For years, Aiken County Public Schools have honored students for academics, the arts, athletics and attendance.
● Date and place of birth: Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on July, 1944, and grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
On Friday, April 23, the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, under the leadership of David Jameson, hosted its 103rd Annual Gala. The festivities kicked off at the Etherredge Center and later spilled o…
The sunny afternoon of April 26 at USC Aiken included a salute to Dr. Sandra Jordan, who became USCA's chancellor in July of 2012 and is planning to retire this summer. Students and other univ…
Local artists in the Aiken Artist Guild will showcase their work in an upcoming exhibition at the Aiken Center for the Arts.
• Date and place of birth: May 1946. Greenwood, South Carolina.
Tom Young Sr. cares a lot about helping people.
Teddy bears, Bibles, mattresses and dozens of volunteers around Aiken County are part of an effort to help provide an item most Americans take for granted.
• Date and place of birth: August, 1944.
She taught math and science, in her decades-long career in local schools, and Beverly Clyburn can also offer guidance in the field of political science at the local and state levels, along wit…
On April 1, the first Amp the Alley event was held in downtown Aiken in more than a year due to the pandemic that paused large gatherings and quieted most musicians and singers.
After a year of dormancy due to COVID-19, members of one Aiken community choir are ready to get back into the groove. But first, they need a director.
• Date and place of birth: February 1970, Leesburg, Virginia. But I consider myself a South Carolinian since I’ve lived in the state since I was 6 years old.
He is familiar with the properties of chlorine, salt, mercury, floodwater, and COVID-19, and Rick Caldwell, in his more upbeat and relaxed moments, is also fluent in the lingo of Trevor Lawren…
Aiken County, the home of several highly regarded golf courses, is particularly kid-friendly in terms of golf in June, July and August of most years, with a variety of local players helping pr…
• Favorite movie: "Follow the Sun."
Having a conversation with Tom Moore can be a challenge at Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken.
The Spilling the Tea: Women’s Empowerment Luncheon was hosted on Saturday by the Black Student Union at USC Aiken.
The Friends of Hopelands and Rye Patch hosted an art show at the Aiken Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 25.
While golf may historically be a male-dominated sport, the past few decades have seen more and more women become involved in the game.
• Date and place of birth: August 1947 in the Aiken County Hospital in Aiken.
In at least one way, Pat Cunning is like an accomplished baker because he knows how satisfying it can be to make something from scratch.
Local students have the opportunity to learn from professional musicians this year at Joye in Aiken's non-residential Summer Jazz Camp.
Dr. Tom Hallman likes to say his career path to being named USC Aiken’s third chancellor rivals a famous movie character.
• Date and place of birth: Charleston, South Carolina, March 1947.
Dozens of residents who bank with SRP Federal Credit Union visited the USC Aiken Convocation Center on the evening of Tuesday, March 16, to attend the organization's 61st annual membership meeting.
The Aiken Symphony Orchestra is providing local public schools free educational videos about classical music with the "Concerts in Classrooms" project.
• Date and place of birth: Jan. 6, Chicago, Illinois.
The past couple of months brought a change of scenery for Maryann Burgess, as she has wrapped up a 30-year career with the Aiken Department of Public Safety and shifted into the role of runnin…
Since reopening in December after a months-long pandemic closure, Lisa Hall said it's been pretty much business as usual at the Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum.
• Favorite movie: "Scarface." "Oh my goodness. I love gangster movies. 'Scarface', 'Goodfellas', I love them. And then my second favorite is anything with Clint Eastwood in it."
Listening to Ike Ofoje talk about soccer is one thing.
Hopelands Gardens, the former site of a massive Aiken estate, has received intense attention from dozens of local leaders over the past 50 years, and one corps of local residents — The Friends…
• Date and place of birth: Richmond, Surrey, England. December, 1944.
Barry Olliff considers himself to be a lucky man.
With about 6,000 chapters and more than 150 years of history, the Philanthropic Educational Organization has offered its members two things: close-knit friendships and an opportunity to help f…
• Date and place of birth: August, 1940, Baltimore, Maryland.
From the time she was an elementary student in a two-room, segregated school in a wooded area of rural Lexington County, Rosemary English knew she was destined to be a teacher.
The opening reception for "Going...Going...Gone," an exhibition supporting wildlife conservation and education through art, was held Feb. 4 at the Aiken Center for the Arts.
Wednesday marked the first day of Lent, and churches in Aiken are reflecting on how this year is different from past years when it comes to celebrating the religious season.
• Date and place of birth: Aiken, South Carolina, December, 1977. I always joke that I was the last baby born in the old Aiken hospital.
Creations such as "spicy Mexican soup, stuffed portabello risotto, country shrimp and grits, egg salad BLT and grilled beef burger" are a part of the daily lingo for chef Jason Tufts and his c…
February is typically a big month for the Aiken Women's Heart Board.
Lucinda Kenner, a native of Concord, North Carolina, got her first exposure to Aiken County in 1960, when she was living and working in Washington, D.C., as a recent college graduate.
• Date and place of birth: February, 1923, in Chester County, South Carolina.
Dozens of medical professionals celebrated being recognized as Aiken's Choice Top Docs on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at Woodside Country Club over dinner and drinks. The 2021 Aiken's Choice Top Docs hon…
When Madam Vice President Kamala Harris was sworn into office, there were women all over the United States wearing chucks and pearls on Inauguration Day to celebrate and honor her achievement.
• Date and place of birth: August 1975, Mexico City.
Dr. Jose Cardenas didn't always want to go into neurology.
The Black Historical Committee of Aiken won’t be holding its annual Black History Parade this year due to COVID-19, but the importance of the decades-old parade is worth remembering even witho…