NORTH AUGUSTA — Officials from around the CSRA took turns highlighting the positive trajectory of their communities Thursday afternoon at the Crowne Plaza hotel in North Augusta.
The city of Aiken is expecting to receive its first tranche of coronavirus relief money in the coming weeks, teeing up a public debate about how the one-time funds should be spent.
North Augusta City Administrator Jim Clifford made recommendations for how the city should use its American Rescue Plan funds during a study session on Monday evening.
The Aiken City Council on Monday night preliminarily approved an ordinance to maintain the city’s current millage rate, a measure used to calculate local property taxes.
The Aiken City Council on Monday preliminarily approved the city's fiscal year 2021-22 budget, not including a proposed increase in water and sewer rates.
After a fall marketing campaign designed to showcase Aiken, the city has seen an uptick in downtown visitation and new highs for the hospitality tax.
The Aiken City Council will review on Monday the city’s proposed fiscal year 2021-22 budget, including a suggested rate increase for water and sewer services.
The Aiken City Council on May 5 rescinded a citywide coronavirus mask mandate, effectively letting businesses, property owners and individuals decide when and where – or if – masks should be worn.
Funds owed to the City of North Augusta were paid last week, bringing relief after almost a year of concerns that a financial “backstop” instituted by the city wasn’t working.
The Aiken City Council on Wednesday night decided to nix its citywide mask mandate, citing demonstrable progress in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, among other factors.
Aiken County Council has begun the annual process of working out the details for and finalizing a financial plan for the county.
The Aiken City Council appears ready to rescind the city’s coronavirus mask mandate at a special-called meeting Wednesday evening.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the accurate starting date for study sessions and the Public Power Hour.
The Aiken City Council will meet Wednesday evening to consider rescinding the city’s mask mandate, which was approved and instituted late last year as coronavirus cases surged across the U.S.
More than 3,000 voters cast ballots in the North Augusta municipal election on April 27.
Briton Williams will be North Augusta’s new mayor after defeating Richard Adams to win the general election.
Republicans swept the North Augusta City Council election Tuesday.
North Augusta’s election day is here, and the city’s new mayor and three city council members will be chosen to serve for the next four years.
The city of Aiken’s new headquarters is expected to be finished by summer 2022, in line with a prior estimate, a project official told City Council members Monday night.
Local motorists can expect lane closures and traffic delays as work begins on Hitchcock Parkway in Aiken this week.
The slate of candidates for North Augusta City Council has grown to five.
GRANITEVILLE — Over an oftentimes acrimonious two hours, the Graniteville-Vaucluse-Warrenville Fire Department discussed plans to increase annual fire fees in its fire district.
The North Augusta Star hosted a political forum Tuesday evening for North Augusta’s municipal election, interviewing the mayoral and city council candidates.
The Graniteville-Vaucluse-Warrenville Fire Department is holding a meeting Tuesday night to discuss an increase in fire fees.
A new subdivision could be coming to Aiken’s Northside.
At its April 12 meeting, Aiken City Council unanimously approved renaming Generations Park to Beverly D. Clyburn Generations Park and Heritage Park to Founders Park.
City of Aiken Planning Director Ryan Bland is leaving his position to start a job in the private sector very soon.
Plans for two new schools in Aiken County progressed Thursday, and a recommendation in favor of rezoning the property will now go to North Augusta City Council.
Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon in a letter to the leader of a local commission detailed what he and other officials consider the city’s near-term development goals, including siting a convention cente…
The three Republican candidates for North Augusta City Council have all expressed love for the city they seek to represent and have ideas for ways to make it better.
Trina Mackie’s initial decision to run for North Augusta City Council was on a personal level. There wasn’t anyone in city leadership who looked like her. Her main reason for running now is to…
A potentially huge commercial development endeavor in Aiken known as Project Pascalis seemingly involves property in the downtown area.
Aiken City Council at its Monday meeting approved an ordinance to annex 5 acres on Whiskey Road and a concept plan with conditions recommended by the Aiken Planning Commission, an important s…
The city of Aiken has embraced a strategic economic action plan that establishes a potential roadmap for improving the city .
The North Augusta Star is set to host a candidate forum ahead of this month's municipal election.
North Augusta’s municipal general election is nearing, with election day on April 27, but early in-person absentee voting will be available.
A healthy and constructive discussion among Aiken City Council members during its Monday work session led to a variety of goals being laid out for the public to hear.
The Aiken City Council in March unanimously approved a budget amendment funding the Aiken Municipal Development Commission, effectively giving the panel seed money.
The Aiken City Council on Monday preliminarily approved plans for a 60-unit apartment complex along busy Whiskey Road.
The Aiken City Council on Monday night is expected to review plans for an apartment complex for older adults along busy Whiskey Road.
Aiken County Councilman Phil Napier wants people in Aiken County to help stop others from littering instead of just complaining about the problem.
The Aiken Municipal Development Commission on Wednesday night authorized its chairman and the city’s development director to negotiate and execute, when the time comes, a cost-sharing agreemen…
A lengthy economic development discussion between Aiken City Council members on Monday night kept returning to the same concept: how neighborhood-level improvements could spur great growth.
Litter has become more than an eyesore on the state's roadways.
Aiken County will be getting a big influx of federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which President Joe Biden signed into law March 11.
A three-story apartment complex for older adults has been pitched for undeveloped land along bustling Whiskey Road in Aiken.
A sizable new neighborhood has been proposed for land along Chukker Creek Road, between busy Whiskey Road and the nearby elementary school.
A frequently traveled bridge in Aiken County is scheduled to be replaced by 2024 after a recent inspection deemed it "structurally deficient."
The Aiken Planning Commission on Tuesday advanced a request for city water for a proposed landscaping outlet and related storage area along East Pine Log Road.
Editor's Note: This story is the first in a two-part series profiling the candidates in the North Augusta mayoral election.