Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County

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Sunday Debris Pick Up Schedule in Columbia County
A “Deliverance” attack in McCormick County?

A “Deliverance” attack in McCormick County?

A single post on a community bulletin board of the Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association (SORBA-CSRA) has disturbed, confused and baffled thousands of people throughout the Augusta area this week. Some are terrified. Some are alarmed. And some are wondering what really happened. It all began

Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher

When I was in the third or fourth grade, one of my chores was to fold the clothes. I hated folding clothes. True story. So I came up with the ingenious idea only a nine-year-old can: instead of folding them, why not just stuff them behind the washer/dryer and be done with it? This plan […]

More Than It Seems?

More Than It Seems?

Try this one on for size — you know that list of SPLOST projects Columbia County has been talking up the last few weeks? What if the list was designed to fail? That’s a theory currently making the rounds, and while it seems preposterous, there are those who insist it has merit. Accept, if

Letter to the Metro Spirit

Letter to the Metro Spirit

Dear Metro Spirit Editor: The Metro Spirit Insider article about the Jail Report reminded me of a story about Stonewall Jackson. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was a great Confederate general. When Thomas was a teenager, he spent time with an uncle who was a slave owner. One day, Thomas asked his

Could Jason Carter really win in Georgia?

Could Jason Carter really win in Georgia?

Most of Georgia was stunned to see the results of a new poll released last week that stated Democratic challenger Jason Carter could potentially beat Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this November. A Democratic governor in a majority Republican state would be surprising for sure. But a Carter to boot?

I am Michael Ryan, hear me ROAR!

I am Michael Ryan, hear me ROAR!

“I am woman, hear me roar In numbers too big to ignore And I know too much to go back an’ pretend ’cause I’ve heard it all before.” — “I Am Woman” by Helen Reddy When singer Helen Reddy wrote the song, “I Am Woman” in the early 1970s, she wanted it to have lyrics that […]

The New Riverwalk?

The New Riverwalk?

Though last week’s meeting between the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and stakeholders in Riverwalk Augusta, downtown’s signature riverfront amenity, might have resulted in the appearance of a unified front, it’s clear that there are different agendas regarding the $1 million in SPLOST

Augusta’s Central Park

Augusta’s Central Park

Local real estate broker Billy Franke stands at the base of the new water feature at Augusta’s Pendleton King Park and smiles. The $19,000 waterfall, which features water falling from five separate places and is the cornerstone of a larger project, has been running for three days and everything

This Week’s Whine Line

This Week’s Whine Line

I love Austin Rhodes and Dr. Wayne Frazier….they say whats on their mind and don’t care if you like it or not…Kudos Nice. Another reference to “Yankees” in last week’s Whine Line. People that resort to this kind of divisive name calling are another reason why

Sunday Read Rewind: Growing Olives in Georgia

Sunday Read Rewind: Growing Olives in Georgia

In January of  2012, the Metro Spirit took a look at premium olive oil production in Georgia. Yeah, olive oil production. In Georgia.   When you think of Georgia agriculture, you probably conjure up the usual suspects – peaches, peanuts, cotton and maybe Vidalia onions. If one south

Carter asks What’s the deal with Deal?

Carter asks What’s the deal with Deal?

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter is hoping his push to get to the bottom of the ethics complaints against Governor Deal find traction in the press around the state. He is joined in his efforts by Greg Hecht, a former State Senator and State Representative who is looking to

Prostitution: Not a Victimless Crime

Prostitution: Not a Victimless Crime

A quick glimpse on Backpage.com reveals dozens of women from the Augusta area offering men a guaranteed good time. “Hey, I’m Brandy,” one classified ad on the website reads, claiming to be from a 20-year-old woman from Augusta with a “round booty.” “Only looking for gentlemen in the area

Group Looks to Save Ice in Wake of Rink Sale

Group Looks to Save Ice in Wake of Rink Sale

When the news first broke last week that the Augusta Ice Sports Center was going to be purchased by new owners not interested in keeping the rink, Micah Hand knew that he and other rink supporters were going to have a tough time trying to save the last remaining ice surface in Augusta. In 2013,

The Jail Report Gets The Last Word

The Jail Report Gets The Last Word

The Metro Spirit has a long history of crying foul when it comes to the Jail Report. In September 2011, the Spirit even devoted a feature story to the mug shot paper owned and operated by former Chronicle crime writer Greg Rickabaugh. In the article, Rickabaugh insisted that the paper was

Greenville’s Got it All

Greenville’s Got it All

You’ve heard it before. Pretty much everybody’s heard it before. “If only Augusta could be more like Greenville.” It’s easy to envy Greenville, S.C., and it makes sense to do it. By all accounts, downtown Greenville is a pretty awesome place. It has restaurants and shopping and businesses, and

What will the citizens say about Augusta?

What will the citizens say about Augusta?

Just last week, the city of Augusta launched its “Augusta Citizen Survey” to get the public’s input on the structure and funding priorities of the government. The survey, which can be found at augustaga.gov, will apparently be reviewed by the Augusta Commission, administrators and elected