Newberry Street offered an extra-large helping of holiday cheer Friday evening, with Aiken's downtown tree-lighting ceremony drawing thousands of visitors, including appearances by several top figures in local government and dozens of volunteers to bring the whole gathering together.
Humble, compassionate, irreplaceable, organized.
Maybe next year it will be as tall as the school building.
Aiken County already has the Savannah River Site and the horse industry. It is also a destination for retirees escaping the cold weather of th…
The nation’s employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy — a sign of resilience in the face of the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes
The nation’s employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy — a sign of resilience in the face of the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate hikes. The economy added 263,000 jobs, while the unemployment rate stayed 3.7%, still near a 53-year low. November’s job growth dipped only slightly from October’s 284,000 gain. Last month’s hiring amounted to a substantial increase. All year, as inflation has surged and the Fed has imposed ever-higher borrowing rates, America’s labor market has defied skeptics, adding hundreds of thousands of jobs, month after month. With not enough people available to fill jobs, businesses are having to offer higher pay to attract and keep workers. Read moreU.S. hiring stays strong, complicating Fed's inflation fight
Aiken County already has the Savannah River Site and the horse industry. It is also a destination for retirees escaping the cold weather of the North and military members from the soon-to-be Fort Eisenhower. But can it become a manufacturing hub? Read moreCounty Council Chair says Aiken County has 'pretty good' industrial future
The plan to construct a 330-unit market rate townhome rental community on Aiken's Northside … Read moreNorthside townhome rental community gets first approval from Aiken City Council
The Aiken City Council gave the final approval for a proposal to build a 47,270 square foot … Read moreAiken City Council gives final approval to Silver Bluff grocery store
The Aiken City Council is expected to consider the proposal to build a 47,270 square foot sp… Read moreAiken City Council to consider final approval of Silver Bluff grocery store Monday
When the annual Palmetto Bowl battle between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Clemson Ti… Read morePalmetto Bowl between South Carolina and Clemson divides Aiken County state delegation
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, could be one of 13 Republican senators to delay a final vote on a bill that would recommend fully funding the pit production facility at the Savannah River Site until until the Senate votes on an amendment ending the Department of Defense's COVID-19 vaccine m… Read moreU.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, others look to end military vaccine mandate
The PGA Tour referred to Rory McIlroy and Lydia Ko as golf royalty because they ruled the golf world this year. They had great years, no doubt. But neither won a major. And when it comes the PGA Tour, such a label dismisses Scottie Scheffler and ignores Cameron Smith. Both won more than McIlroy. Each won a major. What men's golf had this year was three great years by three players. What makes McIlroy stand out is winning the points title on two tours. And mostly it's for his strong voice of support for the PGA Tour in its fight with LIV Golf. Read moreColumn: 3 great years in golf, 2 of them already forgotten
I was fascinated by the landing of the InSight spacecraft on Mars several years ago. The trip took about six months to travel 33 million miles. That distance pales in comparison to the distance from the earth to the sun, which totals 93 million miles. Going one step further, the nearest star… Read moreLetter: What Advent season means