Allen brings fresh ideas

...deciding the future of their children.Please stand with me in voting for Rick Allen for Congress on Nov. 4.We need fresh ideas in Washington.Regina BuccafuscoEvans (The writer is chairwoman of the Columbia County Board of Education.)

Australian wins Booker Prize with wartime novel

LONDON - Australian writer Richard Flanagan won the Booker Prize on Tuesday with a visceral book about wartime brutality and its aftermath ? a novel the...

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To improve 'woefully dated' Aiken County schools, '1 Cent Makes Sense'

...borrow some funds in advance (basically a "bond" to get things rolling now vs. later)?The answer to both: Yes.(The writer is the former president of North Augusta Riverfront Company, the current development consultant for the Hammond's Ferry development...

What do you deem most memorable about Augusta's past 50 years?

...and conviction.? The loss of the last vestige of the old Hampton Terrace hotel, the old hunting lodge (and once home of writer Edison Marshall), Seven Gables, in a fire.? Bobby Jones Expressway construction and completion.? The Jim Williams...

Faces of Survival: Donna Charles

...having heart problems, but said she is thankful to still be here."It's been an amazing journey," Charles said. "It's funny how you don't realize how much strength you have until you have to use it."? Lisa Kaylor, staff writer

Old vs. new: What actions will be required of Augusta's next mayor?

...We deserve no less and shouldn't take any less. That power ultimately is in our hands, if only we would use it. (The writer is a former Augusta City Council member and a retired labor relations manager from Bechtel Savannah River Inc.)

National draws: CSRA includes six centers of gravity for America

...asked, join the board of one of our area's nonprofits ? you will meet some fine people and find the work uplifting. (The writer is a retired U.S. Air Force major general. His email address is genpsmith@aol.com. His website is genpsmith.com...

Shine Night winners to go to Nashville

...and her husband, Fareed, have expanded the contest to include Augusta and Atlanta and also Nashville, Bristol and Sevierville, Tenn.To learn more, visit thenashvilleconnection.com or call (864) 663-4131.? Don Rhodes, staff writer

Harriette Jacobs

...loved the South, her Southern heritage, her family and its legacy. A faithful Orthodox Christian, strong Mother, passionate writer, a true southern belle, student and southern gal. Every accomplishment that her Sons achieve will now reflect her hard work...