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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

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Looking Back: Sheehan siblings

This 1899 photo is of Mary Helena "Mamie" Sheehan dancing with her young siblings in the back yard of 1334 Broad Street, Augusta.

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Shopgirl: Wearable tech can be beautiful, too

Ringly, one of my favorite wearable tech companies, has a new selection of styles that you have to look at before making your wish list this holiday season.
By Gracie Shepherd

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015

Using the federal Census to track family members, marriages

Follow the census records in consecutive censuses to create a timeline of your ancestors’ names, ages, family members, residences and even their relocations to help make them more alive and not ...
By Lawren Hammond

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Travel Channel host writes graphic novel on sushi chef caught up with Anth­ony Bourdain for an interview as he was promoting his new graphic novel, Get Jiro: Blood & Sushi. 
By Geoff Kohl

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015

Georgia land lotteries aid in research

Land records can be an important tool in genealogy research, particularly in Georgia.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

Silver screen can be party theme

Need some bright ideas for a Halloween party? Look no further than the klieg lights of Hollywood.
By Kim Cook

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Shopgirl: Shopgirl: Bandana style was all over Paris runways

One of the most universal details in the various shows during Paris Fashion Week was bandana everything.
By Gracie Shepherd

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015

Naming patterns can aid genealogy research

Our ancestors often followed a naming pattern when selecting a name for a new child. This explains why certain names are very common in a family line.

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Shopgirl: Facebook now helps us block unwanted throwbacks

Have you noticed the "On This Day" feature within Facebook? It shows you throwbacks like your vacation three years ago.
By Gracie Shepherd

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015

Looking back

Sheila O’Connor Wilson submitted this 1904 photo of her mother, Mary O’Gorman O’Connor, as a baby.

Tips for starting family history search

Following these 13 rules for starting your genealogy research will save you some time, effort and frustration.

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Shopgirl: App searches schedule for gaps to plan out fun

Free Time2 is an app that looks at your calendar and lets you know when you have gaps, and even allows you to share those gaps with your friends. Scheduling fun has never been easier, and the ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015

Constructing family tree starts with you

At the Augusta Genealogy Society, we are often asked, "How do I start looking for my ancestors?" The answer is: You start with yourself!

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Shopgirl: Ralph Lauren's move surprises fashion industry

Ralph Lauren announced this week that he will be stepping down as chief executive of his company - arguably the most distinctive and definitive fashion house in the United States.
By Gracie Shepherd
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