Website matches volunteers with projects

JustServe.org is a "gift to the community from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," which connects volunteers with organizations that need their service, said Just Serve Outreach Coordinator Diane Jensen.
By Lisa Kaylor

2016 Nissan Sentra has features above its price point

For 2016, the Sentra looks more like the larger Altima and rides better this year.
By Ann M. Job

Sid Mullis: Many Argentine ant baits available

There are numerous species of ants out there and of course there are fire ants, but what many of you are dealing with most of the time is Argentine ants. They are commonly known as sugar ants.
By Sid Mullis

Solo trips for women have numerous benefits

The act of a woman packing a bag and going on a solo trip is no longer news.
By Jamie Lowe

City guide offers tips for visitng Rio during Olympics

With the Olympics just a few weeks away, Brazil faces a litany of problems: an economy in freefall, the Zika virus and a political crisis with an impeached president. But for those brave - or foolhardy - enough to make the trip, Rio de Janeiro is a city rich with potential rewards.
By Jenny Barchfield

13-year-old to skip middle, high school, will attend college

NAPERVILLE, Ill. - Like many of her peers, 13-year-old Kelly Li is buying supplies for the new school year that starts in August. However, unlike others her age, Kelly is not preparing for eighth grade but to move into a college dormitory.
By Suzanne Baker

Changes to home of Girl Scouts founder upset Gordon family

Leigh Gordan Ashman and her siblings, along with members of the Gordon family spanning three generations and others, are concerned about the changes that have taken place in the house in the past year.
By Mary Carr Mayle

Shopgirl: Following celebs on Snapchat gets easier

If you're on Snapchat, and like to follow your favorite celebrities, there's a new feature that makes it even easier to find their official accounts.
By Gracie Shepherd

Noah's Ark attraction opens to the public

Nearly six years after its highly publicized announcement, a northern Kentucky attraction based on the saga of a man who built a massive boat after getting an end-of-the-world warning from God is open to the public.

Sid Mullis: Crape myrtles thrive on dreaded sun, heat

What would summers in Augusta be without our beautiful crape myrtles? They are one of the most useful flowering trees we have. They thrive on sun and heat, two things we are blessed with in great abundance!
By Sid Mullis

Your Story: When formal records fail, newspapers can save the day

You've interviewed your relatives. Diligently searched the databases online. Spent hours at the courthouse and archives combing through estate, military, and land records. But now the trail is cold. Have you exhausted every possibility? Of course not. There is one invaluable resource, often overlooked - the newspaper.
By Augusta Genealogical Society

Articles from the Life section archive

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Make variety of pickles yourself within minutes

In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role.
By Melissa d'Arabian

Fried-chicken treat reminds of Chick-fil-A

Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that it didn't invent the chicken, just the chicken sandwich. There is no denying that the fried chicken sandwich is a classic and crave-able combination.
By Elizabeth Karmel

Monday, June 20, 2016

Out of 22 countries, American parents are unhappiest

Remember that study last year that found parenting is the worst? It's seriously the worst for American parents.
By Heidi Stevens

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Decorate around dominant TV screen

Television screens just keep getting bigger, which is great if you're an avid binge-watcher, but not so convenient if you're trying to decorate a living room or bedroom with one wall dominated by ...
By Melissa Rayworth

Friday, June 17, 2016

Pastor retires after 50 years

On June 26, the members of Holiness Deliverance Tabernacle and Living Waters Church will celebrate the long life and career of the Rev. Wiladean Myers.
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, June 16, 2016

What Is It?

Did you recognize last week's 1956 Chevrolete Bel Air, and do you know the make, year and perhaps model of this week's car?Let us know.
By Glynn Moore

Sid Mullis: Harmless millipedes can become nuisance

I guess one of the hottest topics the last couple of weeks has been people having a millipede problem inside and around your house.
By Sid Mullis

Shopgirl: It's almost time to toss the bad Apple apps

Yes! Apple announced earlier this week that coming soon, we will all be able to delete those un-deleteable apps like Stocks, Tips, Videos (who needs a separate app to watch videos in, anyway?), ...
By Gracie Shephard

Award-winning chef, cookbook author got start in kitchen in Evans

With a PBS series in the works, a prestigious culinary award and a forthcoming monthly column in Southern Living Magazine, Virginia Willis is renowned in the culinary world, and she can trace her ...
By Charmain Z. Brackett

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Grilled vegetables put a new spin on shrimp salad

The all-grilled salad has become a staple in our house - it's versatile, easy, has minimal cleanup, and it's right up our healthy-eating alley.
By Melissa d'Arabian

Love refried beans? And edamame? You'll love refried edamame

The first time I ate fresh soybeans was, naturally enough, at a Japanese restaurant. Known as edamame, they were served as an appetizer, in their pods, steamed and sprinkled with salt. It took a ...
By Sara Moulton

Saturday, June 11, 2016

New breed of travel rebooking services could save money

Known as travel rebooking, these services track prices and can cancel your prior reservation and rebook you with the better rate.
By Dustin Turner

Escape Myrtle Beach's bustle

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - Condo towers with ocean views. King Kong hanging off a mini-Empire State Building. A zipline, escape room and helicopter rides. Myrtle Beach is all of this and more.
By Beth J. Harpaz

Shopgirl: Even more emojis on the way

With all the emojis the emoji god has kindly provided, there seem to be yet some more we will receive later this month.
By Gracie Shephard

Robinson focuses on healthy habits, new skin care line

LOS ANGELES - Smokey Robinson credits the habits that were instilled in him as a child with helping him maintain a healthy, active lifestyle - including being able to tour the country at 76.
By Nicole Evatt

Friday, June 10, 2016

Vacation Bible school plans emerge

A giant yellow submarine stands in the middle of the stage at West Acres Baptist Church, flanked by enormous blue waves.
By Lisa Kaylor

371-year-old bible shares long history of SC county

DARLINGTON, S.C. - The first colonial settler in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina was a Welsh lawyer named James James Jr., who led the first group of settlers into the area in 1736 by way of ...
By Joshua Lloyd

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 27-June1. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

What is it?

Rambler redesigned its American compact for 1961 to remove the Nash-influenced styling.
By Glynn Moore

Use low-tech irrigation for less water use

Lingering drought and restrictive water-use rules don't mean you have to give up gardening.
By Dean Fosdick,

What Is It?

Did you identify last week's 1963 Pontiac Catalina Safari statiion wagon, and can you tell us what this week's car is?
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.
 
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