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Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal visited Baker Place Elementary School Monday as part of a statewide campaign urging drivers to obey laws regarding passing school buses.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 5:33pm

Do big things. That was the message and expectation Hardy S. Bennings III shared with area children Aug. 14 during the last meeting of Cross Connection for the summer. Cross Connection is a weekly Bible study program held at Summerfield Park.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 5:21pm

North Augusta High School's new Freshman Academy is setting out to put the freshman class on the path to success.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:55pm

• Aiken County Public Schools will distribute a digital newsletter throughout the school year featuring information about school events and accomplishments. To receive the newsletter, go to and click on the newsletter link.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:54pm

  You’ll notice a smile on the old church’s face As you enter through its doors It’s homecoming and her children Have come back home once more   And that really makes her happy As she greets them one and all And a tear of joy rolls down her face For they have heard God’s call  ...

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:47pm

Fastpitch softball tryouts The Belvedere Girls Fastpitch Softball League will have fall softball for ages 18 and younger. Tryouts are being held as follows: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:46pm

SPORT: Karate RANK: Blue belt - sixth kyu AGE: 11 GRADE: Sixth SCHOOL: Merriwether Middle WHY DID YOU CHOOSE KARATE? I want to be able to defend myself if someone attacks me.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:45pm

Fox Creek High School principal Dr. Timothy Murph returned Aug. 11 from a trip to Brazil as a participant in the Educational Seminar: 2011-2012 Brazil Administrator Exchange Program. The experience had a profound effect on him, Murph said.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:42pm

Columbia County authorities are investigating the drowning of a 3-year-old who died after falling into a neighbor's pool.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:41pm

Aiken County elementary Chicken biscuit Apple-cranberry juice   Taco meat and tortilla rounds or Cheesy chicken, potato broccoli bake Chicken salad Green garden peas Diced carrots Peach cup Fresh fruit   Aiken County middle/high...

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:41pm

Dear Editor, As I have been trying to ask the taxpayers to acknowledge the ridiculously high salaries of public employees, I remembered that President Nixon imposed a 90-day freeze on all wages and prices to help the economy recover.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:39pm

Where is your favorite place to visit?...

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:39pm

Edgefield and Aiken County schools began the 2012-13 school year on Monday....

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:21pm

Jacobie Owens stood with his sister in front of North Augusta Elementary School on Monday morning as he waited to start his first day of school.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:19pm

Celebrating a new school year A Back-to-School Bash Fun Day for preschoolers through fifth graders will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave. Waterslide inflatables will be available.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:18pm

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