The Aiken City Council will meet Thursday night to consider moving meetings fully online, again, as the coronavirus and the disease it causes continue to ravage South Carolina.
The Aiken County Planning Commission is scheduled to consider Thursday a plan for a subdivision south of Aiken during its 6 p.m. meeting at the Aiken County Government Center.
The court case over the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam continues.
The City of Aiken will contribute up to $100,000 to repave a well-traveled portion of Silver Bluff Road, after county transportation officials reached out to collaborate on the project.
The future of Generations Park could include a swath of commercial development as well as dozens more acres for outdoor recreation, including sports and events fields.
The Aiken City Council on Monday will review three consequential projects in and around the city.
A nearly finalized economic development blueprint produced by experts for the city of Aiken has reinforced, if not confirmed, goals the local government and private sector have for years pursued.
Aiken County Council voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone the consideration of a resolution that would authorize the New Ellenton-Jackson-Beech Island Summary Court to be relocated.
After a tumultuous year of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in schools, members of the Aiken County Board of Education shared their goals for the school district in 2021.
When asked about what they hoped to accomplish in 2021, Aiken County Council members mentioned a variety of goals.
A new year offers a fresh slate, a chance to begin anew or with newfound vigor.
The Woodside Plantation Property Owners Association has received approval from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources to move forward with a second deer management cull.
From a child-led Black Lives Matter march to therapy dogs visiting long-term care facility residents in a socially distant manner – the Aiken Standard's photographers captured local moments al…
Editor's note: The Aiken Standard is counting down the top 10 local stories of 2020 via a 10-part series of articles published Dec. 22 through Dec. 31. This article is No. 6: The City of Aiken…
Savannah River Remediation, the U.S. Department of Energy's liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site, has donated $10,000 to the City of Aiken for its economic development program.
The city of North Augusta is asking residents to complete a survey that “will guide land development regulations.”
The Aiken City Council on Tuesday further reviewed plans for the new city hall along Chesterfield Street, a reworked Regions Bank building, with a parking garage connector and a usable balcony…
The candidate pool for the North Augusta municipal election in 2021 has filled, with candidates filing in both major parties.
North Augusta City Council took another step toward the new Public Safety Fire Station No. 1 on Monday.
The Aiken City Council will discuss at a special-called meeting Tuesday potential changes to the future city headquarters, including a parking-garage connector, suggesting a downtown parking s…
An economic development panel that often advises the Aiken City Council has formalized a list of projects it believes deserves funding from the state’s $600 million plutonium deal with the fed…
North Augusta Mayor Bob Pettit will not be running for reelection, according to an email sent Monday.
The City of Aiken held its annual employee awards luncheon Friday, with a twist due to the coronavirus pandemic.
AUGUSTA — Vice President Mike Pence at an outdoor rally Thursday used the bully pulpit to champion Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, as Georgia voters prepare to cast ballots i…
A preliminary report reviewed by the Aiken Municipal Development Commission on Tuesday provides a glimpse at five economic development goals the city could soon pursue.
Vice President Mike Pence will headline a rally in Augusta on Thursday afternoon, as the balance of the U.S. Senate rests in the hands of Georgia voters.
The Aiken City Council on Monday reiterated its strong support of and desire to buttress the Aiken Department of Public Safety, bucking a trend of demands made in other states and municipaliti…
North Augusta City Council met Monday to consider a handful of items, including municipal election dates and an employee bonus.
The Aiken City Council, at a Monday work session, will discuss the Aiken Department of Public Safety’s resources and policing, in general, a hot-button topic tossed into the headlines again by…
Editor's note: This article was updated at 8 p.m. Sunday with new information.
Bill Weeks has spent many years around the solicitor’s desk, offering input and advice drawn from his 39 years of experience in trial courts.
WAGENER — Local residents are on track to have easy access to a spacious, low-key recreation area in a few months, as the landscape is rearranged to create Eunice and Dr. Henry Ponder Municipa…
A nearly 90-year-old bridge that crosses over South Fork Edisto River between Couchton and Wagener will soon close for repairs; however, a state representative is hoping the bridge will be rep…
The renovation of the historic Regions Bank building, to eventually be the City of Aiken’s multimillion-dollar headquarters, remains on budget and is on track to be finished in summer 2022.
This month, dozens of established South Carolina politicians won reelection. Incumbents dominated in Aiken County, a Republican stronghold, as was the case earlier this year during the primary…
The City of Aiken's new mask rules went into effect at noon Friday, but what are the details?
The Aiken City Council on Thursday night passed a new citywide mask mandate, a defensive – and divisive – move meant to combat the spread of coronavirus as cases in the U.S. surge once more an…
The Aiken City Council on Thursday will debate a new, more enduring citywide mask mandate, days after earlier emergency rules expired.
The filing period for four seats on North Augusta City Council is approaching.
The third and final reading of an ordinance that would change how Aiken County deals with animal control issues is on the agenda for County Council’s meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The City of Aiken's mask mandate expired Monday at noon after Aiken City Council elected not to extend the emergency ordinance last Thursday.
A handful of properties in the Riverside Village development in North Augusta were part of the delinquent tax sale that took place in Aiken County on Nov. 9.
Editor's note: This story was updated Friday morning. A correction was made in the first sentence to better reflect what happened Thursday night.
Phase one of a project that involves pruning the majestic live oaks along South Boundary Avenue in Aiken has been completed.
The Aiken City Council will hold a special meeting Thursday evening with two mask-related ordinances on the agenda.
No spectators will be allowed during the delayed 2020 edition of the Masters, which begins Thursday across the Savannah River in Augusta.
Requests concerning two properties located near Citizens Park in Aiken will be considered before the City of Aiken Planning Commission during its Tuesday meeting, including an annexation reque…
Aiken City Council will discuss the Hitchcock Woods stormwater project during the work session portion of its meeting Monday.
The Aiken City Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday, Nov. 12, to again consider extending the city's mask ordinance.
With all of the ballots cast in Aiken County in the 2020 general election, some residents shared their experiences voting.