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Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Oktoberfest Fort Gordon’s Barton Field Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4 fortgordon.com One of the biggest yearly events held on post is Oktoberfest and, if you haven’t been, you’re missing out. The event starts with a carnival on Thursday night, and that carnival keeps going until the end of the festival on Sunday. But the party really starts […]

GRU is renamed Augusta University

GRU is renamed Augusta University

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents unanimously voted this morning to change Georgia Regents University’s name to Augusta University. The change is effective immediately. Below is the official statement from (now) Augusta University President Brooks Keel: Dear Colleagues, I want to share some exciting news from the monthly meeting of the University System […]

Letter From the Publisher

Letter From the Publisher

Dear Readers: In last week’s issue of the Metro Spirit, our weekly columnist Austin Rhodes inadvertently included inaccurate information on a very prominent and well-respected local physician, Dr. Ronald Jowers. Dr. Jowers and his staff recently gave their full cooperation to Drug Enforcement Agency personnel auditing prescription drug distribution. At no time were the prescription privileges […]

The Final Countdown

The Final Countdown

Last month we asked Metro Spirit readers to nominate your favorites and, in every category — from favorite overall restaurant to best politician — thousands of you did exactly that. And starting Thursday, August 27, and going until Thursday, September 24, it’s time to pick the winners in each of our more than 100 categories. […]

Kid Rock Coming to Augusta

Kid Rock Coming to Augusta

Playing live in the Augusta area for the first time, Kid Rock will headline the inaugural Music for Action Service and Hope (MASH) concert. Tickets for the Sunday, October 25, concert at Evans Towne Center Park will go on sale Friday, August 28, at 10 a.m. at mashaugusta.com. They are $30 in advance and $40 […]

Metro Spirit celebrates 26th anniversary

Metro Spirit celebrates 26th anniversary

When the Metro Spirit began back in 1989, Augusta was an entirely different place. Sure, it’s easy to say that the times were different. After all, Michael Jackson had just been named the King of Pop after receiving the Soul Train Heritage Awards. University of Georgia’s Vince Dooley ended his college coaching career with a win over […]

Children’s Photo Camp Celebrates with Exhibit

Children’s Photo Camp Celebrates with Exhibit

The Morris Museum of Art recently wrapped up four week-long summer camps that taught students ages 10-15 the basics of photography and, to celebrate, the campers’ work will be on display in the Art Education Gallery through August 30. A free reception will be held Sunday, August 23, at 1 p.m. on the first floor […]

Makerspace Gives Teens a Head Start on Tech

Makerspace Gives Teens a Head Start on Tech

Every Monday during the Summer Reading Program, the Columbia County Library’s meeting room was packed with excited teens. A buzz of quiet conversation flowed from one to the next, most stationed in front of computer schematics, soldering equipment, and robotics components. This is the Makerspace, a program at the Greater Clark’s Hill Regional Library’s Columbia […]

Resigning from Columbia County

Resigning from Columbia County

Columbia County’s mission is a simple one. “To provide efficient and cost-effective service in a professional manner,” according to the government’s comprehensive policy manual. For years, Columbia County has received nothing but praise for its leadership and efficient service. Columbia County Board of Commissioners frequently brags it represents a world-class community that has the highest […]