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The North Augusta Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department would like to share some end-of-the-year reminders as we celebrate the Christmas holidays and prepare for 2020. If you are searching for that last-minute Christmas gift for family members looking to make New Year’s resolutions to get…

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Over the Christmas season, you’ll hear how God became a man. How is that? And how do we wrap our minds around the idea that the Creator of the…

As we set our eyes on the holidays and the new year with a spirit of giving and rejuvenation, it is important that we first pause to express our gratitude. We have much to be thankful for in Aiken County, both as a community and as an organization in the Aiken County Public School District.

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I looked at research showing the top things for which Americans are thankful. Friends, family, health and job ranked near the top, but other i…

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I read James Keller’s account of a boy saying his prayers one night: “God bless mom; God bless dad; God bless Grandma.” Normally he would then…

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It has been said that we make around 35,000 decisions a day. That might seem lofty at first, but try to count your decisions as you make them …

I am writing this column on the eve of Veterans Day, our annual recognition of those who have served in our armed forces. This weekend, flags are flying and there are civic ceremonials and special church services everywhere – all conveying a pervasive sense of national unity.

The future of the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam has been a divisive issue in Augusta, North Augusta and Richmond and Aiken counties, and recent developments have done little but made those divisions more apparent. But the opportunity to work together remains open. We have an obligation to come to the table and give our best faith effort to compromise and do good for the future of our communities.

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Several years ago I regularly visited a wonderful man who knew he was losing his eyesight. He shared with me his plan to do the best he could …

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Veterans Day is an opportunity to recognize the men and women who sacrifice so much for our freedom. The recent operation in Syria to capture …

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At 11 o’clock on the morning of Nov. 11, 1918, the firing ceased in Europe bringing World War I to a close. Americans remember this armistice,…

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to see the movie “Harriet” based on the life and work of Harriet Tubman, an anti-slavery advocate and the m…

The federal government’s decision to terminate the Mixed Oxide Fuel construction project at the Savannah River Site and failure to provide the economic and impact assistance payments to South Carolina is harmful to the state, and we applaud the attorney general’s continued efforts to enforce the law and hold the federal government accountable.

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I always enjoy reading about war hero Eddie Rickenbacker, who, with seven other men, crash-landed in the Pacific in 1941. During the three wee…

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.

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I recently joined approximately 1.8 million people to watch the annual iPhone unveiling event hosted by Apple on YouTube. Like many others, I …

Summer tends to hang around in East Texas like a lingering house guest who should have taken the hint when you started freely walking around the living room in your underwear. In fact, our hottest weather often rears its glistening, blistered head right around the time we all start to go pumpkin-spice wackadoodle and break out our fall wardrobe – even though we'll soon be wringing vats of sweat out of our flannel and corduroy.

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Entering Yellowstone National Park, we headed to Old Faithful Geyser Basin. It has had this name for scores of years because the intervals bet…

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