I spent the weekend in Virginia, as I joined my cousins in laying my Aunt Ruby to rest.
Remembering is an integral part of a healthy life. I have memories of long-ago experiences that have emotions associated with them. Some of these feelings are happy while others are sad, but they tend to offer a capsule of joy, love, and pain. One memory involves hearing my father tell about the evening he received a phone call informing him …
The seven Aiken area high schools did something different this year for its college-bound seniors.
By Anthony J. DiStefano
ColumnistTuesday, May 24, 2016 8:51 p.m.
The debate over whether America is great, or how to make it great again, drags on. Those who participate in this debate should state their …
Ever since the first announcement of Scuttle’s Island hit media, I have been on a crusade to stop it. I have shown up to Council meetings, gave a speech to North Augusta and led the charge to dispute its placement next to my subdivision, Pinewood Plantation.
To the untrained eye, planning and zoning may seem like a dry business. But among the plethora of agencies within county or city government, the planning department probably has the most impact on not only business, but also the taxpaying public.
This is the 115th column I have written over the past 2½ years. When our department was first approached about submitting a weekly column, we all thought it was a good idea and sharing the load would be a great strategy. After a few weeks, the responsibility fell to my desk, and I have honestly enjoyed the process.
By Rep. Bill Taylor
Guest columnistTuesday, May 17, 2016 9:25 p.m.
Government belongs to you, not politicians. You have every right to know what your elected and appointed officials are up to and how government …
Voting means inclusion. For this reason, the voter who votes is the most inclusive club in America.
The preacher spoke of our tendency to experience envy as we compare ourselves unfavorably to others, and he noted that the book of James uses the words, bitter envy, to show the full meaning. He recommended the hymn “Count Your Many Blessings,” which includes the phrase “Name them one by one.” When we take time to …
When I was 3, my parents decided to leave farming behind. My father went to school to become an electrician.
Big changes are on the horizon for The North Augusta Star starting this week. The Star is already a fine newspaper, and I think you’ll be …
There were a lot of positives coming out of the 2015 benchmarking report jointly commissioned by the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership.
I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how sorry I am that Scott Rodgers and T.J. Lundeen are leaving The North Augusta Star. It has been an honor to know and have them report on the events that have taken place at the Jesse C. Lynch Memorial American Legion Post 71 in North Augusta. Both Scott and T.J. have been a part of our Legion family …
Before I started at The North Augusta Star, I had never been to a City Council meeting.
The BLT’s (Bazaar Ladies on Tuesday) at St. Bart’s wanted to know who the nice man was at Antonio’s who bought their lunch the other day after a workshop when they went out to eat.
There’s something special about North Augusta.
Mother’s Day was a reminder of just how far I’ve come in this life.
During the Masters tournament, the Augusta Chronicle published a picture of a golfer strolling to the 15th green. The smooth water showed his reflection, and the photographer captured it beautifully. When I look into a mirror, I sometimes see glimpses of my father or my older brothers. Mirrors show us a lot, but they do not always reflect us as …
We have an incredible Chamber of Commerce in North Augusta. Three true professionals: Terra, Jessica and Dotsie are responsible for creating an inviting and supportive environment for local businesses. Their enthusiasm and passion for their jobs speaks volumes.
There has been some renewed interest in the courtesy used on the Greeneway by the wide variety of people utilizing this great resource.
My empty nest is once again very full this week and not empty at all.
Congratulations are in order.
As we watched the game, someone asked about the nickname, “Sooners.” An individual refreshed our memories with the information that the title refers to pioneering Americans who settled in western lands, now Oklahoma, before President Cleveland proclaimed it open in 1889. This name embodies qualities of initiative and strength. As I …
By Tim ScottTuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.
Anyone who has traveled by air most likely has an airport horror story. Whether it’s a series of canceled flights, or waiting two hours in a …
We went on a lovely trip to Kentucky to visit my father-in-law a few years go. One evening, we watched a spectacular Kentucky sunset in the backyard. As darkness began to slowly descend on the fields of bluegrass, the curtain rose on another astonishing performance that none of us had seen before.
By MANDY NELSONTuesday, May 3, 2016 6:16 p.m.
After many months of barking and sniffing for the perfect area, the Leadership North Augusta class of 2016 has made a significant movement on the …
Add a touch of the tropics to your yard by planting a palm among your camellias, azaleas and oaks.