PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Thanksgiving joy and sadness

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:59 p.m.

Thursday is Thanksgiving, and this year I again have much to be thankful for – three great adult children and their three great spouses, six …

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Gratitude for our encouragers

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:59 p.m.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer’s words help us to consider how others have positively influenced our lives: “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” We all benefit from an awareness and appreciation …


Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Many people have the idea that garden clubs are only for ladies interested in making their yards beautiful and having an appropriate centerpiece of …

JOE WILSON: The gift of being a parent

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:59 p.m.

Every day in Congress, I fight for American families – fight for national security protections, fight for jobs, and fight for expanded freedoms and limited government. I want our nation’s children to grow up in a free and prosperous society, nurtured and strengthened by family. I strongly believe in the importance of family and the …

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Thankful for the support

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:56 p.m.

We have had many parents signing up their children for the upcoming basketball season, and many of them have had multiple children to register. A few have made comments about the busy schedule with watching multiple kids playing on different days and different times, and wondering how they are going to squeeze everything in.

HOW DO I: Repair a transmission out in the middle of nowhere?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:01 p.m.

This past week, Cheryl and I took a rare opportunity to get out of town just for fun. We seem to go out of town fairly often throughout the course of any given year, but it’s always for business, it seems, and rarely for fun. So this time, we decided to accompany some friends and travel to the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area.

JUDITH BERRY: Family history is passed on

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:01 p.m.

When I was growing up in Detroit, I spent a lot of summers on the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair. Sometimes, I would be sailing on a 19-foot Lightening Class sailboat, and sometimes my boyfriend and I would rent an aluminum rowboat and put his dad’s 5 horse Johnson motor on the stern and we’d spend all day motoring around, swimming …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: The power of praise

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 7:01 p.m.

It’s free, easy, and painless. It blesses you, and it blesses God. It is a powerful weapon against the enemy of our souls. It instantly changes attitude, contributes perspective and brightens your day. It produces a deep sense of belonging, a feeling of what we were designed for. It is the highest form of expression. Something we will want …

SNIPPETS FROM SCOTT: Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:59 p.m.

Recently I acquired a second cat.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: A change in perspective

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:33 p.m.

Last week I spent a great deal of time fretting about the clutter in my life right now.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: David Mulder - volunteer of the quarter

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:07 p.m.

The Activities Center relies heavily on volunteer assistance from members of the community to staff our building. Three times a year, we recognize an …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Beauty of the blobfish

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 8:15 p.m.

I enjoy fishing, rather, I enjoy catching fish. There is a big difference. The happiest fishermen claim to enjoy the sport of fishing whether the …

NOBLE: We’re No. 1 – Clemson football and domestic killings

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:33 p.m.

We’re No. 1!

Self discipline and inner strength UPDATED

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:33 p.m.

The excitement we all feel in a large stadium pulling for our team provides great fun and stress relief in our lives. Thousands of people united to support a team enable us to understand how diverse people can come together.

A newcomer’s questions on Project Jackson UPDATED

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 5:33 p.m.

As a new North Augusta resident, I have been curious to see if this ambitious and large proposed development and extreme change in land use will be resolved any time soon.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:44 p.m.

Last week brought another opportunity to play YaYa in Greenville.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Opportunities abound for tennis

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:40 p.m.

Despite the early sunset and cooler temperatures, the tennis program at Riverview Park is going strong, thanks to the leadership of Tennis Pro Chris Tully. The seven-court, lighted facility in Riverview Park seems to always have open play, clinics, lessons and league play every day of the week.

Project Jackson $70,000,000 — That’s Millions with a “M”

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:44 p.m.

The baseball stadium at latest count will cost $34 million , up from $23 million a short time ago .That’s Millions with a “M”. Then we must add garages at a cost of $26 million and throw in a conference center of $9 million which will be built for the Hilton Hotel chain. Throw in some infrastructure and a park. That’s …

Traffic issues

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:45 p.m.

On Friday morning Oct. 30 I encountered, like many other motorists, a barricade on Georgia Avenue at the junction of Buena Vista. The road was closed for a festival, but there was no advanced warning and no detour signs. I knew how to get around it and turned left onto Buena Vista.

HOW DO I help Mom with her dishwasher?

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:47 p.m.

This weekend promised to be a packed weekend indeed. It started a few weeks ago when Mom told me she was going to replace her dishwasher and asked if …

The Palmetto Pipeline will bring many benefits

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:45 p.m.

As a former Richmond County commissioner and as someone who spent 35 years working as a pipefitter, I have a unique perspective on Kinder Morgan’s proposed Palmetto Pipeline project. While this project has generated much controversy, the truth is it will bring a number of benefits to this region and should be supported.

GARDENING NEWS: Love a flower - join a group

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:46 p.m.

Horticulture organizations are always looking for people to join their particular group. If you have an interest or want to learn more about a …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Inspired by a film

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:47 p.m.

We recently watched a movie that has been recommended to us by several people over the years. It was difficult to find, but we finally found it on Netflix. It is a documentary film titled “Ragamuffin” and is the true story of Rich Mullins, a prodigy musician who rose to Christian music fame and fortune and walked away from it to live …

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: Veterans continue to serve

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:45 p.m.

The fact that we honor veterans speaks highly of our community.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Basketball, quilt show among events at Activities Center

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 6:58 p.m.

Over the last several weeks we have focused on our outside activities and have concluded our most attended event of the year with the Jack-O-Lantern …

We are in the 4th quarter and time is running out

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 5:22 p.m.

Over the past year I have written numerous articles about Project Jackson and some may believe that my feelings opposing Project Jackson have been a little strong. What I wrote is only a small part of my true feelings, but in my own defense I strongly believe that what is about to happen is wrong.

CHAPLAIN’S CORNER: The Earth is the Lord’s

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 5:22 p.m.

I enjoy walking leisurely in the cool air with a mug of coffee in my hand while marveling at the beautiful colors of the foliage. I appreciate – sometimes – the exercise I receive from raking leaves, and I observe with wonder as plant life goes dormant to protect itself from winter. I love the excitement of football games, including …

ARTS & HERITAGE CORNER: Lunch series begins at AHC

By Andree Wallgren

Executive Director

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 6:09 p.m.

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta is excited to announce a quarterly Lunch ‘n Learn series that kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 12, …

Thank you North Augusta

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 5:22 p.m.

The Tale of Feeding Lives Together. Starting in the early morning hours of October 24th, in the name of Spooky to Be Hungry, 161 volunteers took to the streets of many North Augusta neighborhoods in search of food and monetary donations. The volunteers found an abundance of donations from the very generous North Augusta citizens. The volunteers …

JOE WILSON: South Carolina Flood Response - A tale of two state mottos

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 5:22 p.m.

Throughout October, our state has been tested by the devastating effects of a thousand-year rainfall and tragic flooding. While our citizens have faced adversity before, the unprecedented rain created widespread destruction that affected all corners of the state.

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