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Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

Why does Augusta keep destroying its history?

“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” — George Orwell Augusta seems to be an expert at tearing down its own history. Earlier this week, Historic Augusta, Inc. announced that the Richmond County Board of Education had demolished the historic Cauley-Wheeler Memorial Building on […]

The Imperial Theatre Staff Needs More Rehearsals

The Imperial Theatre Staff Needs More Rehearsals

Almost everyone who has attended the Christmas shows this season at the Imperial Theatre in downtown Augusta has had nothing both marvelous things to say about the performances. Whether it was “A Christmas Carol: The Musical” presented by The Augusta Players this past weekend or the holiday tradition of “The Nutcracker” performed by Dance Augusta […]

The Tale of the Two Lame Ducks

The Tale of the Two Lame Ducks

While a lot of attention is being paid to the end of Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s tenure, there are two other lame ducks in the Marble Palace that have definitely left their mark on the Garden City. Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason and Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson will have completed their terms at the end of […]

Mike Miller’s Rough Night Out

Mike Miller’s Rough Night Out

When WJBF reporter and weekend anchor Mike Miller was cited last Friday night by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for disorderly conduct at The Country Club Dance Hall & Saloon on Washington Road, it was not only an embarrassment for 28-year-old journalist, but for the entire news station. Insiders in the club say several members […]

The Tale of the Two Lame Ducks

The Tale of the Two Lame Ducks

While a lot of attention is being paid to the end of Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s tenure, there are two other lame ducks in the Marble Palace that have definitely left their mark on the Garden City. Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason and Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson will have completed their terms at the end of […]

Pittman really running for District 7?

Pittman really running for District 7?

Talk about flip flopping on an issue. Just a few short months ago, Sonny Pittman, the president of the West Augusta Alliance, proclaimed that he would offer himself as a candidate for the appointment to the District 7 seat because he wasn’t interested in the permanent position. Instead, Pittman talked about how former District 7 […]

Chopping Block On Display

Chopping Block On Display

Completely unprofessional. That’s all anyone can say about the recent “hit list” of Augusta department heads that a handful of commissioners, led by Marion Williams, have developed and made public. These half a dozen employees apparently didn’t jump high enough when Williams asked them for a favor and now he wants them out. To make […]

Pittman really running for District 7?

Pittman really running for District 7?

Talk about flip flopping on an issue. Just a few short months ago, Sonny Pittman, the president of the West Augusta Alliance, proclaimed that he would offer himself as a candidate for the appointment to the District 7 seat because he wasn’t interested in the permanent position. Instead, Pittman talked about how former District 7 […]

Synthetic drugs are becoming more dangerous

Synthetic drugs are becoming more dangerous

Over the past few weeks, the Metro Spirit has published several stories on the abuse of prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine and the recovery process for those addicted. But there has been one type of drug that has been left off the list that has some local and state officials highly concerned: synthetic drugs. In the past […]

 Mack Taylor pounded the pavement to win

 Mack Taylor pounded the pavement to win

When it was announced this past week that Mack Taylor, an Evans attorney, had defeated his opponent, Martinez businessman Trip Derryberry, in the Columbia County Board of Commissioners’ District 3 race, many folks were stunned. After all, less than a month ago during the Nov. 4 election, Derryberry carried the night handily with nearly 41 […]