Stories by LaTina Emerson

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Casket store owner started reluctantly

Sharon Murdick never planned to get into the casket business, but she gave it a try after several people told her she'd be perfect for it.
By LaTina Emerson

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Dance party to kick off fourth Augusta Pride

Attendees at the fourth annual Augusta Pride festival have something extra to look forward to. The festival will kick off with Beats on Broad: Augusta's Largest Outdoor Dance Party on Friday, June 21.
By LaTina Emerson

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Man brings Chicago flavor to Augusta

When Frank Harris got married and moved to Augusta from Chicago a few years ago, he learned many Augustans were not familiar with authentic Chicago cuisine. It gave him the idea for a business.
By LaTina Emerson

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dancing Stars accept spotlight to fight Alzheimer's

Local stars are putting on their dancing shoes to raise money to help those with Alzheimer's disease. The third annual Dancing Stars of Augusta will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, at The Bell ...
By LaTina Emerson

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Bakery hobby now a business

After baking in her spare time for years, a twist of fate allowed Sharon Hutko to go into business for herself. "It happened very, very quickly. It wasn't planned. Things just kind of fell into ...
By LaTina Emerson

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bicycle shop owner's wheels keep turning

While other 18-year-olds were partying or trying to determine a college major, Brett Ardrey was becoming the owner of a bicycle shop. The owner of Outspokin' Bicycles at 1904 Walton Way has been ...
By LaTina Emerson

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Today's Home: Ashebrooke

When Karissa Dungy was looking for her first home, she found everything she wanted in Ashbrooke subdivision in Grovetown.
By LaTina Emerson

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Owner makes clocks tick

David Sweeney has operated Sweeney's Watch & Clock Repair at 3705 Washington Road since 1987. He repairs grandfather, mantle and wall clocks, as well as antique and quartz watches.
By LaTina Emerson

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Photography business has grown with clients

Rick Milton has watched some of his clients grow up before his eyes - and camera lens.
By LaTina Emerson

Friday, March 8, 2013

Today's Home: Northwood

When Edwin and Rhonda Deshong were expecting their fourth child, they started looking for a larger home to accommodate their growing family.
By LaTina Emerson

Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013

Music store owner enjoys selling, playing, teaching

Ten years ago, Stewart Ray fulfilled his dream when he opened Center Stage Music, which sells guitars, drums, keyboards and sound equipment, at 3830 Washington Road.
By LaTina Emerson

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013

Today's Home: Walton Farms

When Dr. Carolyn Jackson was looking for a larger home, she found everything on her wish list at Walton Farms in Hephzibah.
By LaTina Emerson

Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013

All-new circus allows audience front-row view

The performance known as "The Greatest Show on Earth" is coming back to town.
By LaTina Emerson

Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

Today's Home: Heritage Pine

Pansy and Tony Hairston-Fugghett's home is in the Heritage Pine subdivision, a part of the ongoing Laney-Walker/Bethlehem revitalization project. Heritage Pine is what they've been looking for.
By LaTina Emerson

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013

'Spamalot' can guarantee a night of laughs

Fans of the popular British comedy group Monty Python can get a dose of laughter through the musical comedy Monty Python's Spamalot.
By LaTina Emerson

Monday, Dec. 31, 2012

Filmmakers offer fifth serving of Poison Peach festival

Movie buffs can see nearly 20 local films Jan. 4-6 at the Poison Peach 5 Film Festival.
By LaTina Emerson

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012

Today's home: Olde Town

When Kenley and Blake Clark wanted to move to downtown Augusta, they chose Olde Town. They purchased a historic home on Watkins Street that was built in 1880 and started doing renovations.
By LaTina Emerson

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

Today's Home: Toole Hill in Aiken

Lisa Moore knew that her dream home would be in the Toole Hill subdivision in Aiken after seeing the empty lot.
By LaTina Emerson

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Last-minute shopper? No time like present to support local arts

If you're still trying to find the perfect holiday present, consider giving your loved one the gift of the arts. Here's a list of local arts-related holiday gifts for the last-minute shopper.
By LaTina Emerson

Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012

Concerts put Pops! music in Christmas

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations and spend an evening at pops concerts featuring some of your favorite seasonal tunes.
By LaTina Emerson
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