Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:01 a.m.
The financial health of the U.S. was thankfully offered one positive check mark last week after the Congressional Budget Office reported that Medicare wonít be as much of a budget-buster as expected.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:01 a.m.
Free tennis lessons that are being offered to youth at Eustis Park in Aiken represent an excellent model for future partnerships in the city.
Monday, July 21, 2014 5:46 p.m.
The City of Aiken is considering changes to the layout of its buildings, but so far, only piecemeal changes appear to be in place.
Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:01 a.m.
Virtually anytime someone stays at a hotel, motel or bed and breakfast in Aiken, the City makes money off of the so-called ďbed tax.Ē
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 a.m.
South Carolina is going to have to continue to pursue a sustainable energy portfolio if it wants business growth. Thatís the message being sent not just from the usual suspects such as conservation groups, but now from the S.C. Department of Commerce.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:01 a.m.
The Highway Trust Fund is running on fumes and that wonít change unless thereís Congressional action.
Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:01 a.m.
In 10 to 20 years, the effects of Northside development are expected to be realized with thousands of additional residents likely to be living in that part of Aiken by 2035.
Friday, July 11, 2014 12:01 a.m.
Itís clear that revamping the Department of Veterans Affairs will be a daunting task, but itís a good sign to see the acting VA secretary visiting both Augusta and Columbia to speak with employees and local leaders.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014 12:01 a.m.
Western officials, including U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., are right to call for a thorough audit of election results in Afghanistan.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 12:01 a.m.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley may have what South Carolina needs to fix our crumbling roads and bridges, but sheís not telling us until January. All we know after her announcement last week is that sheís working on a plan that will be a road map for future...
Monday, July 7, 2014 12:01 a.m.
The possibility of more nuclear waste coming to Savannah River Site Ė this time from Germany Ė is another distressing sign that South Carolina is becoming a dumping ground for such material.
Friday, July 4, 2014 12:01 a.m.
The puzzle may look fragmented, but there a clear solutions to curbing Aikenís zero growth rate.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 12:01 a.m.
The wait for immigration reform has been going on long enough. Itís time for action, and the White House thankfully appears up to the challenge.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:01 a.m.
A U.S. House bill approved last week to open up drilling along South Carolinaís coast is thankfully a long-shot, but itís still troubling that Congress is once again considering such a measure.
Growing up in North Augusta, I still remember what it was like to see an alligator once in a while as a child.
Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:01 a.m.
Weíve said it on this page a number of times in recent months Ė Aiken City Council needs to make northside recreation a priority.