The brutality of last month's ice storm seemed to take us all by surprise, leaving even the most prepared at a loss. Times like these can be a learning experience. Let's talk electricity.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:08pm

COLUMBIA - A soccer coach was afraid to break up two violent 9-year-olds. A bus driver was hesitant to stop fifth-grade girls from beating each other up. Those were among the anecdotes a Senate panel heard Thursday.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:06pm

Pupils at North Augusta Elementary School followed Loralee Kokovich's jazzercise steps as they sung along to popular songs. They laughed and smiled and helped each other keep up with the moves.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:05pm

Churches to hold Lenten services North Augusta churches will have community Lenten services on Wednesdays through April 2. Each Wednesday, the service will be hosted by a local church. This year's theme is With Jesus Eyes. Services begin at 12:30 p.m.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:04pm

Fear of life and fear of death Fear of sickness, fear of pain Fear of what will happen next Fear that things won’t be the same Worry here and worry there Wonder what lies up ahead Life is full of stress and strain It seems we live our life in dread Can there be brighter days ahead As st...

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:04pm

A North Augusta Public Safety officer who shot a man to death last month remains on paid administrative leave, while SLED says the investigation is ongoing.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:04pm

Suspects arrested in purse snatching Two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a purse-snatching that occurred at Wal-Mart on March 3.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:03pm

These are the bookings for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for Feb. 21-28. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Feb.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:03pm

FREE INCOME TAX PREPARATION: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday through April 15, Aiken County Library, 314 Chesterfield St.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:02pm

Aiken County Public Schools held stakeholder input meetings Thursday throughout the district regarding its strategic plan for the 2014-19 school terms.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 3:00pm

• Julie M. Rogers, a North Augusta native, is among those currently showcasing graduate level artwork at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts as a part of its spring MA/MFA exhibition I.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:59pm

NAME: Justus Barnes SCHOOL: Paul Knox Middle GRADE: Eighth FAVORITE CLASS: Math FAVORITE LUNCH: Pizza FAVORITE P.E. ACTIVITY: Scatterball HOBBIES: Cheering A ROLE MODEL OF MINE IS: Beyonce. WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: do something in technology.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:58pm

TODAY-THURSDAY: 7 p.m., Hammond Grove Word Power Ministry, 214 W. Five Notch Road; Word Power Revival; speakers - today- Loretta Butler, Thurday-James Kendrick; free; wordpowerministry TODAY: 4:30 p.m.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:56pm

Arrests: December Reports Nontraffic arrests: 110 Traffic arrests: 993 Male: 626 Female: 477 White: 573 Hispanic: 47 Black: 483 Over 17: 1,091 Under 17: 12...

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:56pm

March 12-18: 13 - Cody Bishop 17 - Vivian Bishop If you or someone you know would like to include a birthday in NA Today, call Nikasha Dicks at (706) 823-3708 or e-mail The deadline to submit birthdays is 5 p.

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 2:56pm