How desperate are Americans for sports right now? The best measure yet was the May 24 charity golf match featuring two top professional players partnered with two quarterbacks, one former, one current. It was rainy. It was dull. There were technical glitches. It was full of artifice (like an…
South Carolina voters received some good news last week when the State Legislature approved a short-term bill that will let all voters request a mail-in absentee ballot for the upcoming primaries.
As businesses across South Carolina start to reopen and move toward a new normal, local governments will feel increased pressure to do the same. And they soon must figure out what that should look like, particularly when it comes to holding public meetings.
Here we are, another week of working from and sheltering at home, home-schooling, at-home recreation and such. That is, at least, for a good many of us.
Scammers are working overtime, and COVID-19 isn’t the only virus to worry about. Crooks are working by telephone, computer, text messaging, social media — every way imaginable — to leverage coronavirus fears and separate people from their money. And, worse, they’re getting better at it.
As much as the coronavirus crisis has impacted business and finance and stands to do so further, there will be recovery. Markets will recover. People will recover.
The average American checks their email 15 times a day which equates to about once every waking hour. Over the last two weeks, every vendor, service provider, ticketing service, utility and business that’s ever captured an email address has sent out notifications detailing how it is supporti…
Though she lived an incredibly full 101 years, the death of Katherine Johnson came as a bit of a surprise – and some sadness. Giants like her seem as though they will be with us forever.
Hearing on the national stage that advanced technology used in other states caused ballot counting to slow to a snail’s pace doesn’t instill a lot of confidence in the election process.
Perhaps you were not aware that the first week in February was Tax Fraud Awareness Week. No problem as every week has some kind of designation. But awareness of the issues surrounding tax fraud is particularly important during this unfolding tax season.
Last Tuesday, we rolled out a viewpoint in support pending legislation that would make drivers think twice about ambling along in the passing lane of two-lane highways. It seems lawmakers’ own experiences with these drivers drove them to want to do something about it. If it passes, those dri…
Given the turmoil surrounding the Aiken County School Board last year, and the subsequent resignations of the superintendent and three board members, you would think the board would tread carefully when announcing its next superintendent.
February is Black History Month, and there is an extra incentive to celebrate: 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment to the Constitution.
The issue usually gets more focus ahead of primaries for state and local offices, but it's on the table again as South Carolina counts down to the Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 29.
The recent news that the Aiken Steeplechase Association purchased land for a new site for its spring and fall events is a victory for all parties involved.
In spring 2017, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered that South Carolina comply with the federal government’s Real ID and begin issuing Real ID driver’s licenses and identification cards that meet the federal standard.
Regarding the movement of equity prices, we associate with the words of Alan “Ace” Greenberg, the head of Bear Stearns during the 1987 market crash: “Stocks fluctuate, next question.” The good news in 2019 is that mostly they fluctuated up, which offers a lesson or two.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to withhold the House articles of impeachment from the Senate, further trivializing a serious constitutional power and process. Senate Republicans seem content to play along while ridiculing her gambit, but they should take their own duties more seriously…
We’re sure the nonprofits that received the leftovers from Gov. Henry McMaster’s inauguration fund were delighted by the early Christmas gift. They all seem to be worthy recipients of charitable donations.
This editorial, written by Francis P. Church, first appeared in the New York Sun on Sept. 21, 1897. It runs in the Aiken Standard this year in honor of Christmas.
In the classic animated special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” narrator Sam the Snowman, in his spiffy tweed vest and bowler decorated with a twig of holly, welcomed viewers to the North Pole, aka Christmastown.
Research into gun-related violence has not been banned in the United States, but a series of measures has had nearly the same crippling effect when it comes to federal funding for studying one of the nation’s leading causes of death.
One of the more important local elections in recent memory takes place Tuesday when voters go to the polls to select three new Aiken County School Board members.
November's early blast of winter is forecast by some as the harbinger of colder temperatures ahead. With them will come the annual danger from fires caused by people trying to stay warm.
Opportunity zones, fees in lieu of taxes, historic credits and many other incentives are accessible to investors interested in repurposing underdeveloped areas, but none of them appear to burden taxpayers in quite the same way as the latest economic stimulation fad, the public-private partnership.
Dominion Energy sold SC customers' personal data to a third-party organization that's hawking "gas line" insurance most of us don't need. The solicitations arriving in mailboxes this month look like they're coming from the utility, which collects the monthly payments on your power bill and profits from any sales.
The fall foliage seems to have peaked at just the perfect time to paint a crimson and gold backdrop for Thanksgiving in Aiken this year.
South Carolina ranks 47th in the nation in providing resources to combat mental illness. That abysmal situation may be changing, but we have a long way to go.
- Aiken man, woman charged with sexually assaulting horse
- Aiken woman charged with sharing explicit video of victim on social media
- 'No justice! No peace!': Peaceful protesters march in solidarity for George Floyd in downtown Aiken
- Protests over Floyd's death sparks violence, curfews in S.C.
- 'They deserve to be loved': Foster care awareness highlighted in the month of May
- Rest Master Bedding goes out of business in North Augusta
- Class of 2020 parades through downtown Aiken to celebrate graduation
- Kenneth Leverett was known for providing 'great service'
- Aiken County primary guide: Who's running, for what office, and why?
- 2 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Aiken County; 331 new cases in S.C.
- Peaceful protest, march in Aiken
- Weekly top residence sales for Aiken County May 5-8
- Creativity on Display at Fox Creek
- Roadside Produce Stands in High Gear
- A Moment in the Sun for Bulldogs
- Food Giveaway
- Pups and Suds
- Headlines in Aiken History — May 31
- Most Wanted by Aiken County Sheriff's Office: May 29
- Headlines in Aiken History — May 30