The New Face of GRU

The New Face of GRU

While there are several impressive awards and plaques in the office of Georgia Regents University’s new president, Dr. Brooks Keel, there is one particular item that he can’t help but be extremely proud to have on his bookshelf. Gently placed just above his 1978 Augusta College diploma and a framed needlepoint image of the historic […]

What the hell, Joe Mullins?

What the hell, Joe Mullins?

So, Joe Mullins, the local entertainment promoter and candidate for the House District 122 seat, hosted a fundraising event this week called, “The Hall of Fame Tailgate Party” with special guest NFL legend Jerome Bettis. The private event, which was held at the Evans Fitness Club, was advertised as benefitting the American Heart Association. Sounds […]

Evett Davis is redefining “First Lady” role

Evett Davis is redefining “First Lady” role

For the first time in recent history, the wife of a mayor is embracing the title of “First Lady of Augusta” and running with it. Literally. Over the next few weeks, Evett Davis will be heading two local initiatives to improve the knowledge and health of those living in the Garden City. She is incorporating […]

Dr. Keel should chat with Bob Young

Dr. Keel should chat with Bob Young

In this week’s cover story featuring Georgia Regents University’s new president Dr. Brooks Keel, the Insider was surprised to read that Keel believes the dispute over the university’s name is in the past. Now, Keel did acknowledge that the name change temporarily divided the university, but he told Metro Spirit reporter Stacey Eidson that he feels that […]

Letter From the Publisher

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers: In last week’s issue of the Metro Spirit, our weekly columnist Austin Rhodes inadvertently included inaccurate information on a very prominent and well-respected local physician, Dr. Ronald Jowers. Dr. Jowers and his staff recently gave their full cooperation to Drug Enforcement Agency personnel auditing prescription drug distribution. At no time were the prescription privileges […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Whenever there is a terrible event – a murder, a shooting, or some other heinous activity by a cowardly maniac, why is his/her picture splashed all over the front pages of newspapers/internet/TV? We don’t need to be reminded of the terrible deed by seeing the face of a killer!! How about focusing on the innocent […]

SPLOST battles can get ugly

SPLOST battles can get ugly

You’ve seen the bright red and white signs in yards all over town with the large print screaming, “VOTE NO SPLOST!” Those citizens in Richmond County who are against this year’s proposed $215 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list are a very vocal group. Several Augusta commissioners are worried. And they very well […]