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PHRAGMENTS WITH PHYLLIS: A mixed blessing in Virginia

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:49 p.m.

I spent the weekend in Virginia, as I joined my cousins in laying my Aunt Ruby to rest.

Remembering Includes Love, Joy, and Pain

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:46 p.m.

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 …

Editorial: Decision day puts spotlight on students

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:45 p.m.

The seven Aiken area high schools did something different this year for its college-bound seniors.

Column: Make America great again, part 4

Column: Make America great again, part 4

By Anthony J. DiStefano

Columnist

Tuesday, 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 …

LETTER: Water park plan has many unanswered questions

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 8:45 p.m.

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.

EDITORIAL: Zoning issues illustrate need for more public input

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:55 p.m.

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.

COLUMN: Big shoes to fill

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:56 p.m.

“You’ve got big shoes to fill.”

FROM THE PARK BENCH: New challenges

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:21 p.m.

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.

Guest column: One person keeps you in the dark

Guest column: One person keeps you in the dark

By Rep. Bill Taylor

Guest columnist

Tuesday, 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 …

LETTER: Voting means inclusion

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:24 p.m.

Voting means inclusion. For this reason, the voter who votes is the most inclusive club in America.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Take time to identify blessings

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:25 p.m.

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 …

PHRAGMENTS WITH PHYLLIS: A most insidious disease

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 9:08 p.m.

When I was 3, my parents decided to leave farming behind. My father went to school to become an electrician.

New editor, reporter usher in new era for The Star of North Augusta

New editor, reporter usher in new era for The Star of North Augusta
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:01 a.m.

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 …

Mall, Project Jackson plans bode well for North Augusta economic development UPDATED

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:26 p.m.

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.

Letter: Scott, T.J. will be missed

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:27 p.m.

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 …

SNIPPETS FROM SCOTT: Closing this chapter

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:26 p.m.

Before I started at The North Augusta Star, I had never been to a City Council meeting.

Thank you from the BLT’s

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:27 p.m.

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.

Thank you North Augusta

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:26 p.m.

There’s something special about North Augusta.

PHRAGMENTS WITH PHYLLIS: Mother’s Day brings babies once again

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:25 p.m.

Mother’s Day was a reminder of just how far I’ve come in this life.

Do we welcome reflection

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:26 p.m.

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 …

LETTER: North Augusta has an excellent chamber

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:27 p.m.

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.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Renewed interest in Greeneway courtesy

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 7:53 p.m.

There has been some renewed interest in the courtesy used on the Greeneway by the wide variety of people utilizing this great resource.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: A houseful again - for a little while

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

My empty nest is once again very full this week and not empty at all.

Congratulations to Dr. Elisabeth Hardy, Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Elisabeth Hardy, Teacher of the Year
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

Congratulations are in order.

Sooner rather than later

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

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 …

TIM SCOTT: FAA reauthorization puts Americans first

TIM SCOTT: FAA reauthorization puts Americans first

By Tim Scott

Tuesday, 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 …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Fireflies are example of God’s wonder

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

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.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Bark Park needs donations

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Bark Park needs donations

By MANDY NELSON

Tuesday, 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 …

GARDENING NEWS: Palm trees give a tropical accent to yards

GARDENING NEWS: Palm trees give a tropical accent to yards
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

Add a touch of the tropics to your yard by planting a palm among your camellias, azaleas and oaks.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Never worry about a rain out again

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:37 p.m.

“Games are canceled.” As a child, how I hated to hear those words.

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