Approximately 6,000 appeals were filed in 2011 with the Assessor's Office, and the chief complaint appears to be that many people don't believe the fair market value of their property increased in a down market. Sixty thousand properties out of the roughly 100,000 assessed increased in fair market value.
The Laurens Street Bridge collapsed a few inches after heavy rainfalls. The South Carolina Department of Transportation officially approved the use of Federal Emergency Relief funding to help cover the costs of the Laurens Street Bridge repairs.
The gloomy weather and the long lines reported at some precincts did not appear to deter voters from casting their ballots Monday as poll workers across Aiken County reported higher-than-normal turnouts.
Voters appeared to soundly say “no” to the county-wide referendum asking if they preferred to change the form of government from council-administrator to council-manager, according to unofficial numbers.
CHICAGO — President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early Wednesday, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn't end with their vote and declaring that the “best is yet to come.”
While the general election might not break partisan gridlock in Congress, it could result in historic changes for U.S. social policy: Several states had a chance to be the first to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote and to legalize recreational use of...
WASHINGTON, D.C. ó Democrats closed in on keeping their majority in the Senate, swiping Republican-held Senate seats in Indiana and Massachusetts on Tuesday and keeping a once vulnerable seat in Missouri.