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Marijuana Bust in Richmond County

Marijuana Bust in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division seized more than 8 pounds of marijuana and $5,000 following the arrest of seven individuals distributing high grade marijuana on the 100 block of Telfair Street. The following is a press release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office: While conducting surveillance of a residence on the 100 block […]

To the Editor

To the Editor

As always, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Metro Spirit. That May 21st “Insider” column about the recent Thunder Over Augusta was especially interesting to me, because I live in Evans. The author of the column took issue with Chairman Ron’s reference to “Thunder Over Columbia County” rather than “Augusta.” Well, folks, there are reasons why […]

Honoring the 0.5 Percent

Honoring the 0.5 Percent

According to demographic research published by the Pew Research Center, “only about 0.5 percent of the American population has been on active military duty at any given time.” Because of this, it is probably difficult for many Americans to comprehend the challenges that face military personnel and their families. According to a public opinion poll […]

Thundering Augusta

Thundering Augusta

The CSRA hosted a massive demonstration of community support for the country’s military at Evans Towne Center Park on Saturday, May 16. The largest privately funded Armed Forces Day celebration in the country, Thunder Over Augusta is the brainchild of three local businessmen — Donnie Thompson, Andy Jones and the late Dale Phelon — who […]

Twenty Two Arrested in Richmond County Over Four Days

Twenty Two Arrested in Richmond County Over Four Days

  “Operation Mayday” was a four day proactive effort centered in Richmond County, GA.  The operation took months of planning.  The arrestees, ranging in age from 19 to 52, traveled from areas around Augusta and from South Carolina with the intent to meet a child for sex.  Some of their occupations included actor, funeral home […]

Beware of Political Commentators

Beware of Political Commentators

A political commentator is an individual that practices a form of journalism called advocacy journalism. As the name suggests, advocacy journalism supports a particular position openly or subtly. It does this by mixing opinion with news reporting. Typical examples of political commentators are talk radio hosts and opinion editorial columnists. I would argue that not […]

Every Child Can Be Smart

Every Child Can Be Smart

While helping my oldest daughter with her math homework one afternoon, we came across a concept that she had difficulty grasping. It was multiplying, dividing, adding and subtracting with decimals. “You can do this. You are smart,” I said to her in a stern yet reassuring tone. “I am not smart. I mean, I am […]

Turn Back The Block receives $10,000 donation

Turn Back The Block receives $10,000 donation

Friends With Benefits Fund, the production and promotion company that brought The Major Rager to downtown Augusta during Masters Week, has donated $10,000 to the Turn Back The Block initiative in the Harrisburg neighborhood. “We really want to have a direct impact on the community,” said George Claussen, founder of Friends With Benefits Fund. “We […]

Joey Brush killed in motorcycle accident

Joey Brush killed in motorcycle accident

Former state Sen. Joey Brush was killed in a motorcycle accident this morning in Columbia County, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Brush, 59, died from his injuries following the accident that occurred on Columbia Road near Louisville Road. The other driver was at fault. The former state senator, who spent more than 10 […]

Only The Blind Should Judge

Only The Blind Should Judge

A few days ago, I watched a video on YouTube. It was a conversation between Malcolm Gladwell, columnist and author, and Adam Alter, associate professor of marketing and psychology at NYU’s Stern School of Business and Psychology department and author. Part of their conversation was about racial bias, social psychology, and the justice system. Considering […]