Spieker named Mossy Creek’s top teacher

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:25 p.m.

Theresa Spieker credits her students with keeping her energized as a teacher.

Ed Turner and Number 9 concert raises funds for Heritage Council

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:52 p.m.

Ed Turner & Number 9 were hoping to play a concert in North Augusta.

Camellia Show set for Saturday UPDATED

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:23 p.m.

The 10th Annual North Augusta Camellia Show will be held on Saturday, March 7, at the North Augusta Community Center. Anyone is welcome to enter Camellia blooms in the Show. Bloom entry will be from 7 to 10 a.m. As in the past, there will be an “Unknown” class for those who have camellias in their yard but do not know their name. …

City Council moves forward with police body cameras

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:24 p.m.

North Augusta City Council is moving ahead with supplying body cameras for Public Safety officers.

NAMES & NOTES: Thomas attends political conference

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:25 p.m.

Byron Thomas attended the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Feb. 15-28.

NAMES & NOTES: Powell named to dean’s list at Ouachita

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:23 p.m.

Bethany Powell, of North Augusta, was named to the dean’s list for the 2014 fall semester at Ouachita Baptist University.

Smiley participates in ALA conference

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:22 p.m.

Linda Smiley, of North Augusta American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71, was one of more than 300 delegates and distinguished guests from across the country …

Heart Walk set for Saturday

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:27 p.m.

The American Heart Association’s CSRA chapter is looking for participants in its Heart Walk on Saturday.

'A perfect situation': Quinn to lead the Predators UPDATED

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:38 p.m.

Fox Creek High School tabbed Derrick Quinn as its next athletic director and head football coach.

Area Two students will showcase their talents at North Augusta Idol


Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:26 p.m.

The annual North Augusta Idol competition is set for 7 p.m. March 17 at North Augusta High School.

Enjoy oysters, barbecue at Roasting on the River

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:29 p.m.

The North Augusta Junior Women’s League will hold its fourth annual Roasting on the River barbecue and oyster roast to benefit local elementary schools and reading readiness literacy programs.

Expo brings health services to area UPDATED

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:24 p.m.

Almost 100 health vendors and providers packed the floor of the Riverview Park Activities Center on Saturday to provide information about their …

Bookings for March 4

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:40 p.m.

These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravat Detention Center for March 2, 2015. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent …

Coming up for the week of March 5

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:26 p.m.

The North Augusta Rotary Club meets at 7:15 a.m. Thursdays at Manuel’s Bread Cafe, 505 Railroad Ave. No. 100. For more information, call Wayne Moore at 803-279-7799.

NAMES & NOTES: Local students graduate from Lander

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:25 p.m.

The following local students received degrees from Lander University during the university’s fall commencement ceremony in December: Aubrey Anna Lamar, magna cum laude, Bachelor of Science in exercise science; and Saber Markie Partridge, Bachelor of Science in psychology

NAMES & NOTES: Elementary school book awards

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:25 p.m.

Hammond Hill Elementary

Head Start children learn healthy dental habits

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:24 p.m.

On Feb. 25, the North Augusta Head Start Center was visited by dental hygienists from Clyburn Health Center and Dr. Deborah Ashcraft’s office …

Project Jackson case to be heard by Supreme Court in May

Monday, March 2, 2015 11:44 a.m.

Project Jackson has been scheduled to be heard in front of the state’s highest court in May.

Report: Man who tried to assault deputy claimed to be ninja

Monday, March 2, 2015 10:38 a.m.

Officers had to deploy a Taser twice on man who claimed to be a ninja and tried to assault a deputy, according to the Aiken County Sheriff’s …

KemperSports to manage Mount Vintage golf course UPDATED

Friday, February 27, 2015 12:49 p.m.

There could be brighter days ahead for Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club,

N.A. man gets 10 years for child pornography UPDATED

Thursday, February 26, 2015 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 …

North Augusta resident turns 100 years old UPDATED



Thursday, February 26, 2015 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 …

Border collie found after being missing for more than two months

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 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, …

NAMES & NOTES: Jacobs named SAA player of the week

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:46 p.m.

ATLANTA — The SAA announced the men’s basketball Player of the Week for games played February 2-8 and Berry College’s Owen Jacobs captured the award by guiding the Vikings to their first-ever weekend sweep in conference play.

TrueNorth Church building nearing completion UPDATED

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:05 p.m.

TrueNorth Church is expanding its base of operations.

NAMES & NOTES: Moton named to President’s List at FMU

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:46 p.m.

FLORENCE — Elijah Moton, a political science major from North Augusta was named to the President’s List at Francis Marion University.

NAMES & NOTES: Students participate in Brenau ARt & Design Competition

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:46 p.m.

GAINESVILLE, GA — Local high school students participated in the 2015 Young Women’s Art and Design Exhibition at Brenau University Monday, Feb. 16.

NAMES & NOTES: Winchester named to deans list at TNU

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:46 p.m.

NASHVILLE — Laura Beth Winchester, a native of North Augusta, was named to the Trevecca Nazarene University Dean’s List for fall 2014. This list honors students who achieved a minimum 3.5 grade point average for the semester, and it recognizes the hard work and dedication of those students. Winchester, sophomore and communication …

NAMES & NOTES: Reese on Chancellor’s List at Upstate

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:46 p.m.

SPARTANBURG — Jennifer Reese of North Augusta has been named to the Fall 2014 Chancellor’s List at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

N.A. Idol returns March 17 UPDATED


Tuesday, February 24, 2015 4:51 p.m.

The annual North Augusta Idol competition is set for 7 p.m. March 17 at North Augusta High School.

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