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Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

Comics readers long for respect

PITTSBURGH - He towers over the land, his muscles rippling and blond mane blowing in a windstorm of his own making. Wielding his magical hammer, he crushes villains as easily as he romances ...
By Melissa Rayworth

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

Social media fuel dangerous weight-loss goal

BALLWIN, Mo. - Experts in eating disorders are concerned about a trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue a goal of being so slender that their thighs don't touch even when their feet ...
By Jim Salter

Shortage of Hispanic marrow donors causes problems

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - Jenesa Melvin's chance of finding a match from the bone marrow registry is reduced because she's Hispanic.
By Laura C. Morel

Healthy Living: Screening for cancer is essential

Regular cancer screenings are essential, especially if you're at risk.
By Brian Duewel

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Watch out for these low-calorie food fakers

Today I’ll focus on the eating portion of the healthy living triangle. Let’s call it health food fakers: foods that you think are good for you that really aren’t. 
By Brian Duewel

Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

Augusta area 100-year-olds share secrets of longevity

Local centenarians are few in number, but rich in wisdom. The Augusta Chronicle posed five questions to three seniors, age 100, and one approaching his 100th birthday.

Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013

Five questions with Columbia County author Louise Shivers

Augusta area author Louise Shivers jokes that she only publishes a book once a decade, but when she does, they make a splash.
By Kelly Jasper

Writing sequels presents unique challenges, local authors say

There's a reason good sequels are hard to find: They're hard to write, but it's not for want of trying.
By Kelly Jasper

Early pumpkin beers brew dismay among drinkers

RICHMOND, Va. - It's bad enough that back-to-school comes in June, and Halloween arrives in July. And of course we all know Christmas begins in September. But now even the craft beer industry is ...
By Michael Felberbaum

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

5 Questions: Sheriff Richard Roundtree on TV cop shows

The sheriff talks about his favorites, what they get wrong and what they get right.

Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013

Biking in Quebec worth the legwork

A riverside romp and a rail trail stand out in Quebec's vast cycling network, La Route Verte.

Shopgirl: Augusta Mall is getting a new store

Another big-name retailer is opening a store this fall inside August Mall -- Michael Kors.
By Gracie Shepherd

The Coupon Lady: Kroger will end double coupons

On Sept. 21, Kroger has announced it will end its double coupon campaign in favor of lower everyday prices on thousands of items.
By Carol Gunter

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013

Rugby is more than a sport -- it's a family

Augusta Rugby Club, founded by medical students in 1973, will begin its season Sept. 14.
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Aug 10, 2013

A beginner's guide to DIY tech fixes

People mean well, but the less technologically inclined are prone to doing more harm than good when repairing devices. What's a beginner to do?
By Kelly Jasper

Kickoff provides school supplies

For Sharlia Cotton, a single parent, and Veronica Lyons, a mother of six, a school supplies giveaway Sat­ur­day offered a little relief from the expense of sending their children back to ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

School portraits can preserve childhood

School pictures provide a rare professional sitting and, if done well, provide a seamless look at a child's growth and personality over the years.
By Amy Lorentzen

Checking it off list

Today’s school supplies are packed with personality, and kids have an imaginative array of gear to choose from as they prepare for the start of a new year.

Back to school: Kids want coolest clothes, supplies

Ruthie Garcia estimates she spends $400 on everything her two youngest children need to go back to school.
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Duck Dynasty vs. Andy Griffith

Compare 'Duck' to 'Andy' and consider the characters: Wit and wisdom, crazy, funny and full of respect and love for each other.
By Polly Powers Stramm

Top headlines

New chair gets vet off-road to fish

Army veteran Henry Kent's new Action Trackchair has attachments for fishing, with a holder for his fishing pole and a built-in tackle box, but others can be outfitted with gunracks for hunting.