Thursday, March 26, 2015

A new writers' conference in Augusta

The Writers Weekend at Summerville, now in its third year, will be held April 17-18 on the GRU campus. 
By Karin Gillespie

Shopgirl: Tin Lizzy's a great addition to Augusta

Atlanta-based Tin Lizzy's Cantina opened at 2821 Washington Road to rave reviews and great crowds.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Shopgirl: Meerkat app lets you broadcast life to all

Meerkat is that latest app craze that we didn't know we needed, enabling any moment to be live-streamed to the entire world.
By Gracie Shepherd

In New Orleans, street music shines

Buskers take to the streets of the French Quarter with traditional rhythms, new sounds.
By Nora McGunnigle

Thursday, March 12, 2015

'Divergent' author working on new series

The Divergent author is set to write a new two-book series, HarperCollins Children's Books told The Associated Press on Monday. The books currently are untitled, with the first one expected in ...
By Hillel Italie

Patterson launches grant program for libraries

NEW YORK - Having handed out more than $1 million to help independent bookstores, James Patterson is now sharing his wealth with some other vital, but often struggling institutions: School libraries.
By Hillel Italie

Book briefs

Poet Melissa Tuckey will give a public reading at the Aiken Center for the Arts from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 26.

Shopgirl: Android smartwatch is more appealing

Everyone is abuzz about Apple's newly unveiled Apple Watch, yet another way to make sure we never have to completely unplug from our devices.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Catheter procedure can help stroke victims

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine shows that a catheter-based procedure could help many people having a stroke.
By Anant Mandawat

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

Cucina 503 is a great addition to Augusta's food scene

Cucina 503, the latest foodchild of local chef Edward Mendoza, opened recently, and you have to get over there.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Shopgirl: App helps you improve hydration

Proper hydration is the most important thing we can do to improve our skin and stay healthy, but like any other habit it can be difficult to keep at it. Enter iDrated, an app that reminds you to ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

Shopgirl: Facebook creates 'legacy contact'

This may be a bit morbid, but important nonetheless: Facebook has announced a new feature it's calling "legacy contacts," where you can designate one of your Facebook friends to be the contact in ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

Milestones

Daniel Jackson and Patrick Judd have graduated from the University of Dallas. Merit List CAlandra L. Harris and Andrew L. Bridges have been named to the merit list at Piedmont Technical College ...

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

Anant Mandawat: Feeling young might add years

A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine suggests that feeling younger than our age may help us live longer.
By Anant Mandawat

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015

Touring Atlanta streetcar's new route

Stop at these eight sights and attractions along the Atlanta Streetcar route for everything from massive attractions to great food to buzzing nightlife.
By Michelle Khouri

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

Allman endows UGA music scholarship

Gregg Allman recently endowed a scholarship to the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Shopgirl: Lean in to the Lean Closet Movement

This time of year, I find myself wearing a lot of black, neutrals and just old favorites in general. It's gotten me thinking about why I hang on to so many pieces of clothing that I wear rarely.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Shopgirl: Twitter adds some helpful new features

Occasionally Twitter gets a new feature or two that is (while not particularly inventive) something that might come in handy.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Shopgirl: Get TEDx tickets while you can

Next Friday, Jan. 30, an array of interesting and passionate locals will be lecturing on concepts and issues ranging from "hacking the middle class" to "how culture connects to healing and recovery."
By Gracie Shepherd
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