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Mayor Davis get his Christmas wish

Mayor Davis get his Christmas wish

Exactly two days before Thanksgiving, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis sent out a statement regarding his request for an additional $27,000 of funding for his office to finish off the year. It wasn’t a humble request by any means. But it wasn’t a demand. Instead, it can only be described as pure Hardie Davis. “Augustans want […]

Molly Pond Lumber helping homeless vets

Molly Pond Lumber helping homeless vets

All across the country, tiny houses for the homeless have become a growing trend. It appears the idea is starting to take off in Augusta for homeless veterans thanks to the generosity of the local company, Molly Pond Lumber. This past week, WRDW News Channel 12 did an awesome story about Molly Pond Lumber already […]

Probation in Georgia making news, again

Probation in Georgia making news, again

Just last week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Georgia leads the nation in placing its citizens on probation. That’s no surprise to anyone who has been following the civil cases filed in both Richmond and Columbia counties by local attorney Jack Long alleging that the private probation company Sentinel Offender Services had violated his clients’ constitutional […]

Representing one of Georgia’s “reddest” counties

Representing one of Georgia’s “reddest” counties

During the debate between District 122 candidates Jodi Lott and Mack Taylor on The Austin Rhodes Show this past week, it was definitely a conservative showdown filled with all of the favorite Republican topics. The two candidates discussed everything from the need to protect Georgia’s borders from Syrians and illegal immigrants to the evils of […]

Billy Morris strikes back at Kinder Morgan

Billy Morris strikes back at Kinder Morgan

The Texas-based energy company Kinder Morgan definitely knows how to get under the skin of William S. Morris III, the owner and publisher of The Augusta Chronicle. Allen Fore, the vice president of public affairs for Kinder Morgan, told the Los Angeles Times this year that there was a specific reason why there was so much resistance to […]

Scuttle’s Island is still a mystery

Scuttle’s Island is still a mystery

A few days after the Metro Spirit had a cover story questioning whether or not Scuttle’s Island Water Park was actually going to be built in North Augusta, The Augusta Chronicle published its own story about the debate. Like almost every article written about Scuttle’s Island Water Park, it raised more questions than answers. The article said […]

No more sweetheart deals for Joe Mullins

No more sweetheart deals for Joe Mullins

Now that the Metro Spirit has exposed the true colors of Joe Mullins, the local entertainment promoter and former candidate for the House District 122 seat, in this past week’s cover story, it is time for Columbia County leaders to wise up. For years, Mullins has been given special treatment for events he held at the […]

Paine College is suffering serious pains

Paine College is suffering serious pains

This week, Paine College launched its “Build it Back: Rally to Save Paine College Campaign” promising to get the university back on track after it was recently unable to make its scheduled payroll for some employees. It was grim news for Augusta’s historically African-American college. Over the past few years, Paine College has financially stumbled […]

Major Missteps by Mack Taylor

Major Missteps by Mack Taylor

Columbia County voters decided this past Tuesday that local businesswoman Jodi Lott and former Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor are headed to a December runoff in the District 122 race. It was an extremely impressive night for Lott. Just a few short months ago, very few people in Columbia County knew the name Jodi Lott. […]

Voters let their voices be heard

Voters let their voices be heard

The voters in Richmond and Columbia counties have spoken and what they said during the Nov. 3 election speaks volumes. While many Richmond County citizens have expressed great frustration with the Augusta Commission, voters decided to continue to invest in Augusta by supporting the $215 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list. This year’s […]