What are the feds looking for in Augusta?

What are the feds looking for in Augusta?

When word spread this past week that the U.S. Department of Labor has officially launched an audit of Augusta’s city departments regarding whether the local government is properly following the Fair Labor Standards Act, it got some folks’ attention. An audit by the federal government is no laughing matter. Basically, the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

The kids may be headed back to school but, according to the calendar, summer doesn’t end until September 21. And you know what that means, right? There’s still plenty of time to enjoy some ice cream. In recent months, two new sweet shops have opened in the Augusta area, so the Metro Spirit gave a […]

Living the High Life

Living the High Life

The small city of Clarkston, Ga., in DeKalb County, with its population of a little more than 12,000 people, may have just forever changed the way local governments view simple marijuana possession across the state. With a city motto of “Where Possibilities Grow,” the Clarkston City Council took an incredibly bold stand earlier this month […]

The Runaway Winners of July’s Runoffs: Anderson and McIntyre

The Runaway Winners of July’s Runoffs: Anderson and McIntyre

This week there were two entirely different runoffs in the hands of voters throughout the CSRA. In Richmond County, the runoff for the State Court judgeship being vacated by John Flythe pitted local attorneys Robert “Bo” Hunter III and Kellie Kenner McIntyre in a heated race against one another. Despite Hunter’s best efforts to get […]

Metro’s Best 2016

Metro’s Best 2016

Last year, the Metro Spirit revived Metro’s Best and readers proved that they sure missed it during the five years we didn’t hold the contest. We had record nominations and voting in the more than 100 categories representing everything from Best Hamburger to Most Inspiring Community Leader. Now it’s time to do it again, readers. […]

“Overnight” Success

“Overnight” Success

Walk into any of Diablo’s Southwest Grill’s four locations for the first time and a customer would be forgiven for thinking it’s a national chain. The décor is impeccable, the food is fantastic and the restaurant itself is filled with thoughtful touches like cell phone charging stations at each booth. “A lot of people in […]

Remembering the 1996 Summer Olympics

Remembering the 1996 Summer Olympics

With the 2016 Summer Olympics right around the corner and all of the controversy surrounding the games being held in Rio de Janeiro, it’s hard not to reflect back on the Peach State’s own experience hosting the major international multi-sporting event back in 1996. Twenty years ago this week, Atlanta had the honor of hosting […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Augusta provides police, fire, and infrastructure support to .9 Billion dollars worth of tax exempt properties. In addition, contributions to these organizations result in lost government revenue in the form of tax deductions. Think of these entitlement minded government moochers the next time you drive by one of our many mega church complexes. TRUMP! TRUMP! […]