Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County

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Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County
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.

Fellas, Stop F—ing!

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

Sean Frantom Attracting Attention

Sean Frantom Attracting Attention

By receiving 43 percent of the vote in the District 7 race this past week, Augusta Commission candidate Sean Frantom has caught the attention of a lot of folks in the Garden City. While Frantom still has an uphill battle facing his opponent, appointed Augusta Commissioner Louis “Hap” Harris, in

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

Bigotry, Cancer and Sigma Alpha Epsilon

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,

Really, Donnie Smith? Embarrassment central.

Really, Donnie Smith? Embarrassment central.

Voters thought it was bad last year when the Georgia State Patrol released a 19-page report that found former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith’s conduct during Masters Week was “unbecoming of a Georgia state trooper.” Smith, who had recently retired as a lieutenant from the GSP after more than

To the Editor:

To the Editor:

Political scientists and commentators, pollsters and candidates all seem to have something to say about young people. Young people oddly and apparently are absent from the round tables and airwaves occupied by those who would call us “the future.” Well “the future” has become aware of the

Dear Metro Spirit Editor:

Dear Metro Spirit Editor:

Thank you, Mayor Hardie Davis, for vindicating my endorsement of Helen Blocker-Adams. I was right to endorse Helen and thus far it appears the voters were wrong to elect you. My February 19, 2014, Metro Spirit letter titled, “Blocker-Adams Clear Choice for Mayor,” was prophetic. In the letter,

Lockett: Put the charter change to a vote

Lockett: Put the charter change to a vote

Augusta Commissioner Bill Lockett is tired of continuing to debate who should be given what power in Augusta. If there is going to be a change to the 1995 consolidation bill, Lockett believes the voters should make the final decision. When the Augusta Commission’s administrative services

Theft of guns from Cabela’s

Theft of guns from Cabela’s

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is searching for unknown suspects who broke out the front glass window of Cabela’s and stole some firearms from the store just before 3 a.m. this morning. Deputies are asking for help from anyone who might have observed a vehicle parked along

Meth Lab Discovered in Augusta

Meth Lab Discovered in Augusta

Lt. Allan Rollins of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that deputies discovered a meth lab at 2408 Patrick Ave. in Augusta. Three individuals — Robert Winford Dukes, Scott Lee Weirich and Brian Shane Cherry — are facing charges in the incident. The following is

Online Rummaging

Online Rummaging

At least 10 times a day, Christy Beckham finds herself scanning the Facebook group page Augusta Girlfriend Garage Sale, hunting for that perfect piece of furniture she simply can’t pass up. “It is just so much fun,” Beckham said, laughing at the fact that searching the home furnishing online

Hiring and firing power up for debate

Hiring and firing power up for debate

All of a sudden, a play for power is the name of the game among Augusta commissioners, the mayor and the city administrator. Two weeks ago, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis called for state legislators to change the city’s 1995 consolidation bill to give the mayor significantly more authority, such

Columbia County doesn’t need all-access tickets

Columbia County doesn’t need all-access tickets

All right, folks. Let’s get one thing straight: Columbia County employees don’t need 20 all-access tickets to shows held in the Columbia County Exhibition Center. The county owns the facility. If employees from the county’s Community & Leisure Services Division need access to the exhibition