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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016

Quick Reads: Friends of the Library to hold annual meeting

The Friends of the Augusta Library annual meeting this week will feature guest speaker Charlie Bennett.

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Shopgirl: Tech bracelet transforms into charger

Rebecca Minkoff, one of my favorite designers, has come out with a cable bracelet that charges your phone on the go. It's only $60, and acts as a portable cable that you can plug in to a laptop or ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Shopgirl: Companion app offers peace of mind

There's a great new app that allows you to have peace of mind regarding your loved ones' safety, and give them peace of mind for yours.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, Jan. 8, 2016

Charles Kelley explores heritage in solo album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The stars will align personally and professionally for singer Charles Kelley in February: He is expecting his first child and releasing his first solo record apart from the ...
By Kristin M. Hall

Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015

Looking back on 2015 in the garden, yard

Today is my annual recap of the 2015 gardening year.
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015

Charleston made strong with culture

Six Charleston tastemakers and notables walk us through the diverse cultures and efforts which make the city so appealing and #CharlestonStrong.
By Katie Toussaint

By the Book: New book recalls Southern days gone by

Have you ever swept your yard with a dogwood branch? Kept company with a prospective beau on a joggling board? Sipped from a Mason jar full of homemade hooch on a sweltering summer day?
By Karin Gillespie

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Mullis: How to get rid of wild onions, garlic

Wild onions or garlic are some of the hardest weeds to control in the Augusta area for the average homeowner. Just about everyone calls the weed onions, but in almost all cases it is garlic.
By Sid Mullis

Symphony Guild presents debutantes

The 52nd Augusta Symphony Guild Cotillion featured 26 debutantes who were presented Nov. 27 at the Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Inside the Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Founder Liz Williams dishes on New Orleans cuisine and what's cooking at this museum in the old Dryades Market.
By Doug Brantley

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Pantone's color of the year choice grows to 2 colors

The experts at the Pantone Color Institute have chosen not one, but two colors of the year in a complementary pairing that spans fashion, media, packaging, housewares and a desire for more ...
By Leanne Italie,

Shopgirl: Uber now offers desktop version

WHAT'S NEW: Uber is now available on Windows desktops, thanks to a recent update for Windows 10 software.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Shopgirl: Designers adding pastels to holiday looks

Don't be afraid to mix things up as you put together your looks this season.
By Gracie Shepherd

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Adult service agencies

Here's a list of Augusta area agencies that serve senior citizens.

Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

Choose best poinsettias for holiday season

When shopping for poinsettias, you need to know what to look for so that you can get the most for your money. Then you need to know what to do to keep your plants looking their best until Christmas.
By Sid Mullis

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Listen to John Prine if you've never been that lucky

John Prine is a "songwriter's songwriter," which you will know if you listen to his songs.
By Glynn Moore

By the Boo: Two books recount 'colorful events' of Augusta area

A local author and one from New England write of our character and characters, from Princess Augusta to the Savannah River Site.
By Karin Gillespie

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Mullis: Overwatering dangerous for plants, bills

I know you will find it shocking, but some people continue to water their lawn this time of the year like it is still July or August, even after all the rain we got in late October and early November.
By Sid Mullis

Shopgirl: Latest nail trend is coming to the US

The latest in nail trends is spray-on nail polish, creating the most consistent and streak-free nail look you can get.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Shopgirl: UP MOVE puts stylish wristband on trackers

Online retailer BaubleBar has been steadily expanding its business from just jewelry to home goods, and now even venturing into wearable tech.
By Gracie Shepherd
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