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There are many reasons for the alarming decline in church membership, but religious institutions bear some of the blame.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:07am

Government too involved in lives

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:06am

Twitter @StevenUhles It's official. Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that the Republican General Primary runoff has been officially certified with Columbia County resident Lee Anderson as the winner.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 7:47pm

Twitter @StevenUhles Columbia County commissioners were prompted to ponder the price of precipitation during Tuesday's meeting. Martinez resident Pam Williams approached the commission with concerns about the stormwater system near her home.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 7:20pm

The retrial of Lawanda Tripp, charged in the 2009 death of a toddler in her care, began Tuesday and will continue Wednesday.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:18pm

JV VOLLEYBALL • Lakeside at North Augusta, 5 p.m. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL • Lakeside at North Augusta, 6:30 p.m. MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL • Paul Knox at North Augusta, 5:30 p.m. B TEAM FOOTBALL • North Augusta at Strom Thurmond, 5:30 p.m.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:15pm

These are the bookings for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for Aug. 3-7. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty. AUG.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:15pm

SPORT: Football POSITION: Quarterback AGE: 17 GRADE: 12th SCHOOL: Fox Creek High WHY DID YOU CHOOSE FOOTBALL? My dad got me into it and I've always had an interest in it since I was young.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:10pm

SCHOOL: Merriwether Middle GRADE: Seventh FAVORITE CLASS: Science FAVORITE LUNCH: Chicken wings FAVORITE P.E. ACTIVITY: Dodgeball HOBBIES: Singing and shopping A ROLE MODEL OF MINE IS: my mom. WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be a singer.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:08pm

Aiken County elementary Corn Pops or Cinnamon breakfast square Grape juice Sausage pizza or Chicken salad Breadstick Green garden peas Baby carrots Peach cup Banana Aiken County middle/high Coco Roos cereal or Egg biscuit Orange...

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:06pm

• Box Tops, Campbell's soup labels, My Coke Rewards, Tyson chicken labels, used ink cartridges and recyclable cellphones are being collected. • Pupils will be released at 12:30 p.m. today. • MAP testing is Thursday-Sept. 25.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:05pm

Pancake breakfast fundraiser planned The North Augusta Junior Women's League will hold a pancake breakfast to benefit needy children at local elementary schools, according to a news release. The event will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Nov.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:03pm


Tue, 09/04/2012 - 6:01pm

School placed on lockdown during search Belvedere Elementary School was placed on lockdown Aug. 29 as police searched for a suspect who fled from a deputy. According to Aiken County Sheriff's Capt.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 5:57pm

Tickets on sale Single tickets are on sale for USC Aiken's 2012-2013 Cultural Series season at the Etherredge Center. The season begins with Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway on Sept. 14. Other performances include: Nov.

Tue, 09/04/2012 - 5:57pm

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