Stories by Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Youth Challenge Academy cadets graduate

Holding a bouquet of flowers, Patricia Brown scurried around backstage at James Brown Arena on Saturday looking for her son as graduates of Fort Gordon’s Youth Chal­lenge Academy began filing ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Aug 29, 2014

Polish priest now ministers to Hispanics

When the Rev. Dawid Kwiat­kowski arrived from Poland in 2006, he spoke very little English. He has become fluent. He was recently appointed to lead the Hispanic ministry at St. ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Local nonprofit making a difference for homeless families

Tabitha Grant is passionate about helping the homeless. Whenever she is needed, she cares for children at Family Promise of Augusta’s child care facility on Ridge Road so their parents can ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014

Students audition for James Brown Academy

Students in the James Brown Academy of Musik Pupils program range from age 6 to 18. They learn how to play music; how to set up and maintain their equipment; and how to be punctual, disciplined, ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

New convent to open in North Augusta in 2015

Three years after purchasing 28 acres in North Augusta, the ground has been broken for a new convent for the sisters of the Order of Saint Helena. It will feature a 21,500-square-foot main ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Evans native helps Syrian refugees

Andrew Amerson’s greatest passion is helping people in developing countries who are facing hardships beyond their control.
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

North Augusta park and ride facility offered

The project is a joint effort to improve air quality and offer workers at local industries the opportunity to save money by carpooling.
By Lisa Kaylor

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

Dancers swing into action

Don't be surprised if, at a live- music event, a group of dancers spontaneously erupt into swing dance.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Aug 8, 2014

Ragan named head of fraternity of priests

The 2014 National Assembly of Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests has chosen the Rev. Jerry Ragan of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church as its new National Responsible.
By Lisa Kaylor

Author to talk about living like Jesus

Shane Claiborne, a leader in the New Monasticism movement, believes in living his faith by taking Jesus' words to heart and meeting the needs of the poor in ways that go deeper than simply writing ...
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

World War II veterans saluted

Marjorie “Jerry” Scott spent part of World War II learning the Japanese naval code. She didn’t realize at the time that’s what she was doing.
By Lisa Kaylor

After-school program trying to build library

Jessye Norman School of Arts is teaming with The Book Tavern in August to collect books to build a library for students of the school. 
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, Aug 2, 2014

Rescue gives 28 dogs shot at adoption

One by one, 28 dogs were tagged with a number Saturday and loaded into cages in two vans taking them to Florida for a chance at a forever home.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, Aug 1, 2014

Local gospel group humbled by award

The Augusta-based gospel group Joyceland McCaster and Victorious Soul was named Urban Contemporary Group/Duo of the Year at the Rhythm of Gospel Awards.
By Lisa Kaylor

Station offers a local gospel sound

The desire to support independent artists is one of the things the staff at WNRR - which took to the airwaves May 2 - believes sets it apart from other area gospel stations.
By Lisa Kaylor

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Downtown spot offers space for artists

Denise and Baruti Tucker saw a need downtown for a family friendly space where artists can exhibit, musician can jam, and people can relax and hang out.
By Lisa Kaylor

Library given family research

For 40 years, Joyce Poole has traced her family's history. She carefully saved the books, journals and magazines she collected during her research.
By Lisa Kaylor

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Camp aims to boost girls' self-esteem

Saturday was the eighth camp in Augusta presented by the Cher Best's Sisters Only Club.
By Lisa Kaylor

Friday, July 25, 2014

Curtis Baptist School to celebrate 50th anniversary

This year marks Curtis Baptist School's 50th anniversary, and the school will kick off a year filled with events to commemorate it.
By Lisa Kaylor

Program to focus on connecting with teens

Parents who want to connect with their teens but aren't sure where to start will find help at Stevens Creek Church on Tuesday.
By Lisa Kaylor
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