SNIPPETS FROM SCOTT: Explaining a few things

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:26 p.m.

In the newspaper business you have to have thick skin. It just comes with the job.

Editorial: Working to rebound after costly flooding

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:26 p.m.

Our state has experienced a rainfall that’s worse than anyone seems to remember. As South Carolina continues to recover from the catastrophic …

Watermedia exhibit coming to Arts Center UPDATED

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:05 p.m.

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta is the host site for the kick off the South Carolina Watermedia Society annual exhibition.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God not surprised by natural disasters

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:08 p.m.

We are so blessed and thankful to God that we got only get a few inches of rain in North Augusta given the rare flooding event that took place in South Carolina. My hometown of Columbia was hit by excessive rains that displaced many friends and family members from their homes. Several said they do not have flood insurance. Please pray for them, as …

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Watching the news and counting my blessings

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:26 p.m.

As I sit in the comfort of my dry home, listening to the rain falling yet again, I am counting my blessings.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: The God of all seasons

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 5:26 p.m.

William Cullen Bryant’s words paint a beautiful portrait of this first full month of the autumn season: “The sweet calm sunshine of October now warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold the purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Mark your calendars

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 6:05 p.m.

October is festival month, not only in North Augusta but all across America. There are multiple opportunities to enjoy an atmosphere of food, crafts, …

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Annual dog show comes to Riverview

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:01 p.m.

The 2015 Augusta Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Oct. 2 through 4 at the Riverview Park Activities Center. An annual event at our facility, it …

HOW DO I: Choose a leak-free skylight?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:13 p.m.

Does your home have dark areas that you want to brighten with natural light? This can be accomplished with a skylight. There is a myth that skylights …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: God gave loggerhead turtles an internal compass UPDATED

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 7:13 p.m.

We had a refreshingly wonderful trip to Edisto Beach this past weekend and really enjoyed the shrimp festival. A warm, sunlit weekend with a cool breeze at the coast with delicious fresh shrimp and fish, arts and crafts festival fun, and playing on the beach is one of our favorite ways to spend a September weekend.

Editorial: Deadline for action smart step by court

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:01 p.m.

A deadline issued last Thursday by the S.C. Supreme Court draws a smart line in the sand for lawmakers. The Court said the General Assembly has until …

LETTER: Is there an elephant in the room?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:01 p.m.

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) should be uppermost on the minds of the current City officials in North Augusta. Have the City leaders forgotten what the State Supreme Court decided and requires? Technically, our leaders are not currently breaking the law, but when information is requested by a citizen and still is not delivered in a timely …

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Traveling to the Upstate

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:01 p.m.

Last weekend I traveled to Greenville with my friend Susan, who just moved back from the Dominican Republic and is still setting up housekeeping in her new home.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Where are you going?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 6:01 p.m.

After riding my bike several miles on the beautiful Amelia Island trail, I stopped to rest at the old Nassau River Bridge.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: A great internship at Riverview

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 8:05 p.m.

Over the last nine months, we have had the pleasure of having Jessica (Carpenter) Kottkamp at the Activities Center. She came to us via Georgia Regents University, or as it is now known, Augusta University, as a kinesiology major with a concentration in sports and exercise science.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Everything old made new again

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:59 p.m.

We’re starting some renovations to our house. We’ve lived in this house for 25 years and, while I loved my career at the Star, running a small weekly newspaper left little time for what could have been minor tasks over the years.

Editorial: Deadliest state report stresses ongoing need

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:59 p.m.

South Carolina is once again ranked worst in the nation for deadly violence against women, according to a report released last Tuesday by the Violence Policy Center.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Listen carefully to solve problems

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:59 p.m.

Years ago, I read a booklet on enthusiasm by the Reverend Norman Vincent Peale in which he presented steps for problem solving.

JUDITH BERRY: What would we do without our pets?

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:58 p.m.

Most all my life I’ve had pets. My first were two goldfish. However, they didn’t last long and one day I found them floating belly up in their bowl. I wanted to bury them in the backyard, but my mother just flushed them down the toilet and told me they would go out to sea Heaven.

SNIPPETS FROM SCOTT: A newbie’s experience at Arts in the Heart

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:59 p.m.

This weekend, like many folks in the area, Samantha and I went to Arts in the Heart.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: The beauty of birds

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:57 p.m.

We have really enjoyed the hummingbirds that have frequented our feeder this year. We’ll miss them when they leave in a few weeks. The little …

GARDENING NEWS: Fall season and state fairs

By Anna Sheets

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 7:57 p.m.

Once again, time passes so quickly and the fall season is fast approaching.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Fall sports heat up as weather cools down

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:18 p.m.

The fall sports season has been a busy one to get started. With five sports seasons underway, the process of sign-up to evaluations, to team assignments to practice and eventually games are well underway.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: No fine print in relationship with God

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:19 p.m.

My husband and I are enjoying the benefits of the new Microsoft Windows 10 on our computers. As is the case with all new Windows operating systems, there are a few glitches here and there as Microsoft continually improves the new software and provides updates for us to install.

For Project Jackson, the end doesn’t always justify the means

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:18 p.m.

I attended Mr. Glover’s presentation to the Mayor and City Council on Monday, Aug. 31. After a two-hour presentation, I’m still concerned. You should be also.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Fun on Grandparents Day

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:18 p.m.

What a great week it has been for me, culminating in Grandparents Day on Sunday.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: A father’s honest faith

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:18 p.m.

Have you ever felt a desperate need for help in your own life or in the life of a family member?

Gardening News: September — the time to prepare for autumn

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:33 p.m.

There are signs that summer is coming to a close. The fashionable folks have already stopped wearing white, relegated to the bottom drawers and backs …

Editorial: Attracting water park boosts North Augusta

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 7:03 p.m.

North Augusta took another step toward sustained economic development last Thursday with the announcement of a new water park to be built near Exit 5 off Interstate 20.

HOW DO I: Replace a roof vent pipe?

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:34 p.m.

With the weather we’ve been having this past week, you might be inclined to experience some of the symptoms in this week’s topic.

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