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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sid Mullis: Hot weather reprieves needed for your plants

The problem is, in the kind of heat we have been experiencing, the plants lose the water faster than they can take it up from the soil.
By Sid Mullis

Book briefs

Patricia Smith, an Alabama writer, educator and Christian counselor who describes herself as the "wife of 1 excellent husband, mother of 7, stepmother of 2, grandmother of 15," has begun a series ...

'Fresh Dressed' explores hip-hop fashion

From slave-era church outfits and Little Richard to the South Bronx and Dapper Dan the knockoff king of Harlem, the roots of hip-hop culture stretch beyond the music.
By Leanne Italie

Thursday, June 18, 2015

If you think shaving's the pits, this trend might be for you

Hairy underarms on women are having a fashion moment.
By Leanne Italie

Shopgirl: New emojis suggested

The Unicode Consortium, the folks who oversee what kinds of standard symbols are used in text processing and interchange, has just released their recommendations for new emojis for the coming year.
By Gracie Shepherd

In James Taylor's 'World,' moody ballads are still crafted to have a hymn-like quality

James Taylor's new album, "Before This World," arrives 13 years after his last studio album of original songs. And it does nothing to threaten his legacy.
By Jeff Karoub

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Six Flags Over Georgia debuts new rides

Gotham City got a little more crowded at Six Flags Over Georgia with the addition of two new park rides. The Joker Chaos Coaster and Harley Quinn Spinsanity joins a twist on Batman: The Ride this ...
By Charmain Brackett

Shopgirl: Jordache makes comeback

If you've been shopping at Goodwill for acid-washed mom jeans a la 1990, you don't have to anymore.
By Gracie Shepherd

By the Book: Local firefighter writes 'Bull Mountain'

When he's not fighting fires like the one at Marshall Square two weeks ago, Brian Panowich writes. His first novel, "Bull Mountain," is being published and he's about to go on an extensive ...
By Karin Gillespie

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Mandawat: Drug combo gives melanoma patients hope

For patients with advanced melanoma, a disease that for decades has been stubbornly resistant to treatment, a combination of two medications may be a game-changer.
By Anant Mandawat

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Shopgirl: Pinterest adding a buy button

This could get us all into a lot of trouble - Pinterest just announced it'll be releasing an in-app "Buy" button.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shopgirl: On the prowl for fun? Try out the Hive Growler Bar

If you're looking for something relaxing but definitely not boring this weekend, check out Hive Growler Bar - the new sister bar/restaurant to Bee's Knees Tapas at 10th and Ellis streets.
By Gracie Shepherd

Musician offers advice for seeing New Orleans

Grammy-winning jazz Irvin Mayfield man offers sound advice for touring the Crescent City.
By Doug Brantley

Book notes

Raymond M. Weinstein, a former sociology professor at University of South Carolina at Aiken, has written his first novel, Soldiers' Field.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mullis: Popular plant prone to spot fundus

Indian hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis) is a popular plant in both commercial and home landscapes.
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Georgia writers can fill summer reading list

Whatever your literary tastes, a group of Georgia authors have written a medley of offerings to fill out your summer reading list.
By Karin Gillespie

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Shopgirl: Discover Augusta fashion this week

Augusta Fashion Week will kick off May 28, showcasing the work of local designers, stylists, models and even musicians.
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, May 16, 2015

'I Like Local' takes socially conscious travel off beaten path

New travel booking site hopes to create meaningful experiences and social impact by connecting travelers with locals in emerging markets.
By Maridane Hewes

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Readers' genealogy questions answered

One reader asks whether Samuel Al­len, who lived in St. Paul’s Parish of Augusta, is the same Samuel Allen who lived in Kentucky and had sons Benjamin and John, who were mentioned in the Allen ...
By Augusta Genealogical Society

Thursday, May 7, 2015

By the Book: Augusta Chosen as host for 2015 Georgia Literary Festival

On Nov. 6 and 7, over 40 Southern writers will gather in Augusta on the Georgia Regents University campus for the 2015 Georgia Literary Festival.
By Karin Gillespie
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