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Apparent Murder-Suicide in Walton Way Home

Apparent Murder-Suicide in Walton Way Home

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed this morning that owners of a historic home in the 3100-block of Walton Way have been found dead of an apparent murder-suicide. The deceased couple, Charles and Nola Falcone, lived both in Augusta and Jupiter Island, Fla. In fact, Charles Falcone served as commissioner of the Town of Jupiter […]

A Father’s Failure

On January 11, 2005, I became a father. I was 24 years old and completely unprepared for the responsibilities of fatherhood. Since then, I have been blessed with two more children. Today, I am the proud father of three vibrant, beautiful and intelligent girls. Not long ago I realized something. I am failing them. Now, […]

Show Some Respect

Show Some Respect

It was a cool, clear September afternoon as I stood in the store parking lot unloading my groceries into the trunk of my car. Afterwards, I started pushing my shopping cart in the direction of the outdoor collection area where a man was gathering up the carts to take inside. With a smile, the man […]

Show Some Respect

It was a cool, clear September afternoon as I stood in the store parking lot unloading my groceries into the trunk of my car. Afterwards, I started pushing my shopping cart in the direction of the outdoor collection area where a man was gathering up the carts to take inside. With a smile, the man […]

The Stormy Year of 2014

The Stormy Year of 2014

While the national press is calling 2014 the “Year of the Rear” because the public couldn’t escape celebrities such as Kim Kardashian showing off their… let’s just say, assets, Augusta proved it has some pretty spectacular jackasses as well. Whether it was damaging scandals, contentious elections, fraudulent scams, devastating ice storms or abrupt resignations, 2014 […]

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 […]

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 […]