Time to Draft the “Kay Allen Law”

Time to Draft the “Kay Allen Law”

It looks like she knew the vagaries of the law enough to get away with it. Either that, or former Columbia County Tax Commissioner Kay Allen just got lucky. Phone conversations with local investigators this week, and an email from the District Attorney, confirmed what I already knew: there will be no state or local […]

Money Talks, Even When You Don’t Like What It Says

Money Talks, Even When You Don’t Like What It Says

Last week, the Spirit reported on Augusta’s desire to make some additional revenue by doing things like adding vendors to the Riverwalk and bringing outside management to other venues, particularly the Jessye Norman Amphitheatre. The idea is that the money they make should go right back into making the Riverwalk a vital and dynamic place. […]

A “Deliverance” attack in McCormick County?

A “Deliverance” attack in McCormick County?

A single post on a community bulletin board of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA-CSRA) has disturbed, confused and baffled thousands of people throughout the Augusta area this week. Some are terrified. Some are alarmed. And some are wondering what really happened. It all began Sunday afternoon around 1:15 p.m. with a message posted by […]

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

When I was in the third or fourth grade, one of my chores was to fold the clothes. I hated folding clothes. True story. So I came up with the ingenious idea only a nine-year-old can: instead of folding them, why not just stuff them behind the washer/dryer and be done with it? This plan […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

I love Austin Rhodes and Dr. Wayne Frazier….they say whats on their mind and don’t care if you like it or not…Kudos Nice. Another reference to “Yankees” in last week’s Whine Line. People that resort to this kind of divisive name calling are another reason why the South continues to have the reputation as a […]

Amen, Brother Greg!

Amen, Brother Greg!

On Thursday, July 24, WGAC radio personality and Metro Spirit columnist Austin Rhodes and Jail Report publisher Greg Rickabaugh had a pithy exchange on Rhodes’ radio show over Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree’s short answer to a question involving Rhodes’ call for the arrest of the 16-year-old who threatened him after Rhodes discussed the drive-by […]

More Than It Seems?

More Than It Seems?

Try this one on for size — you know that list of SPLOST projects Columbia County has been talking up the last few weeks? What if the list was designed to fail? That’s a theory currently making the rounds, and while it seems preposterous, there are those who insist it has merit. Accept, if you […]