I don’t have any brothers or sisters. As a result, when my kids were coming along, I had to look to my husband for insight into what was happening with my three children in this regard.
The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah used the words desperately wicked to describe the human heart. All persons who commit themselves to an honest spiritual inventory find that they must deal with their hearts.
The recent winds left some damage to trees still injured from the ice storm last February. Have you ever wondered how creation responds to the wind when it blows ferociously and there is no damage?
How do you like the weather?
I love this state, I really do – and that’s why I get so frustrated when we can’t do the obvious right thing for stupid reasons. (Like, say, $29,000 worth of free football tickets – but more on that in a moment.)
I remember driving over to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to look at a rabbit.
My name is Leeanna Whittle, I’m a 14 year old ninth-grader at North Augusta High School. My goal is to become an engineer.
After a long winter, even by Southern standards, the time has come to go outside to play. There are many of you that enjoy the cooler, or even cold, weather; I am not one of them. Give me the warm days of summer anytime. Our department has completed the basketball program and we are in full organization mode for the spring sports season.
The line between publishing a mug shot because it’s newsworthy and publishing it just to make money should be clear.
My grandchildren continue to be an important part of my daily life. I find a great deal of satisfaction in following the successes of each of them. Fourth-grader Ariah excels in martial arts, and she recently decided it was time to master riding her bike. Cade, in first grade, has taken off in reading. It’s amazing what a difference it …
A few warm days have let me know that it is time to think about starting seeds and evaluating my current stash of pots and containers.
The youth recreation basketball program is coming to a close in North Augusta, but basketball season is far from over. Riverview Park Activities Center will be the host of a variety of events over the next few months.
I admire the work of the Gideons because I have witnessed their faithfulness in providing New Testaments to military personnel and hospitalized veterans. At a recent gathering I learned that South Carolina Gideons are currently giving 25,000 New Testaments annually to soldiers at Fort Jackson. Many have carried them into combat. Christian business …
Aiken County Career and Technology Center, or ACCTC, is a gem that many in our community might not know about. As we celebrate Career and Technical Education Month, I would like to shed light on the importance of career and technical education for the future of our community, state and the nation and to share the opportunities available at the …
I was reading an article in the “Reader’s Digest” magazine about the children of today, comparing them with the children of yesterday. I woke several hours later and couldn’t go back to sleep, because my mind was taking me back to my childhood and I was reminiscing about my playtime days.
Let’s begin with the obvious: South Carolina State is a mess.
After watching “American Sniper” recently, I started thinking there must be many veterans out there who would like to do as Chris Kyle …
Mark your calendar for Feb. 20. The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta is busily wrapping up plans for its upcoming Paint Your Palate event …
The story of Valentine’s Day begins during the height of the Roman Empire, in which they held a festival every February. This Lupercian Festival was held in honor of the God of Fertility and, during the festivities, young men would get to choose their mate. At the time, marriage was a common occurrence, but when Claudius became emperor he …
There has been much activity in the parks and programs over the last few months. Here is an update on a few things.
We’ve all seen the advertisements for the TV lawyers promising big bucks if we sign up with them on some big class-action suit for mesothelioma or asbestos or some other product or medical liability case.
A friend cheered the resilience of our maple tree that has been knocked down twice by stormy weather. The first blow came one year ago when the massive ice storm locked down our area.
Last week featured Britt birthdays and more.
We’ve all had those days when we decide, “Today is the day I will finally hang that picture.” One of the biggest reasons for …
Ken McDowell is the person North Augusta needs on the City Council shaping the direction of future growth and development. Ken has approached each of the important and difficult issues the council faced over the past several years with reason, logic and a carefully considered approach.
It is never too early to think about spring. The planning stages and sign-up periods have begun at Riverview Park for youth baseball, soccer and softball. Annually our largest turnout of participants are in the spring. From now until Feb. 20 are the dates to register 4-year-olds to 18-year-olds in a variety of leagues.
North Augusta is such a special city, and I have been honored to serve as one of your council members.
This is the week before the North Augusta City Council election on February 10, 2015. This election is very important because the three people selected by the citizens of North Augusta to serve with the other three councilmembers will be influential in shaping the future of your town. I want to be one of those three for many reasons but the number …
I spent much of this past weekend at church. Our church had a guest, Rodger Nishioka of Columbia Seminary in Atlanta, who led our congregation in discussions of “What is God Up To?”
An interesting technique you can use when creating floral displays involves dipping flowers, such as camellia blooms, into melted wax.