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RCSO Report On Shooting Of Boyfriend

RCSO Report On Shooting Of Boyfriend

On Sunday, at 0636 hours, deputies Terry Bale and Charles Kaminer responded to the listed location in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival,the witness, Wendy Burke, met us in the yard and stated that the victim, Lauren Weldon,shot her boyfriend, suspect Robert Shipley. Upon entering the home, deputies found Robert Shipley lying on […]

BREAKING: Richmond County demolishes history

BREAKING: Richmond County demolishes history

Historic Augusta, Inc. announced today that the Richmond County Board of Education has demolished the historic Cauley-Wheeler Memorial Building on the Lucy C. Laney High School campus. The Cauley-Wheeler Memorial Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 and the building was a significant piece of the school’s history. Built in […]

100 Pounds of Goshen Plantation Herb

100 Pounds of Goshen Plantation Herb

On Friday December 12th, 2014 at approximately 0700 hours, Richmond County Sheriff’s Deputies answered a call to the 4300 block of Goshen Lake Drive South in regards to unknown person (s) trespassing on private property. Upon Sheriff’s Deputies arrival, the suspects fled the scene. After a search of the surrounding areas, Sheriff’s Deputies located the […]

Win Free Tickets To See Merle Haggard!

Win Free Tickets To See Merle Haggard!

We’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Merle Haggard Saturday, January 24 at the Columbia County Exhibition Center. All you have to do to qualify is “Like” the Metro Spirit’s Facebook page. Friday (12/12) at 4 we will announce the first randomly chosen winner (on our Facebook page). Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Metro-Spirit/193476874019917 Good […]

Austin Through the Years

Austin Through the Years

It all began 15 years ago, when WGAC radio host Austin Rhodes began writing his own column in the Metro Spirit. No one knew exactly what to expect, but one thing was certain: There was nothing anonymous about this column. Like it or not, it has always been all Austin Rhodes. Anyone who’s been in Augusta […]

Judge Craig is warning residents of jury scam

Judge Craig is warning residents of jury scam

Richmond County Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig is warning the public about a jury scam that has been reported locally. According to a statement released by Craig this week, Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet advised Craig that a reliable person in the community was recently called by someone pretending to be a court official who informed her […]

Judge Craig warns of jury scam

Judge Craig warns of jury scam

Richmond County Superior Court Judge Daniel Craig is warning the public to be aware of a jury scam that is impacting the local community. According to a statement released by Craig today, Superior Court Judge Carlisle Overstreet advised Craig that a reliable person in the community was recently called by someone pretending to be a court official […]

RCSO ATM Alert

RCSO ATM Alert

As we get deeper into the holiday season, the Sheriff’s Office would like to send a reminder to the public to be cautions when using an ATM. We implore them to be aware of their surroundings, to check carefully before they exit their car or approach the ATM. Please be wary of dark corners, lights […]

The Ferguson Imbroglio

The Ferguson Imbroglio

There are two very distinct perspectives on the recent shooting of Michael Brown. The first is that tragic incidents such as these are evidence of a deeper issue; specifically, that the lives of people of color are largely undervalued in America. The second is that this is an open-and-shut case about a juvenile delinquent that broke […]

Why Health Insurance Is Not For Sick People

Why Health Insurance Is Not For Sick People

  Republicans now hold a sizable majority of Congress. I suspect that the last two years of President Obama’s administration will be filled with plenty of spirited debates over a wide range of issues.  Healthcare will undoubtedly be one of them.  While Washington, along with the rest of America, continues to weigh the merits of […]