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

Shopgirl: Nailbot, an inkjet printer for nails, free for a donation

If you're someone who never just goes with a basic red or neutral pink for your manicure, you might enjoy The Nailbot.
By Gracie Shepherd
Glynn Moore

Give John Prine an ear and you won't turn back

Shame on you if you don’t know the music of John Prine. Hmmm, perhaps that’s too harsh. No, I don’t think it is.

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

Karin: Chicken Barbacoa adds spice after Thanksgiving

This week's Slow Cooker Chicken Barbacoa is perfect for a Sunday-after-Thanksgiving change of pace.
By Karin Calloway

Looking back

This photo, submitted by Dot Almand Jones and Peggy Almand Couch and taken in 1914, shows their mother, Thelmer Silvey Almand (from left) and her sisters, Rhunette Silvey Bonner and Pallie Silvey Leonard.

Many seniors fail to make plans for driving retirement

Harriet Kelly has one word to describe the day she stopped driving four years ago: miserable. "It's no fun when you give up driving, I just have to say that," she says.
By John Daley, Colorado Public Radio

Turkey always centerpiece of Thanksgiving

Some people are all about the stuffing. Some can't do without the mashed potatoes. But at the end of the day, Thanksgiving is all about the bird.
By Michele Kayal

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

Volunteers gather items for Operation Christmas Child

Mary Jordan stacked shoeboxes filled with toys in the sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Aiken.
By Lisa Kaylor

Articles from the Life section archive

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Inside or out, stuffing essential for the feast

Ah, but the stuffing. That one is more complicated. It's hard to argue with the fact that a stuffed bird is more beautiful.
By Alison Ladman

5 takes on green beans make side delicious

If you really must clutter up the table with green beans, at least make them truly delicious. Here are five delicious and easy ways to dress your green beans.
By Alison Ladman

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015

Karin: What's for Supper? Three, Four or Five Way Chili

Spaghetti noodles topped with chili and shredded cheddar cheese is called three-way chili. Add raw onions or chili beans and you’ve got four-way chili and add both, and you’ve got five-way chili.
By Karin Calloway

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Oct. 21-30. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office. 

Worn-out hardwood floor? Give it a fresh coat of paint

Worn and faded hardwood floors can drag down the look of a room. But having scuffed floors sanded down and re-stained can be expensive and messy. One alternative that's gaining popularity: ...
By Melissa Rayworth

Kon-Tiki 2 will sample trash levels in the Pacific

On Nov. 7, a group of 14 sailors and scientists – mostly from Norway – boarded a pair of similarly constructed rafts and set out from Peru for Easter Island. 
By Geoff Kohl

Create art, furniture, more using wood pallets

Here's a secret about building furniture out of pallets, those simple wooden structures used to schlep goods: Not all pallet wood is cheap, rough-cut pine.
By Jennifer Forker

Designers share tips for making room seem larger

As the weather gets colder and we come indoors, it's easy to wish your indoor space had some of the open, airy feeling of the outdoors.
By Melissa Rayworth

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Monthly prayer breakfast set for Nov. 17

The Monthly Community Prayer Breakfast will be held Tuesday at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 3045 Deans Bridge Road.

Local instructor teaches Christ-centered yoga

She instructed them to turn their focus on God and his Word, reminding them that it is just them and God on their mats. This is Holy Yoga, and Annie Martin is the only certified Holy Yoga ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Universalist Unitarian clergy garb as individual as the church

The Unitarian Universalist tradition is a very individualized, free-thinking faith tradition, and the dress of its clergy reflects that.
By Lisa Kaylor

Islam's first constitution shows it is a religion of peace, tolerance

When Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) migrated to Medina to enjoy religious freedom and to establish the first Muslim community, Medina was a very diverse city.
By Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi

Rings and pacifiers: Health gadgets get sophisticated

HELSINKI - After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.
By Matti Huuhtanen

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

These fall-planted bulbs pay off later in flavor

When you think of fall-planted bulbs, it's usually the flowering kind - old standards such as daffodils, tulips and hyacinth.
By Dean Fosdick

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, and do you know the name and significance of this week's vehicle?
By Glynn Moore

Toyota Tacoma, Volvo XC90 totally revamped for 2016

Here is the final chapter in our weekly look at the new or substantially update vehicles for 2016: Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
By Tom Krisher And Dee-ann Durbin

Autos recalled for safety issues

Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Honda have recalled their vehicles because of bad grab rail brackets, air bags and brakes.

Less sleep increases odds of catching a cold, study finds

A new study in the journal Sleep shows that those who sleep less can be more than four times as likely to get the common cold.
By Anant Mandawat

Sid Mullis: Tree topping is terrible practice

Topping is a terrible practice that should not be done to trees for numerous reasons.
By Sid Mullis

Fans share love of words at literary festival

It absolutely, positively could not rain. That's what the Georgia Literary Festival steering committee decided.
By Karin Gillespie

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's photo as the original Batmbile for the 1960s' Batman series, and do you know the make and year of this week's car?
By Glynn Moore

Los Angeles Auto Show debuts new models

New to the auto show in 2015 are a sports car and sedan from Fiat and updated versions of the Lincoln MKX and Buick LaCrosse.

Auto Recalls

Ford, Tesla and Hyundai have asked customers to return certain cars to their dealers to have safety glitches addressed.

Find property transfers online

You can now search the most recent information available to see what properties have sold in Augusta. In the database, you can search for property sales back to 2005.
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