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N.A. man gets 10 years for child pornography

Thursday, February 26, 7:40 a.m.

A North Augusta man was sentenced to 10 years in prison this week after pleading guilty to possessing and producing child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Aiken resident turns 100 years old

Thursday, February 26, 7:21 p.m.

Aiken County has a new centenarian: Hammond House resident Muriel Pritchard, whose 100th birthday was Feb. 25. She was the guest of honor at a party held that day at Hammond House, where...


Border collie found after being missing for more than two months

Wednesday, February 25, 11:04 a.m.

After more than two months, Emily Purser finally got her dog back. The woman from Asheville, North Carolina, and her 9-year-old border collie, Daisy, who had been lost in Aiken County, were...


TrueNorth Church building nearing completion

Tuesday, February 24, 5:05 p.m.

TrueNorth Church is expanding its base of operations.

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Mystery novelist releases new book

Tuesday, February 24, 4:54 p.m.

North Augusta author Charles Campbell’s 2014 horror-mystery novel “Mrs. Field’s Journal” was barely printed when he got to work on his fourth publication...

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Technology can’t compete with God’s design

Tuesday, February 24, 4:57 p.m.

The recent winds left some damage to trees still injured from the ice storm last February. Have you ever wondered how creation responds to the wind when it blows ferociously and there is no damage?


Religion briefs for the week of Feb. 25

Tuesday, February 24, 4:57 p.m.

North Augusta Bible Chapel, 1050 Hammond Drive, will hold Friday Kid’s Night Out from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. until March 6. The event is open to children in first through fifth grades, and will...


Elizabeths to hold exhibit

Tuesday, February 24, 4:54 p.m.

Four artists who share the name Elizabeth will be featured in the upper balcony of the Arts and Heritage Center for the month of March in the Eliza-Beth-an and Beyond exhibit. The works of Elizabeth...

Sports

Two OTs equals final four: Predators take down Sabres

Tuesday, February 24, 9:48 p.m.

In the end, the Predators stood tall.

Lady Jackets look to young talent on the pitch

Tuesday, February 24, 4:45 p.m.

North Augusta High School’s girls soccer team is hoping to make some noise this season.


Paul Knox golf team set for season

Tuesday, February 24, 5:07 p.m.

The following students made the Paul Knox Middle School golf team: Duncan Crowder, Alise Harrison, Will Livingston, Brayden Poorvin, Clayton Roddy, Barrett Smoker, Blake Swanson and Caleb Waldrop.


Lady Jackets season ends in Florence

Tuesday, February 24, 4:45 p.m.

The Lady Yellow Jacket basketball team’s season came to an early end in the Class AAAA playoffs.

Education

Rinder named Teacher of the Year at Hammond Hill

Tuesday, February 24, 4:47 p.m.

Jeremy Rinder has had quite the year at Hammond Hill Elementary School.

School Board hears support for artificial turf at N.A. football stadium

Wednesday, February 25, 10:27 a.m.

Supporters of a proposal to replace the grass football field with FieldTurf at North Augusta High School addressed members of the Aiken County Board of Education at their regular meeting...


PATRIOT REFLECTIONS: Wardlaw working hard in second semester

Tuesday, February 24, 5:07 p.m.

Wardlaw Academy has dove into the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year. The time sure has flown. Over the past weekend, Wardlaw Academy had winter break, in which the kids enjoyed a...


DOLPHIN DAYS: Reading Eggs help me read

Tuesday, February 24, 5:07 p.m.

When I first tried Reading Eggs, I was thinking I wouldn’t like it.

Opinion

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Responding to sibling rivalry

Tuesday, February 24, 5:07 p.m.

I don’t have any brothers or sisters. As a result, when my kids were coming along, I had to look to my husband for insight into what was happening with my three children in this regard.

Mug shot bill is sensible, but needs specific scope

Monday, February 23, 3:04 p.m.

The line between publishing a mug shot because it’s newsworthy and publishing it just to make money should be clear.

LETTER: Support our champion robotics team

Tuesday, February 24, 5:07 p.m.

My name is Leeanna Whittle, I’m a 14 year old ninth-grader at North Augusta High School. My goal is to become an engineer.

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