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Local drama unfolds on live television

The local news stations have been hard to watch lately. As the Insider pointed out earlier this week, WAGT NBC 26’s parent company, Schurz Communications, sold its local television station to Gray Television. Gray Television also happens to own the local CBS affiliate, WRDW Channel 12. Upon completion of that sale on Tuesday, Gray Television […]

Goodbye, NBC 26 Today

Goodbye, NBC 26 Today

When fans of NBC 26 Today tuned in to see their favorite morning anchors, Barclay Bishop and Jay Jefferies, on Tuesday morning, many Augustans were crushed. There was no smiling Barclay and no joking Jay. The two beloved morning anchors were gone. The news station was immediately flooded with complaints and dozens of comments began […]

Some Augustans Are Boiling Mad

Some Augustans Are Boiling Mad

Augustans better pray that Richmond County never faces a catastrophic emergency after 5 p.m. or this county might be in a world of hurt. To say this week’s “spike in turbidity” at Augusta Utilities Department’s Highland Avenue Water Treatment Plant and resulting boil water advisory were not handled very well is a huge understatement. Let’s […]

What will it take?

What will it take?

Here the Augusta Commission goes again, preparing to extend a contract with the private probation company, Sentinel Offender Services, for another year. Do any of the commissioners even care that the private probation company is facing more than a dozen lawsuits being considered by the Georgia Supreme Court? Just this past week, the American Bar […]

Morris destroys Columbia County News-Times

Morris destroys Columbia County News-Times

What happens to a business when you lay off several staff members, pile triple the work onto the remaining workhorses in the office and then treat those employees as if they are simply lucky to still have jobs? A mass exodus, that’s what. And, no, the Insider isn’t referring to the recent departures of Augusta-Richmond […]

Smart choice of lawyers for the Marshall Square lawsuits

Smart choice of lawyers for the Marshall Square lawsuits

The former residents of the Marshall Square retirement community made some very wise decisions in choosing local attorneys Sam Nicholson, Harry Revell and Jack Long to represent them in court. All three lawyers are well respected throughout the community, extremely knowledgeable about the law and have garnered a lot of attention over the years. Some […]

Can Eugene Yu beat Rick Allen? Probably not.

Can Eugene Yu beat Rick Allen? Probably not.

Augusta businessman Eugene Yu is confident, driven and sincere in his belief that he can make a difference in Washington, D.C. “These career politicians are like bad salesmen,” Yu told the Metro Spirit during his 2014 campaign. “They are smooth talking, selling a bad product to folks.” With the 2014 campaign slogan, “A vote for Yu is […]

Fork over memories stolen from Marshall Square

Fork over memories stolen from Marshall Square

Calling all Augustans: Be on the lookout for stolen items that didn’t perish in the terrible fire at Marshall Square, but may have been sold and scattered throughout the community. Ever since the Metro Spirit published its cover story about the tragic events surrounding the Marshall Square fire, the newspaper has received information from citizens concerned […]

Moving out?

Moving out?

Everyone remembers several years ago when WJBF News Channel 6 and NBC 26 (otherwise known as WAGT) announced they were joining forces and moving into their brand new super station along Augusta West Parkway. At the time, it was a big to-do. The new location was actually the former Barnes & Noble bookstore, but Media […]

Politics is the name of the game for the State Court seat

Politics is the name of the game for the State Court seat

The race for the Richmond County State Court judgeship is about to get interesting. The state court seat, which is being vacated by Judge John Flythe so that he can run for the Superior Court bench, has some well known and highly political folks running in the race. Do the last names Walker, McIntyre and […]