Stories by Rainier Ehrhardt

Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010

Pole positions

Here's a unique way to get rid of those extra holiday pounds: polercizing. Using pole dancing as exercise is an effective way to tone up and build self- confidence, says Tanika Mason, the owner ...
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Monday, Aug 31, 2009

Wee ones stay busy

The Wee Patriots Academy pre-K program is part of the Early Childhood Education class offered to students at Westside High School. In her 35th year of teaching, Director Deborah K. Welcher says ...
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Monday, July 13, 2009

Top talent tips off

The Arkansas Wings (red) and Boo Williams basketball teams battle it out on the first day of Peach Jam at Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta. The nation's top high school ...
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Friday, June 26, 2009

Sibling rivals

Twin brothers Danny (left) and Tony Chavez, 8, from Whiteville, N.C., wait for their championship bout in the Augusta Ringside Comcast Summer Classic at the May Park gym on Thursday. Danny won the ...
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Monday, June 15, 2009

Truckin' along

Theresa Williams is hoping driving an 18-wheeler will allow her to travel around the country and see places she's never seen. For now though, she's just learning how to use a clutch.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Gospel Warriors act out praise in mime

Three years ago, two young men from Aiken decided to take the praise dancing they performed at their church to the next level.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Monday, May 4, 2009

Ready to sell again

For more than three months, Ready to Wear Again consignment store owner Mischelle Guthrie had a motto: "Out of the ashes, the Phoenix rises."
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Taking a break from winter

University of Buffalo rowing team members Greg Denning (left) and Chris "Pugs" Austen celebrate a score during a game of ultimate frisbee at the Augusta Common. Their rowing team is in Augusta to ...
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008

The nose knows

Wherever Richmond County Sheriff's Deputy Robbie Harrison goes, Selly follows.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008

Full-color mess

With their hands dipped in ink or touching ink-covered equipment half the day, The Augusta Chronicle pressmen's arms and uniforms are perpetually black, with a tinge of yellow.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Friday, Nov. 7, 2008

Wreaths for the fallen

One Italian and 21 German prisoners of war buried at Fort Gordon were honored during a wreath-laying ceremony Thursday to coincide with the German Volkstrauertag, or "peoples mourning day." The ...
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

Economic hot potato

Democratic Rep. John Barrow (right) makes a point as his opponent, Republican John Stone, listens during the debate.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008

Rainy day

Early voters brave the rain outside the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2008

Straight off the Vine

Stanley Turner loves making wine.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008

No pain, no gain

EDITOR'S NOTE: Grime Pays is a semimonthly series focusing on area workers whose jobs are hot, strenuous or just plain dirty. If you think your job is tough enough to profile, call Rainier ...
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008

What a deal!

Danielle Weiden and her husband, Todd, celebrate their blackjack win during the Roll the Dice to Save a Life event at Julian Smith Casino. Money raised Tuesday will go toward SafeHomes of ...
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Friday, Sept. 5, 2008

Ah, finally a break!

A squirrel rests awhile at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2008

Kick it to the (new) curb

Calvin Wright (from left), Frank Williams and Melvin Bracey, with Wilson Brothers Construction, spread concrete to make a curb and gutter near the new North Augusta Municipal Building.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Saturday, Aug 9, 2008

Finishing touches

Painter Cornell Rhodes applies a coat of black paint to the Steinberg Building on Broad Street. Mr. Rhodes has been a painter for 35 years.
By Rainier Ehrhardt

Friday, Aug 8, 2008

Class acts

LadyBug paints Enrico Grant's face, 9, as Carmen Falu, 5, waits during a back-to-school party at Villa Marie Apartments in Augusta. Children got free haircuts, dental exams and school supplies.
By Rainier Ehrhardt
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