Augusta

Mayor and Commissioners Say a Final Farewell

Mayor and Commissioners Say a Final Farewell

In a day that began with the announcement of another department head — Gary LeTellier, executive director of Augusta Regional Airport — had resigned from his position effective Feb. 1, it appeared that it would be a difficult final meeting for Mayor Deke Copenhaver and the two lame duck commissioners. But as soon as the […]

Synthetic drugs are becoming more dangerous

Synthetic drugs are becoming more dangerous

Over the past few weeks, the Metro Spirit has published several stories on the abuse of prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamine and the recovery process for those addicted. But there has been one type of drug that has been left off the list that has some local and state officials highly concerned: synthetic drugs. In the past […]

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

20th anniversary of Augusta’s half-baked charter

The consolidation of Augusta and Richmond County is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary and, let’s just say, it’s been a bumpy ride. Over the years, a lot of attention has been given to the turbulent relationship among members of the Augusta Commission. But, with 10 commissioners representing completely different regions of Richmond County and […]