John Potter has seen a lot of change over the last 39 years.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:16pm

There are plenty of ways to get rid of an old Christmas tree that have nothing to do with throwing it in with the garbage to take up space at a landfill.

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 12:14pm

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; 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