U.S. Supreme Court will not hear S.C. plutonium, MOX case
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case tied to the long-term storage of plutonium in South Carolina, the federal rules surrounding it, and the relatively recent death of the Mixed Oxide Fuel...
Aiken playwright making history: Encore performance of stage play tackles tough issues
When you hear about a murder, you may feel sympathy for that person, but what about the loved ones left behind? How do they cope, heal, thrive or, for some, simply survive?
Aiken woman says fashion and fitness saved her life
Anna Jennett turns heads every time she walks into a room.
Jennett, who recently moved back to her hometown of Aiken, has an affinity for dressing in creative styles and riots of colors. She...
SRR parent company AECOM to sell its management services business for $2.4B
AECOM, the lead company behind Savannah River Remediation, plans to sell its management services business, which handles billions of dollars of contracts with the U.S. energy, defense and homeland...
Aiken deputies searching for domestic violence suspect
Deputies are searching for the suspect of an Oct. 7 domestic violence case in Aiken who allegedly fired a shotgun during an argument with his wife.
Police unable to find Enmarket armed robbery suspect after multiple agency search
Multiple police agencies were unable to find the suspect wanted in connection to the armed robbery of an Enmarket after a large search in the area of Trolley Line and Vaucluse roads on Thursday...
Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry in Trump impeachment inquiry
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was subpoenaed Thursday as part of the House's growing impeachment probe into President Donald Trump.
The late Irene Rudnick, who helped found USC Aiken and served as Superintendent of Education for Aiken County, was among the 15 individuals honored by the Aiken Chapter of the American Association...
GRANITEVILLE — For the first time ever, in 2020 the U.S. Census will be online.
People also can respond by mail or by phone, Renwick McNeil, with the U.S. Census Bureau, Atlanta region, said...
City of North Augusta plans to ask judge to reconsider lawsuit decision
The City of North Augusta is planning to ask a judge to reconsider a ruling that states the city violated the Freedom of Information Act, according to North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit.
Aiken shooting at Aldrich Street home sends victim to hospital
Aiken police are investigating a reported shooting at a home on Aldrich Street that resulted in a victim being taken to the hospital Wednesday night.
Circle of Women in Leadership holds first meeting in Aiken County
Dozens of women gathered in the Penland Building on the campus of USC Aiken on Monday night for the area's first Circle of Women in Leadership meeting.
City of Aiken, former public works director settle discrimination lawsuit
The City of Aiken and a former senior city employee have settled a discrimination lawsuit first filed earlier this year.
Michelle Shepherd Jones, the city's former public works director, had...
Suspect identified in Enmarket armed robbery, assault in Aiken
Police have identified and are searching for the suspect in the Tuesday morning armed robbery of an Emarket in Aiken.
Swiss Tyrone Council, 29, of Aiken is being sought for armed robbery,...
Habitat for Humanity discusses projects in Aiken neighborhoods
Neighborhood revitalization projects were the focus of a morning meeting held by Aiken Habitat for Humanity on Wednesday.
At the Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center,...
‘Spooktacular’ events coming to Aiken County for Halloween
Calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts! Halloween is right around the corner, and all sorts of spookiness is happening around Aiken County to celebrate.
Ten-digit dialing for local calls to be required in 2020
Beginning in 2020, phone users in Aiken and several other counties in South Carolina will be required to use 10-digit dialing for local calls.
Fire crews responded to a structure fire that destroyed a house off Collins Avenue in Aiken early Wednesday morning.
The house appeared to be abandoned, and no one was harmed in the fire,...
Project Power helping people with home repairs and agencies that need services
Betty Jean Brown’s brick home in eastern Aiken County had some problems.
The roof leaked around the chimney, causing damage to drywall inside.
Biden scares Trump, and the president’s behavior shows it, former VP’s sister says
President Donald Trump's aggression toward Joe Biden, including overt suggestions made to China and Ukraine to probe him and his family, is a public display of Trump's intimidation as the former...
Aiken County feedback sought for 2050 transportation, infrastructure blueprint
Public input was solicited Tuesday night for a comprehensive, long-term infrastructure and transportation plan influencing the two-state region.
North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover resigns
North Augusta's city administrator is leaving for a new position.
North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover has accepted the position of executive director for the Municipal Association...
New Ellenton man faces murder charge in deadly Aiken shooting
A New Ellenton man was charged Monday in the wake of a deadly shooting last week in Aiken.
Robert Lamont Samuels, 32, of New Ellenton was charged with murder and possession of a weapon...
Tuesday evening marked the start of Yom Kippur, and a couple dozen people took part in the evening service at Adath Yeshurun Synagogue.
"This is the holiest day of the year," said Bill...
Aiken School Board moves December meeting to accommodate special election
Members of the Aiken County School Board unanimously voted Tuesday to move the only December meeting from Dec. 10 to Dec. 17.
Dec. 10 is the date of the special election to fill three vacant...
Joe Biden’s sister and adviser, Valerie Biden Owens, campaigning in Aiken for former VP
Joe Biden's presidential campaign is making its first serious push into the Aiken area next week.
Biden's sister and longtime political adviser, Valerie Biden Owens, is scheduled to be in...
United Way provides update on 2019 fundraising campaign
Patsy Fields of Aiken Technical College had some good news to share during the United Way of Aiken County’s 2019 Campaign Report Luncheon on Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in...
Aiken County prepares for public health emergency with flu shot exercise
During a public health emergency, medications, vaccines and/or medical supplies need to be provided to a large number of people quickly and efficiently.
Aiken High students volunteer for Day of Caring in downtown Aiken
On Saturday, Sept. 21, Aiken High School students participated in Day of Caring by partnering with the Aiken Downtown Development Association.
Growers adapt, hope for relief from above
Summer's second half brought precious little relief for farmers around the Aiken area and much of the South as a dry spell hammered the region and created a bleak outlook for some...
Aiken County domestic violence victims among those remembered at Silent Witness ceremony
S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson led participants through the 22nd annual Silent Witness Domestic Violence Ceremony that was held Tuesday on the south steps of the Statehouse in...
Expansion, renovation of Zeus manufacturing plant in Aiken nearly finished
The expansion and renovation of the Zeus Industrial Products manufacturing plant in Aiken is nearing completion.
The project is expected to be finished by the end of this month, but the work...
Indie Author Day coming to Aiken library this weekend
Local authors will share their experiences and expertise with the craft of writing Saturday, Oct. 12, at the fourth Indie Author Day.
The free event, part of a national program, will begin...
Donald Portnoy: Conductor strikes the right note with Aiken Symphony
Turning your back on someone usually is considered impolite, but for Dr. Donald Portnoy, it's just part of his job.
As the Aiken Symphony Orchestra's conductor, he turns his back to the...
Aiken County residents show game day spirit ahead of Georgia-South Carolina game
Ahead of one of the CSRA's biggest football rivalries, the Aiken Standard asked local residents to share their game day spirit photos.
The paper received a huge response to the "Share Your...