N.A. officer suffers minor injuries in morning wreck

By TJ LUNDEEN

tlundeen@northaugustastar.com

Saturday, July 12, 2014 6:29 a.m.

A North Augusta Public Safety officer is resting comfortably at his home following a Friday morning traffic accident.

Police: Suspicious package at Kroger contained pipe bombs UPDATED

Thursday, July 10, 2014 6:06 p.m.

A suspicious package that temporarily shut down the Kroger parking lot a week ago contained two pipe bombs, according to the Aiken Department of …

Families sought to host exchange students

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:32 p.m.

Visiting students, ages 15 to 18, from around the world including Germany, Spain, Switzerland and Thailand are seeking host families in and around North Augusta for the upcoming 2014-2015 academic school year. Host families are needed for the fall semester and full school year.

Radio celebrates Christmas in July

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

Family Friendly 88.3 WAFJ is celebrating Christmas in July, and itís bringing in the holiday spirit with gifts for SafeHomes of Augusta.

Sheheen: No Germa n materials in Aiken County UPDATED

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:30 p.m.

South Carolina is already known as the dumping ground of the United States, said state Sen. Vincent Sheheen during a news conference denouncing the …

Southern Wesleyan expands degree programs

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:35 p.m.

Southern Wesleyan University is expanding its curriculum with three new undergraduate programs for the fall semester.

City Council takes steps toward Project Jackson UPDATED

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:32 p.m.

Even with Projects Jackson and Slumber on the agenda, there was no ďexcitement,Ē in North Augusta City Administrator Todd Gloverís words, at the City …

EMS station Facebook post half-true

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

A Facebook post created by the Center Fire Department on July 2 declaring two EMS stations have closed indefinitely is only partially true, according …

Group awards nine scholarships to local students

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:20 p.m.

The Savannah River Section of the American Nuclear Society, or ANS-SR, has awarded four $1,000 scholarships and five $500 commendation awards to 2014 graduating CSRA high school seniors to help defray first-year college costs.

Peach Jam returns to North Augusta UPDATED

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:22 p.m.

North Augusta, once again, is about to be the epicenter for college basketball.

Independent Republican running for S.C. governor

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

Former S.C. House Rep. Tom Ervin has recently announced his candidacy for governor, now making Novemberís election a three-person race.

Regan honored by Emory

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

ATLANTA ó Maryclaire Regan of North Augusta received a Bachelor of Arts from Emory College of Arts and Sciences of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, at its 169th commencement ceremony on May 12, 2014.

Training for Barbecue judges to be held July 12

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

The S.C. Barbeque Association will hold a class in Columbia on July 12 to train new barbecue judges.

Newman named to Belvedere honor roll

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

Dakota Newman of Belvedere Elementary was omitted from The North Augusta Star Honor Rolls special section. The third grader made all Aís and Bís on the year.

Annual barbecue fundraiser a success for Legion Post 71

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:22 p.m.

A tradition born in the 1940s continued on Friday as the American Legion held its annual barbecue.

Calendar Briefs for week of July 10

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

The North Augusta Rotary Club will meet on Thursdays at Manuelís Bread Cafe in Hammondís Ferry at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call Dan Rickabaugh at 803-640-4888.

Double D next up for Music in the Park

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

The summer concert series Music in the Park is winding down to its conclusion.

Belvedere man honored at July Fourth concert UPDATED

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:21 p.m.

There was nobody to meet George Trusler when he came home from serving in Japan during World War II.

Independent Republican running for S.C. governor

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:35 p.m.

Former S.C. House Rep. Tom Ervin has recently announced his candidacy for governor, now making Novemberís election a three-person race.

Martial arts teacher helps students excel

By Austin Davis

adavis@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:34 p.m.

Aaron Hensley is what you would call a martial arts expert. In any sport there requires a dedicated amount of work to perfect whatever skill one must …

Man jailed for fatal January wreck UPDATED

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 4:22 p.m.

A North Augusta man has been charged with the deaths of two people who died after a vehicle collision in Beech Island in January, according to the S. …

Twelve local students attend Palmetto Boys State

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:32 p.m.

The nomination to Palmetto Boys State took Jackson Poole by surprise.

Pot Smoker to expand in new location UPDATED

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:12 p.m.

When it opened last year, The Pot Smoker BBQ was known more for its name than its food.

Wal-Mart now hiring for new North Augusta store UPDATED

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Friday, July 4, 2014 7:50 a.m.

Wal-Mart is accepting job applications for 300 sales associates positions at its new North Augusta store.

SRNL assists DOE in chemical vapor exposure

Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

The Savannah River National Laboratory, or SRNL, has assembled a panel of experts to perform an independent review of the chemical vapors program at the Hanford nuclear waste cleanup site in Washington state.

Aiken delegation split on pay raise debate

Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

Members of the Aiken County Legislative Delegation have voiced a difference of opinion on the recent pay raise debate.

Fourth of July gas prices to be highest since 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:49 p.m.

A recent report from GasBuddy.com predicts that Independence Day will see its highest gas prices since 2008, but the report went on to note that …

Calendar briefs for week of July 3 UPDATED

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:07 p.m.

The North Augusta Rotary Club will meet on Thursdays at Manuelís Bread Cafe in Hammondís Ferry at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call Dan Rickabaugh at 803-640-4888.

Neighboring states have differing gun laws

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 8:37 p.m.

The Georgia state line is about 15 miles from Aiken, but in order for a South Carolina concealed-weapons permit holder to carry their weapon in …

Blotter for the week of July 3 UPDATED

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:38 p.m.

According to reports from the North Augusta Department of Public Safety:

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