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Guest Columnists: Who’s going to fill their shoes? UPDATED

Guest Columnists: Who’s going to fill their shoes?

By Will Williams and Dr. Sean Alford

Guest Columnists

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:41 p.m.

Aiken County has been very successful recruiting business and industry to our region and encouraging expansions by companies that have already made …

Pragments from Phyllis: What is your gridiron IQ?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 9:00 p.m.

Like many churches, ours has a Wednesday night dinner and program most weeks from September through May.

Cut me some slack

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:42 p.m.

Have you ever said to another person, “Cut me some slack?” If you have used this phrase, you perceived that the other person had the power to be easier on you and to quit being so difficult. Has anyone ever used this terminology to plead with you to lighten up a little and try to be more patient and understanding? If we hear these …

TrueTalk: Worry less, pray more UPDATED

TrueTalk: Worry less, pray more
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:55 p.m.

There’s a word that strikes a chord within each of us. The very mention of it can have a negative effect. The word is worry.

Editorial: North Augusta deserves a rainy day capital projects fund UPDATED

Editorial: North Augusta deserves a rainy day capital projects fund
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 8:41 p.m.

Preparing an annual budget is an arduous undertaking for any local government. It’s a complex process requiring a careful examination of the …

Editorial: South Carolina voters have say in judicial appointments UPDATED

Editorial: South Carolina voters have say in judicial appointments
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:31 p.m.

Over the next several weeks, you won’t see them planting garish political signs into the ground. Nor will you see or hear any television, …

Chaplain’s Corner: When I am afraid

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:28 p.m.

I view the emotion of fear as a normal aspect of life that assists us in dealing with threatening and dangerous situations. While I do not believe that all fear is negative and harmful, I acknowledge that fear can cause harm in our daily lives. Indeed, it can make us miserable! I read a statement which brings perspective to this matter: …

Family fun and dreaming of the future

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:33 p.m.

I had a great deal of fun with several of my grandchildren this week. And I was reminded of the differences among children and of the entertainment of watching them grow.

Bananas in North Augusta?

Bananas in North Augusta?
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:30 p.m.

As a child, did you ever wonder where those yellow tropical fruits we call bananas came from besides the grocery store?

Guest Column: Todd Glover responds to baseball stadium story UPDATED

Guest Column: Todd Glover responds to baseball stadium story

By Todd Glover

Guest Columnist

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 6:31 p.m.

In response to Michael Smith’s article “South Carolina Cities Losing Money on Minor League Baseball,” I felt that I needed to …

TrueTalk: The Mexican fisherman

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 9:36 p.m.

Have you heard the story of the wealthy American businessman who was vacationing in a small Mexican fishing village? He was strolling on the pier one day when a little boat with one fisherman docked with a slim catch.

Column: The shameful spectacle of denying people their vote

Column: The shameful spectacle of denying people their vote

By Eugene Robinson

Columnist

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:02 p.m.

Every once in a while, the curtains part and we get a glimpse of the ugliest, most shameful spectacle in American politics: the Republican …

Editorial: South Carolina stadiums fare better with private subsidy

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:06 p.m.

With North Augusta’s Project Jackson still in extra innings, division continues regarding the baseball stadium and mixed-use development.

Letter: We must all learn from history

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:05 p.m.

The election will determine whether elites in the Washington, D.C. political establishment will continue to centrally control the economy and morality of those who want to free the producers and buyers to make individual economic and moral decisions. The Department of Commerce has centralized business and financial data. There is an obvious …

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: What would you keep? UPDATED

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:10 p.m.

In this era of efforts to go paperless in all aspects of our lives, we have to make decisions about what is worthy of keeping and what ought to be thrown away.

TRUE TALK: Rooted in community UPDATED

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:08 p.m.

Northern California is home to the tallest trees in the world, the coastal redwood trees. These towering giants can reach heights of more than 300 feet, have a circumference of more than 50 feet, and are estimated to weigh as much as 1 million pounds. The tallest redwood tree ever recorded was measured at 379 feet and stands as the world’s …

Chaplain’s Corner: Looking at the big picture

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:02 p.m.

We hear and use the phrase that someone “can’t see the forest for the trees.” The meaning of this idiom seems to come true when we fail to see the whole situation because we persist in focusing only on details in front of us. On a practical level, I discovered as a hospital chaplain that a brief walk outside usually gave me a …

FOTAS: Volunteers and staff maintain strong team spirit during tough summer

FOTAS: Volunteers and staff maintain strong team spirit during tough summer

By Bob Gordon

FOTAS director of communications

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 8:11 p.m.

The County Shelter is at full capacity, a status that has been all too common this summer. But the staff and FOTAS volunteers have risen to the …

Column: Comparing ACT scores is apples to oranges UPDATED

Column: Comparing ACT scores is apples to oranges

By Merry Glenne

Piccolino

Guest columnist

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:47 p.m.

Our community and school district are inundated with data. There is no shortage of test scores, benchmarks, facts, figures, percentages, ups and …

Chaplain’s Corner: Joy in the journey of life

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:48 p.m.

In the “Arc of Life,” Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott present a musical journey of life from beginning to end. I am intrigued by the ways we reflect on the different phases of life.

Editorial: Mount Vintage HOA saves North Augusta area golf course

Editorial: Mount Vintage HOA saves North Augusta area golf course
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:47 p.m.

It’s not every day when neighbors band together to achieve a common goal, but when they do it is noteworthy. In the case of residents of Mount …

Column: Aiken County land management regulation updates a continual process

Column: Aiken County land management regulation updates a continual process

By Gary Bunker

Columnist

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:47 p.m.

The single most complicated portion of the Aiken County Code of Ordinances is Section 24 “Land Management Regulations (LMR).” …

Column: Potted olive trees bring beauty to the garden

Column: Potted olive trees bring beauty to the garden
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:53 p.m.

Two years ago, a neighbor stopped by one spring morning and presented me with two olive trees. That’s all the information he shared, other …

TRUE TALK: Are you confident in your team this season?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:55 p.m.

The new football season is upon us, regardless of your love for the game, a team, or your lack of interest whatsoever. Can you rely on your team this year? Is your pride and mental stability hanging in the balance? Are you ready for the emotional roller coaster of high school, college and/or professional football? It is going to be interesting one …

Phragments from Phyllis: Where were you on 9/11?

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 8:55 p.m.

Sunday is the 15th anniversary of the biggest terrorist attack on American soil thus far. Sept. 11, 2001, is a day in our history that will “live in infamy,” to quote President Franklin Roosevelt, who uttered those words on another day of infamy in our history – Dec. 7, 1941, the day Pearl Harbor was bombed, an act that …

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Fitness a la 2016

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:02 p.m.

Most of us have, at one time or another, set forth on a plan to get fit – or at least more fit.

TRUE TALK: Growing old is hard

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:01 p.m.

Growing old is hard, isn’t it?

Letter: Spooky to be Hungry 2016 set for Oct. 22 UPDATED

Letter: Spooky to be Hungry 2016 set for Oct. 22
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Twenty-four years ago, out of the heart of a child, was birthed the phrase that has motivated thousands of people across our country to sacrifice …

Editorial: Recycling habits discouraging in North Augusta UPDATED

Editorial: Recycling habits discouraging in North Augusta
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:01 p.m.

North Augusta City Council members got a mixed bag of news during a recent study session concerning the City’s recycling efforts – …

Column: South Carolina pension problem can be solved UPDATED

Column: South Carolina pension problem can be solved

By BILL TAYLOR

Columnist

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:01 p.m.

The South Carolina state employee pension system is in trouble and that could cost you. We cannot allow bad practices to drag down our pension system …



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