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Old and new: North Augusta antique mall thrives in a new location, opens a second building

Before Riverfront Antique Mall in North Augusta closed its doors permanently in September 2021, Richard Mayson wanted to keep the business afloat. On October 1, he launched his own business called Riverside Antiques & Treasures. “We had two options: find somewhere else or shut down,” Mayson, who served as a vendor at Riverfront for almost four…

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Simon Says: Home ownership in CSRA varies from state to national levels

Dr. Simon Medcalfe, AU Economics Professor Buying a house is one of the largest purchases most people will make in their lifetime. In Georgia, 63 percent of all housing is owner-occupied; in Columbia County, it is 80 percent, and 53 percent in Richmond County. Evidence suggests that homeowners are more satisfied with their homes and neighborhoods and…

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Local pest control tech receives statewide recognition

A North Augusta man has been named South Carolina’s 2022 Technician of the Year by the South Carolina Pest Control Association. David Hubbard, a long-time employee of Terminix Service in North Augusta, recently received the annual statewide award. David Hubbard, a 27-year employee of Terminix in North Augusta, was recently awarded South Carolina’s Technician of the Year. Hubbard…

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Faith Friday: Make-up becomes ministry for local woman who realized childhood dream

Lots of little girls are enamored by the paint their mothers put on their faces to enhance their natural beauty. A 7-year-old Curtoria Robertson knew she had to wait another nine years before she could play in palates of make-up, though. Mom’s orders. Curtoria Robertson is a one-woman show and believes make-up is ministry. As a teenager,…

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