Goats are a brilliant idea in Grovetown?

Goats are a brilliant idea in Grovetown?

For the past several weeks, some members of the local media have been covering the city of Grovetown’s “new” plan to have six goats clean up 25 of the city’s overgrown areas located around its retention ponds. “The goats are an experimental move as the city looks to maintain its 25 retention ponds officials said […]

On the Air with Deke

On the Air with Deke

For nine years, Deke Copenhaver was the face of the city of Augusta. Starting next week, almost exactly 11 years to the day that Copenhaver was first elected as the mayor of Augusta, he will become the city’s newest local voice over the airwaves. “For nine years, I tried to change things through the public […]

The Name Game Gets Tough in Augusta

The Name Game Gets Tough in Augusta

When Augusta Commissioner Ben Hasan suggested to his colleagues this week that the former downtown library, soon-to-be-public defender’s office, should be renamed in honor of former Augusta Commissioner and interim mayor Willie Mays, it got some attention. But then when it was also proposed that the Diamond Lakes Regional Park community center should be renamed […]

Will Bob Young be part of the Trump administration?

Will Bob Young be part of the Trump administration?

There has been a rumor floating around town the past few days that former Augusta Mayor Bob Young may soon be rewarded for his hard work in helping to get President-elect Donald Trump into the White House. Not too shabby, Bob. Most people will remember back in 2005 when Young left his role as mayor […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

We are in a drought, with forest fires burning out of control in huge areas of GA, SC and NC.  So there has been a ban on leaf and wood burning, for the sake of safety and air quality.  But some people are defying the ban and burning their debris anyway, in and around the […]

“When I Come Home”

“When I Come Home”

This week, the world lost soul and funk singer Sharon Jones, but the Augusta area lost a piece of its heart. Sharon Jones, a North Augusta native, was always so proud of her hometown. She was so full of life and kind to everyone she met. The last time the Metro Spirit spoke to Ms. […]

Worried about a warrant? Handle it.

Worried about a warrant? Handle it.

More than 3,500 people with active bench warrants in Augusta could have a lot more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving if they take advantage of an offer from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the newly-formed Augusta Probation Office. This past week, Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree announced that his office is offering a […]

Movin’ On Up

Movin’ On Up

When Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis celebrated the announcement of not just one new hotel, but two new hotels in the downtown area last week, he could barely contain his enthusiasm. “This is a positive start to our city growing and truly moving forward,” Davis stated. “Two announced hotels in one week is huge for our […]