City officials can't make up mind on buildings

...married, and while they might not have exactly lived happily ever after, they did have seven children and live the American Dream.They built a restaurant and motel on U.S. Highway 41, four miles out of town. Daddy did his part to make it...

Small businesses hurt in Baltimore riots face recovery hurdles

BALTIMORE - Richard Sung Kang's American dream came crashing down in a shower of broken glass.His West Baltimore liquor store and bar, the Oxford Tavern, was hit by looters...

US Rep. Rick Allen pushing for repeal of estate taxes

...in a statement. "Death should not be a taxable event, and by repealing the unfair death tax, we can protect the American dream for hardworking families and remove one more tax burden hurting our economy."The bill now goes to the Senate...

Starbucks baristas will stop writing "Race Together" on cups

...expect universal praise," it read.He said the campaign at its core aims to make sure that "the promise of the American Dream should be available to every person in this country, not just a select few."The campaign didn't sit well with...

The Artside: Gala, Springfest usher in arts exhibits for the season

...staged in the galleries that showcase the art of the South. This year, the gala will spotlight the special exhibition American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp, which has drawn the attention of art publications across the country. For more information...

Around the block

...www.augustachoralsociety.org or call (706) 826-4713.Mellencamp artThe Morris Museum of Art will present American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp, Jan. 11 through April 12.Mellencamp, known for his musical career through the '70s...

The Artside: Artists partner with animals to create 'Sheltered' exhibit

...museum's major fundraiser that includes fine foods, entertainment and dancing, and features the special exhibition "American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellencamp." Call (706) 828-3825 for reservations.

What Is It?

...if you can manufacture cars to compete with the Big Three automakers, you'd be small competition but living the American dream."Jeff Keevil: "I bet your in-box is full this week with the unmistakable picture of the '81-83 Delorean...

The Artside: Exhibits to feature local artists, musician Mellencamp

...sculptures in steel and bronze. The four-artist exhibit will remain on display in North Augusta through Feb. 20. AMERICAN DREAMS, a special exhibition of paintings by legendary rocker John Mellencamp, will open at the Morris Museum with a preview...

The Artside: Mellencamp brings his art, then his music to Augusta

...known for such musical hits as Jack & Diane, Hurts So Good and Pink Houses, he is also a well-trained artist.American Dreams: Paintings by John Mellen camp, will open Jan. 11 at the Morris Museum of Art, affording museum visitors a chance...