Metro Spirit



A Look Back at Candidate Rick Allen

A Look Back at Candidate Rick Allen

On August 21, Congressman John Barrow issued a press release highlighting his support of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. This comes just two days after he released Factcheck.org’s review of a National Republican Congressional Committee ad that claims Barrow, who is fighting off a challenge from local builder Rick Allen for his 12th Congressional District […]

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Fire the commissioners and Hire the Goats!!! insiders story on the Arts Summit was a joke! That’s all he took out of that meeting?! Brenda Durant local arts hero? Quick question…who paid for the mural on the side of her husbands business? Its listed as public art on The Greater Augusta Arts public arts map […]

Metro Spirit Celebrates 25 Years

Metro Spirit Celebrates 25 Years

When the Metro Spirit opened its doors 25 years ago, Augusta was an entirely different place. When it came to the news, Augusta was a rip-and-read company town, and what the daily published each morning was spread across the airwaves for the rest of the day. For many, the daily alone decided what was news and […]

Now sit back, relax, put on your head gear.

Now sit back, relax, put on your head gear.

On March 17, 2010 the Metro Spirit published an article featuring local band Veara just as they were signing on with Epitaph Records. The following year MS contributor Bryan Allen shared what Epitaph Records called Veara’s “southern mosh-pitality”. Read the articles then catch drummer Harrell’s newest awesomest hobby-playing along to hip hop. Makes for pretty […]

Kings Of Leon Kick Off U.S. Summer Tour This Week

Kings Of Leon Kick Off U.S. Summer Tour This Week

  Mechanical Bull tour set to travel through 30 cities and include headlining Festival appearances at Lollapalooza and Made In America festivals (July 31, 2014) – Multi-platinum selling rock band KINGS OF LEON will embark on a major U.S. headlining tour this week in support of their critically acclaimed album Mechanical Bull that will travel […]

A “Deliverance” attack in McCormick County?

A “Deliverance” attack in McCormick County?

A single post on a community bulletin board of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA-CSRA) has disturbed, confused and baffled thousands of people throughout the Augusta area this week. Some are terrified. Some are alarmed. And some are wondering what really happened. It all began Sunday afternoon around 1:15 p.m. with a message posted by […]

The Danger on the State Line

The Danger on the State Line

It was just before 4 a.m. on Thursday morning when Augusta got the tragic news that another 18-wheeler truck headed to South Carolina struck the I-20 bridge railing and plunged into the Augusta Canal. More than 12 hours after the truck cab went over the bridge, the Augusta Dive Team located the body of the […]

Food Stuff

Food Stuff

On Tuesday, June 24, Augusta Facebook users got some unexpected and unwelcome news. Thai Jong owners have decided to close the restaurant after more than two decades. Here’s what they posted: After 25 years of business, it is bittersweet to share that we have decided to close our doors. While this wasn’t an easy decision, […]

Robin… Hood

Robin… Hood

This year, the Metro Spirit is celebrating its 25th anniversary. As part of that celebration, the paper has decided to look back at some of its previous stories that shook up this town over the years. One such story was an article that ran exactly 10 years ago questioning former state Rep. Robin Williams’ consulting contract […]