Exercise has broad and significant health benefits, making it among the most important healthy behaviors you can adopt. These benefits include improved muscular strength and endurance, stronge…

There is a very interesting verse in the Bible found in Matthew, the 10th chapter: “He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for my sake will find it.” This remarkable tru…

Jessica Louise Munie and Luke Joseph were married on August 29 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Augusta. Officiating at the nuptial mass was Father Brian O’Shaughnessy, assisted by Mr. …

“The entrance into the kingdom of God is through the sharp, sudden pains of repentance colliding with man’s respectable ‘goodness.’” — Oswald Chambers

If you were to present me with a choice of getting some extensive dental work or doing some minor plumbing home repair, I would need to get back to you after a lot of thought on which to choose.

Q. My wife and I have lived for 23 years on five heavily wooded acres south of Tuscaloosa, Ala. We garden and work in the woods a lot. This year has been highly unusual in terms of the number …

It just might be that the first type of chemical warfare occurred about 2,400 years ago. Would you believe the agent was honey? A Greek army was inadvertently poisoned because of eating local …

The human spirit is like a refinery or a factory. It is forever receiving into the raw materials of experience and circumstance, and it is forever making something out of these and passing its…

A copy of one of the books I’ve authored was returned to me from a big chain bookstore today, and I felt quite sad about it. Not because it was returned, but because the person who was meant t…

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From walking trails to sports, arts, music and history, Aiken County offers a variety of mostly free activities and things to do for the whole family during the fall season.

Mr. Ernest and Mrs. Cherell Butler of Aiken, S.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Williams of Saluda, S.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy D. Williams of Simpsonville, S.C., to Derric…

Linda (a good friend with a heart of gold) and I started a mentoring program for Aiken High School senior girls nine years ago. The name of it, GEM (Guide, Encourage and Motivate), explains it…

A couple of weeks ago, the SPCA Albrecht Center started a Facebook fundraiser for a shelter pup named Otis, who had been brought into the shelter seven times since March 2020. His "offenses" r…

As much as I have enjoyed this hot, humid, oppressive summer amid a pandemic, I look forward to the autumnal equinox when the weather will begin to tilt in our favor as fall officially arrives…

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One of the financial topics that is least understood by an alarming number of Americans is interest, and in particular, compound interest. In this column and in next week’s, we will examine in…

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