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Pupils' eyes lit up as they approached the end of a hallway at Hammond Hill Elementary School. In the corner sat Ol' St. Nick with a long, green carpet leading up to his chair.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 7:11pm

Arrests: September Male: 565 Female: 331 White: 492 Hispanic: 46 Black: 358 Over 17: 858 Under 17: 38...

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 7:09pm

Weekly profile of North Augusta residents

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 7:05pm

THROUGH JAN. 6: Make a $20 donation and choose a children’s book title to have a bookplate placed in honor or memory of a loved one; Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road; (803) 279-5767 TODAY-THURSDAY: 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.; the best of 2011 movies w...

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 7:05pm

"He lives at the (North) Pole. He does presents. It's a boy and he wears boots." Danielle Corey, 5 "He gives presents to everybody that is good. He has a beard and a red nose and white for his mustache and beard." Carter Presnell, 5 "He gives you gifts if you don't ...

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 7:04pm

If you or someone you know would like to include a birthday in North Augusta Today, call Crystal Garcia at (706) 823-3409 or e-mail

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 7:03pm

SCHOOL: Hammond Hill Elementary GRADE: Second FAVORITE CLASS: Reading FAVORITE SCHOOL ACTIVITY: Art WHEN I GET HOME FROM SCHOOL, I: play with my sister. HOBBIES: Watch TV A ROLE MODEL OF MINE IS: my dad. WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be a teacher.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:54pm

GIRLS BASKETBALL CROSS CREEK 53, N. AUGUSTA 47 NORTH AUGUSTA (47) - Arielle Houston 17, Jasmine Coach 6, Mallory Stone 16, Teanda Cunningham 8. Totals 16 11-18 47.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:37pm

Pre-Kwanzaa celebration Humanitree House will have a citywide Kwanzaa Community Celebration and Marketplace event 3-7 p.m. Sunday at Diamond Lakes Community Center gym, 103 Diamond Lakes Way, Hephzibah. Kwanzaa is Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:37pm

SPORT: Basketball POSITION: Point guard or wing AGE: 12 GRADE: Seventh SCHOOL: Merriwether Middle WHY DID YOU CHOOSE BASKETBALL? I love basketball. It's one of my favorite sports to play.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:33pm

THROUGH JAN. 8: Making Something Ancient of the New: Sculpture by Kath Girdler Engler; Morris Museum of Art, 1 10th St., Augusta; (706) 724-7501 WEDNESDAYS: 7:30 p.m.; jam sessions; Manuel’s Bread Cafe, Hammond’s Ferry; (803) 380-1323...

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:32pm

These are the bookings for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for Nov. 13-15. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty. NOV. 13 Jeffrey Clay Cross, 33, public drunk, defrauding a taxi cab NOV.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:31pm

Calendar will feature North Augusta puppy Workman Publishing's 365 Puppies-A-Year calendar for 2012 will feature a puppy from North Augusta. Bea Jay, owned by Jayne Smith, is featured on Aug. 11.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:21pm

Inmate escapes briefly An inmate briefly escaped custody Dec. 7 during a term of Municipal Court at North Augusta Public Safety. According to a news release, Benjamin C.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:21pm

• Prayer group meets at 11 a.m. Fridays in the sanctuary. • The men's prayer breakfast is 7 a.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Sunrise Grill. • The Christmas Eve service will be at 4:30 p.m. • The United Methodist Women meet 10 a.

Tue, 12/20/2011 - 6:20pm

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