An exceptional team from Savannah River Remediation recently earned the top Athlon Award from parent company Amentum.
For students jazzed about music, Joye in Aiken has some news of note.
An Aiken man was sentenced Friday to 19 years in prison due to his involvement in a 2019 home invasion.
Aiken's hospital celebrated National Hospital Week this week with different festivities each day.
Editor's note: This column originally appeared in The Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette. It is reprinted in the Aiken Standard with permission from the author.
A new feature is in a prominent place at the Aiken County Government Center, with the blessing and support of the Aiken County Veterans Council and its boosters.
Students and employees in the Aiken County Public School District are still encouraged to wear face coverings to mitigate against the spread of COVID-19, said Superintendent King Laurence in a…
The Rotary Club of Aiken celebrated 21 area high schoolers Thursday morning, who were awarded $105,000 in scholarships.
South Carolina's head of education said Wednesday that she disagreed with Gov. Henry McMaster's executive order issued Tuesday evening that allows parents to opt their children out of wearing…
The Ruth Patrick Science Center at USC Aiken will celebrate Family Earth and Sky Night on Saturday. Events include planetarium shows, hands-on activities and night-sky viewing using the Bechte…
An Army soldier training at Fort Gordon in nearby Georgia has admitted to possessing child pornography, authorities said Wednesday.
The University Health Care System will soon be joining Piedmont Healthcare.
Face coverings are no longer required in the Aiken County Public School District, Superintendent King Laurence announced Wednesday.
The Biden administration and South Carolina officials early this week urged people not to stockpile gas in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, stressing that panicked purchase…
A Warrenville man has been charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor in the third degree.
Editor's note: This article was updated 8 p.m. Wednesday to better reflect the nature of the lawsuits and the properties in question.
Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt spoke about his desire to add four new employees to his staff to investigate gangs locally during Aiken County Council’s Budget Work Session on Tuesday at the…
Masks will still be required in schools until the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control releases an opt-out form for parents and guardians, Superintendent King Laurence said at T…
Mayor Rick Osbon will be serving the children and families of Aiken in a new capacity on Monday when he joins over 50 other local celebrities who’ll be wearing bright yellow and waiting tables…
Gasoline was in short supply Tuesday in Aiken and surrounding areas as stations began to run out of fuel in the aftermath of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.
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.
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.
Big plans are in place to help mark the sesquicentennial of Aiken County's establishment, and the Aiken County Historical Museum, at 433 Newberry St. S.E., is at the center of the action this week.
Only three out of every 100 Americans donate blood, according to the American Red Cross.
For the first time, the Future City Finals Competition went out of this world, challenging middle-school students to design and build a model future city on the moon.
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.
A blessing of Campbell Glenn Garonzik and Mark Garonzik’s marriage was held March 27 at the Aiken Training Track.
Bill and Jennifer Tiszai, owners of Cold Creek Nurseries, returned from a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico, with a collection of traditional majolica ceramics. Artist Gorky Gonzalez created pieces f…
Story Time in the Gardens, one of Aiken's springtime traditions, is a time for families to bring their children out and hear a few books read aloud.
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One local family has five kids, four dogs, three cats, two snakes and a chameleon, all in the same household. They affectionately call themselves the "Garland Zoo."
This month, Friends of the Animal Shelter and the Aiken County Animal Shelter are giving a 50-pound bag of Diamond dog food to everyone who adopts a dog that weighs over 50 pounds.
For years, Aiken County Public Schools have honored students for academics, the arts, athletics and attendance.
The City of Aiken celebrated National Train Day on Saturday with a family friendly festival at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.
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.
Memorial Day in Aiken will be marked downtown – two days early – with a full-scale parade again this year, following the trimmed-down version of 2020.
COUCHTON — Abundant space and newer equipment may be on the minds of Couchton's firemen in the months ahead, as plans proceed for construction of the fire department's new headquarters.
A Wagener woman was killed and her two daughters were seriously hurt in a Friday afternoon crash in Aiken County.
After a yearlong hiatus, the Aiken Charity Horse Shows are back, with hundreds of hunters and jumpers scheduled to compete this month.
Not many people can say they've spent over half a century teaching children. One Aiken teacher was recognized by the S.C. House of Representatives Friday for doing just that.
A cleanup technology is expected to reduce radioactive iodine-129 found in soil and groundwater near the center of the Savannah River Site to levels well below regulatory limits.
Starting next week, Aiken Regional Medical Centers will further lessen its restrictions on visitation.
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.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm at a Thursday budget hearing endorsed a plan to craft nuclear weapon cores in both South Carolina and New Mexico, a vote of confidence as the multibillion-do…
Citing worker shortages in the state, Gov. Henry McMaster has asked that South Carolina stop participating in all federal pandemic-related unemployment programs, including weekly $300 payments.
On a sunny afternoon in downtown Aiken, a few dozen residents gathered in front of the SRP Federal Credit Union to come before God in prayer on the 70th National Day of Prayer.
Aiken Senior Life Services, a nonprofit organization that provides meals, transportation and social interaction to older adults in Aiken County has partnered with Meals on Wheels America to se…
The Aiken County Public School District announced its 2021-22 Stars of Public Education honorees, including Teachers of the Year, First Year Teachers of the Year, Giving Even More winners, Ass…
Passersby may have noticed the old Long John Silvers building on Richland Avenue in Aiken is no longer standing.