Ronnie DeLaughter considers himself a "Ronald Reagan Republican."
DeLaughter, who retired in 2012 after working with North Augusta Public Safety for more than 42 years, said that he's for controlling spending.
Carolyn Baggott wants to see North Augusta continue to meet residents' needs.
"North Augusta belongs to our citizens, not to us as council members," said Baggott, who has served on city council since 1991.
Jimmy Adams wants to help ensure the city remains a place that attracts new residents and businesses.
"My goal on serving on the council is stewardship of the city's business," said Adams, who has served 12 years on the North Augusta City Council.
COLUMBIA - A small step has been taken toward achieving transparency in government.
Last summer, the Supreme Court ruled that under current law, public bodies are not required to provide meeting agendas to the public.
Lori Beckman's artistic inspiration comes mostly from her deep love of animals and nature. She is best known for her watercolor paintings of cats, dogs, horses and wildlife.
However, she does not limit herself to these subjects or to one medium.
Time is a measure allotted by God
For his eyes witness all with each footstep we trod
Time marches on and it can’t be recalled
For each second that passes, that moment will fall
God gave us a purpose for his overall plan
And we surely are blessed when we understand
And he gives us time that purpos...
• The following North Augusta residents graduated Dec. 18 from Clemson University: Kevin David Freebern, Carleigh Layne Hamilton, Kaitlyn Michelle Kennamer, Sarah Elizabeth McCown, Rebecca Sue Phifer and Katherine Lynn Weldon.
NAME: La'taJah Taniah Pixley
SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle
FAVORITE CLASS: Science
FAVORITE LUNCH: Pizza
HOBBIES: Cheerleading, dancing, singing and cooking
MY ROLE MODEL IS: my mom.
WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be a nurse.
NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; nar-anon.org
CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St.