Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the name of one of the victims, J.C. Watson.
Editor's note: We Are Aiken County is a series of articles that will run through Feb. 26. It celebrates people, places and events that shaped …
Alex Murdaugh wasn’t crying when officers arrived at his Colleton County hunting property on the June 2021 evening his wife and son were shot to death, first responders testified Jan. 26 in his murder trial. Nor did Murdaugh appear to be covered in blood, though he had told dispatchers he had touched Maggie and Paul Murdaugh’s bodies while checking for signs of life, those officers said.
The Aiken Standard is hosting a free Senior Health & Life Expo on March 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about estate plann…
The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession
The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.9% annual pace from October through December, ending 2022 with momentum despite the pressure of high interest rates and widespread fears of a looming recession. Thursday’s government estimate showed that the nation’s gross domestic product — the broadest gauge of economic output — decelerated last quarter from the 3.2% annual growth rate it had posted from July through September. Most economists think the economy will slow further in the current quarter and slide into at least a mild recession by midyear. The economy got a boost last quarter from resilient consumer spending and the restocking of supplies by businesses. Federal government spending also helped lift GDP. Read moreU.S. economy slowed but still grew at 2.9% rate last quarter
Aiken honored the man credited with helping transform The Alley in downtown Aiken and the former leader of Helping Hands. Read moreSam Erb, Carmen Landy receive Aiken Awards from city
Aiken's potential new plans for the properties that were to be included in Project Pascalis … Read morePlans to build Savannah River National Laboratory workforce center in downtown Aiken draw mostly praise
Another bridge across the Norfolk Southern-owned railway through downtown Aiken has been clo… Read moreAnother downtown Aiken bridge closed due to structural issues
Aiken's newest potential plans for the properties that were to be included in Project Pascal… Read moreSavannah River National Lab could establish workforce center on Project Pascalis properties
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., visited Ukraine on Friday and called for NATO allies to pr… Read moreGraham calls on U.S., Germany to send tanks to Ukraine
Through strategic enterprise-wide commodity agreements, shared procurement tools and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions innovation, SRNS has saved more than $124 million over the last six years. During FY22 alone, SRNS, the Department of Energy Environmental Management management and operation… Read moreSRNS procurement practices saves more than $100 million
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker has signed a contract extension through the 2025 season
Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker has signed a contract extension through the 2025 season. The 67-year-old Snitker guided the Braves to the 2021 World Series championship before the team won 101 games last season. Snitker says he is excited about the future of the Braves, who have locked up many core players to long-term deals despite losing shortstop Dansby Swanson and first baseman Freddie Freeman as free agents in back-to-back offseasons. Snitker applauded the work of general manager Alex Anthopoulos in signing newly acquired catcher Sean Murphy and others to long-term contracts. Read moreBraves sign manager Snitker to extension through 2025 season
Sam Ryder extended his lead to three shots in the Farmers Insurance Open with a 4-under 68 in challenging wind in the second round on Torrey Pines’ South Course. Meanwhile, Jon Rahm had an eagle followed by three straight birdies late in his 5-under 67 on the easier North Course to get under the cut line. Ryder survived both the Santa Ana wind and the tougher South Course with just one bogey to reach 12-under 132 and take a three-stroke lead over Brendan Steele, who shot a 70 on the South Course. Tano Goya was two more shots back after a 67 on the North Course. Read moreRyder extends Farmers lead to 3, Rahm gets hot on windy day