Stacey Eidson



Marble Palace Already Experiencing Growing Pains

Marble Palace Already Experiencing Growing Pains

Augusta commissioners have spent only a week in their newly remodeled chambers on the second floor of the Municipal Building, but they are already receiving a list of complaints and concerns about the surrounding offices. Commissioners are slated to spend approximately $40 million renovating the Marble Palace on Greene Street, of which $18 million has […]

The Patch Has New Management, and It’s Not First Tee

The Patch Has New Management, and It’s Not First Tee

The Augusta Municipal Golf Course is under new management, despite a public protest of the contract by Paul Simon, chairman emeritus of the youth golf program First Tee of Augusta. Just minutes before the Augusta Commission’s consideration of a bid by the Orlando, Fla.-based company, Cypress Golf Management, to manage the city’s golf course, Simon […]

Opening Doors: 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

Opening Doors: 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

This year, the Metro Spirit is celebrating its 25th anniversary. As part of that celebration, the paper has decided to look back at some of its previous stories, including its feature about the anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. This story, which was originally published in 2004, but has been updated, includes an extensive […]

Helen Blocker-Adams officially withdraws from mayor’s race

Helen Blocker-Adams officially withdraws from mayor’s race

In a prepared statement released this morning to the media, former mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams announced that she has officially withdrawn from the mayor’s race. Below is Blocker-Adams’ statement to the public and the media: “After five days of seclusion away from television, print and radio news, social media, and the public I have had […]

Who will be Augusta’s next state senator?

Who will be Augusta’s next state senator?

When state Sen. Hardie Davis announced that he was running for mayor of Augusta last year, three local candidates — Augusta Commissioner Corey Johnson, former Richmond County Solicitor Harold Jones II and Realtor Elmyria Chivers — decided to run for his District 22 seat. If elected, any of the three candidates will be a freshman […]

Helen Blocker-Adams is out of the mayor’s race

Helen Blocker-Adams is out of the mayor’s race

Mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams announced today that she is suspending her campaign for mayor of Augusta due to recent media reports revealing she owes approximately $70,000 in debt to creditors in Aiken County. Below is the statement Blocker-Adams made during a press conference at her campaign office this evening: “These last few days have been hard […]

Meet Your Next Mayor

Meet Your Next Mayor

With less than one week left before the May 20 election, Augustans are sure to be bombarded with a lot of banter from politicians looking to make their mark on the local governmental scene. The five candidates for mayor have only a few days left to convince voters they should be the next leader of […]

Alvin Mason looks into removing SPLOST from May 20 ballot

Alvin Mason looks into removing SPLOST from May 20 ballot

Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason has built almost his entire campaign for mayor this year around the fact that he is against the $194 million Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax list set to go before voters on May 20. He doesn’t believe there was enough public input given to the SPLOST list. He insists that […]

The Augusta Convention Center Saga Continues

The Augusta Convention Center Saga Continues

It seems like Paul Simon, president of Augusta Riverfront LLC, is determined to bring commissioners good news about the Augusta Convention Center, even if it is served with a side of a potential litigation. This week, Simon went before the Augusta Commission’s public services committee with the first annual report on the 38,000-square-foot convention center […]