The Aiken County School Board will review policies related to face coverings and communicable diseases at its Tuesday night meeting.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Vilified, threatened with violence and in some cases suffering from burnout, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the U.S. have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak, a testament to how politically combustible masks, lockdowns and…
Over 700 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in South Carolina on Monday, including a dozen new cases in Aiken County.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor said Monday that the reopening of some of the state's schools amid the coronavirus outbreak has gone well except for photos shared on social media showing students crowded together in hallways.
It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired.
Fall is approaching, which means college students will be starting classes again soon. The coronavirus has forced schools across the country to adapt and USC Aiken and Aiken Technical College are no different.
The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control on Sunday announced 1,011 new confirmed cases and seven new probable cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 99,713 and probable cases to 722.
Bird watchers and nature enthusiasts can get a glimpse of one of Aiken County's largest endangered bird populations this month through a virtual event.
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new…
To prevent one of its major events from falling victim of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aiken Standard's ninth annual Fall Home and Garden Show will be held via an online forum.
After receiving many calls from the community about COVID-19 concerns, pharmacist Zoom Heaton decided to host free coronavirus testing for the community at TLC Medical Centre.
Another Aiken County resident has died as a result of COVID-19, bringing to 27 the total confirmed deaths in the county. Twenty-one new cases of the disease have also been confirmed in the county.
WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders launched a last-ditch effort to revive collapsing Washington talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money, summoning Trump administration negotiators to the Capitol on Friday in hopes of generating progress.
The Aiken County Public School District will distribute about 2,000 internet hotspots to students for the 2020-2021 school year, according to Aiken County School Board member Sandra Shealey.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct start date for Mead Hall Episcopal School’s first day of school as Aug. 20.
The United Way of Aiken County’s drive-up event to collect school supplies for students in need brought Patty Clarke to the parking lot of Panera Bread in Aiken on Thursday.
North Augusta is rumored to have almost been the home of Hollywood, so it’s fitting that there will be a pop-up drive-in movie event in a few months.
The number of unemployment insurance claims filed decreased for the third week in a row in the Palmetto State and Aiken County, the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce, or DEW, reported Thursday.
U.S. testing for the coronavirus is dropping even as infections remain high and the death toll rises by more than 1,000 a day, a worrisome trend that officials attribute largely to Americans getting discouraged over having to wait hours to get a test and days or weeks to find out the results.
Another 1,175 COVID-19 cases were confirmed in South Carolina on Wednesday, including 48 new cases in Aiken County and a handful of cases in Barnwell and Edgefield counties.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — School districts nationwide puzzling over how to safely educate children during a pandemic have a more immediate challenge — getting 26 million bus-riding students there in the first place.
ATLANTA — Two suburban Atlanta school districts that began in-person classes Monday with mask-optional policies face more questions about COVID-19 safety protocols after on-campus pictures showed students packed shoulder-to-shoulder.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau is cutting its schedule for data collection for the 2020 census a month short as legislation that would have extended the national head count's deadlines stalls in the U.S. Senate. The move is worrying researchers, politicians and others who say th…
NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won't supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds.
The return of students to classrooms in the midst of the novel coronavirus is going to create a significant challenge for school officials, and South Carolina’s Superintendent of Education believes the process probably will be rocky at times.
DALLAS, Ga. — Putting your child on the bus for the first day of school is always a leap of faith for a parent. Now, on top of the usual worries about youngsters adjusting to new teachers and classmates, there’s COVID-19.
State health authorities confirmed an additional 1,105 COVID-19 cases in South Carolina on Monday, including 10 new cases in Aiken County.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused many plans to change, including those for a pair of youth lacrosse tournaments that originally were scheduled for Asheville, North Carolina.
Who gets to be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine? U.S. health authorities hope by late next month to have some draft guidance on how to ration initial doses, but it’s a vexing decision.
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers reported progress on a huge coronavirus relief bill Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore an expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit and send funding to help schools reopen.
Thirty-three new cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in Aiken County, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Saturday.
All public school students in Aiken County will participate in some form of distance learning when classes resume this fall.
Even though they occurred in different centuries, an infectious disease outbreak in an Irish town and the novel coronavirus pandemic of today have quite a bit in common.
The Aiken County Animal Shelter and Friends of the Animal Shelter, or FOTAS, are participating in Clear the Shelters, a national adopt and donate campaign, throughout August.
A raft of new coronavirus cases among the Savannah River Site's workforce was confirmed this week, pushing the cumulative tally at the south-of-Aiken nuclear reserve well past 200.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved as safe and effective, Americans should have widespread access within a reasonable time, Dr. Anthony Fauci assured lawmakers Friday.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, lagging in the polls and grappling with deepening economic and public health crises, on Thursday floated the startling idea of delaying the Nov. 3 presidential election. The notion drew immediate pushback from Democrats and Republicans alike in a nation t…