Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County

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Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County
Dial-Up News in a High-Speed World

Dial-Up News in a High-Speed World

For many on this side of the river, their first experience with the Edgefield Daily, edgefielddaily.com, came with the story about the mountain biker allegedly attacked on the bike trail in Modoc, S.C., a story that continues to fuel visits to both the Edgefield Daily and the Metro Spirit

Hardie Davis speaks his mind

Hardie Davis speaks his mind

While the entire country has been shocked and disheartened by the violence and tragedy that has occurred this past week in Ferguson, Mo., one elected official doesn’t mind sharing his opinion on the shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. When The New York Times broke the story this

So what is it about Grovetown?

So what is it about Grovetown?

On the cusp of one of the biggest growth explosions imaginable, the city of Grovetown is anxious to put its best foot forward in every way possible. Yet two of the three candidates to qualify for the special election to fill the council seat held by the late Dale Stoddard are familiar for all

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

Fire the commissioners and Hire the Goats!!! insiders story on the Arts Summit was a joke! That’s all he took out of that meeting?! Brenda Durant local arts hero? Quick question…who paid for the mural on the side of her husbands business? Its listed as public art on The Greater

Donnie Smith Cries A River

Donnie Smith Cries A River

For the past few months, Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith seems to be having a hard time keeping it together. Almost every other meeting Smith has been getting teary-eyed over issues coming before the commission. It appeared to have all started in early June, when commissioners began

It’s About Time

It’s About Time

At the beginning of July, the Insider noted that 541 days after consolidation, the sign in front of Christenberry Fieldhouse continued to say Augusta State University. A subsequent email from GRU media relations stated that construction for the new monument sign was slated to begin in September

Champ Walker wants Augusta to “Feel Good” again

Champ Walker wants Augusta to “Feel Good” again

No one can be surprised that ever since the James Brown movie “Get On Up” opened nationwide a few weeks ago, some long-time supporters and followers of the Godfather of Soul have been desperately trying to grab a piece of the pie. It’s only natural that Augusta wants to promote, and even

Marion Williams at his best

Marion Williams at his best

People say there are six major elements needed to transform a play into great theater: a good plot, strong characters, a constant theme, vivid language, rhythm and spectacle. Last week, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams was Shakespeare. The curtain lifts on Act I and the play opens with a

Anchored in Controversy

Anchored in Controversy

As the eviction process at Augusta’s Riverfront Marina comes closer to an end, more and more information is coming to light regarding just how bad marina operator Mike Stacy’s relationship with the city has become. Documents obtained by the Metro Spirit detail a culture of almost constant

Bartley Continues Assault on Cross

Bartley Continues Assault on Cross

After keeping a relatively low profile since his trouncing at the polls in May’s Republican primary, Columbia County’s favorite political bomb thrower is back again, once more trying to get people to open up their eyes and see what a cesspool of corruption and inefficiency and waste Ron Cross’

Can You Believe It: Court Edition

Can You Believe It: Court Edition

A strange occurrence to report from accountability court, where staff from the accountability court administrator’s office reportedly spent some time during an introductory session singing the praises of DUI Duncan, the prominent DUI law firm which just happened to have a representative present

What’s Wrong with the Amphitheater?

What’s Wrong with the Amphitheater?

Sometimes when you need to make a change the best thing you can do is look for answers somewhere else, and when it comes to Augusta’s underused Riverwalk amphitheater, just about everyone agrees the city needs answers. Luckily, there are plenty of people willing to give advice. The 1,800-seat

Nerdfest

Nerdfest

If you think those who work for craft brewing companies are rock stars, they are. “It’s like being part of a band and I’m the drummer,” explains Jonathan Parker of Jekyll Brewing in Alpharetta. “I mean, who wouldn’t want this job?” echoes Wes Sessoms of Red Hare Brewing Company in Marietta.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Ride Again

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Ride Again

On Aug. 23 and Aug. 24, Columbia County’s Wildwood Park will play host to the inaugural Wildwood Games, an outdoor sports event that county leaders hope will become a benchmark weekend of athletic competition every bit as noteworthy as others in the area. But is Columbia County striving

Sunday Read: Marion Williams at his best

Sunday Read: Marion Williams at his best

People say there are six major elements needed to transform a play into great theatre: a good plot, strong characters, a constant theme, vivid language, rhythm and spectacle. This past week, Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams was Shakespeare. The curtain lifts on Act I and the play opens with

All Eyes on Richmond Summit

All Eyes on Richmond Summit

When Randy Furse moved into an apartment at Richmond Summit on the lower end of Broad Street more than two years ago, he embraced his new home in the heart of downtown Augusta. He was a good tenant, always paying his rent on time and rarely complaining about anything. That was until a fire