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I am Michael Ryan, hear me ROAR!

I am Michael Ryan, hear me ROAR!

“I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back an’ pretend ’cause I’ve heard it all before.” — “I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy When singer Helen Reddy wrote the song, “I Am Woman” in the early 1970s, she wanted it to have lyrics that […]

Carter asks What’s the deal with Deal?

Carter asks What’s the deal with Deal?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter is hoping his push to get to the bottom of the ethics complaints against Governor Deal find traction in the press around the state. He is joined in his efforts by Greg Hecht, a former State Senator and State Representative who is looking to unseat Attorney General Sam Olens. It seems Deal has […]

Yu-hoo! Time to Take Down the Signs

Yu-hoo! Time to Take Down the Signs

  It’s funny that Eugene Yu found the time to send out a patriotic Fourth of July email to supporters, since he can’t seem to round up the last of his campaign signs, several of which are still scattered throughout the area some seven weeks after the District 12 Republican primary. The email, which included […]

Who will be hired to takeover Fred Russell’s former gig?

Who will be hired to takeover Fred Russell’s former gig?

This week Augusta commissioners heard from three candidates seeking to become Augusta’s next city administrator: Janice Allen Jackson, the former city manager of Albany, Ga.; Stephen Layson, the chief administrative officer of Bibb County, Ga.; and Oscar Rodriguez, the former town manager of Taos, N.M. All three candidates seem highly qualified, intelligent people who probably […]

The Jail Report Gets The Last Word

The Jail Report Gets The Last Word

The Metro Spirit has a long history of crying foul when it comes to the Jail Report. In September 2011, the Spirit even devoted a feature story to the mug shot paper owned and operated by former Chronicle crime writer Greg Rickabaugh. In the article, Rickabaugh insisted that the paper was providing a community service, […]

Spelling Words. Easy Not Sometimes.

Spelling Words. Easy Not Sometimes.

Billboard On Walton Way Just Down From The Judicial Center July 12, 2014 According to the State Bar of Georgia Rule 7.2 Advertising, attorneys advertising in Georgia must disclose the identity and physical location of their practice. Actually it states “the responsible lawyer”. Unfortunately for the general public, it goes on to state “Questions of […]

What will the citizens say about Augusta?

What will the citizens say about Augusta?

Just last week, the city of Augusta launched its “Augusta Citizen Survey” to get the public’s input on the structure and funding priorities of the government. The survey, which can be found at augustaga.gov, will apparently be reviewed by the Augusta Commission, administrators and elected officials of the Garden City. It’s the public’s opportunity to […]

How Much Quality of Life Can One County Afford?

How Much Quality of Life Can One County Afford?

If you thought $150,000 for a military monument was something, take a look at what Columbia County wants to do now. In case you haven’t heard, Columbia County has released its list of projects for the 2017-2022 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), and it’s heavy — heavy — on those things that keep […]

Website Targets Paine College President George Bradley

Website Targets Paine College President George Bradley

A recently created website, thepaineproject.net, which claims to be created by some Paine College alumni, staff, faculty and students at Augusta’s historically African-American college, has apparently had enough of President George Bradley. The website is demanding the immediate ouster of Bradley and his administration from Paine College. And the website does not mince words. “Since […]

King Hardie Takes His Throne

King Hardie Takes His Throne

For the past several years, Augusta has gotten used to a mayor who simply smiles, bites his tongue and tries to be friends with everyone. Well, Augusta, get ready for a change. Apparently, Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis has an opinion and he’s not afraid to use it. While attending his first Augusta Commission’s retreat held […]