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Grace United Methodist Church set to offer grief support group

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:34 p.m.

This fall and winter, Grace United Methodist Church will join with more than 12,000 churches worldwide in offering grief support groups to those in the community who have lost loved ones through death.

Longtime pastor finds calling in Texas

Longtime pastor finds calling in Texas
Tuesday, August 2, 2016 8:52 p.m.

For the past 13 ½ years a familiar face has manned the pulpit at Fairview Presbyterian Church: the Rev. Dr. Bob Fuller.

SREL animals visit First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s summer camp

SREL animals visit First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s summer camp

By BILL BENGTSON

bbengtson@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:38 p.m.

First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s weekday summer camp played host to a visit July 12 from naturalist Sean Poppy, with the Savannah River …

GARDENING NEWS: A deer’s dream – an all-night buffet

GARDENING NEWS: A deer’s dream – an all-night buffet
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:35 p.m.

We have much in common with deer. We both love to eat, we appreciate ornamental plants, and prefer flowing water. It is hard to say, “This is …

WEDDING: Smith - Sink

WEDDING: Smith - Sink
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:38 p.m.

Ashley Brooke Smith, of Cheraw, South Carolina, and Kyle Richard Sink, of Greenville, South Carolina, were married March 19, 2016 at First Baptist …

Top scholar: How Great Britain’s A-team lost the American Revolutionary War UPDATED

Top scholar: How Great Britain’s A-team lost the American Revolutionary War
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:30 p.m.

EDGEFIELD — Some historians think Great Britain lost the American Revolutionary War because of incompetence, but Andrew Jackson …

TRUE TALK: God’s plans for us are better

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:35 p.m.

I grew up at the beach. Not figuratively speaking. I quite literally grew up at the beach. During warm seasons, we found any excuse to go spend a day on the crystal clear water and sugar white sand of the Gulf of Mexico. 

Hillsong UNITED to perform in Columbia

Hillsong UNITED to perform in Columbia
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:34 p.m.

COLUMBIA — An Australian youth ministry formed Hillsong UNITED out of a desire to spread the love of Christ through music.

Religion briefs for July 6

Religion briefs for July 6
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:34 p.m.

Chef Kurt Halls will be doing a hands on grilling class using techniques with a gas grill, portable grill and a Rectec wood pellet grill. The event …

WEDDING: Rickabaugh-Niemin

WEDDING: Rickabaugh-Niemin
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:38 p.m.

Joshua Daniel Rickabaugh, formerly of North Augusta, and now residing in Hobart, Indiana, and Michelle Erin Niemin of Hammond, Indiana, were married …

Religion briefs for June 29

Religion briefs for June 29
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

Fairview Presbyterian Church will celebrate Independence Day with its annual barbecue lunch at Calvin’s Cove, 482 Reece Bacqui, Modoc, on …

North Augusta graduate writes children’s book

North Augusta graduate writes children’s book
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:35 p.m.

North Augusta High School graduate Nicholas Burr has always loved sketching and doodling.

TRUE TALK: Freedom

TRUE TALK: Freedom
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

This coming Monday, July 4, we celebrate our nation’s birthday. On July 4, 1776, our country’s founders declared independence from …

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Andrea Spano

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Andrea Spano

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

Since retirement from the Aiken County School system as an art teacher of 35 years, Andrea Spano is now able to concentrate on her own art. …

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 …



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