Aiken County Council addressed the COVID-19 vaccination controversy during its meeting Tuesday at the Aiken County Government Center.
Over 20 million dollars is currently allotted for the city of North Augusta in the 2022 budget.
Aiken officials have expressed interest in a greenway sprouting from the city’s northernmost limit, an idea that could ultimately serve as a tourism magnet and a means to annex property near b…
In 2017, retired Aiken Public Safety Lt. David Turno placed a ribbon magnet on the back of his vehicle signifying his victory over brain cancer. After a car wash, the magnet – representing his…
Topography, pricey investments and spotty public knowledge have stymied the city of Aiken’s annexation efforts over the years, City Council and staff said Monday evening.
Women have long battled for equal footing in society: in the boardroom, in the home, in sports, in pay, in public and in government, to offer a cursory list.
The Aiken City Council on Monday will review the city’s annexation policy and consider possible changes to it, a sign some are eager for growth.
For city attorney Kelly Zier, working for North Augusta was the easiest decision he ever made.
The fate of North Augusta’s racially divisive Meriwether Monument is becoming clearer after the S.C. Supreme Court ruling regarding the Heritage Act on Sept. 23.
A new public safety headquarters can now be constructed off Georgia Avenue in North Augusta.
After a long, drawn-out process, bidding for the abatement and demolition of Hahn Village is now open.
Aiken County Sheriff’s Office employees, including those who work at the Aiken County detention center, could be getting raises in the near future.
A former Aiken County resident was arrested in Columbia on Thursday and charged with threatening the life of the Aiken County sheriff and the chief of Aiken Public Safety.
Aiken residents have the chance to voice their opinions about recreational needs in the city.
The Aiken City Council on Monday night amended the city budget to account for a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency.
North Augusta City Council discussed two ordinances about zoning around West Martintown Road at its Monday meeting.
After a delay, plans are moving forward to conduct transportation studies on two busy Aiken County thoroughfares, where the potential for additional commercial and residential development is high.
The Aiken City Council meets Monday, with little on its formal agenda and no work session planned.
FLORENCE — The Aiken Municipal Development Commission took a field trip Wednesday to Florence to find out more about the city's redevelopment of its downtown.
The city of Aiken has secured a $300,000 brownfield assessment grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, similar to the one it was awarded in 2018.
GRANITEVILLE — A S.C. House committee working on updated legislative and congressional boundaries was told several times Monday night that what is truly needed for equitable redistricting is a…
North Augusta City Council voted to approve the Georgia Avenue location for its public safety headquarters during its first reading.
The Aiken Municipal Development Commission will on Wednesday head to Florence for its own kind of fact-finding mission.
North Augusta’s Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend against rezoning the Seven Gables and Flythe properties for the public safety headquarters during its meeting.
The City of Aiken’s plan to rework and eventually reopen the Fairfield Street bridge is on hold, after a local road maintenance fee was repealed and the fund it fed was voluntarily frozen.
An ad hoc committee of Aiken County Council has failed to reach an agreement on how funds from the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, should be spent.
An engineering firm that has previously worked with the city of Aiken is now chipping away at plans key to the rehabilitation of the Aiken County Farmers Market neighborhood.
The Aiken City Council on Monday night approved an amendment to the city budget, locking in a raise for all Department of Public Safety sworn officers and dispatchers.
The Aiken City Council meets Monday and during a work session that night will discuss meeting rules and potentially amending them.
The city of Aiken intends to keep and eventually spend money reaped by its road maintenance fee prior to July 1, the day after the S.C. Supreme Court ruled such charges violate state law.
The North Augusta city council held a special called study session meeting on Monday.
The Aiken City Council on Monday night approved a means to provide millions of dollars to the Aiken Municipal Development Commission, a panel poised to begin flipping land downtown.
The Aiken City Council on Monday night rescinded the city’s road maintenance fee, nearly two months after the S.C. Supreme Court ruled a similar charge in the Upstate violated state law.
The razing of Hahn Village could begin in October or November, months after the demolition was initially planned to kick off and years after the idea was announced at a meeting of the Aiken Ci…
The Aiken City Council is poised to repeal the city’s road maintenance fee on Monday.
Crews will soon begin clearing a wooded lot near downtown Aiken, a sign that the much-anticipated Hitchcock Woods stormwater project is moving forward.
After a public hearing Thursday evening, the Aiken County Planning Commission voted to postpone consideration of a proposed zoning change for a large swath of land in the Horse Creek Valley.
Aiken County has a new, lower millage rate, which is used to calculate property taxes.
North Augusta City Council voted unanimously to pass a resolution directing city staff to file an application request to rezone parts of Georgia Avenue.
The city of North Augusta hosted a citizens input meeting Thursday night for the location of the next public safety headquarters.
GRANITEVILLE — Concerns of gerrymandering and stacked decks favoring incumbent politicians punctuated a public hearing on redistricting Thursday, the same day the federal government released c…
The Aiken Municipal Development Commission is looking to engage with the Savannah River National Laboratory and its new management team, in an effort to offer support and identify shared interests.
The Aiken City Council on Monday took its first step toward rescinding the city’s road maintenance fee, a type of charge the state Supreme Court recently ruled was illegal.
The Aiken City Council on Monday night preliminarily approved a means to provide $10 million to the Aiken Municipal Development Commission, which plans to use the sum to purchase and prepare l…
North Augusta city council held a special council meeting in place of a study session.
Building upon months of groundwork and analysis, the Aiken Municipal Development Commission is poised to “obtain control over a significant” swath of blighted property in the city’s downtown r…
The investigation of a July 31 fire at the old Aiken County hospital was still underway as of Thursday, Lt. Jennifer Hayes of the Aiken Department of Public Safety told the Aiken Standard in a…
A project to repurpose a former textile mill in Warrenville and turn it into an apartment complex has received a tax break from Aiken County.
The City of Aiken is evaluating its road maintenance fee, which generates hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, after the S.C. Supreme Court decided similar charges in the Upstate violate…
Elliott Davis, an accounting firm headquartered in Greenville, will be assisting Aiken County in its investigation of how fire fees have been spent in the Town of Wagener.