Salvation Army gears up for holidays

Stockings are being stuffed, and meetings are being held with other local organizations to prepare to help struggling families through the Salvation Army's Christmas Assistance Program.
By Lisa Kaylor

Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar

Calloway: Vietnamese Banh Mis sandwiches feature pork meatballs

Vietnamese Banh Mis sandwiches are a combination of fresh French bread, a meat - sometimes pate, sometimes sliced roasted pork or chicken - and crisp slivered carrots and fresh cilantro.
By Karin Calloway

Recipe for inside-out apple crumbles

During my freshman year at the University of Vermont, I became a pro at apple picking, and at cooking up all those apples I picked. I probably know at least 20 different ways to bake an apple.
By Melissa d'Arabian

Harvesting broadcast's fall crop of new shows

NEW YORK - It's an exciting new fall season ahead on broadcast TV. We await the charming rom-com Manhattan Love Story; the heart-tugging youth drama Red Band Society; and don't forget Mulaney.
By Frazier Moore

Dating book says women aren't at fault

NEW YORK - Think Freakonomics and Moneyball if you run across Date-Onomics, a by-the-numbers book on dating that argues advice-givers serving up tips for women on how to a find a man have it all wrong.
By Leanne Italie

McKee book can be ordered at discount

Augusta Chronicle editorial cartoonist Rick McKee's upcoming book of his award-winning cartoons, titled Painting With A Broad Brush, is scheduled to be published in late November.

Bask in Basque culture in Boise

BOISE, Idaho - Idaho is home to one of the biggest concentrations of Basques in the United States, and the best way to learn more about that heritage is by visiting the Basque Block, tucked in the center of the state's capital city.
By Kimberlee Kruesi

Stand-alone gadget can be preferable to all-in-one device

There are times a stand-alone device such as an iPod works better than a jack-of-all-trades like a smartphone. A stand-alone device does one or two things, but does them really well.
By Anick Jesdanun

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 Now.
By Gracie Shepherd

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 her to her death.
By Emily Masters

Articles from the Life section archive

Friday, Aug 14, 2015

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1972 De Tomaso Pantera, and do you know the year, make and model of this week's vehicle?
By Glynn Moore

Louisiana man restores Italian Pantera, then ships it to new owner in France

NEW IBERIA, La. - Many connections have been forged over the decades between people from Louisiana and France. A New Iberia man might have discovered a new one: love of an Italian automobile.
By Corey Vaughn

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

Don't wait to talk about safe use of over-the-counter drugs

NEW YORK - There's so much for parents to talk about with teens heading off to college. There's the safe-sex talk, the nutrition talk, the get-enough-sleep talk, the partying talk and the ...
By Leanne Italie

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

Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015

Calloway: Cake mix is key to quick snickerdoodles

This week, I'm revisiting my old favorite with a recipe that's quicker and easier than making snickerdoodles from scratch.
By Karin Calloway

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Son steps into Ice Cube's life in film

LOS ANGELES - O'Shea Jackson Jr. was determined to play his father, Ice Cube, in Straight Outta Compton.
By Sandy Cohen

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Former preemies grateful for care

LONG BEACH, N.Y. - At age 95, Lucille Horn often reflects on her long, full life, and how it might not have happened if not for the renegade doctor who put her in a Coney Island sideshow when she ...
By Frank Eltman

Your Story: What happened to the Tory Henry Overstreet?

In 1739, Henry Overstreet was one of several Augusta-area residents mentioned in a letter by James Oglethorpe. Do we know what happened to him later?

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Invite young people into the Cecil conversation with books

NEW YORK - The death of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe at the hands of an American bow hunter continues to generate outrage around the world, but bringing kids into the conversation might require ...
By Leanne Italie

Friday, Aug 7, 2015

A Joyful Noise: Spoken 4 to perform

Spoken 4 will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Immanuel Baptist Church, 615 Old Edgefield Road, North Augusta.

Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship announces August speakers

The Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship in America meets every Wednesday at noon at Golden Corral Restaurant on Bobby Jones Expressway.

Sounds of Faith to be presented

The Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta and the Hindu Temple Society of Augusta will present Sounds of Faith at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.

Author to speak at Jewish community center

Author Raymond M. Weinstein will discuss his book "Soldiers' Field: A Novel of Postwar Germany," at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9.

Back-to-school event set in North Augusta

From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Molina Healthcare will hold a Back to School Bash at Cornerstone United Pentacostal Church, 836 Edgefield Road, North Augusta. School supplies and haircuts will be ...

Augusta for Jesus March scheduled

Christians from across the area will converge on Broad Street on Aug. 15 for the Augusta for Jesus march.
By Lisa Kaylor

Church basketball game to benefit Haitian orphans

On Aug. 15, "Old School" basketball players will face off against the "New School" in a game to benefit Christian Haitian Outreach, an orphanage in Port-Au-Prince. 
By Lisa Kaylor

Church could learn a lot from coffee shop

Coffee shops have become the new connection point for people in the community. They offer “communal” experiences. I believe today’s church could learn a lot from their local coffee shop. 
By The Rev. John Kenney

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Activators not necessary for compost piles

Look on the shelves of almost any store or in any catalog selling plants and gardening equipment and you'll find "compost activators" offered.
By Lee Reich

What Is It?

Did you recognize the 1967 Dodge Polara 500 last week, and do you know the make, model and approximate year of the car in this week's photo?
By Glynn Moore

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car, and do you know the make, model and year of this week's car?
By Glynn Moore

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.

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Aug. 5-11.
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