Stories by Charmain Brackett

Monday, Aug 29, 2016

United Way sets $3.5 million goal

The United Way of the CSRA announced plans of raising $3.5 million again this year.
By Charmain Brackett

Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016

United Way exceeds $3.5 million goal

With square dancers and a flash of gold dust, the United Way of the CSRA announced it exceeded its $3.5 million fundraising goal Tuesday at its annual meeting at the Augusta Marriott at the ...
By Charmain Brackett

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Cartoonist to paint live downtown

Ron Campbell, who worked an animator for cartoons such as the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Winnie the Pooh, The Flintstones and many others during his career, will be in ...
By Charmain Brackett

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Documents found in box hidden at cemetery

Kevin de l’Aigle knew there was treasure in a metal box sealed inside the cornerstone of the sexton lodge at Magnolia Cemetery, and he wasn’t disappointed.
By Charmain Brackett

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

United Way announces $3.5 million goal

Announcing a fund-raising goal of $3.5 million, the United Way of the CSRA kicked off its annual campaign with a Western-themed luncheon Monday at the Bell Auditorium.
By Charmain Brackett

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Repurposing is hot local decorating trend

Trendy, eclectic, classic or traditional. Augustans dress their home interiors in a myriad of ways.
By Charmain Brackett

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mystery box unearthed at Magnolia Cemetery

When Louise DeLaigle Reese died, she left one final mystery buried beneath the sexton building at Magnolia Cemetery.
By Charmain Brackett

Sunday, July 26, 2015

99-year-old is friendly face at St. John Towers

At 99, Frank Holt shows no signs of slowing down. For the past four years, he's been behind the reception desk at the St. John Towers from 5 to 7 p.m. on weeknights, greeting visitors and ...
By Charmain Brackett

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Six Flags Over Georgia debuts new rides

Gotham City got a little more crowded at Six Flags Over Georgia with the addition of two new park rides. The Joker Chaos Coaster and Harley Quinn Spinsanity joins a twist on Batman: The Ride this ...
By Charmain Brackett

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Kitchen tour to raise money for symphony

Augusta Symphony Guild's Sixth Annual Kitchen tour will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14.
By Charmain Brackett

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Displays light up holiday for area residents

Decorating is a huge part of many people's Christmas traditions. While some may only trim a tree, others trim their yards, and a few take some extra steps by adding motion and music.
By Charmain Brackett

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014

Fitness moms might star in TV show

As the mother of six children between the ages of 5 and 18, Heather Abell has a packed schedule, but she still finds time to work out and train for fitness competitions. And if things go as ...
By Charmain Brackett

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Local playwrights stage works

Most of the works performed in Augusta are imported, but there are a few playwrights and musicians living in the area who have had their works on local stagesand in other cities with good success.
By Charmain Brackett

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

Gov. Deal, wife volunteer at soup kitchen

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and his wife, Sandra, joined Boy Scouts, soldiers and other volunteers in serving tables at the Master's Table Soup Kitchen on Saturday.
By Charmain Brackett

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

Actors want to educate, empower with 'Stolen Lives'

When the actors of "Stolen Lives" take the Imperial Theatre stage Saturday, their goal isn't necessarily to entertain the audience with their acting skills.
By Charmain Brackett

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013

Halloween just as much fun for big kids

Once, Halloween was about kids dressing up and combing their neighborhoods for candy. These days, it's just as much an adult holiday.
By Charmain Brackett

Friday, May 24, 2013

Ministry serves those in need

NORTH AUGUSTA -- Community Ministries of North Augusta began nearly 30 years ago when six churches started a single outreach under one roof.
By Charmain Brackett

Friday, April 26, 2013

Next week's Day of Prayer to bring many together

It's a day to pray for leaders, and people across the area are marking May 2, the National Day of Prayer, with several gatherings.
By Charmain Brackett

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013

Augusta Chorale celebrates 30 years

Futhey Babcock enjoyed singing in his church choir, but he wanted a musical challenge. The 100-year-old Babcock, a co-founder of the Augusta Chorale, will celebrate its 30th anniversary this ...
By Charmain Brackett

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Today's Home: Chanticleer

The décor in Veronica Mulkey and Jason Craig's North Augusta home can't be purchased off the shelves in the home section of a major retailer.
By Charmain Brackett
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Ole Miss thumps Georgia

OXFORD, Miss. — Chad Kelly threw for 282 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead No. 23 Mississippi over No. 12 Georgia 45-14 on Saturday.