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EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first installment in a monthly series examining the issues facing the country in the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the hot-button issues at hand and where local voters stand.

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Listed below are the presidential candidates' platforms and proposals as they relate to guns, gun violence and gun control. It is by no means an exhaustive list, and is largely sourced from the candidates' respective websites and other prepared information.

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Through song, prayer and fellowship, the Omicron Tau Lambda Leadership Institute Inc. of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity honored a local leader Saturday at the 13th annual MLK Drum Major Unity Award Breakfast.

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NORTH AUGUSTA — Rodney Tillman, owner of Big Rod’s Barber Shop in North Augusta, proclaimed Friday afternoon on the front porch of his shop, that, “In this community, we know about soul.”

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These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for Jan. 16. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have been ar…

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The University of South Carolina Aiken Dressage Team participated in its second show and took home another win for the Pacers while at the St. Andrews University Equestrian Center in Laurinburg, North Carolina.

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Before the start of Monday's Aiken City Council meeting, Mayor Rick Osbon  gave an update on the current state of one of Aiken's sister cities, Shoalhaven, Australia.

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A draft request for proposals for the discrete management of the Savannah River National Laboratory is expected to be issued in the second quarter of this fiscal year, which could be a significant step forward in the often long and mercurial federal contracting process.

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These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for Jan. 15. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have been ar…

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The Citadel will use a multimillion-dollar National Science Foundation grant to stand up a scholarship program aimed at recruiting and training the next generation of cybersecurity experts and professionals.

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The final three months of 2019 included a high-level challenge for Lt. Tim Thornton, one of the North Augusta Department of Public Safety's longest-serving employees, as he underwent some of his career's most rigorous training.

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The Aiken Branch of the American Association of University Women distributed $25,200 in the form of checks to 11 honorees during its Evening of Philanthropy event Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Aiken.

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These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for Jan. 14. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have been ar…

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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster's recently released executive budget includes $15 million for the South Carolina National Guard to begin construction of the innovative DreamPort Cybersecurity Collaborative facility at USC Aiken, according to a news release from the university.

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One of the top television broadcasters and analysts in thoroughbred racing history will make an appearance at the 14th edition of Breakfast at the Gallops.

These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for Jan. 13. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have been ar…

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