Prostitution: Not a Victimless Crime

Prostitution: Not a Victimless Crime

A quick glimpse on Backpage.com reveals dozens of women from the Augusta area offering men a guaranteed good time. “Hey, I’m Brandy,” one classified ad on the website reads, claiming to be from a 20-year-old woman from Augusta with a “round booty.” “Only looking for gentlemen in the area looking for a true experience with […]

Group Looks to Save Ice in Wake of Rink Sale

Group Looks to Save Ice in Wake of Rink Sale

When the news first broke last week that the Augusta Ice Sports Center was going to be purchased by new owners not interested in keeping the rink, Micah Hand knew that he and other rink supporters were going to have a tough time trying to save the last remaining ice surface in Augusta. In 2013, […]

The Jail Report Gets The Last Word

The Jail Report Gets The Last Word

The Metro Spirit has a long history of crying foul when it comes to the Jail Report. In September 2011, the Spirit even devoted a feature story to the mug shot paper owned and operated by former Chronicle crime writer Greg Rickabaugh. In the article, Rickabaugh insisted that the paper was providing a community service, […]

Be Kind. Rewind.

Be Kind. Rewind.

My kids are always telling me I’m not old. I tend to agree with them. I’m only 37. While that might’ve seemed ancient to 20-year-old me, it’s just a number now. It’s a little strange to think about the years past since, say, high school. It can’t possibly have been almost 20 years. It doesn’t […]

Carter asks What’s the deal with Deal?

Carter asks What’s the deal with Deal?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter is hoping his push to get to the bottom of the ethics complaints against Governor Deal find traction in the press around the state. He is joined in his efforts by Greg Hecht, a former State Senator and State Representative who is looking to unseat Attorney General Sam Olens. It seems Deal has […]

Happy Birthday, Kid

Happy Birthday, Kid

Birthday parties have changed since I was a child. Back in the ’70s, I got a sheet cake with maybe my favorite color icing and a few anemic little balloons filled with my mom’s breath and taped onto the backs of chairs. I’m not sure my cake even said “Happy Birthday, Tara.” I think it […]

Sunday Read Rewind: Growing Olives in Georgia

Sunday Read Rewind: Growing Olives in Georgia

In January of  2012, the Metro Spirit took a look at premium olive oil production in Georgia. Yeah, olive oil production. In Georgia.   When you think of Georgia agriculture, you probably conjure up the usual suspects – peaches, peanuts, cotton and maybe Vidalia onions. If one south Georgia farmer has his way, however, Georgia […]

Publicly Shaming My Kids, It’s What I Do

Publicly Shaming My Kids, It’s What I Do

Spectacular embarrassment is my specialty. Ever since elementary school, I was good at embarrassing myself in astounding ways. Sometimes life likes to show me that I haven’t lost my touch. Last week I was provided the opportunity to prove that I haven’t lost my magic. I’m at No. 2′s second football camp for the summer, […]

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

The reaction in the past week to “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has been equal parts encouraging and depressing. Happily, the movie’s actually pretty good, and audiences, apparently starved for anything that doesn’t salute their intelligence with both middle fingers, turned out in droves. The damn dirty apes blew it up at the […]

World Cup Massacre

World Cup Massacre

I was sitting in Gate E at Logan Airport, waiting for my plane and reading through the Apache massacre section of “Blood Meridian” when the Germany vs. Brazil World Cup semifinal game started. My wife and I had just finished eating lunch at the airport bar that boasted the terminal’s only six televisions and, though […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Super! We have almost a whole month before the James Brown movie and we will hear endless embellishment from Rhodes on how he was best buds with JB. After watching the CBS News tonight, about how much in depth the USA is, to assist the VA and the Veterans, it’s amazing, the USA can send […]