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North Augusta woman ‘got real’ with God, starting ministry to help other women

North Augusta woman ‘got real’ with God, starting ministry to help other women

By Christina Cleveland

ccleveland@aikenstandard.com

Monday, June 27, 2016 12:15 p.m.

North Augusta resident Tina Burch said she’s been a Christian since she was in her 20s, but it wasn’t until she was in her mid 40s when …

North Augusta Department of Public Safety holds D.A.R.E. Fire Camp

North Augusta Department of Public Safety holds D.A.R.E. Fire Camp
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:21 p.m.

NORTH AUGUSTA — Area kids learned all about the North Augusta Department of Public Safety during its D.A.R.E. Fire Camp.

North Augusta Department of Public Safety holds D.A.R.E. Fire Camp

North Augusta Department of Public Safety holds D.A.R.E. Fire Camp
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:12 p.m.

Area kids learned all about the North Augusta Department of Public Safety during its D.A.R.E. Fire Camp.

Safe, clean swimming can prevent recreational water illness

Safe, clean swimming can prevent recreational water illness
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:14 p.m.

Monday marked the first day of summer and soon, you might be heading out to the pool, lake or water park.

GARDENING NEWS: Fungus in the garden

GARDENING NEWS: Fungus in the garden
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:52 p.m.

This sounds like a very unusual topic to comment on.

Local family cares for daughter with uncommon illness

Local family cares for daughter with uncommon illness
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:54 p.m.

Maiah Byars, of North Augusta, will be four months old Saturday.

Religion briefs for June 15

Religion briefs for June 15
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:52 p.m.

Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave., will hold Vacation Bible School from June 20 to 24 for children who have completed 3K through fifth …

FAMILY AND MARRIAGE: Are you empowering or enabling?

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 6:53 p.m.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ” – Maria Robinson

Akamatsu is Artist of the Month

Akamatsu is Artist of the Month

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:09 p.m.

Born in Yokohama, Japan, in 1938, Noriko Akamatsu grew up in Hiroshima. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Language in 1960 and married …

Summer kicks off with annual splash down UPDATED

Summer kicks off with annual splash down
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 7:50 p.m.

With school officially out for the summer, members of the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, the North Augusta Gardens Learning Center and …

Group brings art, worship together UPDATED

Group brings art, worship together
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 7:49 p.m.

Each Wednesday morning in the multi-purpose room of Fairview Presbyterian Church, a small group meets to worship and enjoy fellowship while they …

North Augusta, S.C. native serves aboard guided missile destroyer in Spain UPDATED

North Augusta, S.C. native serves aboard guided missile destroyer in Spain

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:42 p.m.

ROTA, Spain — A 2011 North Augusta High School graduate and North Augusta native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile …

Plants are evidence of God’s attention to detail

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:48 p.m.

The rain we have gotten lately surely has made the plants, trees, grass and flowers happy. Shrubs in front of our house that have never bloomed are now sporting little white bell-shaped blooms. Our nonblooming hostas are growing long stalks with blooms on the end that look like arms with flowered gloves waving in the wind. All around town, the …

GARDENING NEWS: Spider mites are common species of rose pests

GARDENING NEWS: Spider mites are common species of rose pests
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:17 p.m.

The first rose blooming cycle this year was outstanding. Most rose growers in the CSRA had nothing but good reports. The absence of ice storms played …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Christ has prepared you a meal of champions

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:08 p.m.

Have you heard the term “raining cats and dogs”? The origin of that saying came from the days of thatched roofs. Cats and dogs would find shelter in the dense roofs and hard rains would cause them to fall out. It may never actually rain cats and dogs, but fish, shells and frogs have indeed fallen from the sky on rare occasions. In …

New theatre group aims to bring the arts into church

New theatre group aims to bring the arts into church
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:10 p.m.

A new local theatre group is on a mission to reconnect the arts with the church and, on Sunday evening, it gave audiences a short preview of what …

WEDDING: Engel – Carter

WEDDING: Engel – Carter
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 12:07 p.m.

The garden at Sacred Heart Cultural Center was the scene Saturday, May 7, 2016, of the marriage of Miss Christen Leigh Carter and Mr. John Michael …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Holy Spirit brings life, grace

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:28 p.m.

This is the time of year when Pentecost is celebrated. To the Jews, the feast of Pentecost is a celebration of the giving of God’s law. It takes place 50 days after the Passover feast. When God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments at Mount Sinai, it was 50 days after they had celebrated their first Passover and come out of slavery in …

Local teacher, pilot helps out animals in need

Local teacher, pilot helps out animals in need

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:28 p.m.

Travis Spears is a social studies teacher at North Augusta High School. He loves history but also has a passion for aviation. He learned to fly …

Jackson native celebrates joining centenarian club

Jackson native celebrates joining centenarian club

By BILL BENGTSON

bbengtson@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:44 p.m.

JACKSON — Elma Eunice McClain Steed, born before the United States’ entry into World War I, is now one of North Augusta High …

BIRTH: Palmer Avery Woodruff

BIRTH: Palmer Avery Woodruff
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

Palmer Avery Woodruff was born March 9, 2016, at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

Dads, uncles, grandfathers enjoy quality time with kids UPDATED

Dads, uncles, grandfathers enjoy quality time with kids

By BILL BENGTSON

bbengtson@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:39 p.m.

The courtyard at First Baptist Church of North Augusta drew some extra pedestrian traffic last Tuesday, with FUDGE – Friends, Uncles, Dads and …

Artist of the Month: Garland Gooden

Artist of the Month: Garland Gooden

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:39 p.m.

“In August 2013, My son and I were driving through northern Arizona. We had left the Grand Canyon that morning and were on our way to Monument …

Student pastor begins work at First Baptist

Student pastor begins work at First Baptist
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:39 p.m.

After one trip to North Augusta, Josh Forrest was hooked.

Religion briefs for April 20

Religion briefs for April 20
Thursday, April 21, 2016 2:41 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, will hold its 25th annual Pastor’s and First Lady’s Appreciation Celebration …

BIRTH: Harper Lanigan Smith

BIRTH: Harper Lanigan Smith
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:15 p.m.

Harper Lanigan Smith was born to Ross and Kristen Smith of North Augusta on March 3, 2016 in Augusta at University Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 10 …

Former resident wins Salvation Army award

Former resident wins Salvation Army award

By BILL BENGTSON

bbengtson@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:33 p.m.

Ed Zeigler joined the Augusta-area Salvation Army’s board of directors in a year when Fritz Hollings was elected governor, Fidel Castro seized …

Local artist shares works in Nashville UPDATED

Local artist shares works in Nashville

By BILL BENGTSON

editor@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:15 p.m.

Deb Turner, in her work as an artist, is adding a little North Augusta color to Music City, U.S.A., for Nashville’s visitors to enjoy. …

Bishop leads Holy Trinity Lutheran in transition

Bishop leads Holy Trinity Lutheran in transition
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:42 p.m.

Bishop Ralph Kempski was preaching a sermon in a small rural congregation. He had invited a friend, who he had used as an interim and his wife to a …

St. Bart’s to hold card party luncheon

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:42 p.m.

Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church is inviting the public to a party.

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