The Aiken Chamber of Commerce assembled the area’s top business and community leaders Friday night for its annual awards gala.
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.
History will be made Monday night when the Aiken City Council swears in Kay Biermann Brohl and Gail Diggs as members.
Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland’s domestic violence arrest means nearly a third of South Carolina’s sheriffs have been accused of committing crimes. The Legislature needs to take action to make it less tempting and more difficult for sheriffs to break the law.
South Carolina must improve how it cares for mentally ill prisoners, and it’s happening broadly under a court order that arose from a decade of class-action litigation.
Facebook is in the midst of its worst scandal since Cambridge Analytica. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been hammered by presidential candidates, Members of Congress, fellow tech moguls and virtually every major newspaper, magazine and television network. Hundreds of Facebook employees have signed …
The signs are common, mostly in residential neighborhoods where they call attention to speed: "Drive like your children live here." Perhaps it's time for signs on all roads expanding the message: "Drive like you want to keep living here" – meaning drive like you want to stay alive.
Cot Campbell once said that he “could not describe the appreciation that I have for horses, large four-legged animals, that changed your whole life.”
Aiken’s leadership once again has cowered to the pressure of a small but vocal group of citizens who have an irrational and obsessive opposition to parking garages. Ironically, many of these same people claim to love trees. It’s true that parking garages aren’t beautiful, but neither are eno…
The editorial “Start of a New Era,” published Monday, Sept. 29, 1969 on the front page of the Aiken Standard, announced the dedication of the newspaper plant on Rutland Drive after the offices moved from 100 Laurens St. and 213-215 Richland Ave. in downtown Aiken.
Tiny little school districts always say merging with their neighbors won’t save any money. And it’s true that consolidation doesn’t always save money. Sometimes, that’s because districts make sure it doesn't.
With the Sept. 5 resignation of the Aiken County Public School District superintendent, followed by the resignations of several school board members, we keep hearing the question "Why?" as in "Why did they resign?" But our question is this: How did we get here? The answer is very slowly, and…
We join the nation and the world in the surreal reality, surreality, if you will, where active shooters are part of daily vernacular and the news cycle. Although we have a certain level of confidence that events in California, Texas, Ohio and even Charleston, have little influence on the inc…
We hope South Carolina's U.S. Sen. Tim Scott doesn't get battered and beaten for consorting with the enemy the way fellow U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has in past years, but Scott, a Republican, is to be commended for joining Delaware's Democratic Sen. Chris Coons and Colorado's Republican Sen. …
When we learned of the passing of 1993 Kentucky Derby winner Sea Hero last weekend it marked another of the greats from Aiken we have lost in recent months.
On Thursday night, the Aiken Standard honored the most recent class of Young Professionals 2 Follow. The fourth annual event honored these outstanding women and men who have made an impact in their chosen profession.
The nation has entered its 11th year of economic expansion, setting a record for duration. After two years of robust growth, the economy is slowing, but not as much as expected. The latest employment figures from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a surprisingly strong job market in June and that the economy still has room to grow.
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