News (STAR) http://www.aikenstandard.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=star01&template=rss RSS Feed News (STAR) en-us <![CDATA[Auto dealer lobby donates $227,000 to South Carolina lawmakers]]>
South Carolina lawmakers have received more than $227,000 in campaign contributions from automobile dealers and industry lobbyists so far in 2016, a review of ethics filing shows.]]>
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:08:00 EST
<![CDATA[Annexation rumors ripple through North Augusta]]>
Annexation, accusations and explanations dominated the discussion this week at a called meeting of Edgefield County Council, with a variety of local government officials gathered to address rumors about alleged plans for North Augusta to reach farther into Edgefield County and annex the Merriwether area.]]>
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:07:00 EST
<![CDATA[South Carolina, Georgia plan $75 million upgrade to I-20]]>
AUGUSTA — A joint DOT project will replace and expand the four bridges spanning the Savannah River and Augusta Canal on Interstate 20 at the Georgia-South Carolina state line.]]>
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:05:00 EST
<![CDATA[North Augusta's Riverview Park gym project faces funding shortfall]]>
North Augusta City Council’s discussion between two funding options to upgrade the gym at Riverview Park turned into a broader discussion about the City’s priorities from its share of the Aiken County Capital Project Sales Tax.]]>
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:11:00 EST
<![CDATA[Federal report condemns Department of Energy, Savannah River Site company for failure to protect whistleblowers]]>
A newly published investigation reveals systematic failures and retaliation against contractor employees who speak up about health and safety concerns throughout the U.S. Department of Energy.]]>
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 20:16:00 EST
<![CDATA[North Augusta man wanted on child abuse charges ]]>
The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a North Augusta man wanted on child abuse charges.]]>
Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:24:00 EST
<![CDATA[Shed, car burn in fire on Edgefield Road]]>
BELVEDERE — The Belvedere Fire Department, with assistance from other area fire departments, responded to a structure fire Thursday at a home on Edgefield Road.]]>
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 09:18:00 EST
<![CDATA[North Augusta prayer rally offers hope for future]]>
NORTH AUGUSTA — In light of recent events around the country and world, residents packed Wade Hampton Veterans Park on Wednesday in an effort to offer praise and hope for local and state leaders, as well as the future of the United States.]]>
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:06:00 EST
<![CDATA[North Augusta and Edgefield County officials address annexation rumors]]>
Annexation, accusations and explanations dominated the discussion this week at a called meeting of Edgefield County Council, with a variety of local government officials gathered to address rumors about alleged plans for North Augusta to reach farther into Edgefield County and annex the Merriwether area.]]>
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 20:11:00 EST
<![CDATA[FBI completes investigation into 2014 North Augusta officer-involved fatal shooting]]>
The FBI Columbia division has completed its civil rights investigation into the actions of former North Augusta police officer Justin Craven for his role in the February 2014 shooting death of a 68-year-old Edgefield County man.]]>
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:32:00 EST
<![CDATA[Gas tax funds pay for North Augusta, Aiken County road projects]]>
It’s about to become a smoother ride for motorists traveling between Aiken and North Augusta.]]>
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:21:00 EST
<![CDATA[Aiken County police agencies receive support following Dallas shooting]]>
Gatorade, pizza, even cookies, met Aiken City police officers following the tragic shooting of five police officers in Dallas last week.]]>
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:20:00 EST
<![CDATA[Police: Augusta man charged after grabbing North Augusta police officer's weapon ]]>
An Augusta man was arrested Saturday night on Atomic Road near Old Edgefield Road in connection with a confrontation with law enforcement officials.]]>
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:18:00 EST
<![CDATA[Twenty traffic deaths reported on Aiken County roads in 2016]]>
Twenty people have died on Aiken County roads so far in 2016. South Carolina Highway Patrol records show 17 of those deaths were investigated by the agency, which is the highest number reported in at least four years.]]>
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:12:00 EST
<![CDATA[SRS advisory board seeks new members]]>
The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board is accepting applications to add new members to the organization.]]>
Tue, 12 Jul 2016 18:12:00 EST