Grace United Methodist Church, in North Augusta, will have a free luau-style fall festival Saturday, Oct. 19, at its facility at Randall and Sweetwater roads, near the eastern end of Mealing Road, from noon to 4 p.m. Plans are for games, prizes, worship, crafts, music, a pig roast and a Hawa…

These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravat Detention Center for Oct. 9-13. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent …

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Visiting a new housing development can be disorienting. The bright, modern finishes and open floor plans invite you to be dazzled. So it’s difficult to gauge which amenities are worth your lon…

Grace United Methodist Church, in North Augusta, will have a free luau-style fall festival Saturday, Oct. 19, at its facility at Randall and Sweetwater roads, near the eastern end of Mealing R…

The Belvedere Fire District Commissioners will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Oct. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Belvedere Fire Department located at 204 Hampton Avenue. The meeting is open to th…

David Huskey's weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, about a year in the making, included some major adjustments for him and the thousands of other participants in the city's Ironman triathlon, but…

Abbeville High School's football dominance continued Friday evening at the expense of Fox Creek, as the Panthers stomped the Predators to the tune of 52-14, ending Fox Creek's winning streak a…

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I'm writing this column because our industry needs a voice. Politicians prioritize their agenda before the facts, and this damages our communities. The CDC caused mass hysteria about e-cigarettes when they said, “unknown lung disease related to vaping, stop using now could lead to death.” This is a very bold, frightening statement that has been in the news now for weeks. The CBD has labeled this a “Youth Vape Epidemic” when the CDC even admitted today during the House Oversight Committee Hearing that the majority, if not all, of the cases they are investigating came back involving THC products. The headlines should be saying “Youth Drug Epidemic.” THC is not nicotine. It’s not CBD, of which the Farm Bill regulates its content. It's marijuana. We need to be alarmed that the results of this “epidemic” reveal that our youths have easy access to synthetic street drugs that can cause all sorts of health effects, because we all know that street dealers, not dispensaries, are going to put profit before safety.

I recently joined approximately 1.8 million people to watch the annual iPhone unveiling event hosted by Apple on YouTube. Like many others, I tuned in to get a first look at the “new” iPhone a…

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