- 5/12/2013 Golf cart stolen from park shed
- 5/12/2013 North Augusta police bookings
- 5/12/2013 Business Profile: Matt Nieman Insurance Agency aims to help people
- 5/12/2013 North Augusta police blotter
- 5/12/2013 Merriwether raises funds for Relay For Life
- 5/12/2013 Man arrested for police threats
- 5/12/2013 Lucky student wins iPod touch
- 5/12/2013 Premier Martial Arts moves a few doors down, has special guest
- 5/12/2013 Lady Predators have to win to stay in
- 5/12/2013 Phil Schaefer reflects on North Augusta history
- 5/12/2013 North Augusta golf team’s season ends in Sumter
- 5/12/2013 NAHS grad named SEC Men’s Golf Freshman of the Year
- 5/12/2013 World’s No. 1 disc golfer pays a visit to Hippodrome
- 5/5/2013 Lady Jackets bow out of playoffs following extra-innings loss
- 5/5/2013 NAHS student-athletes sign for scholarships
- 5/5/2013 Jackets knocked out of playoffs, turn to next year
- 5/12/2013 Column: The best of both borders
- 5/12/2013 Chaplain’s Corner: A mother’s joy
- 5/12/2013 Downtown developments: Bad customer service, part two
- 5/12/2013 Letter: Riverkeeper is a benefit to North Augustans
- 5/12/2013 Column: Aiken County should fight to make DOE keep it’s promises
- 5/12/2013 Wrinkles: Quirks of the English language
- 5/12/2013 Phragments with Phyllis: My mother’s legacy in life
The Growl for Nov. 1
Standing with D.A.R.E.
Fifth-grade students at Belvedere Elementary School have been attending a special class called DARE. DARE is an important experience for students to have before moving on to middle and high school. Many kids grow up and do drugs.
Officer Tom has been teaching us how unhealthy drugs are and how they harm our bodies. We have learned that we don't want to grow up to use drugs.
Officer Tom also has taught us about peer pressure. Peer pressure is something we will all deal with and especially as we grow older. Peer pressure is when someone around your age or a friend "pressures" you into doing something you should not do, but you do it anyway. Along with this, he told us how we have to learn to take responsibility for our actions. We should not always look for someone else to blame. We should not let people talk us into doing drugs or using tobacco products. Being responsible is being able to stand up and say "no" to drugs. This can sometimes take real courage.
My friends and I are going to keep our pledge not to use drugs or alcohol as we grow older. We want to keep our bodies healthy, so we can do things like play sports in middle and high school. Drugs can be addicting. You should never use any medicines without your parents' approval. The best way to not use drugs or alcohol is to never start in the first place. So don't use drugs and you'll be happy.