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Blizzard of 2015 to Shut Down NYC, Boston Tuesday


Conditions will improve in a south-to-north fashion Tuesday night through Wednesday as the ...
New Hampshire; and Portland, Augusta and Bangor, Maine. During the height of the storm, snowfall rates in the New York City area and southern New England could ...

The Score: Friday night high school basketball scoreboard


The Irmo Yellow Jackets used a 26-point fourth quarter to help pace themselves to a 69-63 victory Friday night over North Augusta in a AAAA Region V matchup. The win gives Irmo a 15-3 record on the year and 4-0 in conference play. Irmo was led by sophomore ...

Irmo Rallies On The Road, LR Defeats Dreher


Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- In a battle of the Yellow Jackets, Irmo wiped out a 14-point, 4th-quarter deficit to win at North Augusta 69-63. Irmo closed out the game on an 11-0 thanks in part to Devontae Shuler who scored 10 of his 25 points in the final period.

North Augusta lets one slip away


NORTH AUGUSTA — For a majority of Friday night’s game, North Augusta (11-5, 3-1 Region 5-AAAA) turned in a dominating performance against Irmo (15-3, 4-0), the No. 5 team in the Class AAAA rankings. The home team built its lead to as many as 17 points ...

North Augusta plans job fair


NORTH AUGUSTA -- M.B. Kahn Construction Co. will have a job fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Augusta Municipal Center, 100 Georgia Ave., in the Palmetto Terrace Room on the fourth floor. The company was selected to build the Project Jackson ...

Drug charges laid after traffic stop on North Augusta Road


Brockville Police performed a traffic stop on North Augusta Rd. that resulted in drug charges, Jan. 17 at close to 3 p.m. A 20-year-old, local male was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was released with a future court date.

North Augusta looking into new ways to track crime


News 12 First at Five / Thursday, January 22, 2015 NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW) -- After five violent crimes in less than three weeks in North Augusta, officials are taking a closer look at how to manage crime in the city. They're hoping to get heat maps ...

1 man in jail after North Augusta shooting


One person is in jail after a shooting Saturday afternoon on the 100 block of Dundee Drive in North Augusta. Investigators with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office said they seized one vehicle and firearms from the incident location. Calvin Maughn, 27, was ...

Breaking on 6: Shooting in North Augusta on Dundee Drive


North Augusta, SC - Aiken County deputies and North Augusta Public Safety officers are on the scene of a shooting on Dundee Drive in North Augusta. Dispatch says the call came in around 3:17pm. No other details could be provided. News Channel 6 has a crew ...

North Augusta's 3-pointers, defense charge it to region win over White Knoll


NORTH AUGUSTA — With a handful of shooters capable of catching fire from distance, it’s not unusual for North Augusta coach Tony Harrell to see make after make in practice. When that consistency continues in games, the Yellow Jackets boys basketball ...




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    The city and the 7 steps to positive thinking

    Most of us keep a constant mental conversation .  We talk with ourselves every day, and unfortunately, many times these "internal" discussions are negative,  often marked by guilt about the past or worry about the future.  Such negativity can destroy any sign of hope that we have about the realization of our dreams.

    Our actions are based on our thoughts.  If we change the way we think, we can begin to change the actions we take.  Humans are always in pursuit of personal growth  financial, emotional, physical or spiritual. Practicing positive internal conversations can help us going to take actions that lead to great results.

    Then I leave seven steps to achieving a positive self-talk.  Following these steps you will be able to start eliminating your negative conversations and replace them with thoughts that will motivate you to improve.

    1   Eliminate negative self-talk

    The first step is realizing.  Would difficult to make a change without know intimately the thoughts that are in our head. 

    No doubt that if you have a long history of negative internal conversations, will be a challenge.  Their conversation becomes negative over the years for various reasons.  For example, if a child constantly told you that you were "dumb", you could incorporate as a truth. Then  you will discover your inner self there is a little voice that often repeats phrases like "I´m too slow", or "it costs me learn something."  If you constantly pass on negative stories, your actions will reflect their low self-esteem.  Going to be difficult for you to get somewhere if you´re always pulling back.

    Ordinary conversation includes the negative "can not."  When you say to yourself  "I can´t" or "it´s very difficult," you are creating resistance.  A mental block  are prevented you from doing things that  could succeed.

    Whenever you find yourself saying "I can´t ...", stop the game and challenge yourself with a "why?".  Studies show that most geniuses become outstanding people after years of commitment and more commitment.  So if you want to be successful need to start saying "I can" more often.

    A good method I have found useful is to say "stopping, stopping" whenever I notice myself saying something negative about myself, both mentally and verbally.  This method works if you have a sincere interest in positive thinking.

    2    Positive Affirmations

    Affirmations are positive expressions of a desired outcome or goal.  Expressions are generally short, believable and focused.  By repeating them over time, we opened new paths in our subconscious, creating the possibility of a new order of thoughts.

    An important step in repeating affirmations is to read them aloud and with feeling.  But read does not help unless you really feel what you say.

    Surely you have any questions about this technique at the beginning.  Nevertheless, if you follow these simple instructions to his disbelief will soon be replaced by faith in yourself.

    3      Create positive screenplays

    One thing you can see is that it´s easy for your mind to generate negative thoughts, based on other negative thoughts.  This cycle never ends, but increases, creating a strong limitation.

    From now on, let´s do this exercise.  Invent a positive, uplifting story that flows like a movie script.  Visualize the situation. Build  the story with a positive ending;  how bigger the storyline  better.  Better yet if you can develop a story that tells how all your goals are reached.  When you do begin to internalize your goals and dreams as if they were something you already did.

    4      Replace negative influences with positive

    It is important to identify external negative factors in your life that are limiting your thoughts.  For example, your mood can poison with friends and people who are negative.  If you are not careful enough, you will begin to adopt their  negative thoughts.  So be alert to negative influences.  Whether they come from friends, limit your exposure to these thoughts as much as you can. Additionally, avoid discussing your plans with people who did not  encourage and help you in your dreams and goals.

    Instead, look to surround yourself with the thoughts and actions of people that motivate you. Before long you will see the transformation of a pessimistic ball in a good and pleasant aura .  This positive energy that surrounds you will begin to improve their internal conversations too.

    5    Posts in present time

    What can help you is to focus about the steps you can take now.  If you find yourself locked, think: "what can I do now?."  Change your self-talk, letting anxiety about the future and start to act in this time.  You can not control what happens in the future, but if you take the necessary steps now, it allows you to have a better tomorrow. Focus   your thoughts on today and now.

    6    Controlling fears

    Fear is often what prevents you from achieving the goals.  Are you afraid to take risks for fear of losing the security that enjoys now.  You try to convince yourself that you are happy in their current state when, in reality, is not .  Your inner self may seem positive in trying to lie to himself.  Yet somehow, you know you´re cheating.

    Ask yourself what are your fears. What ´s the worst that can happen? Follow  a step-by-step approach - to discuss their fears and see if there is any way to see things more positively.  When you confront your fears, often going to realize that the worst case scenario is not as bad as thought.  On indeed, the benefits of change tend to justify the risk.

    7    Enjoy the good times

    It´s much easier to have a positive attitude if you focus on the good moments of your life instead of the bad.  Although it is inevitable to have  problems and challenges, remember that life consists of ups and downs, and that the good times are forged through the bad times.

    So choose to fill your mind with positive thoughts and images.  Make it a conscious habit.  To start, if you can be grateful for what you have now, your internal conversation will begin to change and align yourself with that sense of joy.  A state of gratitude helps a lot to your mind.

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  • Warning in NORTH AUGUST: Government Grant Scams

    “Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

    Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

    But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on the phone.

    Some scam artists advertise “free grants” in the classifieds, inviting readers to call a toll-free number for more information. Others are more bold: they call you out of the blue. They lie about where they’re calling from, or they claim legitimacy using an official-sounding name like the “Federal Grants Administration.” They may ask you some basic questions to determine if you “qualify” to receive a grant. FTC attorneys say calls and come-ons for free money invariably are rip offs.

    Grant scammers generally follow a script: they congratulate you on your eligibility, then ask for your checking account information so they can “deposit your grant directly into your account,” or cover a one-time “processing fee.” The caller may even reassure you that you can get a refund if you’re not satisfied. In fact, you’ll never see the grant they promise; they will disappear with your money.

    The FTC says following a few basic rules can keep consumers from losing money to these “government grant” scams:

    • Don’t give out your bank account information to anyone you don’t know. Scammers pressure people to divulge their bank account information so that they can steal the money in the account. Always keep your bank account information confidential. Don’t share it unless you are familiar with the company and know why the information is necessary.
    • Don’t pay any money for a “free” government grant. If you have to pay money to claim a “free” government grant, it isn’t really free. A real government agency won’t ask you to pay a processing fee for a grant that you have already been awarded — or to pay for a list of grant-making institutions. The names of agencies and foundations that award grants are available for free at any public library or on the Internet. The only official access point for all federal grant-making agencies is www.grants.gov.
    • Look-alikes aren’t the real thing. Just because the caller says he’s from the “Federal Grants Administration” doesn’t mean that he is. There is no such government agency. Take a moment to check the blue pages in your telephone directory to bear out your hunch — or not.
    • Phone numbers can deceive. Some con artists use Internet technology to disguise their area code in caller ID systems. Although it may look like they’re calling from Washington, DC, they could be calling from anywhere in the world.
    • Take control of the calls you receive. If you want to reduce the number of telemarketing calls you receive, place your telephone number on the National Do Not Call Registry. To register online, visit donotcall.gov. To register by phone, call 1-888-382-1222 (TTY: 1-866-290-4236) from the phone number you wish to register.
    • File a complaint with the FTC. If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, file a complaint with the FTC online, or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.
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