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Happy New Year! Pack away the decorations. Loosen your belt from the holiday food and take an aspirin to recover from all of your celebrations. It's time to look forward with hope and excitement to the year ahead.

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Naturalist and poet Henry David Thoreau once said, "I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which corn grows." For Ron Bonar, he started believing in the forest as a young boy.

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I believe that there’s a Heaven And I hope to see that place I believe in my Lord Jesus And I’ll meet Him face to face And I believe that someday Though I know not when nor where When I arrive in Glory My Savior will be there I believe the Holy Scripture I believe all that they say For us to ge...

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:38pm

Drumming for Peace The second annual Drumming for Peace event will be held Saturday at noon at the DoubleTree Hotel, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta. The drum circle event is free. For more information, contact facilitator Not Gaddy at (706) 414-1391.

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FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meets at 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; call Linda Smiley at (803) 279-5074 MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W.

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Code Compliance: November reports Property maintenance: 31 Swimming pools: 0 Inoperable vehicle: 14 Illegally parked vehicle: 8 Out of state tags: 50 Business license inspections: 5 Signs/banners: 88...

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SATURDAY • North Augusta High (junior varsity girls) at Cross Creek, 2 p.m. • North Augusta High (junior varsity boys) at Cross Creek, 3:30 p.m. • North Augusta High (varsity girls) at Cross Creek, 5 p.m.

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NAME: Chandler Dunn SCHOOL: Fox Creek High GRADE: 10th FAVORITE CLASS: Math FAVORITE LUNCH: Pizza FAVORITE P.E. ACTIVITY: Basketball HOBBIES: Baseball A ROLE MODEL OF MINE IS: my mother. WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be an engineer.

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• The South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities is accepting applications through Jan. 8 for its 2014 summer programs and the 2014-15 school year. For details and requirements, visit www.scgsah.org.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:34pm

The Family Y will kick off its seventh annual Team Lean competition starting the week of Jan. 13. "I call it a 12-week community-wide weigh down program," said Janet Thornburg, community health director.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:33pm

Riverview Park Activities Center is known for its athletic facilities; however, its fitness classes have also gained some popularity.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:32pm

Twitter @ScottRouch Those who are looking for inspiration to shed those unwanted holiday pounds or to get in shape for a race will have plenty of local opportunities in 2014.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 1:16am

Columbia County officials are still waiting for Gov. Nathan Deal's office to acknowledge their letter sent last week, reporting "possible malfeasance" on the part of Tax Commissioner Kay Allen.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 1:15am

Police Blotter, Jan. 1, 2014

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