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4 days ago

Is Someone Impersonating Joe Mullins? – Metro SpiritMetro Spirit

A registered letter arrived this week, with a “demand” that I cease and desist “communicating information about Mr. (Joe) Mullins that you know to be false.” Okay. Along the same lines I can “cease and desist” tap dancing with koala bears, partying with Vanna White and singing tenor with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Atlanta. […]

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2 months ago

Sadly, Hate-Based Mass Murder Is Nothing New – Metro SpiritMetro Spirit

So first Walmart announced it was removing any and all items from their shelves that feature the Confederate battle emblem in the wake of the brutal mass shooting in Charleston. And the State of South Carolina now is working to remove the Confederate Battle Flag from their statehouse grounds, which has been flying in one […]

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2 months ago

White People’s Problems – Metro SpiritMetro Spirit

Over the weekend, the Metro Spirit released a well-written and impeccably researched article by Stacy Eidson (“Picking Up the Tab”) concerning the Columbia County Commission’s rather pricey choice of Savannah as the location for an April get together of commissioners and department heads to discuss “advance planning” for all things municipal. The commissioners had to […]

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2 months ago

Columbia County: Conservatives or Con Artists? – Metro SpiritMetro Spirit

A few weeks ago one of Columbia County’s dirty little secrets made its way into the headlines with the death of a construction worker who was apparently part of a large crew of illegal aliens working in a very nice, new neighborhood. Steve Crawford shared the details in his Columbia County News-Times article: Officials with […]

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2 months ago

Waco Thugs Clearly More Efficient Than Baltimore Thugs – Metro SpiritMetro Spirit

Gotta love a headline that gets attention. So Kelby called. My well-meaning, hard-working and often “bewildered” friend, Kelby Walker (no relation). He is a community activist and erstwhile radio talk show host who is considering a run for the Augusta Commission’s fifth district seat. He’s a long-time caller to my radio show and, despite our […]

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2 months ago

The Enigma That Is Sheriff Roundtree – Metro SpiritMetro Spirit

I admit it, the man intrigues me. Watching Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree handle the administration of his department takes me back to my fascination with Jacques Cousteau documentaries when I was kid. Just like one of those exotic deep sea creatures Cousteau would find and poke with a pole, you never, ever know what […]

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4 months ago

Her Name Was Jennifer – Metro SpiritMetro Spirit

So Saturday, I visited my mom. While I was attempting to have a quiet moment, my restless 6-year-old son was filled with a million questions. I should have expected that. Cemeteries tend to have that effect on little boys. One of the few heartbreaks in Beau’s young life has been losing his grandmother before he […]

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4 months ago

The Truth Delayed Is Justice Denied – Metro SpiritMetro Spirit

I have no earthly idea what happened to Freddie Gray as he was taken into custody by Baltimore police officers April 12. Clearly, he was alive and able to move before he was put into the back of a police van. That condition did not last long because, at some point, his neck was broken […]

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