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State: Marshall Square fire ruled “accidental”

State: Marshall Square fire ruled “accidental”

Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens issued a ruling Thursday on the deadly fire at the Marshall Square retirement community in Columbia County. “A state fire investigator with my office has determined that the cause of the fire was accidental,” Hudgens said in a press release. “The origin of the fire was in the […]

The Stealth Election

The Stealth Election

“Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.” — American writer George Jean Nathan Going to the polls this May won’t be as easy as simply selecting one or two candidates in a few local races. In many cases, voters will be choosing from dozens of candidates competing in races for the […]

Dead in the Water?

Dead in the Water?

Former Scuttle’s Island developer Benjamin Bell apparently has two major talents. The first is getting a community worked up and eagerly anticipating the construction of a proposed multi-million dollar water park. The second is telling a sob story. More than a year ago, Scuttle’s Island water park was initially sold as a major economic boost […]

Widespread Panic returns to James Brown Arena

Widespread Panic returns to James Brown Arena

Widespread Panic will perform at the James Brown Arena on Tuesday, April 19 in celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary and 12th studio album, Street Dogs, according to a press release from the band. As loyal fans know, the band’s music and live shows have become a rite of passage for multiple generations who continue […]

Metro Spirit’s 5th Annual ETCP Spring Fest

Metro Spirit’s 5th Annual ETCP Spring Fest

What do you get when you combine beautiful weather, live local music, an amazing selection of craft beers and delicious food from a variety of local restaurants? That’s easy. An incredibly relaxing Saturday courtesy of the Metro Spirit’s 5th Annual ETCP Spring Fest. Come join several thousand of your closest friends for this free, family-friendly […]

Getting the Ax

Getting the Ax

When department directors suddenly find themselves under fire in Augusta-Richmond County, they are rarely handed a pink slip and quietly shown the door. Over the past few decades, several long-time directors have been in the unenviable position of being marched down to the guillotine for a very public beheading of their careers. Such actions leave many […]

And Many More!

And Many More!

Downtown’s beloved Miller Theater is 76 years old and, to celebrate, Symphony Orchestra Augusta will hold a free drop-in at the Emporium Building, 1106 Broad Street, on Friday, February 26, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The celebration will include updates on the renovation program, a new website launch, a presentation by representatives of Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre […]

Let the Brewing Begin

Let the Brewing Begin

It’s official, beer fans! Riverwatch Brewery in Augusta has finally received all the state and federal licensing it needed to officially begin its locally brewed beer right here in the Garden City. It will be the city’s first locally owned and operated packaging brewery since the demise of the Augusta Brewing Company. “We are so […]

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

When Metro Spirit Publisher Joe White came up with the idea for the ETCP Spring Fest in 2012, he wanted to keep it simple. Not because that made it easier, but because he felt it made things more enjoyable. “What I envisioned was a craft beer festival with vendors and a little bit of live […]

Real Good Eats

Real Good Eats

There’s a sign behind the counter at Fred’s Meat & Bread proclaiming their cheesesteaks are better than ones you can find in Philly. Those may be fightin’ words to some, but they come from no less than Bon Appetit magazine, people you figure should know what they’re talking about. Located in Krog Street Market near […]