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FOTAS: Fix-A-Pet Program provides assistance for spay/neutering surgery

FOTAS: Fix-A-Pet Program provides assistance for spay/neutering surgery

By BOB GORDON

FOTAS director of communications

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:44 p.m.

While it is impossible to determine exactly how many orphaned dogs and cats live in the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of …

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: We can overcome our labels

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:35 p.m.

“Leave four or more and you are just a plain eg-no-ra-moose.” Many have had fun at a well-known restaurant playing this game of eliminating golf tees from the small board. Of course, we know that the descriptions of various levels of success or failure are humorous and not intended to be taken seriously. Other labels, however, are …

Letter: Video provides proof of police violence

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:34 p.m.

Someone needs to produce a video for those people who accuse police of acting without reasonable cause.

He’s lived a life of generosity

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:42 p.m.

I was reminded this week that generosity is sometimes a matter of being gracious enough to allow others to do something for you.

EDITORIAL: North Augusta annexation much ado about nothing

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:37 p.m.

Passions were running deep in North Augusta this week, with more than 400 people packing into the family life center at Sweetwater Baptist Church.

North Augusta Star welcomes new reporter UPDATED

North Augusta Star welcomes new reporter
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 8:34 p.m.

BY MICHAEL SMITH

Dog days of summer bring heat and humidity

Dog days of summer bring heat and humidity
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:32 p.m.

“We are in the dog days of summer.” Born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry, I have heard this statement since childhood.

PHRAGMENTS: Life is a beach – at least for a week

PHRAGMENTS: Life is a beach – at least for a week
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:33 p.m.

I am now back in the real world after a week at Edisto, and I’ve had time to reflect on our experience this year.

TRUE TALK: All in

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:33 p.m.

I love quotes. When I read a good one, I record it in my journal. I could easily fill this column with words of wisdom that I’ve collected throughout the years.

Editorial: North Augusta receiving fair share of road funds UPDATED

Editorial: North Augusta receiving fair share of road funds
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:30 p.m.

All too often in South Carolina, communities are presented as red-headed stepchildren when it comes to road funding. Thankfully, that doesn’t …

North Augusta Star emphasis remains local UPDATED

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:30 p.m.

It’s been long overdue since I’ve had the opportunity to address our dedicated North Augusta readers. Thank you for your support of The North Augusta Star and its continued emphasis on local news and information.

Escaping reality on the South Carolina coast

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:25 p.m.

What is it about the beach that has us coming away with a feeling of renewal and refreshment? At least that is my response.

Sobering trends emerge in Aiken County, North Augusta fatal collision data

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:23 p.m.

Aiken County public safety officials are no doubt breathing a sigh of relief that there were no traffic-related fatalities reported in the county over the traditionally busy Fourth of July holiday weekend.

Laws don’t stop violence, people do

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:23 p.m.

The recent divisive outbreak of self-detonation and mass murder in cities like Baghdad, Istanbul and Medina have sparked a new wave of fear induced calls for political involvement, which amounts to nothing more than adding new laws, because continued legislative campaigns might mysteriously become effective.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Deja vu and a new car, too

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:35 p.m.

I have returned to a phase of my life that I thought was past, and it’s really not so bad.

LETTER: Unity in Aiken

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:33 p.m.

In the midst of planning the first annual Aiken Unity Day Festival, my team and I sought after a definition of what unity could mean to the citizens of Aiken.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Observing Love and faith in others

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:33 p.m.

Have you ever met someone who informed you that your good reputation preceded you?

EDITORIAL: Spotlight is on North Augusta with Peach Jam

EDITORIAL: Spotlight is on North Augusta with Peach Jam
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:33 p.m.

North Augusta and the CSRA as a whole will feel a little more crowded than usual this week as it’s once again time for Nike’s annual …

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: What Does Freedom Look Like?

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

We marveled as Ballet Magnificat gave a portrayal of how God worked through Moses to bring freedom to the Israelites in Egypt over three thousand years ago.

LETTER: Country should unite behind individualism

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:38 p.m.

John Doe owns an apartment complex with around 100 residents. Along with monthly rent, John requires that each resident pay $30 per month to maintain the air conditioning system for the building. During the summer, John has many residents complain to him that it is too cool, so he adjusts the air conditioner. However, many other residents again …

LETTER: Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta seeking candidates for 18th house

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

A young lady and her two children ages 2 and 4, referred by a co-worker, visited our previous Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta house. Liking what she saw, she diligently filled out the required paperwork and anxiously waited to be notified if she had been selected as the homeowner of house No. 17. House No. 17, a dream in the process of …

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Hope for our future

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

I spent last week in the company of children – not just my own grandchildren, but numerous kids between the ages of 3 and 18. And I’m here to report that if you have any misgivings about the next generation, put those fears aside.

EDITORIAL: Better pay, not bonuses, should be Aiken County’s goal

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:38 p.m.

It was a good year in South Carolina for teacher salaries.

LETTER: North Augusta should vote on Project Jexit

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

By now you have heard the news about Brexit, the British people voting to leave the European Union. That was an exercise in political courage by David Cameron, prime minister of the United Kingdom. He favored staying in the EU, but because the issue had become very contentious, he offered the British an opportunity to vote on their …

JUDY BERRY: Guns – I think not

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:39 p.m.

I’ve written about gun control once before. I suspect it is an issue that isn’t going to go away anytime soon.

FAMILY AND MARRIAGE: The role of fathers has changed over the years UPDATED

FAMILY AND MARRIAGE: The role of fathers has changed over the years
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:14 p.m.

“However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.” – Bible

COLUMN: Moped bill sputters after Gov. Haley veto

COLUMN: Moped bill sputters after Gov. Haley veto
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:28 p.m.

Nearly six months ago at a legislative briefing in Columbia, I stood in a multi-purpose room near the Statehouse, quizzing state lawmakers about why …

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Dealing with the ‘terrible sixes’?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:17 p.m.

Like many little girls, my 6-year-old granddaughter is really 6 going on 16 – most of the time.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Do You Need a Little Space?

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:28 p.m.

Do you ever feel the need for brief periods of solitude? The pace of life has tended to get things out of balance, and we yearn for opportunities for rest and reflection. Our personalities differ greatly, and the need for withdrawal varies accordingly. Some seem to thrive in the midst of constant social interaction while others welcome an …

LETTER: Trump needs to change his message

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:29 p.m.

The presumptive Republican Party candidate for president has secured sufficient votes from the Republican base to drive the party elders to question their integrity. The people have spoken. In lieu of making Donald Trump clean up his act and “get on script,” it appears there are two choices. They can refuse or rescind their support …

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