Motherhood is hard.
At the local Salvation Army, one Aikenite is doing her best to help kids get involved in the community and prepare for life.
• Date and place of birth: May 14, 1986 at Aiken Regional.
Serving five counties in the Central Savannah River Area, one private nonprofit organization has been working to fund and support education in science, technology, engineering and math.
• Date and place of birth: Oct. 8, 1928, Oak Park, Illinois
When Walt Joseph arrived in Aiken in 1954 to work at the then Savannah River Plant – with his bride, Paula, and fresh out of graduate school at Penn State – he thought the position would be ju…
The New Bridge Polo Club sponsored its fifth annual Chukkers of Hope charity polo match Friday, Oct. 2, on Field One at the New Bridge Polo Complex. This year, all funds raised from the sold-o…
Currently displayed in the Aiken Center for the Arts' expansive first-floor gallery are two tales of the Savannah River Site: the past and the present.
• Date of birth: Feb. 5, 1956
Frank Roberson, growing up with 10 siblings, already knew plenty about communication by the time he set off to school, in the early 1960s, and from the late 1970s through the past couple of ye…
Representatives from around 30 Aiken businesses gathered for an annual State of Our Community breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 30, to hear from Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon, the featured speaker. The e…
Gussie Toney, a constant volunteer for the religious nonprofit organization Christ Central, opened the front door to the organization's Aiken office Tuesday morning and promised life-altering …
My hometown: Statesboro, Georgia
For decades, Lisa Tindal helped improve the lives of countless people in Aiken County through her leadership in mental health and nonprofit services.
Camaraderie, friendship and volunteerism make up the mindsets of the members of the Sand River Woman’s Club, which helps many charities and organizations in the Aiken area.
• Favorite movie: Anything with John Wayne. "I'm a John Wayne man. It don't make no difference to me. Anything with John Wayne."
It could happen anywhere in town.
The Savannah River Site, as part of its 70th anniversary, showcased the photography skills of dozens of its employees at the Aiken Center for the Arts Beyond the Barricade exhibition.
Diann Shaddox first noticed the tremors in one of her hands. It was suddenly shaking uncontrollably, and she didn't know why – or how to make it stop.
• Place of birth: Aiken.
The preservation of Aiken’s past is a priority for Lucy Knowles.
The Aiken Junior Woman's Club is always exploring new ways to better the Aiken community and the well-being of its members, now so more than ever.
While still in high school, Lionel Smith found a lifelong career that, well, suited him perfectly: selling quality men’s clothes.
• Date of birth: Sept. 12, 1942
On Monday, Aug. 31, Children's Place Inc. held its annual fundraising event, Celebrity Waiter Night, in downtown Aiken and at several other locations.
The Aiken Bicycle Club isn't just for the serious cyclists in the area.
Being a mother, wife, daughter, doctoral student, active community member and full-time admissions director and college counselor might sound like a lot to handle at once.
• Date and place of birth: Jan. 30, 1966. Columbus, Ohio.
"Committed" and "caring" are among the words that local residents have chosen in describing attorney Buzz Rich, along with "quiet," all in association with a solid sense of humor.
• Date and place of birth: April 15, 1948, in Spartanburg, S.C.
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of articles highlighting state historical markers in Aiken County.
The format has changed, so the crew at Grumpy's Sports Pub is prepared to improvise, but the Celebrity Waiter Night mission remains the same.
Sharon Cormier is not someone who seeks praise for her various good deeds.
• Date and place of birth: Winchester, Massachusetts
The Aiken Center for the Arts has taken an extraordinary step to include some of Aiken's oldest special needs individuals in its summer art camp program this year.
Creativity and compassion can be at a premium in the classroom, and longtime teacher Curtis Dawkins brings them into play on a regular basis in his role at North Aiken Elementary School.
• Date and place of birth: June 6, 1971, Gastonia, N.C.
Area artists were on hand recently at the Aiken Center for the Arts to view the 2020 Arts Student and Faculty Exhibition. The exhibit will be on display Aug. 5 to Sept. 4. Many of the art piec…
Upstate South Carolina is familiar territory for the Rev. Dr. Stephen Cannon, most recently with Locust Hill Baptist Church, in Travelers Rest, and the minister is now getting a fast-paced int…
Two phrases are Lisa Tharp-Bernard’s favorites when she discusses her approach to life.
• Place of birth: Fort Worth, Texas
A recent service project by the Aiken Lions Club is helping address cases of human trafficking and domestic violence recovery that is affecting the CSRA.
Don Cheeks is a quiet man. He is soft-spoken and reserved, and the people who know him well say he doesn’t like to toot his own horn.
• Date and place of birth: April 11, Aiken, South Carolina
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of articles highlighting state historical markers in Aiken County.
Pride Month came and went this year with a light whisper as the COVID-19 pandemic stopped many of the month's celebrations in its tracks.
For the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club of Aiken, summers are usually filled with camps, field trips and activities for up to 100 kids.
Disease has dominated news coverage for the past four months, with COVID-19 having reached around the world, but the concept of constant health vigilance is nothing new for Jade Nealious.
• Date and place of birth: June 26, 1987, in Augusta, Georgia
Sara Ridout graduated from Aiken High School in May 1957 and a month later, on July 1, she started working for the City of Aiken.