WASHINGTON (AP) — The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new “paycheck protection” program for businesses that have suffered COVID-related losses, giving them more flexibility to use federal subsidies for other costs and extending the lifespan of the …
Wading into a politically charged issue, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday preached the importance of wearing masks in public as the nation's economy reopens from the “cataclysmic" damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic.
After two months of silence, The Big Mo drive-in theater will reopen its gates for two upcoming concerts in late June and July.
Even though many businesses have reopened after being closed temporarily because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, residents of the Palmetto State are continuing to lose their jobs.
One new case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, was reported at the Savannah River Site on Thursday morning, a day after officials and contractors at the nuclear reserve began a shift back to so-called normal operations.
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Four of USC Aiken's newest graduates voiced their disappointment at not being able walk in a traditional commencement ceremony this year during a protest Wednesday.
The Savannah River Site on Wednesday began its gradual shift back to normal operations, a significant undertaking that suggests local executives and the U.S. Department of Energy believe the novel coronavirus crisis is being combated properly there.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The leader of governor's committee studying how to best reopen South Carolina after the coronavirus said one of the most critical pieces of unfinished business is protecting businesses from lawsuits if they follow safety recommendations.
Roughly half of South Carolina's school board members ranked health of students and staff as the No. 1 priority when it comes to reopening schools this fall, according to a recent survey from the S.C. School Board Association.
WASHINGTON — The United States was on the cusp of marking at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a once-unthinkable toll that now appears to be just the beginning of untold misery in the months ahead as Las Vegas casinos and Walt Disney World make plans to reopen, crowds of unmasked A…
State health authorities confirmed 20 new deaths from coronavirus Wednesday – the largest number of deaths reported since the state's outbreak began.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday morning announced one new case of COVID-19 had been recorded at the Savannah River Site.
As a clinical supervisor in the ICU at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Lindsay Sanders stands among health care professionals who are on the front lines battling COVID-19.
Recent Wednesdays on SC Highway 421 have included several mid-day traffic "challenges," but the people stuck in the cars have not seemed to mind the slowdown too much, as the process has resulted in tons of free groceries being distributed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
When Samantha Jones was promoted to drive-thru manager at Chick-fil-A in Aiken in January, she had no idea that she would have to coordinate one of the most unique drive-thru and pickup strategies her company had ever implemented.
When seniors at Aiken High School left school on March 13, they didn't know they wouldn't be back in class and would miss most of the traditions associated with the end of their final year.
Andi Hogg is a firefighter and police officer with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, and she’s spent the last two years helping people on the streets as an officer and behind the scenes working in dispatch.
These are unprecedented and unordinary times, according to Carmella Burton, the administrator at The Place at Pepper Hill, a nursing and rehabilitation center tucked into a wooded area near Aiken Regional Medical Centers.
True Value Hardware owner Det Haislip has tried to do anything he can to assist his fellow Aikenites with their home or business endeavors during the coronavirus pandemic – and not just by selling rakes and grills.
The past couple of months have thrown several rude surprises in the face of Clyde Gurosik, whose strawberry crop has helped turn his acreage into one of the Aiken-Augusta area's top agricultural attractions.
Police within the city of Aiken have continued the call to public service throughout the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a first class lineman for Aiken Electric Cooperative, Wes Overstreet is considered an essential worker, so he hasn’t been on hiatus during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit in Aiken County, local pharmacist and owner of Family Pharmacy on Price Avenue Brandi Johnson and her staff made a creative decision to help their customers gain access to a major necessity: hand sanitizer.
Kathy Sauther’s contribution to the battle against the novel coronavirus is an offshoot of her business, but it’s something she does for free.
Teresa McKinney has been the produce department manager at Bi-Lo on Pine Log Road for 10 years, and like most folks, has never seen anything like the current coronavirus pandemic.
The Aiken County Public School District recently issued an email concerning distance learning packets and the school meals distribution program.
A group of graduating USC Aiken students plan to march the campus grounds Wednesday in protest of changes to the university's commencement ceremony.
Nearly two months after it closed temporarily because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Betsy’s Round the Corner reopened at 11 a.m. Tuesday in downtown Aiken.
A $3.5 million donation from Duke Endowment to Feeding the Carolinas will help fund hunger relief operations at food banks battling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Aiken County saw zero fatal collisions this Memorial Day weekend, according to reports from the S.C. Highway Patrol.
NEW YORK (AP) — The trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange reopened Tuesday in a largely symbolic step toward economic recovery, and stocks surged, even as the official U.S. death toll from the coronavirus closed in on 100,000, a mark President Donald Trump once predicted the country w…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn't assure him that the August gathering can go for…
USC Aiken plans to reinstate in-person classes this fall after coronavirus precautions signaled an early end to on-campus learning this past semester.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Alexis Washington has spent most of her time in the parking lot of Aiken's Clyburn Center for Primary Care rather than inside the medical facility.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the rubble of buildings and lives, modern U.S. presidents have met national trauma with words such as these: “I can hear you.” “You have lost too much, but you have not lost everything.” “We have wept with you; we’ve pulled our children tight.”
Etiquette is always important in communal spaces. For community gardeners in years past, being considerate of others meant keeping your bed neat, treating communal tools with care, chatting with fellow gardeners about their summer plans and resisting the urge to snatch a tomato from your nei…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released reopening guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes.
LOS ANGELES — When Tony Nittoli of North Hollywood noticed a leak under his bathroom sink in mid-April, he tied it up with an old T-shirt and stuffed junk mail under it. He’d normally call his apartment manager to take care of it, but health officials’ orders were clear: stay inside and away…
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top education official wanted $115 million for summer school programs to get some of the state's most vulnerable students back on track after missing at least 10 weeks of in-person classes because of the coronavirus.
This year's annual Memorial Day service in Aiken diverged greatly from tradition as Americans everywhere wage war on a different kind of battlefield.
President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state's Democratic governor doesn't immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In recognition of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, formerly known as National Nursing Home Week, the Aiken County Branch of the NAACP sponsored lunches for Pruitt Health North Augusta and Pruitt Health Aiken.
Aiken County gained five new cases of the novel coronavirus but no additional deaths Sunday, bringing the countywide total to 173 cases and seven deaths.
COLUMBIA — High school graduation season is getting ready to start in South Carolina, and a quite a few students will be able to get their diplomas in their caps and gowns together and in person.