As of 8:00 am, Georgia Power has 48,000 customers without electric service. Resources are allocated in all areas of the CSRA and teams are working on all circuits. They are confident that 95% of their customers will be restored by midnight tonight, but will be in the field until all the customers are restored.
Evan Wolfson is the founder and president of Freedom to Marry and he wrote these words for The New York Times a few hours after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling that made same-sex marriage legal throughout this country. He speaks for himself, but also represents the struggle for
Rachel Dolezal has shown that she is deceptive and perhaps deeply troubled. She lied about her background, and her dishonesty raises questions about the truthfulness of other claims that she has made. For example, Dolezal claimed to be the victim of hate crimes. Deception is a serious offense
In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court found that states cannot ban same-sex marriage in this country. The 5-4 ruling had Justice Anthony Kennedy writing for the majority with the four liberal justices and the four conservative justices writing their own dissent. Check out the Supreme
“Honey, we really do have to leave!” You hear that a lot at Imagination Station. Each parent’s voice sounds pleasant enough at first, but soon they become more and more impatient until it ends up sounding something like this: “We’ve. Got. To. Go… NOW!” You really can’t blame the kids, though.
When S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley called for legislators to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the State House this week, it was a monumental change. For many in this area, it’s hard to believe that it has been more than 15 years since the Confederate flag was first moved from the State
Almost one month after the devastating fire that destroyed the Marshall Square retirement community and tragically killed 91-year-old resident Dorothy Carpenter, the Columbia County Board of Commissioners is considering adopting a mutual aid agreement with the city of Augusta. Under this
Stop and think for a moment. The Charleston church shooting story did not happen the way it was reported in the media. A Glock 45 caliber holds a 13 round magazine. A Navy Seal or a highly trained FBI agent could not have killed 9 humans that quickly and efficiently in that scenario. No way.
Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old male that confessed to fatally shooting nine people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been captured. Roof is white. All of his victims are black. Despite that, some have suggested that Roof’s actions may not be racially motivated. Instead, they maintain
This past Monday on the Austin Rhodes show, Columbia County Commission Chairman Ron Cross said he doesn’t care for going to Ruth’s Chris Steak House, nor does he particularly enjoy attending the Masters Golf Tournament. According to Cross, he doesn’t eat that much steak and would rather watch
Riverwatch and Alexander: This is the gateway to Augusta that all the out of town “patrons” see in April. Of course, when they see it the weeds aren’t there. That’s Augusta’s dirty little secret. We repaint the roads, cut down the weeds and grass, pick up the trash… basic things cities
In the June 11 issue of the Metro Spirit, in a story called “Street Art,” we incorrectly identified artwork on page 11 as created by Ron Vaz. Instead, that traffic box design was created and executed by Ron’s son Jacob Vaz. The Metro Spirit regrets the error.
Not long ago, I noticed a meme in my Facebook newsfeed posted by one of my Facebook friends. The meme was an image of a presidential candidate along with a claim that, if true, could be quite damaging to the candidate’s political ambitions. I commented on the post. I asked my Facebook friend if
The finest custom-aged Midwestern steak, broiled exactly the way you like it, served sizzling in butter with fresh asparagus covered in hollandaise sauce on the side. Maybe a 25th anniversary or a 50th birthday celebration where the family gathers and splurges for one night on a $45 New York
The screeching sound of a fire alarm and smoke filling the halls is what many of the more than 80 residents of the Marshall Square retirement community woke to just after 3 a.m. last Tuesday. As the residents were evacuated from the three-story building, they sat in metal folding chairs in
It’s been almost a year and a half since Morris Communications decided to launched its website called roar.us that was supposedly designed to help create a “Renaissance of American Responsibility.” The website began with such ambitious goals. Michael Ryan, the editorial page editor for The
With all of this talk about what to do with the former Regency Mall site and how development of the property could transform south Augusta, it reminded us of a feature story that ran in the summer of 2000. This story, which was entitled, “Does South Augusta really suck?” asked many of the same
A few weeks ago, the Metro Spirit published a column by Austin Rhodes titled, “Supreme Court’s ‘Free Speech’ Hideously Inconsistent in So Many Ways.” In the column, Mr. Rhodes argues that the First Amendment should protect cross burning in the same way that it protects the burning of the
Former Augusta Regional Airport Director Ken Kraemer made headlines in Milwaukee, Wis., back in 2007 because he was reportedly arrested for the sexual assault of a 4-year-old child and possession of child pornography. At the time, he was serving as deputy director for the Mitchell International
As thousands of families begin relocating to the Augusta area for new positions at the Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon, local Realtor Claire Stone says many people are looking in one direction: Columbia County. “The ones that have a family, it’s definitely Columbia County just because if you