In the newspaper business you have to have thick skin. It just comes with the job.
Our state has experienced a rainfall that’s worse than anyone seems to remember. As South Carolina continues to recover from the catastrophic …
The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta is the host site for the kick off the South Carolina Watermedia Society annual exhibition.
We are so blessed and thankful to God that we got only get a few inches of rain in North Augusta given the rare flooding event that took place in South Carolina. My hometown of Columbia was hit by excessive rains that displaced many friends and family members from their homes. Several said they do not have flood insurance. Please pray for them, as …
As I sit in the comfort of my dry home, listening to the rain falling yet again, I am counting my blessings.
William Cullen Bryant’s words paint a beautiful portrait of this first full month of the autumn season: “The sweet calm sunshine of October now warms the low spot; upon its grassy mold the purple oak-leaf falls; the birchen bough drops its bright spoil like arrow-heads of gold.”
October is festival month, not only in North Augusta but all across America. There are multiple opportunities to enjoy an atmosphere of food, crafts, …
The 2015 Augusta Kennel Club Dog Show will be held Oct. 2 through 4 at the Riverview Park Activities Center. An annual event at our facility, it …
Does your home have dark areas that you want to brighten with natural light? This can be accomplished with a skylight. There is a myth that skylights …
We had a refreshingly wonderful trip to Edisto Beach this past weekend and really enjoyed the shrimp festival. A warm, sunlit weekend with a cool breeze at the coast with delicious fresh shrimp and fish, arts and crafts festival fun, and playing on the beach is one of our favorite ways to spend a September weekend.
A deadline issued last Thursday by the S.C. Supreme Court draws a smart line in the sand for lawmakers. The Court said the General Assembly has until …
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) should be uppermost on the minds of the current City officials in North Augusta. Have the City leaders forgotten what the State Supreme Court decided and requires? Technically, our leaders are not currently breaking the law, but when information is requested by a citizen and still is not delivered in a timely …
Last weekend I traveled to Greenville with my friend Susan, who just moved back from the Dominican Republic and is still setting up housekeeping in her new home.
After riding my bike several miles on the beautiful Amelia Island trail, I stopped to rest at the old Nassau River Bridge.
Over the last nine months, we have had the pleasure of having Jessica (Carpenter) Kottkamp at the Activities Center. She came to us via Georgia Regents University, or as it is now known, Augusta University, as a kinesiology major with a concentration in sports and exercise science.
We’re starting some renovations to our house. We’ve lived in this house for 25 years and, while I loved my career at the Star, running a small weekly newspaper left little time for what could have been minor tasks over the years.
South Carolina is once again ranked worst in the nation for deadly violence against women, according to a report released last Tuesday by the Violence Policy Center.
Years ago, I read a booklet on enthusiasm by the Reverend Norman Vincent Peale in which he presented steps for problem solving.
Most all my life I’ve had pets. My first were two goldfish. However, they didn’t last long and one day I found them floating belly up in their bowl. I wanted to bury them in the backyard, but my mother just flushed them down the toilet and told me they would go out to sea Heaven.
This weekend, like many folks in the area, Samantha and I went to Arts in the Heart.
We have really enjoyed the hummingbirds that have frequented our feeder this year. We’ll miss them when they leave in a few weeks. The little …
By Anna SheetsTuesday, September 22, 2015 7:57 p.m.
Once again, time passes so quickly and the fall season is fast approaching.
The fall sports season has been a busy one to get started. With five sports seasons underway, the process of sign-up to evaluations, to team assignments to practice and eventually games are well underway.
My husband and I are enjoying the benefits of the new Microsoft Windows 10 on our computers. As is the case with all new Windows operating systems, there are a few glitches here and there as Microsoft continually improves the new software and provides updates for us to install.
I attended Mr. Glover’s presentation to the Mayor and City Council on Monday, Aug. 31. After a two-hour presentation, I’m still concerned. You should be also.
What a great week it has been for me, culminating in Grandparents Day on Sunday.
Have you ever felt a desperate need for help in your own life or in the life of a family member?
There are signs that summer is coming to a close. The fashionable folks have already stopped wearing white, relegated to the bottom drawers and backs …
North Augusta took another step toward sustained economic development last Thursday with the announcement of a new water park to be built near Exit 5 off Interstate 20.
With the weather we’ve been having this past week, you might be inclined to experience some of the symptoms in this week’s topic.