News and Blog


Businesses: Join AFP at the 2015 ACC Tournament

Augusta Free Press will be courtside at the 2015 ACC Tournament ...
Fans of Virginia, Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, Virginia Tech and other ACC favorites will be glued to their TVs during the games and then tune into AFP afterward to hear from players ...

North Augusta expo provides health information

NORTH AUGUSTA - Almost 100 health vendors and providers packed the floor of the Riverview Park Activities Center on Saturday to provide information about their services at the North Augusta Family Healthy Fair Expo. Representatives from Aiken Regional ...


She works with Cobb, Ezekiel, Loy & Co. P.A. Mr. Breedlove is the grandson of Evalyn Holcomb of North Augusta, S.C., and the late Samuel Rogers, and the late William and Bruna Breedlove. He plans to graduate from the University of North Carolina at ...

Day Planner

Rick Allen; 11:30 a.m.; Legends Club, 2701 Washington Road, Augusta; $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers, (706) 821-1318 MARCH 20: Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce AM Connection; 7:15 a.m.; North Augusta High School Media Center, 2000 Knobcone Ave.,

North Augusta man sentenced for possession of child porn

A North Augusta man was sentenced in federal court recently for possession of child pornography. James O'Neal Arthur Jr., 57, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment, followed by supervised release for life, which will require him to register as a sex offender.

Scholar Athlete: North Augusta's Cydney Mathews

Carrying on the family legacy. That's what this week's WJBF Scholar Athlete has done. North Augusta's Cydney Mathews began playing volleyball in middle school, but her first love was basketball. She says if she could be anyone in the world, she'd be her ...

North Augusta family loses everything in fire

News 12 First at Five / Tuesday, February 24, 2015 NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) -- A widow is counting her blessings after her North Augusta home catches fire burning everything almost everything she owns. Her husband built the home decades ago, and it was ...

3 North Augusta teens arrested for vandalism

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety arrested three 17-year-olds Monday whose spray painting spree caused more than $10,000 worth damage over the weekend. Jerry Bennett, Austin Lavigne and Frank Zander, all of North Augusta, were charged with ...

Results for North Augusta Republican primary elections

Voting for the North Augusta Republican primary elections were consolidated the voting to one location, at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta. A total of 1199 votes were cast...
With three new electees. Jimmy Adams won the greatest ...

North Augusta moves forward with police body cameras

Body cameras on police officers have become a hot topic over the past year. Police departments across the country have been exploring the idea since the August 2014 death of Michael Brown as a result of a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. North ...

Totalitarian Rule in America: False Flags, Secret Prisons, Extrajudicial Assassinations, Media Censorship, The Rounding Up of Alleged “Terrorists” …

By Joachim Hagopian Global Research, March 01, 2015 Every day signs are looming larger than life as we know it in the wealthiest nation on earth that it’s about to crash and burn, forever changing not…


SATANIC CHILD ABUSE IN NORTH LONDON SCHOOLTwo children have confessed to child abuseBy: Sylvia Murphy  |@NeonN ettle on 26th February 2015 @ 12.09pmShare on facebookShare on tumblrShare on emailMore Sh…

Upcoming Offerings for Church Planting in North America

Dear Church Family, I want to remind you of an important offering coming up and tell you about a new and exciting opportunity we have. During the month of March we’ll be taking up our annual Annie Ar…

Ansomone Hgh After Exercise Life Extending Pill For Height Increase In North Las Vegas, Nevada

HGH releasers ansomone HGH after exercise. Where to buy online professional L-Ornithine for nausea in North Las Vegas, Nevada? To stay you get the sententious human growth hormone of august Hgh supple…

Looking Back 60 Years Ago in North Simcoe February 1955 16th to 23rd

Police to get two way radio system; Midland council to apply to the Department of Transport for a frequency to be used by the Police Department for a two way radio system. Bernard Willette finds 18…



Sorry to disappoint: You can’t run in North Korean marathon

PYONGYANG, North Korea (CNN) – Distance runners looking for an unconventional challenge will have to look beyond the Korean peninsula for now — North Korea has barred foreign participants from April’s…

It’s Colder in North Carolina Than in Northern Alaska. Also, It’s Freezing.

A Siberian blast—seriously, this air is from Siberia—has turned the eastern U.S. into an icebox featuring the most extreme cold of anywhere on Earth right now. Looking ahead, there’s plenty more where…

the13thcatsmeow:My brother’s wedding in Gaza August 2010,...

the13thcatsmeow: My brother’s wedding in Gaza August 2010, humanitarian aid workers from around the world joined in. South African aid worker wearing a tshirt that reads; “South Africa Will never be …


THE WAYS OF CARNIVAL IN NORTH AMERICA Mardi Gras” specifically refers to the Tuesday before Lent, the highlight of the season. The term can also be used less specifically the whole Carnival season, so…


How can I prepare for breastfeeding before I give birth?

baby-breastfeedingTo prepare for breastfeeding, the most important thing you can do is have confidence in yourself and to plan ahead. Committing to breastfeeding starts with the conviction that you can do it! Other steps you can take to prepare for breastfeeding are:
  • Get good prenatal care, which can help you avoid early delivery. Babies born too early have more problems with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor about your plans to breastfeed, and ask if the place where you plan to deliver your baby has the staff and setup to support successful breastfeeding. Some hospitals and birth centers have taken special steps to create the best possible environment for successful breastfeeding. These places are called Baby-Friendly Hospitals and Birth Centers.
  • Take a breastfeeding class. Pregnant women who comprehend about how to breastfeed are more likely to be successful at breastfeeding than those who do not. Breastfeeding classes offer pregnant women and their partners the chance to prepare and ask questions before the baby´s arrival.
  • Ask your doctor to recommend a lactation consultant. You can establish a contact with a lactation consultant before the baby comes so that you will have support ready after the baby is born.
  • Talk to your doctor about your health. Discuss any breast surgery or injury you may have had. If you have depression, or are taking supplements or medicines, talk with your doctor about treatments that can work with breastfeeding.
  • Tell your doctor that you would like to breastfeed as soon as possible after delivery. The sucking instinct is very strong within the baby´s first hour of life.
  • Talk to friends who have breastfed, or consider joining a breastfeeding support group.
  • Talk to fathers, partners, and other family members about how they can help you successfully breastfeed. Partners and family members can:
    • Support your breastfeeding by being kind and encouraging
    • Show their love and appreciation for all of the work that goes into breastfeeding
    • Be good listeners if you need to talk about any breastfeeding concerns you might have
    • Help make sure you have enough to drink and get enough rest
    • Help around the house
    • Take care of any other children who are at home
    • Give the baby love through playing and cuddling
  • Get the items you will need for breastfeeding, such as nursing bras, covers, and nursing pillows.


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in NORTH AUGUSTA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

Posted in: 

Civil Rights pision

Office on Violence Against Women


Avoiding job scams in NORTH AUGUSTA

Scammers know that finding a job can be tough. To trick people looking for honest work, scammers advertise where real employers and job placement firms do. They also make upbeat promises about your chances of employment, and virtually all of them ask you to pay them for their services before you get a job. But the promise of a job isn’t the same thing as a job. If you have to pay for the promise, it’s likely a scam.

Signs of a Job Scam

Scammers advertise jobs where legitimate employers do — online, in newspapers, and even on TV and radio. Here’s how to tell whether a job lead may be a scam:

You need to pay to get the job

They may say they’ve got a job waiting, or guarantee to place you in a job, if you just pay a fee for certification, training materials, or their expenses placing you with a company. But after you pay, the job doesn’t materialize. Employers and employment firms shouldn’t ask you to pay for the promise of a job.

You need to supply your credit card or bank account information

Don´t give out your credit card or bank account information over the phone to a company unless you´re familiar with them and have agreed to pay for something. Anyone who has your account information can use it.

The ad is for "previously undisclosed" federal government jobs

Information about available federal jobs is free. And all federal positions are announced to the public on Don’t believe anyone who promises you a federal or postal job.

Job Placement Services

Many job placement services are legitimate. But others lie about what they’ll do for you, promote outdated or fake job openings, or charge up-front fees for services that may not lead to a job. In fact, they might not even return your calls once you pay.

Before you enlist a company’s help:

Check with the hiring company

If a company or organization is mentioned in an ad or interview, contact that company to find out if the company really is hiring through the service.

Get details — in writing

What’s the cost, what will you get, and who pays — you or the company that hires you? What happens if the service doesn’t find a job for you or any real leads? If they’re reluctant to answer your questions, or give confusing answers, you should be reluctant to work with them.

Get a copy of the contract with the placement firm, and read it carefully. A legitimate company will give you time to read the contract and decide, not pressure you into signing then and there. Make sure any promises — including refund promises — are in writing. Some listing services and "consultants" write ads to sound like jobs, but that’s just a marketing trick: They´re really selling general information about getting a job — information you can find for free on your own.

Know whether it’s job placement or job counseling

Executive or career counseling services help people with career directions and decisions. They may offer services like skills identification and self-evaluation, resume preparation, letter writing, and interview techniques, and general information about companies or organizations in a particular location or job field.

But job placement isn’t guaranteed. Fees can be as high as thousands of dollars, and you often have to pay first.

The National Career Development Association (NCDA) offers some tips on finding and choosing a career counselor, and explains the different types of counselors active in the field.

Check for complaints

Your local consumer protection agency, state Attorney General´s Office, and the Better Business Bureau can tell you whether any complaints have been filed about a company. Just keep in mind that a lack of complaints doesn’t mean the business is on the up-and-up. You may want to do an internet search with the name of the company and words like review, scam, or complaint. Look through several pages of search results. And check out articles about the company in newspapers, magazines, or online, as well.

Where to Look for Jobs

You’ve read the many resume and interview tips from respected sources available for free online, and scoured online job boards and newspaper classifieds. Some other places to look for leads in your job search include:


Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, CareerOneStop lists hundreds of thousands of jobs. It also links to employment and training programs in each state, including programs for people with disabilities, minorities, older workers, veterans, welfare recipients, and young people. For federal jobs, all open federal positions are announced to the public on

State and county offices

Your state’s Department of Labor may have job listings or be able to point you to local job offices that offer counseling and referrals. Local and county human resources offices provide some placement assistance, too. They can give you the names of other groups that may be helpful, such as labor unions or federally-funded vocational programs.

College career service offices

Whether it’s a four-year university or community college, see what help yours can offer. If you’re not a current or former student, some still may let you look at their job listings.

Your library

Ask if they can point you to information on writing a resume, interviewing, or compiling a list of companies and organizations to contact about job openings.

Report a Job Scam

If you’ve been targeted by a job scam, file a complaint with the FTC.

For problems with an employment-service firm, contact the appropriate state licensing board (if these firms must be licensed in your state), your state Attorney General, and your local consumer protection agency.

To learn about credit and background checks when you’re looking for a job, read What to Know When You Look For a Job.



Feed Widget

If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Sowell Selected the top stories of the city of NORTH AUGUSTA SOUTH CAROLINA. Political events, traffic accidents on highways, downtown events, neighborhoods and inside. Also researched local newspapers and social networks, as well as the site of City Hall. Crimes, are always subject to demand generally for information. Also the tragedies and disasters such as fires, floods, flooding, rain, hail and winds. Tags: Breaking News, NORTH AUGUSTA SOUTH CAROLINA, City, Indoors, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday , Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Car, Crash, Elections, Beating, Accident, Crime, Police, Criminal, Police, Road, Highway Access, Elections, Party, Hail, Rain, Flood, Anniversary, Award, Month, Week End , Today, Yesterday, Female, Male, Family, Child, People.