Local woman helps seniors make pottery UPDATED

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Diane Giddings is making beautiful pieces of art with the help of senior citizens.

Religion briefs for the week of Oct. 15 UPDATED

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:51 p.m.

New Life Worship Center, 3550 Morgan Road, Hephzibah, Georgia, will hold a community pumpkin patch Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. …

Sweetwater Baptist to dedicate new building

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:51 p.m.

A few years ago, a gentleman from the community approached the Rev. Dr. Paul Noe about Sweetwater Baptist Church’s Wild Game Dinner. The man, who asked to remain anonymous, told Noe that if he would allow it the man would build a building for the event.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:03 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. John David Wansley of Florence, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Kathleen Wansley, to …

Birthdays for the week of Oct. 15

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:09 p.m.

October 15

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: The ear is intricately designed by God

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:51 p.m.

Hydraulics are part of our everyday lives. Fluids, such as the brake fluid used in your car, cannot be compressed, so when you step on the brake pedal that fluid can be forced from a cylinder into the braking mechanisms attached to your wheels. All hydraulic machines work in a similar way because the fluid used will flow easily to areas where …

Annual GIFTS bazaar and bake sale is Oct. 22 UPDATED

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 1:18 p.m.

Grace United Methodist Church will hold its annual GIFTS bazaar and United Methodist Women’s bake sale on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: He sees our needs, designs a solution

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:46 p.m.

Which body structure is a powerful generator of emotions, gives us a sense of direction and serves as a cannon all at the same time?

Religion briefs for the week of Oct. 8

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 7:46 p.m.

The Ruth Circle at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta, will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. JoBessie Bickley will …

WEDDING: Ingle – Kantz

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 6:57 p.m.

Annmarie Rose Kantz of North Augusta and Aaron Keith Ingle of North Augusta were married on Aug. 23, 2014 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. The bride …

Pumpkin patch returns to St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church of North Augusta UPDATED

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 2:39 p.m.

The pumpkin patch is back at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church of North Augusta.

Religion briefs for the week of Oct. 1 UPDATED

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:15 p.m.

St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 471 W. Martintown Road, will hold pumpkin patch aerobics on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m.

Seafood restaurant relocation a hit

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:17 p.m.

Shawn Thomas has been in the seafood business for more than 20 years and has another booming restaurant in DeShawn’s Seafood and Chicken.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Anglerfish demonstrate God’s perfect design

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:16 p.m.

Many thanks to my readers who came to hear me speak at Nancy Carson Library last week and said you look forward to and read my column every week. You are important to me and I appreciate you all.

Birthdays for the week of Oct. 1

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:23 p.m.

October 1

A day in the life of a jail chaplain

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 7:01 p.m.

Call it divine intervention.

Pumpkins to go on sale Monday


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:15 p.m.

The annual Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church pumpkin patch sale is just around the corner.

Holy Trinity in North Augusta transitions to North American Lutheran Church UPDATED

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 2:34 p.m.

It is the beginning of a new era for Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.

Local Lutheran church welcomes new pastor

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:56 p.m.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church found its new pastor – on YouTube.

Religion briefs for the week of Sept. 24

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:56 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 215 W. Five Notch Road, will hold its annual fall revival Sept. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. The guest revivalists will be …

WEDDING: Selby – Contreras

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:54 p.m.

Clark Selby and Karla Contreras were married August 3, 2014, in Pittsburgh in an outdoor ceremony. The groom’s mothers and the bridesmaid Ximena Marinero and Miguelina Javier were escorted in the wedding procession by the groom’s brothers, Larry, Steven and David, and the grooms father escorted his wife, Florence.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God’s glory can be found in the smallest of things

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 6:56 p.m.

When scientists completed the first genetic map of an animal, they found that the results have the signature of our creator all over them. This animal is the nematode, a very small worm. Even though it has only about 1,000 cells, it is similar to more complex animals. It has a nervous system, a brain and it reproduces sexually. Scientists picked …

Miss Columbia County Pageant scheduled for Oct. 25

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:49 p.m.

The 2014 Miss Columbia County Fair Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by The Merchants Association of Columbia County, will be held Saturday, Oct. 25, at Greenbrier High School, 5114 Riverwood Parkway, Evans, Georgia, beginning at 7 p.m. The Pageant is for single young ladies ages 17 to 23 who are residents of the CSRA. Contestants must be 17 years …

WEDDING: Hewlett – Baker UPDATED

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:03 p.m.

Courtney N. Baker of North Augusta and Justin G. Hewlett of North Augusta were married June 21, 2014 at Our Lady of the Valley. The bride was given …

BIRTH: Graham Joseph Eiseman

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:05 p.m.

SON — Graham Joseph Eiseman was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Joseph Eiseman of Greenville, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 2:44 p.m. in Greenville Memorial …

Religion briefs for the week of Sept. 19

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:25 p.m.

First Baptist Church of Langley, 2841 Augusta Road, Langley, will celebrate its 144th homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 21. A concert featuring the Pine …

ENGAGEMENT: Bussey – Bender

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:04 p.m.

Jim and Janice Bussey of North Augusta, South Carolina, announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Bussey of Charleston, South Carolina, to …

Best-selling author to speak in Aiken

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:48 p.m.

Best-selling authors Caroline and Charles Todd will speak in Aiken on Sept. 27 at a luncheon sponsored by the Aiken Branch of the American Association of University Women. The event is open to the public and will be held at noon in the Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 224 Barnwell Ave. N.W., Aiken.

Johnson’s celebrate 50th anniversary

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:12 p.m.

Wayman and Rosa Johnson, residents of Aiken since 1976, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

Riverside Smoke born out of competitive background

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 6:39 p.m.

Scott Gibbs, one of the founders of Riverside Smoke, got his start in barbecue competitions. From there, they began to get requests for them to have …

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