Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Writing your own obituary new trend among Baby Boomers

While less than 1 percent of the obituaries on the site are self-­written, the number is growing, she says. Last year, the site ran about 525 self-penned obits, compared to only about 165 a ...
By Melissa Kossler Dutton

Shopgirl: Facebook competing with eBay, Craigslist

Facebook is trying to get into the eBay/Craigslist selling game, with a new feature called Marketplace. It works off of your location, even more exactly than Craiglist's city-based system.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, Sept. 23, 2016

Jesus continues to bless the children as silent actor

Recently I was doing an important but boring task - meeting with a financial planner. We were going through my "assets," and she had the good grace not to laugh. The planner asked me whether I ...
By the Rev. Cynthia Taylor

Saturday, Aug 13, 2016

Shopgirl: App zaps need for mosquito repellant

OK, this is pretty cool: we've all woken up with legs full of mosquito bites and sworn never to go outside again, but with this new app Anti Mosquito - Sonic Repeller, you won't have to even light ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 4, 2016

Shopgirl: Instagram fans can create mini movie stories

Instagram just released "Instagram Stories" - a feature that might sound a lot like Snapchat's similar feature, but is actually noticeably different. I have found the few Instagram Stories that ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016

Parents take on debt for kids' sports dreams

The Olympics spark hope in many a child of going for the gold. But in financially supporting those dreams, some parents are going for broke.
By Sarah Skidmore Sell

Friday, July 8, 2016

Community honors the grace of Allah with Eid al-Fitr

Allah (the name of God in Arabic) says in the Quran: "Say, O Muhammad, in this bounty of Allah and His grace in this, then, let them (the believers) rejoice: it is better than the worldly wealth ...
By Imam Mohamad Jamal Daoudi

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Shopgirl: Facebook could offer filters similar to Snapchat

There's some info floating around that Facebook Live, the streaming option housed within Facebook that is trying to compete with Periscope and Snapchat, will soon have filters.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Shopgirl: San Pellegrino quenches thirst for adventure

San Pellegrino, the maker of the sparkling fruit drinks in the pretty cans, has recently released an app and it's actually kind of amazing.
By Gracie Shepherd

Around the block

Westobou Gallery will feature the works of Staci Swider July 1 through Sept. 2. An opening reception will be held from 5-8 p.m. July 1.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Beats on Broad event part of Augusta Pride weekend

The event is the second of the 2016 Augusta Pride.
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Shopgirl: It's almost time to toss the bad Apple apps

Yes! Apple announced earlier this week that coming soon, we will all be able to delete those un-deleteable apps like Stocks, Tips, Videos (who needs a separate app to watch videos in, anyway?), ...
By Gracie Shephard

Friday, June 3, 2016

Worship the Lord, not gods of habits, superstitions

Do our faces show the marks of defeat or victory? Because of what God has done for us through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we can always feel as victors of life’s events ...
By Gene Norris

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Shopgirl: Don't miss local Jewish Film Festival

The final three films of the Jewish Film Festival will be held at the Jabez Hardin Performing Arts Center in the Columbia County Library on June 9, June 14 and June 21.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shopgirl: Cotton Ball is fun night with friends

My absolute favorite event in Augusta living is Historic Augusta's Cotton Ball. It sounds so fancy, and it truly is jaw-dropping gorgeous, but it's really just a fun night with friends at a ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Around the block

Historic Augusta will hold its annual Cotton Ball at 6:30 p.m. May 19 at Twin Gables, the home of Augusta University President Brooks A. Keel. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Team USA hopefuls weigh in on motherhood, career goals

In the lead-up to the Rio de Janeiro Games starting Aug. 5 - and Sept. 7 for the Paralympics - we asked three Team USA hopefuls who also happen to be moms how they're doing it all:
By Leanne Italie

Shopgirl: Water bottle tracks drinking habits

If you're trying harder to hydrate as the temperatures rise, check out Hidrate Smart water bottle designed by college students and interactive with your smartphone.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Shopgirl: Banana Republic modernizes look

Banana Republic rolled out a new vibe earlier this year, a much more sleek and modernized vibe, and I've been super impressed so far.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, April 15, 2016

North Augusta aid agency asks for help

Next Sunday will be a special one for Community Ministry of North Augusta. It's the one Sunday every year when the aid agency asks for help for itself.
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