When Joanie Schisler and Margi Dorger arrived at the Love to the Rescue Wall dedication in downtown Aiken on Thursday, they attracted a lot of attention.
Initial construction work on the Savannah River Site plutonium pit production facility could begin by the end of the year.
Join the Aiken Standard in celebrating women with its Women Today Luncheon.
President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana under federal law, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color. He is also calling on governors to issue similar pardons for those convicted of state marijuana offenses, which reflect the vast majority of marijuana possession cases. Biden says the move reflects his position that “no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana.” He says his action will ease the consequences for “people who have prior Federal convictions for marijuana possession, who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result.”
For the 15th year in Augusta and the third time in Aiken, owner Amber Lacy and her consigners are putting on the Wee-Peats Consignment Sale. Read more
City of Aiken could be preparing to sell the former Department of Public Safety headquarters… Read more
A Laurens Street building will be getting a facelift. Read more
The non-revenue generating departments of Savannah River Mission Completion have a new home. Read more
North Augusta’s elected officials agreed to the general contractor that will oversee construction of the new Public Safety headquarters on Georgia Avenue. Read more
Two companies that participated in research partnerships at the Savannah River Site have pleaded guilty to submitting false paperwork to the Department of Energy. Read more
Phil Mickelson is now a member of the MENA Tour. It's part of a strategy by LIV Golf to get world ranking points this week at its Thailand tournament. The MENA Tour stands for Middle East and North Africa. It's been around since 2011 and has received Official World Golf Ranking points since 2016. But it hasn't played a tournament since early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The MENA Tour says in a news release that LIV Golf Invitational events will now be part of its tour schedule. It will be submitting LIV's 48-man field to the OWGR this week for approval. Read more
This is National Newspaper Week. It’s a time to celebrate newspapers in general, and our local newspapers, in particular. Read more