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The Great Flood

The Great Flood

You could hear the water coming. It was surging through the storm sewers with such force that manhole covers would fly into the air like frisbees. It was an explosion of water that could not be stopped. The thunderous sound could be heard from blocks away. Firefighters raced along the streets knocking on doors and […]

Austin Through the Years

Austin Through the Years

It all began 15 years ago, when WGAC radio host Austin Rhodes began writing his own column in the Metro Spirit. No one knew exactly what to expect, but one thing was certain: There was nothing anonymous about this column. Like it or not, it has always been all Austin Rhodes. Anyone who’s been in Augusta […]

Augusta’s Drug Habit

Augusta’s Drug Habit

It’s not a bad habit. It’s not about being morally flawed or lacking the willpower. It’s not about guilt or shame. When it comes to alcoholism or a drug addiction, it’s all about the brain, according to Ken Wilson, executive director of Steppingstones to Recovery in Augusta. “There are still people who are suffering from […]