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Whineline Redux

Whineline Redux

For those long-time readers of the Metro Spirit, checking out Augusta’s weekly gripes about the community and public jabs at local leaders in the Whine Line has become a weekly tradition. So, when the newspaper experienced a minor glitch in its email system last week and couldn’t run the Whine Line, we were curious to […]

Deputy facing charges of abusing a child

Deputy facing charges of abusing a child

Richmond County Deputy Alton A. Walker is facing felony charges of false imprisonment and cruelty to children in the first degree following an attempt to “scare” a friend’s 12-year-old boy. According to a press release from Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree, Walker is accused of handcuffing an “unruly” 12-year-old boy to a basketball goal in the back yard of […]

Criminal charges expected against deputy

Criminal charges expected against deputy

A Richmond County deputy is expected to be charged today following an incident involving the physical abuse of a 12-year-old child. Lt. Allan Rollins of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office released a statement late last night that deputies responded to an incident on the 2800 block of Anne Street around 8 p.m. on Tuesday evening […]

Augusta’s Pride: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

According to the dictionary, pride is defined as “a feeling or deep pleasure derived from one’s achievements.” In my 16 years living in Augusta, I have encountered three kinds of pride: good, bad, and ugly. Pride is good when it means getting gratification from doing what is morally right, honest, considerate, and beneficial to others. […]

Is Dr. Ricardo Azziz the fall guy?

According to Wikipedia, a fall guy refers to “a person to whom blame is deliberately and erroneously attributed in order to deflect responsibility or blame from another party.” I have a theory. It is a bit of a conspiracy theory. It is farfetched. It is a little absurd. Still, I think it is worth sharing. […]

Muslims and Islamist Extremists

Recently, an acquaintance of mine shared two opinions about Islamist extremism and the Muslim community on Facebook. The first was that the Muslim community should do a better job differentiating themselves from extremists by openly condemning acts of terrorism. The second was that the Muslim community has a tendency to accuse people of Islamophobia simply […]

Teach the Children Well

It was a clear, 63-degree day when I decided to take my girls to the local park. I thought that we could all use the fresh air and sunshine. The park was full of energetic, merry children. While watching my girls play on the slide, I noticed a middle-aged black woman pushing a child in […]

AHHH! Get Your Feet Off Me!!!

AHHH! Get Your Feet Off Me!!!

This is a reminder that a very cold arctic air mass will settle over our area on Wednesday night with breezing conditions. A wind chill advisory will likely be issued by the National Weather Service as wind chill values could fall into the single digits – and the high temperature on Thursday will only reach […]