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NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God gave animals ways to stay healthy

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:09 p.m.

Birds are very active at bird feeders this time of year. The squirrels turned one of our platform feeders on its side still hanging in the air. I was about to correct it when I noticed that tiny birds were busily collecting seeds out of it. The new feeder presentation was benefiting the small birds and protecting them from the squirrels, so I will …

Beech Island singer debuting first music video

By BILL BENGTSON

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:03 p.m.

One of the CSRA’s most seasoned singers is celebrating a milestone with the debut of her first-ever music video.

Arts and Heritage Center to host benefit event

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:03 p.m.

The Arts and Heritage Center will host its Paint Your Palate event from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Palmetto Terrace, on the fourth floor …

‘A Warrior’s Walk’ - Gray walks the country for vets

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:08 p.m.

Eddie Gray is walking with a purpose.

TrueNorth Church to host Night to Shine

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:06 p.m.

TrueNorth Church announced last week that they will serve as one of the more than 100 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, …

Religion briefs for Feb. 10

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 6:08 p.m.

The Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, 160 Merovan Drive, will hold its Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. The …

Green-McCune engagement

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:17 p.m.

Michael and Janice Green of North Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Marie Green of Columbia to Zachary William McCune of …

Medac welcomed by community

By BILL BENGTSON

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:29 p.m.

Medac’s employees got a crash course in local hospitality Jan. 27, courtesy of North Augusta Forward, North Augusta Chamber of Commerce and …

NEWS FROM FRONT PORCH: The intelligence of dolphins

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:28 p.m.

My husband took me on a weekend trip to Sullivan’s Island and Charleston for my birthday. My mom also went with us. We had a great time, and while on the beach we saw a pair of dolphins swimming together along the shore. They seemed lively and playful. Bottlenose dolphins have a reputation as intelligent, playful creatures. A newly released …

‘Minister of Encouragement’ comes to First Baptist Church

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:28 p.m.

Dennis Swanberg, America’s minister of encouragement, will be at First Baptist Church of North Augusta from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Religion briefs for Feb. 3

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 6:28 p.m.

A prayer and praise service will be held at 6 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 20, at Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity, 160 Merovan Drive. For more …

BIRTH: Olivia Laine Cooper

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:17 p.m.

Derek and Erin Cooper of North Augusta announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Laine, born Dec. 24, 2015 at University Hospital in Augusta. She weighs 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long.

ENGAGEMENT: Ward-Duff

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 7:17 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee Ward of North Augusta announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Louise Ward of Columbia, to James Adam Duff of …

Men’s group braves weather for work outs, fellowship

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:25 p.m.

Last week, during a brisk 24-degree morning at 5:30 a.m., a group of 10 to 12 men gathered at Riverview Park Activities Center.

Interim rector helps in transition at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church UPDATED

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:26 p.m.

Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church is in a time of transition.

Religion briefs for Jan. 27

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:23 p.m.

The Honduras Agape Foundation will hold its second Celebrity Chef Cook-Off and Cornhole Tournament at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, at St. John’s …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: The key to dealing with fear

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:22 p.m.

When we are confronted with a problem or challenge, we often find ourselves worrying about what we will do about it. Well-meaning people in our lives can come along and ask us what we are going to do about it.

Strom Fellowship celebrates 50 years UPDATED

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:05 p.m.

On Jan. 12, the Strom Fellowship of First Baptist Church of North Augusta celebrated 50 years.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Jesus is the ultimate superhero

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:44 p.m.

When I was a young girl, I had no fear of intruders breaking into our home. My Daddy was the strongest man in the land, and at the slightest sound outside, he was out there checking it out, protecting his family.

ENGAGEMENT: Turner-Dorn

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:04 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Herbert Turner IV, of Edgefield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ann Turner, of Charleston, to Hillman Garrett …

Blessing of the Waters ceremony takes place

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:45 p.m.

Braving cold temperatures and raised river banks, Orthodox Christians from the CSRA gathered Jan. 6 at Boeckh Park to celebrate their annual Blessing …

Religion briefs for Jan. 20

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:44 p.m.

Springfield Baptist Church, 114 12th St., Augusta, will hold a Valentine’s Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. Tickets are $12 per person or $20 …

St. Bart’s names building for former rector Thompson UPDATED

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:18 p.m.

The ministry center at Saint Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church now bears the name of the former rector.

Cookie store open on Georiga Avenue UPDATED

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:25 p.m.

Georgia Avenue has been much sweeter the last six weeks.

Aiken author twists classic, romantic plot in debut book

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:26 p.m.

Ten years ago, Aiken native Bettie Williams sat down to write an early 19th century romance novel with a twist, and in October, she finally saw it …

St. Helena guest house now open

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:23 p.m.

The Order of Saint Helena’s guest house is now open.

Orthodox Christians celebrate nativity UPDATED

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:25 p.m.

The great feast of the birth of Jesus Christ, one of the 12 major feast days of the Orthodox Church, pays honor to the venerable day celebrated each …

Religion briefs for Jan. 13

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 7:25 p.m.

Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road, will hold its annual community commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 5 p.m. …

Carey Hill looks forward to the year ahead UPDATED

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:23 p.m.

The Rev. Brandon Dotson has big plans for Carey Hill Baptist Church this coming year and beyond.

WEDDING: Snyder-Murray UPDATED

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:23 p.m.

Meagan Christine Snyder of North Augusta and John Dylan Murray of Dallas, Texas, were married on July 11, 2015 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church …

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