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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Author seeks to encourage cancer survivors in 'The Story of Fish'

John J. Fish, former assistant general manager and managing editor of The Augusta Chronicle, has penned a memoir about his struggle with brain cancer, titled The Story of Fish.

Collaboration from Uniqlo, Lemaire clean, sophisticated

The latest collaboration from Uniqlo has some of the best looks I've seen this season from box stores.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Cartoonist to paint live downtown

Ron Campbell, who worked an animator for cartoons such as the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, The Smurfs, Scooby Doo, Winnie the Pooh, The Flintstones and many others during his career, will be in ...
By Charmain Brackett

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

An inside look at Georgia Governor's Mansion

A new book is the ultimate open house, offering readers a spider-in-the-corner perspective on the private lives of eight Georgia governors who resided at 391 W. Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, the ...
By Karin Gillespie

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015

Shopgirl: Apple releasing iPhone 6s, iPad Pro, 'smart' pencil

Hard to believe that it was a year ago that Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, but it's that time of year again and we now have the iPhone 6s and even a "smart" pencil.
By Gracie Shepherd

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015

Reader's ancestor hanged at "White House"

Family legend says that my ancestor, Aristotle Duke ,was hanged at the "White House." Is this true? This and other questions are answered by the Augusta Genealogical Society.

Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015

Augusta writer succeeds with new novel

In her new novel, "Girl Meets Class" (Henery Press), Augusta author Karin Gillespie knocks it out of the park.
By Tom Turner

Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Regulations of zip lines scrutinized after deaths

RALEIGH, N.C. - As 12-year-old Bonnie Sanders Burney soared over a 40-foot ravine at her sleep-away camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tether attaching her to a dual zip line snapped - plunging ...
By Emily Masters

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Mullis: Dealing with moss, algae

A question I have gotten a lot in the past month is what to do about moss growing in the lawn. I will also touch on algae as well. Let's first distinguish between the two.
By Sid Mullis

Shopgirl: Amazon's Alexa is more intuitive help

Tech critics are saying that Amazon's Echo speaker and Alexa virtual assistant technologies might be just what all the other technology companies have been aiming for with Siri, Cortana and Google ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Study ties long work hours to stroke risk

You may have heard the expression that "My boss is working me to death." A new study in The Lancet suggests that people who work long hours have a higher risk of stroke.
By Anant Mandawat

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Kid Rock headlining October show in Evans announced Monday that Kid Rock will headline a concert on Oct. 25 at Evans Towne Center Park.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

'Like' this if you learn about something new on Facebook

NEW YORK — Did you know you can add a pronunciation guide to your name on Facebook? Overlay colorful text on the photos you post? How about mark the end of a relationship without your 500 closest ...
By Barbara Ortutay

Discarded objects are reborn as light fixtures

NEW YORK - Household objects, industrial cast-offs and vintage farm tools - all these and more are being salvaged and upcycled into lighting fixtures that range from elegant to funky to pure wow.
By Beth J. Harpaz

Kids' books offer bedroom inspiration

Using children's books as inspiration for bedrooms and playrooms is one way to introduce a child to literature. It also can be just a fun, imaginative way to decorate.
By Kim Cook

Thursday, Aug 20, 2015

Repurposing is hot local decorating trend

Trendy, eclectic, classic or traditional. Augustans dress their home interiors in a myriad of ways.
By Charmain Brackett

Quick reads: 'Chronicle' cartoonist McKee to publish book

Rick McKee, editorial cartoonist for The Augusta Chronicle, has a collection of cartoons coming out in November.

Shopgirl: Printing limited for latest Seuss

By now, we've all probably heard about Harper Lee's surprise sequel, Go Set A Watchman. You might not have heard about Dr. Seuss' new book, What Pet Should I Get?
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015

Sid Mullis: Garden spider is crafter of orb web

Black and yellow garden spiders and other types of orb weavers are generally harmless but can be a nuisance when they build large webs in places inconvenient for humans.
By Sid Mullis

Shopgirl: Twitter has improved messaging

Chalk this under "I kind of thought this had already happened": Twitter announced this past week that direct messages are no longer under the 140-characters-or-less limit.
By Gracie Shepherd
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