Quantcast

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: A houseful again - for a little while

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

My empty nest is once again very full this week and not empty at all.

Congratulations to Dr. Elisabeth Hardy, Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Elisabeth Hardy, Teacher of the Year
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

Congratulations are in order.

Sooner rather than later

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

As we watched the game, someone asked about the nickname, “Sooners.” An individual refreshed our memories with the information that the title refers to pioneering Americans who settled in western lands, now Oklahoma, before President Cleveland proclaimed it open in 1889. This name embodies qualities of initiative and strength. As I …

TIM SCOTT: FAA reauthorization puts Americans first

TIM SCOTT: FAA reauthorization puts Americans first

By Tim Scott

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

Anyone who has traveled by air most likely has an airport horror story. Whether it’s a series of canceled flights, or waiting two hours in a …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Fireflies are example of God’s wonder

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

We went on a lovely trip to Kentucky to visit my father-in-law a few years go. One evening, we watched a spectacular Kentucky sunset in the backyard. As darkness began to slowly descend on the fields of bluegrass, the curtain rose on another astonishing performance that none of us had seen before.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Bark Park needs donations

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Bark Park needs donations

By MANDY NELSON

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 6:16 p.m.

After many months of barking and sniffing for the perfect area, the Leadership North Augusta class of 2016 has made a significant movement on the …

GARDENING NEWS: Palm trees give a tropical accent to yards

GARDENING NEWS: Palm trees give a tropical accent to yards
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 5:28 p.m.

Add a touch of the tropics to your yard by planting a palm among your camellias, azaleas and oaks.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Never worry about a rain out again

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:37 p.m.

“Games are canceled.” As a child, how I hated to hear those words.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Creation sings praises of God

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:39 p.m.

One of my favorite speakers is Dr. John Lennox, a professor of mathematics at the University of Oxford. His credentials are many. Among other doctorate degrees, he completed an MA, MMath and PhD at Cambridge University, and an MA in Bioethics from the University of Surrey. He regularly participates in a number of televised debates with some of the …

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: Solving a problem with a little laughing (gas, that is)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:38 p.m.

Dentistry hasn’t changed all that much through the years. I was reminded of that last week, when my granddaughter went for her first – and we can hope last – filling.

NOBLE: Ideas to improve higher education in SC

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:38 p.m.

We all know that the success of our higher education system is vital to the success of our state – both today and in the future.

We need love in our families

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:38 p.m.

I sensed his sincerity and sadness as he spoke about his son. The father felt that his son visited only out of obligation because he stayed only a few, uncomfortable minutes. I did not know the history of this relationship, but I knew that it did not lead to joy for either party. Why is it that we do not enjoy the presence of those with whom we …

JUDITH BERRY: You be the judge

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:39 p.m.

I suspect many of you folks have already made up your minds as to whom you will be voting for in November. I wish the voting process would be changed and it would go back to a six-week period. I am so tired of hearing the same old rhetoric, and especially tired of hearing the candidates talk ill of our President Barack Obama. Anyway, somewhere in …

10-point scale is the right choice

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:38 p.m.

It just makes sense.

Letter: Thank you to those who fought against Project Jackson UPDATED

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 7:38 p.m.

Last week, as I crossed the 13th Street Bridge into Augusta, my heart just sank and the tears flowed. The shock of seeing the stripped and devastated site below the bridge was more than I could stand.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: It’s the 2016 addiction

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:14 p.m.

OK, I admit it. I’m addicted. I blame it on being in the newspaper business at a critical time in the advancement of technology. But, I must confess, it really began long ago.

Special Olympics honors heart, spirit

Special Olympics honors heart, spirit
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:14 p.m.

More than 600 Special Olympians paraded across the Midland Valley L.L. Willis Stadium football field and track Friday to the cheers of hundreds of …

Earth Day festivities are set for Saturday

Earth Day festivities are set for Saturday

By Mandy Nelson

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 7:24 p.m.

Earth Day is an annual event held April 22 each year to educate and reflect on our planet.

Bring a roller skating rink

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:14 p.m.

Come on North Augusta – we have every kind of recreation you can think of – baseball fields, soccer fields, Frisbee fields, basketball courts, splash pads. Where is the indoor roller skating rink (not the outdoor Greeneway)? North Augusta is even bringing (Project) Jackson. You cannot tell me there are not enough empty buildings that …

JOE WILSON: This is it?

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:14 p.m.

Last month, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, or DIA, testified that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, will likely attempt terrorist attacks on U.S. soil. This echoes recent threats ISIL has made against American families in recruitment videos and online messages. Sadly, despite these threats, the president has …

Each day has contrasting feelings

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:14 p.m.

Do you ever think about the range of emotions we experience in a short period of time? We are capable of moving from elation to sadness, from serenity to distress in a matter of minutes. A full spectrum of feelings indicates a healthy approach to life. This includes recognizing that feelings come and go and should not be feared. Occasionally, …

Bearded iris are an ageless perennial in the garden UPDATED

Bearded iris are an ageless perennial in the garden
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:15 p.m.

The bearded iris has been grown in flower gardens for generations. I recall my mother’s purple and white irises “putting on a …

HOW DO I: Learn the art of blacksmithing?

HOW DO I: Learn the art of blacksmithing?
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:15 p.m.

After my visit to the Living History Park in North Augusta last month, where the Phillip Simmons Blacksmithing Guild held what they call a …

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: Overcoming trials with strength

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:15 p.m.

I think one of the major surprises in the Christian life is unexpected circumstances that seem contrary to what you are doing when you know God has led you to do a particular thing or to go a certain way. We often think God will protect us from all adversity when we know we are doing his will in our lives. However, while we discover that God does …

Greene a humble servant

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 6:14 p.m.

I read recently that former North Augusta mayor, Tom Greene, was honored by North Augusta Forward for his many years of dedication and service. I would like to share something with my hometown friends and family about my association with Mr. Tom.

Smoking takes Masters down a notch

Smoking takes Masters down a notch
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:40 p.m.

Almost everything about the Masters tournament is pristine.

PHRAGMENTS FROM PHYLLIS: You can go home again - well, sort of

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:40 p.m.

While most folks in the CSRA turned their eyes toward Augusta and the Masters last week, a contingent of the Britt clan headed to very familiar territory – the land where Tom and I grew up.

NEWS FROM THE FRONT PORCH: What leads to who you are

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:42 p.m.

There is a lovely lady in her 90s who was having a problem. She felt as if she had lost her identity. Her husband of nearly 70 years passed away a few years ago. Her health declined and she could no longer live alone. She had to sell her home and all her belongings. Everything she held onto as part of her life over the years seemed to disappear. …

Sen. Shane Massey represents area well

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:40 p.m.

A word of congratulations is in order for State Senator Shane Massey on his election this week to Senate majority leader. South Carolina Senate Republicans elected Massey, R-Edgefield, as Senate majority leader Wednesday, a conservative who at least one GOP leader has said will “shake things up” in the Senate.

FROM THE PARK BENCH: Many ways to prepare for summer

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 6:31 p.m.

The official arrival of spring for us, that is the Masters, has come and gone. The longer days have been quite enjoyable with added opportunities for a variety of things to do. Among them, the grass cutting and yard work and walks on the Greeneway. But as much as many of us enjoy the spring weather, it is not too early to begin getting ready for …

Latest Videos
Upcoming Events


The North Augusta Star

© 2016 The North Augusta Star an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.