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A native Augustan, Henry Gaines credits an art teacher in junior high school for starting him on a life-long path of creative living. When he rotated through art, his teacher was Jean Jackson.

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Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:28am

Practice with the Augusta Rowing Club might be five times a week, but Carson Williams looks forward to each one. "I like being on the water," said the North Augusta High School freshman. "It's different, unique.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:25am

NAME: Alexa Hernandez SCHOOL: Our Lady of Peace GRADE: First FAVORITE CLASS: Music FAVORITE LUNCH: Cereal FAVORITE P.E. ACTIVITY: Running HOBBIES: Playing outside A ROLE MODEL OF MINE IS: my mom. WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be a singer.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:22am

• Today is an early release day for Aiken County Public Schools. • The community can provide input on Aiken County Public Schools' 2014-15 budget at

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:19am

Greeneway named biking destination Ideal Living Magazine has named the North Augusta Greeneway among the top 15 biking destinations in its fall 2013 edition. The magazine listed the Greeneway as the No. 5 biking location, according to a news release.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:18am

Robbery suspect sought North Augusta Public Safety is seeking the community's help in identifying a robbery suspect. According to public safety, a black man entered Dollar General, 203 Edgefield Road, close to 9 p.m.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:17am

Anderson Cotton wants to become an educator, and through the Athlete Mentoring Program at Hammond Hill Elementary School, he's getting some hands-on experience.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:13am

Pupils at Mossy Creek Elementary School received a reminder Monday to "be a buddy, take a stand, lend a hand." It's a motto the school had a few years ago, but it's "great to keep in mind," said Shari Hooper, the school's counselor.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:09am

The rush of the holiday season has officially begun, and with it comes hustling and bustling, shopping and visiting. With all of the rushing around, it's easy to forget to stop and just take a moment to breathe.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:07am

When it comes to estate planning, it can be very involved and even more so for families of children and adults with disabilities. The RECing Crew will have a workshop Monday to help address the topic, said Pam Stickler, the executive director.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 8:02am

With boxes of goodies in hand, volunteers shared laughs and fellowship while packing more than 160 small boxes that filled Rudy Brostrom's dining room and kitchen.

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 7:53am


Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:08am

Gerald Meixiong knows a thing or two about competition. The 17-year-old has been testing his intellectual skills as a member of the Math Team, the Science Olympiad team and the Science Bowl team since his freshman year at Lakeside High School.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:07am

Columbia County's annual Red, White and Blue Veterans Day Celebration will be Saturday.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:07am


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