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Can Eugene Yu beat Rick Allen in the Republican primary?

Can Eugene Yu beat Rick Allen in the Republican primary?

Many people were scratching their heads this week wondering exactly why Augusta businessman Eugene Yu had worked so hard running for the U.S. Senate seat just to suddenly decide to drop out in favor of vying for the 12th District congressional race. But, let’s face it: the U.S. Senate race to fill the seat currently […]

Get Ready Augusta! Here Comes Master’s Week AugustaPalooza

Get Ready Augusta! Here Comes Master’s Week AugustaPalooza

Local promoter Charles Collins Jr. apparently has no shame. Despite the fact that Collins’ concert last fall called Rock-N-Country Music Bash at the Columbia County Fairgrounds was a complete embarrassment and a total disaster, it appears he is back to his old tricks with the announcement of a new music festival during Masters Week. Under […]

Augusta’s Loss is Definitely Columbia County’s Gain

Augusta’s Loss is Definitely Columbia County’s Gain

Power outages, icy roads, falling trees, school closures and even earthquakes. This past week, the CSRA has seen it all. And who do people always turn to for the latest information on such events? None other than Pam Tucker, the director of Columbia County Emergency Management. It doesn’t matter where a person lives in the […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blocker-Adams is Clear Choice for Mayor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Blocker-Adams is Clear Choice for Mayor

Dear Metro Spirit Editor: Augusta is the second largest city in the state of Georgia. Under the dynamic leadership of Mayor Deke Copenhaver, Augusta has grown into a city worthy of world-class recognition. For this reason, now is the time for Augusta voters to step up and make an historic, world-class statement in the upcoming mayoral […]

Augusta National Damage

Augusta National Damage

The Augusta National has requested Arbor Guard, the Atlanta company that handles a large portion of the tree work at the National, to send five crews immediately and be prepared to stay through April. Chairman Billy Payne reported no major damage to the course, yet the request is an indication the there is more than […]

Fear over a black mayor is sadly all too real

Fear over a black mayor is sadly all too real

Who would have ever guessed that in 2014 there would still be a group of individuals nervous about the idea of having a black mayor leading the Garden City? But that seems to be the case. Ever since former City Administrator Fred Russell abruptly announced that he is not running for mayor of Augusta after […]

Water Bills Have Never Been Such Great Reading

Water Bills Have Never Been Such Great Reading

Insider February 5, 2014 “Much has been discussed recently about why the county Commission has not taken action in the situation involving our Tax Commissioner and her alleged conduct.” So begins February’s slick water bill insert Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross pens monthly. He then lists comments directed towards the board apparently through news […]

(((Update))) Drugs. Prostitutes. Human Trafficking. (Leaking Roof)

(((Update))) Drugs. Prostitutes. Human Trafficking. (Leaking Roof)

Update: Friday evening on Facebook a sponsored link from Travel Lodge spotlighted in the following article happened to appear on a Metro Spirit employees’s wall. Here is their Hotels.com listing: Location. Situated in Augusta, Augusta Travelodge is in the suburbs and close to Augusta National Golf Club and Augusta State University. Additional area attractions include […]

Is Willie Mays Considering a Run for Coroner?

Is Willie Mays Considering a Run for Coroner?

The legacy of former Augusta commissioner and one-time interim Mayor Willie Mays already has a permanent place in the history books. Back in 1979, Willie Mays decided to run for his mother’s former city council seat. Carry Mays was a trailblazer and widely respected in Augusta, particularly among city employees who felt they did not […]

Don’t Bet on It

Don’t Bet on It

Contrary to some in media’s opinion that Ron Cross has a race on his hands with Jim Bartley, many Columbia County Insiders disagree. There is a consensus that, along with Bartley’s braggadocio, he has a vicious temper and a penchant for vendettas. Not exactly what Columbia County voters are looking for in a leader. While […]