A recent service project by the Aiken Lions Club is helping address cases of human trafficking and domestic violence recovery that is affecting the CSRA.
Don Cheeks is a quiet man. He is soft-spoken and reserved, and the people who know him well say he doesn’t like to toot his own horn.
Pride Month came and went this year with a light whisper as the COVID-19 pandemic stopped many of the month's celebrations in its tracks.
Disease has dominated news coverage for the past four months, with COVID-19 having reached around the world, but the concept of constant health vigilance is nothing new for Jade Nealious.
The 2020 Aiken's Choice Awards were celebrated during a special reception hosted by the Aiken Standard at Newberry Hall in downtown Aiken on Tuesday, June 30.
A local society helps children with ties to early America learn about the history of the nation, help others, and gain vital personal skills.
June is Men's Health Month, and sometimes the biggest improvements in health can start with the smallest changes.
The building known as the Center for African American History, Art and Culture has served many purposes in the 131 years it has stood in downtown Aiken – schools, a multi-purpose building, an auto shop for the Salvation Army.
On Sunday, May 31, a parade was held to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2020 Senior Class of all local high schools – Aiken, South Aiken, Mead Hall, South Aiken Baptist Christian School – plus local students who attended Aquinas High School in Augusta.
Since 1989, the Aiken Chapter of The Links Inc. has been serving the community and forging friendships through scholarships, mentorships and community events.
Karin Sisk can remember the first time she got angry about the inequality in the way people are treated. She was in college applying for a bank account and credit card, and the bank required her husband’s signature.
Ashley Brittain felt called to serve as a foster parent, a life she describes as a "roller coaster" of emotions but always a wonderful adventure.
When Stephen Poole Jr. talks about the importance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in saving lives, he’s not just parroting the words of a message being spread by the American Heart Association and other organizations concerned about health.
One of Aiken County’s biggest annual gatherings to honor veterans is a few weeks away from Veterans Day and several months away from Memorial Day.
One of Aiken’s most active, well-traveled artists also has a keen interest in heritage, and traces her American ancestry back to the days of the Stamp Act, the Boston Tea Party and the original Gadsden ("Don't Tread on Me") flag.
On Thursday, March 12, Joye in Aiken hosted its second Swing Dance Party at the Aiken Center for the Arts in downtown Aiken. The evening started with swing dance lessons. The Swing Dance Party music was supplied by the New York-based Mariel Bildsten Septet. The event was sponsored by Pete E.…
The annual Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show hosted by the Aiken Woman’s Club was held March 14. The theme for the luncheon this year was “Girls Just Want to Have Fun!” The event was held at St. John’s United Methodist Church downtown.
Young people in Crosland Park have had a consistent advocate in their neighborhood over the past several years, with the establishment of Agape Children and Christian Ministries.
The Gifting Tree Foundation held its third annual Aiken Oyster Roast on Saturday, March 7, at the Lewis Wise Exhibit Building on the Aiken Jaycee Fairgrounds.
The CSRA Parkinson Support Group, serving both sides of the Savannah River, is largely on hold this month, as another disease is disrupting lives around the world, but boosters are eagerly awaiting the chance to get back in gear, once the coronavirus is less of a threat in daily life.
The United Way of Aiken County held its annual meeting and campaign celebration March 12 at Newberry Hall. Roaring into 2020 was the theme for the organization's celebration of top volunteers. The nonprofit's partner agencies were honored, along with it’s fundraising efforts.