This is it. South Carolina’s big week in the national political spotlight.
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.
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.
- Owner plans to relocate, expand popular barbecue restaurant
- Driver charged after crashing into Aiken County school bus
- Aiken County man charged in human trafficking investigation
- Aiken County man sentenced to 24 years for drug conspiracy
- Tiger unveils menu for Champions Dinner at Masters
- North Augusta man charged in domestic violence case involving woman, juvenile
- North Augusta man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor
- Savannah River Site emergency prompted by vehicle that triggered explosives warning
- North Augusta man charged in Edgefield County fatal hit and run
- Collision knocks down power lines on Pipeline Road
- 2020: Bernie Sanders campaigns in Aiken
- Battle of Aiken 2020
- Sunday Best: GEM Dinner
- School Day: Battle of Aiken
- Ash Wednesday
- Living History Museum at Chukker Creek
- Men's Basketball: LSU at South Carolina
- Women's Basketball: USC Aiken at Augusta
- Headlines in Aiken History — Feb. 26
- Men's Basketball: USC Aiken at Augusta