Drumming for peace The third annual Drumming for Peace event will be held Saturday at DoubleTree by Hilton, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the drumming session will begin at noon. The event, sponsored by IDRUM2U, is free.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:10pm

Life is a gift, a present from God And it has a purpose with each step we trod For each life indeed has a place in his plans To often we fail to really understand Just as life has a beginning, it also has an end At least here on Earth and that rule we can’t bend For it is appointed if man’s bor...

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:09pm

Animal Control: October Reports Calls for service 76 Warning tickets 5 Animals turned in 32 Animals claimed 13 Court cases 3 Convictions 3 Health cases 2 Veterinarian cost $800 Pickup fines $115 Court fines $684...

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:07pm

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.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:07pm

FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meeting; Linda Smiley (803) 279-5074 FIRST, THIRD MONDAYS: 7 p.m., council chambers, North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:06pm

NAME: Odalis DeAvila SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle GRADE: Seventh FAVORITE CLASS: Math FAVORITE LUNCH: Chick-fil-A HOBBIES: Shopping, playing volleyball and soccer MY ROLE MODEL IS: my mommy. WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE: a nurse.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:05pm

• The winter break for Aiken County Public Schools continues through Friday. Classes resume Monday. • The winter break for Edgefield County School District schools continues through Friday. A teacher workday will be held Monday. No classes on that day.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:03pm

The fight to build the first hospital in Columbia County will go on well into next year despite a state decision to award the license to Georgia Regents Medical Center as University and Doctors hospitals have filed notice to contest the decision.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:17am

From Christmas Eve until noon Friday, approximately 25 patients were treated at Joseph M. Still Burn Centers for what hospital spokeswoman Lindsay Thetford described as "holiday-related injuries."

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:17am

Chances are that slice (or two) of pecan pie you enjoyed over the Christmas holidays contained Georgia grown pecans. There's also a good chance those pecans passed through Harlem along the way to the pie shell and your stomach. Tracy-Luckey Co.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:17am

Police Blotter, Dec. 31, 2014

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:16am

Columbia County deputies will be on teh lookout for impaired drivers on New Year's Eve.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:16am

Dear editor, I read with interest your guest column "Raise Minimum Wage to Boost Business" (Dec. 28, by Chris Sommers), and wish to make some observations.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:15am

It was the bitter cold and snowy Christmas eve of 1944, just 70 years ago during World War II.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:15am

In recent polls, only 15 percent of Americans said they approve of the way Congress is handling its job. President Obama is doing a little better, but not much.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 1:15am