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SPORT: Soccer POSITION: Midfield AGE: 12 GRADE: Seventh SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SOCCER? It's fun. It's just a good sport, fast-paced.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:44pm

John Krok, from Gary, Ind., came to South Carolina to work at Savannah River Site, and he still doesn't miss those Indiana winters. ''I remember one of my last winters in Indiana when I lived on the lower portion of Lake Michigan.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:43pm

Putting new plants in the garden in July will not be a problem, but you must remember to keep newly planted flowers and bushes watered. When watering plants, make sure you water enough to reach the plant roots.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:43pm

Children in the North Augusta Family Y's Baking Camp watched as instructor Katye Gilliland made a fruit dip on Thursday.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:42pm

BEHIND THE VEIL MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL • Prayer group meets at 11 a.m. Fridays in the sanctuary. BELVEDERE FIRST BAPTIST • The men's prayer breakfast is at 7 a.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Sunrise Grill.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:42pm

The Arts and Heritage Center of North Augusta will have its third annual Arts and Heritage Day on Saturday. The free event is held in celebration of the center's birthday, said executive director Lauren Virgo.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:41pm

Preston and Weston, featuring Sandra Simmons, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Music in the Park.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:33pm

The Nike Peach Jam has drawn top basketball players and college recruiters from around the country to North Augusta since 1995. Today, it kicks off its 17th year.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:32pm

It was in junior high that an art teacher told Georgia Brooks she was creative. "Whatever I was doing in her class, she would tell me that I was creative," said the North Augusta resident.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 7:32pm

Animal Control May reports   Calls for service: 84 Warning tickets: 4 Animals turned in: 39 Animals claimed: 4 Court cases: 4 Convictions: 0 Health cases: 0 Veterinarian cost: $247 Pickup fines: $135 Court fines:&nbs...

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 4:27pm

NAME: Windsor Danielle HOMETOWN: Thomson OCCUPATION: Artist and aspiring graphic designer SOMETHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO TRY: ''I would love to learn how to fly a plane.'' MUSIC PREFERENCE: ''Varies, depends on my mood.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 4:27pm

WEEKLY THROUGH AUG. 17: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; North Augusta Family Y camp for ages 5-12; children can be dropped off by 7 a.m. and picked up by 6 p.m.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 4:24pm

For July 18-24:   18 – Kevin Wilson 19 – Jason Stewart 19 – Shemeka Morton 20 – Terri Mayson 21 – Sean Bogle 22 – Molly Hughes 23 – Alexis Bryant 24 – Nancy Cowart   If you or someone you know would like to include a b...

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 4:24pm

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office will investigate a photo Commission candidate Lee Benedict posted on his Facebook page of his ballot.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 1:02pm

Steven Cotton, 42, of Grovetown, was killed Monday after a tree limb fell in his backyard and struck him on the head.

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 6:18pm

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