Pandemic turned profit

Second City Distillery in downtown Augusta make their own FDA approved hand sanitizer to help their guests during the pandemic. (photo by Sam Turner)

By Sam Turner |
Staff writer

During the first shutdown of the coronavirus in March 2020, many people across the country who were not considered “essential” were left without jobs. Instead of sitting around, many people turned to crafting and creating.

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Local Spotlight: Tara Scheyer

Tara Scheyer, a local music teacher, plays the ukulele, piano, and more. (photo courtesy of Tara Scheyer website)

By Sam Turner |
Staff writer 

For some people, music is relaxing to listen to. For those of determined heart, it is a lifestyle.

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Online classes to continue for AU students

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Students prepare for online classes during temporary suspension of in-person courses while students who are already online continue as usual. (Pexels stock)

By Sam Turner|
Staff writer

Online classes at Augusta University are to continue during the two-week temporary suspension period starting March 16.

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Augusta business fights against coronavirus with magic

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With fabric, glitter and a little magic, Wardrobe of Wishes (WoW) continues to stay open during the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Pexels stock)

By Sam Turner|
Staff writer

A local Augusta business is determined to keep doors open during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) scare with a little magic.

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Get jazzy with Wycliffe Gordon

 

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Wycliffe Gordon, musician and Augusta University professor, performs at the Augusta University Jazz and American Music Celebration Week in April of 2019. (Special to the Bell Ringer)

By Sam Turner|
Staff writer

AU Professor Wycliffe Gordon developed a love for music at a very young age. Wycliffe’s father was musically inclined and wanted his children to find the same love for music. 

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Grammy-nominated musician Branford Marsalis hosts Q&A with AU’s Wycliffe Gordon

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Branford Marsalis, left, and Wycliffe Gordon, right, host a Q&A in the Maxwell Theatre. (photo by Sam Turner)

By Sam Turner |
Staff writer

Augusta University kicked off the spring semester with a Lyceum Series featuring Grammy-nominated jazz artist, Branford Marsalis on Jan. 16.

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Celebrating Burns Night

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Sam Turner (left) and Charles Smith (right) enjoy Burns Night while Smith is in traditional Highland dress. (photo by Sam Turner)

By Sam Turner |
Staff Writer

 

The sound of Great Highland bagpipes filled the air as St. Andrews Society members welcomed guests inside Newberry Hall in downtown Aiken for the 20th annual Burns Supper on Saturday, Jan. 25.

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