Joe White



Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers: This issue marks our fourth anniversary publishing the Metro Spirit under my ownership. As many of our readers know, the paper was founded in 1989, then sold to an out-of-town concern in the mid 2000s. I was promoted from sales slug to publisher by the new owners, where I stayed for a couple read more

Gov’t Mule Kicking Off Masters

Gov’t Mule Kicking Off Masters

Even as a young child, Warren Haynes remembers being drawn to the records in his house, and there was one album in particular that Haynes couldn’t seem to put down. “I had two older brothers and most of the records we listened to were mainly soul singers,” said Haynes, the legendary guitarist and founding member read more

Merle Haggard  Coming to the Columbia County Exhibition Center

Merle Haggard Coming to the Columbia County Exhibition Center

Multi Grammy Award Winner And Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductee Merle Haggard Coming to the Columbia County Exhibition Center Saturday, January 24, 2014  Presented by Bad Boy Buggies, Kicks 99 and the Metro Spirit, tickets are on sale now and are available on-line at http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=8052525. Reserved seating begins at $37.50 and limited General Admission read more

Beasley’s Kent Dunn and Tee Gentry Headed To Tampa

Beasley’s Kent Dunn and Tee Gentry Headed To Tampa

Beasley Broadcasting’s long time Market Manager Kent Dunn (21 years) and Operations Manager Tee Gentry (19 years) are moving to Tampa Florida to manage the newly acquired cluster of stations. Augusta is the 112th largest radio market in the country. Tampa is the 18th largest. Beasley Broadcasting, which locally owns WGAC, Kicks 99, HD 98.3, read more

Is Your House Shaking?

Is Your House Shaking?

Many across the CSRA have heard the booms and felt some shaking since around noon today.  I have confirmed with official at Fort Gordon that they are conducting EOD training today until 4pm.   I just wanted you to know what it is and to know that all is well.

Cheech Marin Wants To Play Augusta National.

Cheech Marin Wants To Play Augusta National.

Groundbreaking. Revolutionary. Original. Stoned. Cheech & Chong, the seminal stoner duo known for their albums and movies in the 1970s, will be rolling into town next Thursday, September 18, for a show at the Bell Auditorium. It’s a collaboration of sorts with the band WAR, which is fitting since Cheech & Chong have always been read more

Whole Foods Market opens September 23

Whole Foods Market opens September 23

From Press Release: Sneak-preview tours Sept 19 and 20 to benefit Augusta Locally Grown                                Whole Foods Market  will open its first Augusta location for business Tuesday, September 23. The store is located on Washington Road in the Washington Crossing shopping read more

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

When I was in the third or fourth grade, one of my chores was to fold the clothes. I hated folding clothes. True story. So I came up with the ingenious idea only a nine-year-old can: instead of folding them, why not just stuff them behind the washer/dryer and be done with it? This plan read more

Corner of Broad and 12th

In January of this year, the building on the corner of 12th and Broad was gutted by fire. The three story structure had a dental office on the first floor, commercial on the second and apartments on the third. Michael Osbon is in the planning stages now in collaboration with Studio 3 on rebuilding the read more

The Road Home

The Road Home

It seems like every time we turn around, we hear that Robert Earl Keen is playing in Augusta again. Turns out, there’s a very good reason for that. Keen’s long-time guitarist, Richard Brotherton Jr, is from Augusta and, in fact, went to Aquinas High School. “As a matter of fact, I think part of the reason read more