The Standard 10: Barnwell’s McKethan plays larger than life

Everything about 6-foot-7, 335-pound Marcus McKethan is huge. He is the anchor of Barnwell High School’s offensive line, providing a large presence at right tackle that opposing defenses have to compensate for. His intensity does not cease after the fall either, as he has spent his...

CRAFT IDEA: Melt beads into bowl, great gift idea

The summer is about halfway done, and many of the exciting things planned for the kids have happened. It’s too hot to play outside for very long. The kids are bored, and you’re running out of ideas to keep them occupied. We’ve scoured the internet and found some craft...

ANIMAL CONNECTION: What’s in a name?

I have to thank my mother for granting me with a name that 99 percent of people know how to pronounce; the 1 percent mostly being elderly southern ladies who sweetly address me as “Say-ruh” or as my dear friend Peggy teased, “Say-ree.” Most folks get the spelling right...

Editorial: Deeper study needed for next sales tax referendum

North Augusta faced quite a dilemma when City Council members recently deliberated how to fund projects from the City’s proceeds of the Aiken County Capital Project Sales Tax III.

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