Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County

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The Impact of “Deliverance”

The Impact of “Deliverance”

Long before moviegoers watched in horror as actor Ned Beatty was forced to strip off his clothes and told to “squeal like a pig” during a film set in the rural mountains of North Georgia, there was the novel by Atlanta writer and poet James Dickey that started it all. It’s been 45 years since

Cabbies with guns vs. Uber: Tough Choice

Cabbies with guns vs. Uber: Tough Choice

During a crucial Masters Week where it was announced that the immensely convenient, ride-sharing app Uber would be available for the first time in Augusta area, what happens? A 60-year-old Yellow Cab driver from Augusta shoots another fellow Yellow Cab driver at the Augusta Regional Airport

Tim Shelnut starts anew… on Facebook

Tim Shelnut starts anew… on Facebook

Earlier this month, a few Augustans who are active on social media recognized a familiar face on Facebook. Former University System of Georgia regent and former owner of The Columbia County News-Times Tim Shelnut had started a brand new and improved Facebook page. His old page dated back to

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

Dear Readers: This issue marks our fourth anniversary publishing the Metro Spirit under my ownership. As many of our readers know, the paper was founded in 1989, then sold to an out-of-town concern in the mid 2000s. I was promoted from sales slug to publisher by the new owners, where I stayed

Sandie Crowley — Augusta’s Girl

Sandie Crowley — Augusta’s Girl

“Living life on your terms” is one of those phrases we tend to see from our motivated buddies on Facebook, or something we might hear from a lifestyle coach, TV personality or perhaps even a preacher. But to meet someone who has taken that ethos and put it to the test is refreshing and

Stepped-Up Security at Augusta National

Stepped-Up Security at Augusta National

About six months ago, local drivers noticed a big change to Magnolia Lane, the beautiful main entrance to Augusta National. All of a sudden, there were these very noticeable waist-high black posts, otherwise known as bollards, lining the entrance of probably the most famous driveway in all of

To the Editor:

To the Editor:

I think those residents on Wicklow Drive protesteth too much about the upcoming road work on Berckmans Road. Not everyone is a news junkie like me, but to say they knew absolutely nothing about this project means they are out of touch with newspapers, radio and television news. And how could

Stepped-up Security at Augusta National

Stepped-up Security at Augusta National

About six months ago, local drivers noticed a big change to Magnolia Lane, the beautiful main entrance to Augusta National. All of a sudden, there were these very noticeable waist-high, black posts, otherwise known as bollards, lining the entrance of probably the most famous driveway in all of

Robbery at Little Caesars on Tobacco Road

Robbery at Little Caesars on Tobacco Road

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public’s assistance in finding suspects involved in the robbery of the Little Caesars on Tobacco Road. The following is a press release from the sheriff’s office: On 032615 at approximately 1840 hours RCSO Deputies responded

The Breaking of Berckmans Road

The Breaking of Berckmans Road

It is the road project no one in Augusta really wants to discuss. Many nearby residents are either too nervous or intimidated to talk about it. Surrounding business owners worry about the repercussions from speaking out. The city is talking about it, but only when citizens specifically ask.

Augusta Commission makes national news

Augusta Commission makes national news

While all of the golf world has been fascinated with the boldness of the Augusta Commission’s recent decision to ban drones flying over “an international event” in the Garden City from April 2-13, there was one Atlanta attorney who actually explored whether the city was standing on solid legal

Donnie Smith should have never been elected

Donnie Smith should have never been elected

Ever since the Georgia State Patrol disclosed its recent report on the despicable actions of former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith towards female employees in his role as lieutenant with the GSP, folks have been coming out of the woodwork with some pretty terrible accusations about Smith.

Priceline Projects 2015 Masters’ Ticket Prices

Priceline Projects 2015 Masters’ Ticket Prices

Priceline.com and TiqIQ break down all the travel and ticket costs After a long, hard winter, who wouldn’t want to smell the Azaleas and freshly-mown grass as they stroll the fairways and watch – in person – the world’s best golfers vie for the coveted green jacket in Augusta. Priceline.com and

Fellas, Stop F—ing!

Men enjoy sex. I imagine that few people would disagree with that statement. There is nothing wrong with men enjoying sex. It is fun. Nevertheless, an unexpected pregnancy that occurs as a result of a casual sexual encounter can have very severe consequences. Namely, a child growing up in a

At the Controls

At the Controls

Since the day he started at HD 98.3, in April 2006, my daughters loved listening to Kris Fisher. As he churned out the nation’s top pop hits year in, year out, my girls made their way through grade school. If I was driving them around, Kris was on the radio. If they were listening to

The reason Unisys means so much to Augusta

The reason Unisys means so much to Augusta

When the global information technology company Unisys officially announced this week that it will lease the majority of the former Fort Discovery space by the Riverwalk, there was all of the sudden a light at the end of a long, dark tunnel. Since 2010, there has been a giant hole in the heart

Legislative Delegation wiser than Mayor Davis

Legislative Delegation wiser than Mayor Davis

The word on the street is that Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis is not pleased with members of the local legislative delegation for turning their backs on him this session regarding his request to give the mayor more power. Apparently, he expected some of his former colleagues under the Gold Dome to

Bigotry, Cancer and Sigma Alpha Epsilon

A video surfaced this week that showed members of the University of Oklahoma’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon (also known as SAE) engaging in a chant that contained racially offensive lyrics. The lyrics are as follows: “There will never be a nigger SAE, you can hang them from a tree but they

The Next Chapter for Charles Walker

The Next Chapter for Charles Walker

People think they know the story of former state Sen. Charles Walker. Most Augustans remember that summer day back in 2005 when the once highly powerful state senator was found guilty of 127 felony counts of conspiracy, mail fraud and filing false tax returns. At the time, Walker stood silent,