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Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

Supreme Court rules same-sex marriage is legal

In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court found that states cannot ban same-sex marriage in this country. The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices and the four conservative justices writing their own dissent. Check out the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling making same-sex marriage legal in […]

A Mass Shooting in Charleston

A Mass Shooting in Charleston

Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old male that confessed to fatally shooting nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been captured. Roof is white. All of his victims are black. Despite that, some have suggested that Roof’s actions may not be racially motivated. Instead, they maintain that religious intolerance could be his rationale. I […]

Correction

Correction

In the June 11 issue of the Metro Spirit, in a story called “Street Art,” we incorrectly identified artwork on page 11 as created by Ron Vaz. Instead, that traffic box design was created and executed by Ron’s son Jacob Vaz. The Metro Spirit regrets the error.

Faith and The Facebook Meme

Faith and The Facebook Meme

Not long ago, I noticed a meme in my Facebook newsfeed posted by one of my Facebook friends. The meme was an image of a presidential candidate along with a claim that, if true, could be quite damaging to the candidate’s political ambitions. I commented on the post. I asked my Facebook friend if they […]

Fortunately, Austin Rhodes Is Not a Supreme Court Justice

Fortunately, Austin Rhodes Is Not a Supreme Court Justice

  A few weeks ago, the Metro Spirit published a column by Austin Rhodes titled, “Supreme Court’s ‘Free Speech’ Hideously Inconsistent in So Many Ways.” In the column, Mr. Rhodes argues that the First Amendment should protect cross burning in the same way that it protects the burning of the American flag. Rhodes attempts to […]

The Day My Mother Was Beaten

The Day My Mother Was Beaten

Seared into my memory are the forceful, blunt sounds of bare knuckles colliding with my mother’s face and torso. I remember the sight of ruptured blood vessels in her eyes. I recall my mother’s piercing screams. I remember rounding the corner to the room where she was being assaulted. She was on the floor, lying […]

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 […]