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 […]

Hardie Davis’ tweet attracts attention

Hardie Davis’ tweet attracts attention

As violence erupted a few months ago in Ferguson, Mo., just days after Officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, The Insider pointed out that Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis made a bold tweet. “6 bullets in an 18 year olds body, 2 in the head: “He was doing his job”,#Ferguson#unbelievable#HandsUpDontShoot,” tweeted […]

A New Beginning

A New Beginning

When construction began on the 106-unit CanalSide apartment building in September, it seemed like a quiet, if slightly unusual milestone for downtown Augusta. Quiet because it was treated by many as just another apartment building; unusual because it somewhat expanded the notion of the downtown. The apartments, which the Charlotte-based developer has said will go […]