Authorities say "swatting" calls had targeted schools in counties across the state, including Beaufort, Charleston, Greenville, Horry and Richland. The calls appear to be part of a national surge in bogus active-shooter threats reported at schools across the country in the past month.
A Laurens Street building will be getting a facelift.
The Aiken Horse Park Foundation has received a $250,000 donation to its capital campaign, which is known as The Next Chapter.
Renovations are underway on a building at 106 Park Ave. S.W. in downtown Aiken that used to be the home of Aiken Office Supply.
Federal Reserve Governor Lisa Cook says more interest rate increases will be necessary to wrestle inflation under control
Federal Reserve Governor Lisa Cook says more interest rate increases will be necessary to wrestle inflation under control. Her remarks Thursday echo several tough speeches by other central bank officials this week. Cook also says she has revised her views on inflation in the past several months and now sees it as more persistent. She says that while real-time, private-sector data is showing signs that inflation could cool in the coming months. But she adds that the Fed should only slow rate hikes when inflation actually falls. Cook's speech at the Peterson Institute for International Economics was her first as a Fed governor. 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
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., implied Monday that Vice President Kamala Harris's call for equ… Read more
Initial construction work on the Savannah River Site plutonium pit production facility could begin by the end of the year. 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