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Former Blue Devil Mayes finds home at Bluefield College

De’Shawn Mayes isn’t trying to stand out from the crowd; he’s content playing the game for the best for his team, no matter where he’s at. A former tailback, defensive back and wide receiver at Barnwell and Williston-Elko, Mayes never was a 2,000-yard type of...

Aiken arts galore: Plays, concerts, more planned for upcoming year

Editor’s note: This is part one of a planned two-part arts calendar. If you are an arts organization or with a festival that’s associated with Aiken County or the surrounding areas, email your information to sturner@aikenstandard.com no later than Wednesday at noon.



Editorial: Pick up the Senate pace, end minority reports

The state Senate is supposed to be a deliberative body, but that doesn’t mean that it should move at a glacial pace, or in some instances not at all. The fact that individual senators are able to use the rules to bring important legislation to a halt says that the rules ought to be changed.