Aiken County School Board member Patrice Rhinehart-Jackson challenged Aiken High School's class of 2020 to lead powerful, purposeful lives during commencement exercises Friday.
An Aiken man has been charged with several additional criminal sexual conduct with a minor charges since being arrested Tuesday.
A fox in Edgefield County has been confirmed to have rabies, according to a press release from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
Julie Whitesell held her daughter's hands as the bells of St. John's Methodist Church rang. She, like many other of the congregation's members, had her head in prayer in the memory of George Floyd and other recently killed African Americans on her mind.
Any adult is eligible for a coronavirus test next week in Graniteville, where a mobile unit provided by Aiken Regional Medical Centers and state health authorities will provide free COVID-19 testing for a limited time to the community.
A number of local events in Aiken County and throughout South Carolina have been postponed, canceled or altered because of the outbreak of coronavirus. Send information about changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for June 3, 2020. 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 be…
In a show of compassion for the nation's issues of inequality and injustice, Aiken Mosaic has organized for bells ring throughout Aiken on Friday morning.
North Augusta High School’s graduating seniors’ last year of high school was different, to say the least, including Thursday’s graduation.
The New Holland community in the northern portion of Aiken County is the beneficiary of a recent $60,000 grant from the South Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority, or RIA.
Free coronavirus testing will be offered to the public next week in Graniteville, according to state health authorities.
GRANITEVILLE — Midland Valley High Valedictorian Parker Welsh reminded his classmates Thursday that their graduation ceremony also was their first reunion.
NEW ORLEANS — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. Now it's working to avoid crowds by selling a limited number of scheduled tickets and holding all anniversary commemorations – including an annual D-…
The number of claims for unemployment insurance benefits received from Aiken County declined for the second week in a row, according to the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.
An Aiken man who was shot after pointing two guns at deputies has died from injuries sustained after being shot Wednesday evening.
Aiken’s elected officials and community leaders didn’t just talk about the need to address the issues of inequality and injustice during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Hope for change and a call to action were some of the main takeaways that resonated with the crowd gathered Wednesday for the City of Aiken's conference addressing the racial violence and division currently gripping the nation.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s premier monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee along Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.
Growing concerns about unreported child abuse claims amid the coronavirus pandemic has led to a proclamation by Aiken's mayor in hopes of raising awareness.
COLUMBIA — A prosecutor in South Carolina said the investigation into the shooting death of a black teenager by a white Columbia police officer this spring is complete and he is reviewing to see if any charges will be filed.
MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors on Wednesday filed a tougher charge against the police officer at the center of the George Floyd case and charged three other officers, delivering a victory to protesters galvanized by a death that roused racial tensions and unleashed coast-to-coast unrest.
These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for June 2, 2020. 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 be…
Aiken Regional Medical Centers has begun the process of easing its visitation restrictions to allow for visitors of patients to return to the hospital in some circumstances.
COLUMBIA — Civil liberties advocates in South Carolina are calling on some of the state's law enforcement agencies to explain and apologize for what they're calling a “violent escalation” by officers during weekend demonstrations.
At a time of such visible nationwide upheaval, tangible frustrations and demand for change, the importance of voting – especially in local elections – is amplified, community leaders and Aiken County residents believe.
Aiken County Schools Superintendent King Laurence believes education plays an important part in disrupting racism in society, according to a recent statement.
A cul-de-sac in Houndslake had a unique atmosphere Monday afternoon, courtesy of the Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken, as the musical group gave a performance, offering some relief for local residents who have not been out and around much in recent weeks, due to health guidelines.
Three free, kid-friendly options for cool relief are now open for "business" in Aiken County, with two splash pads in North Augusta and a "sprayground" in Aiken.
An ordinance authorizing the sale of the old Aiken County Hospital to a company headed by two Columbia-based developers received approval from Aiken County Council on Tuesday night.
A newly formed local Black Lives Matter chapter held discussions with local police on Tuesday evening before making posters for an upcoming protest.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”
The Aiken County School Board held a special called meeting Tuesday night to generate public feedback for a review of the upcoming school year budget.
These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for June 1, 2020. 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 be…
Racial injustice is an issue that must be addressed by people of faith, according to several local religious leaders who responded recently to the Aiken Standard’s questions about the death of George Floyd and its ramifications.
Children's Place Inc. encourages the public to leave notes of love and support for fathers every June on the sidewalks of Laurens Street, but this year the colorful chalk messages are shadowed by an overarching issue that has touched the lives of millions of people all over the world.
State health authorities have released information on several types of pre-existing health conditions found in coronavirus cases and deaths, which include a wide range of issues from heart disease to intellectual disabilities.
- Aiken man, woman charged with sexually assaulting horse
- Man charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor at Aiken High
- Aiken man, who pulled two pistols on deputies, dies following officer-involved shooting
- Aiken woman charged with sharing explicit video of victim on social media
- Suspect shot after pulling gun on Aiken County deputies; 3 officers placed on leave
- Black Lives Matter hosts first meeting in Aiken ahead of weekend protest
- Deputies searching for armed suspect in Aiken County
- Protests over Floyd's death sparks violence, curfews in S.C.
- Aiken man identified as victim in early morning break-in turned fatal stabbing
- 'No justice! No peace!': Peaceful protesters march in solidarity for George Floyd in downtown Aiken
- Peaceful protest, march in Aiken
- MVHS Graduation 2020
- Weekly top residence sales for Aiken County May 5-8
- A Moment in the Sun for Bulldogs
- Roadside Produce Stands in High Gear
- Musical Monday Moment
- Silver Bluff High Graduation 2020
- Creativity on Display at Fox Creek
- City conference
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