Billy Morris

Morris got the awards, but the staff earned them

Morris got the awards, but the staff earned them

Earlier this year, The Insider couldn’t help but comment on the mass exodus that was occurring at The Columbia County News-Times. After the newspaper laid off several staff members in January and piled triple the work onto the remaining workhorses in the office, Morris Publishing Group announced that The Columbia County News-Times publisher Steve Crawford was […]

Billy Morris strikes back at Kinder Morgan

Billy Morris strikes back at Kinder Morgan

The Texas-based energy company Kinder Morgan definitely knows how to get under the skin of William S. Morris III, the owner and publisher of The Augusta Chronicle. Allen Fore, the vice president of public affairs for Kinder Morgan, told the Los Angeles Times this year that there was a specific reason why there was so much resistance to […]

The Art of Defending Billy Morris

The Art of Defending Billy Morris

Some of our longtime readers were quite perplexed by our recent cover story featuring Paul Simon, president of Augusta Riverfront LLC. In the story, Simon sat down with the Metro Spirit to explain his recent proposal to the city to expand the Augusta Common and Augusta Riverfront’s wish to build a new 130-room downtown hotel. Many […]