In the June 11 issue of the Metro Spirit, in a story called “Street Art,” we incorrectly identified artwork on page 11 as created by Ron Vaz. Instead, that traffic box design was created and executed by Ron’s son Jacob Vaz. The Metro Spirit regrets the error.
Not long ago, I noticed a meme in my Facebook newsfeed posted by one of my Facebook friends. The meme was an image of a presidential candidate along with a claim that, if true, could be quite damaging to the candidate’s political ambitions. I commented on the post. I asked my Facebook friend if they […]
The finest custom-aged Midwestern steak, broiled exactly the way you like it, served sizzling in butter with fresh asparagus covered in hollandaise sauce on the side. Maybe a 25th anniversary or a 50th birthday celebration where the family gathers and splurges for one night on a $45 New York strip or a $52 T-bone steak. Of […]
The screeching sound of a fire alarm and smoke filling the halls is what many of the more than 80 residents of the Marshall Square retirement community woke to just after 3 a.m. last Tuesday. As the residents were evacuated from the three-story building, they sat in metal folding chairs in front of the retirement […]
It’s been almost a year and a half since Morris Communications decided to launched its website called roar.us that was supposedly designed to help create a “Renaissance of American Responsibility.” The website began with such ambitious goals. Michael Ryan, the editorial page editor for The Augusta Chronicle, was named ROAR’s executive director and Morris Communications claimed […]
There has been a lot of talk this week about the three young boys who were killed in a car crash on River Watch Parkway near Stevens Creek Road. The loss of these area children is truly heartbreaking. But the grief was only heightened this week when the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office released the accident […]
A few weeks ago, the Metro Spirit published a column by Austin Rhodes titled, “Supreme Court’s ‘Free Speech’ Hideously Inconsistent in So Many Ways.” In the column, Mr. Rhodes argues that the First Amendment should protect cross burning in the same way that it protects the burning of the American flag. Rhodes attempts to […]
For the past several years, the owners of The Lodge on Heath — the spacious 12,000-square-foot hospitality house located less than 150 feet away from Gate 9 at the Augusta National — stood proud and defiant. The Lodge on Heath was the permanent neighbor to the Augusta National, whether the private golf club liked it […]