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Legislators not rubber stamping Davis’ plan

Legislators not rubber stamping Davis’ plan

When Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis called for the state legislature to change the city’s 1995 consolidation bill last week to allow for the mayor to have more authority such as veto power, the ability to hire and fire all city department heads and submit the city’s budget, he perhaps should have had more discussions with […]

The Holy Trinity of Job Creation

Many policymakers embrace the idea that job creation is the work of a select class of individuals. These individuals are affectionately referred to as “job creators.” They are commonly known as business owners. Business owners are people that take on a greater than usual financial risk in order to start a business. The notion that […]

Mayor Davis wants more power

Mayor Davis wants more power

Mayor Hardie Davis surprised most of Augusta today by announcing a “call to action” for citizens to change Augusta’s form of government. We’ll let the mayor’s announcement speak for itself, but the tremors are already being felt across Richmond County. The following is a complete transcript of his speech made earlier today: “Thank you for […]

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 […]

Suffering Whine Line Withdrawal?

Suffering Whine Line Withdrawal?

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. […]