Thursday, July 30, 2015

Shopgirl: Livestreaming is getting more popular

We've reached new heights of narcissism as a culture - live­streaming becoming mainstream.
By Gracie Shepherd

Book briefs

William Sanders, an award-winning writer for daily newspapers including The Augusta Chronicle and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has written Staying: A Multi-Generational Memoir of Rescue and ...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Shopgirl: Android version of WifiMapper has superb features

WifiMapper, an app that can show you more than 3 million Wi-Fi hotspots around the world, released its Android version this past week.
By Gracie Shepherd

Monday, July 20, 2015

Who were the Buggs buried in Pendleton King Park?

The Augusta Genealogical Society answers readers' family history questions.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

By the Books: Augustan brings Civil War journal to life

Vats of ink have been spilled on the Civil War, but little has been written about the final months of the conflict in the Carolinas. Augusta native and editor Thomas Head Robertson Jr. spent over ...
By Karin Gillespie

Mullis: Wasps keep pest populations down

Most of us are scared of wasps and certainly don't want to get stung, but they are beneficial insects in their natural habitat and are critically important in natural pest control.

Augusta area authors publish books

Several Augusta area authors have recently published books or will soon.

Shopgirl: Madden's 7-year-old on Target with shoes

Steve Madden's daughter Stevie recently announced a new shoe line she's working on for Target, and it's nothing to sneeze at.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Antibiotics are optional treatment for appendicitis

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that some patients with appendicitis may not need surgery.
By Anant Mandawat

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Nicknames can make ancestor search confusing

The use of nicknames was not at all uncommon in the 18th and 19th centuries, and when interspersed with formal names as in the example above, can become very confusing.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Lee's 'Go Set a Watchman' is tale of lost innocence

NEW YORK - Like her classic To Kill a Mockingbird, the Harper Lee novel coming out this week is a coming of age story. And not just for Scout Finch. Go Set a Watchman is set in the fictional town ...
By Hillel Italie

Don't forgo trip to Greece, just travel smart

Some travelers might be thinking twice about that trip to Greece, considering the country’s recent economic collapse. Travel experts, however, say the conditions affect locals more than tourists.
By Dustin Turner

Shopgirl: Matchmaking with a watch? Maybe

T3, a design agency based in Austin, Texas, has come up with a concept that would use your biorhythms to respond to potential Tinder matches through the Apple Watch.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, July 9, 2015

By the Book: Be sure you scout out 'Mockingbird' art tribute

To honor Harper Lee, 24 Augusta artists are going to interpret "To Kill a Mockingbird" in a showing that will run from July 14-19 at the Book Tavern with an opening reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday, ...
By Karin Gillespie

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Augusta area animal rescues

Looking for a pet, or interested in helping to save animals that otherwise might be euthanized? Here's a list of animal rescue groups in the Augusta area.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Shopgirl: DeGeneres' product line full of fun things

Ellen DeGeneres now numbers among a long list of celebrities from Gwyneth Paltrow to Reese Witherspoon who have started "lifestyle" brands.
By Gracie Shephard

Friday, June 26, 2015

Faith digest: Men's fellowship speakers for July

The Full Gospel Men's Fellowship in America meets at noon every Wednesday at Golden Corral Restaurant, 231 Bobby Jones Expressway.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sid Mullis: Hot weather reprieves needed for your plants

The problem is, in the kind of heat we have been experiencing, the plants lose the water faster than they can take it up from the soil.
By Sid Mullis

Book briefs

Patricia Smith, an Alabama writer, educator and Christian counselor who describes herself as the "wife of 1 excellent husband, mother of 7, stepmother of 2, grandmother of 15," has begun a series ...

'Fresh Dressed' explores hip-hop fashion

From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king of Harlem, the roots of hip-hop culture stretch beyond the music.
By Leanne Italie
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$80,000 severance for director who quit

Columbia County commissioners voted unanimously to approve more than $80,000 in severance pay to former Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith.
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