This issue marks our fourth anniversary publishing the Metro Spirit under my ownership. As many of our readers know, the paper was founded in 1989, then sold to an out-of-town concern in the mid 2000s. I was promoted from sales slug to publisher by the new owners, where I stayed for a couple read more

The Impact of “Deliverance”

The Impact of “Deliverance”

Long before moviegoers watched in horror as actor Ned Beatty was forced to strip off his clothes and told to “squeal like a pig” during a film set in the rural mountains of North Georgia, there was the novel by Atlanta writer and poet James Dickey that started it all. It’s been 45 years since read more

Healthy Equals Delicious at DiChicko’s

Healthy Equals Delicious at DiChicko’s

Sandwiches lend themselves to creativity — with a bit of imagination, you can concoct some of the most outrageously mouth-watering mountains of bread and goodness-knows-what-else and there are no limits. Sure, you can say the same of pizza, and casseroles, and maybe other food types I’m not thinking of right now, but they are not read more

Tim Shelnut starts anew… on Facebook

Tim Shelnut starts anew… on Facebook

Earlier this month, a few Augustans who are active on social media recognized a familiar face on Facebook. Former University System of Georgia regent and former owner of The Columbia County News-Times Tim Shelnut had started a brand new and improved Facebook page. His old page dated back to 2012 and, apparently, he was ready for read more

Spring Fever

Spring Fever

Spring has freakin’ sprung. We’re covered in pollen, hardly able to breathe, but we still want to get outside, make some memories and enjoy the weather before Augusta turns into a sweaty furnace of molten lava and mosquitoes for five months. On post this weekend there’s a chance to do all that without having to read more

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

Sandwiches lend themselves to creativity — with a bit of imagination, you can concoct some of the most outrageously mouth-watering mountains of bread and goodness-knows-what-else and there are no limits. Sure, you can say the same of pizza, and casseroles, and maybe other food types I’m not thinking of right now, but they are not read more

Cabbies with guns vs. Uber: Tough Choice

Cabbies with guns vs. Uber: Tough Choice

During a crucial Masters Week where it was announced that the immensely convenient, ride-sharing app Uber would be available for the first time in Augusta area, what happens? A 60-year-old Yellow Cab driver from Augusta shoots another fellow Yellow Cab driver at the Augusta Regional Airport this past Friday, during the peak of the Masters read more

The Woodchips

The Woodchips

Recently, a friend and I were talking about how utterly sucky it is to listen to our children bicker with their brothers and sisters. “I can’t stay in the same room with the two of mine when they go at it,” she said “It must be awful for you with six of them fighting.” The read more