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It is the most wonderful time of year. The time to remember family and friends, spend time with them, and relax.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:30pm

Heart, oh heart, be calm, be still Don't flutter in my breast, Don't let the problems of the day Cause you so much unrest, The worries of tomorrow, Just as surely as today, Can cause the vision of hopeless eyes To see all life as gray.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:29pm

Doug Dooley remembers his interest in photography starting when he was a teenager, developing black and white photos shot with 120 film to save money so he would not have to buy an enlarger.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:28pm

Dear Editor, I believe the lyrics from John Lennon, "So this is Christmas," is an appropriate way to start this letter. It is the Christmas season all over the world.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:21pm

The weather was great day for a picnic or barbecue during the North Augusta Lions Club Christmas Parade on Sunday afternoon, and many onlookers took advantage of the balmy conditions.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:20pm

SCHOOL: Hammond Hill Elementary GRADE: Fourth FAVORITE CLASS: Math FAVORITE LUNCH: Salad FAVORITE P.E. ACTIVITY: Obstacle course HOBBIES: Playing A ROLE MODEL OF MINE IS: Ms. Murphy. WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be a scientist.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:03pm

General news • Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and the University of South Carolina Aiken recently recognized scholarship recipients in the SRNS Scholars program.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:01pm

Fishing tournament to be held The North Augusta Youth Fishing Team will have its inaugural Spring Invitational Tournament on March 2 at Wildwood Park in Appling. Youth fishing clubs from South Carolina and Georgia are invited to compete.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 5:00pm

• Paul Knox Middle at Kennedy Middle, 5:30 p.m. • Victory Christian at North Walterboro Christian, 5 p.m. • Fox Creek High vs. Wagener Salley High, 6 p.m. • North Augusta High at Grovetown High (junior varsity girls), 3 p.m.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 4:59pm

TODAY Aiken County Elementary Cheesy grits Orange juice Graham animal crackers Barbecue pork with hamburger bun Turkey ham entrée salad Graham crackers Collard greens Diced carrots Pear Wild watermelon Applesauce Aiken County ...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 4:59pm

THROUGH DEC. 28: Art exhibit featuring works by Judy Avrett, Lillie Morris, and Lucy Weigle; Sacred Heart Cultural Center, 1301 Greene St., Augusta; (706) 826-4700 THROUGH DEC.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 4:57pm

BEHIND THE VEIL MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL • Prayer group meets at 11 a.m. Fridays in the sanctuary. BELVEDERE FIRST BAPTIST • A children's Christmas party will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for children in 4K through fifth grades.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 4:57pm

Twitter @StevenUhles Walton Rehabilitation Health Systems is going for the green in Columbia County.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 4:57pm

These are the bookings for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for Nov. 16-23. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Nov.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 4:56pm