• Date and place of birth: January 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Gerontology – the scientific study of aging – has been a focal point for Dr. Doris (Dori) Hammond for decades, and she has won a variety of admirers through her efforts to encourage senior cit…
Operating for more than 20 years, a local volunteer-staffed organization has been working to connect and support public schools and the community.
• Date and place of birth: October 1972 in Greenwood.
While growing up as a son and the namesake of one of South Carolina’s most prominent politicians, “I was never pushed towards public office, but I was pushed towards public service,” said Stro…
For more than 60 years, the Aiken County Historical Society has been preserving and documenting the past locally.
• Date and place of birth: Nov. 20, 1968, Augusta, Georgia
Kelley Cornish’s marriage to the Rev. Dr. Douglas Slaughter is her “Hallmark moment.”
The Aiken Symphony Guild may often be overlooked in Aiken's arts venues, but the Guild is ultimately the reason Aiken has such a prominent musical scene.
• Date and place of birth: 9-30-75, Brooklyn, NY
Hollis Liebman knows a thing or two about doing a thing or two.
In July, when the temperatures outdoors are high and the winter jackets are still pushed far into the closet, Aiken resident Karen Lucas begins her Christmas decorating.
Everyone knows about Santa Claus. You know the story – every year, Santa and his reindeer deliver Christmas presents to children all around the world. In exchange, folks leave him his favorite…
• Favorite movie: "Miracle on 34th Street."
On the weekend of Dec. 5 and 6, the Aiken Civic Ballet hosted its annual Nutcracker Tea at the Aiken County Historical Museum.
One of CanHope's main goals is listed in the name itself: hope.
• Date and place of birth: June 12, 1950 Greenville, S.C.
Ralph Courtney's office is a comfortable reminder of his day-to-day work.
The Aiken Standard's third annual Mistletoe + Merlot Holiday Shopping Market was held Nov. 19 and 20 at Newberry Hall in downtown Aiken. Featuring 50 local vendors, Aiken residents had their c…
Paula Davis’ burning desire to help those who are homeless in the Aiken area is fueled by her own experience with their situation.
When people ask Aiken author David Tavernier how he became a writer, he tells them it started with “an essay that just got out of hand.”
• Date and place of birth: July 29, 1948 - Providence, Rhode Island.
Area Churches Together Serving, or ACTS, helps to meet the needs of people in Aiken County through a variety of programs by providing food, transportation, clothing and more.
• Date and place of birth: April 9, 1960 - Chicago.
After fundraising for more than 20 years to help local students pursue an education, one recent retiree is looking to spend even more time giving back to the Aiken community.
The plaza in front of St. Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church on Fairfield Street in downtown Aiken was the scene of a free musical event Saturday, Nov. 14.
Several 18-wheelers packed with tons of soccer balls, T-shirts, pencils, crayons, soap, COVID-19 masks and other goodies headed out of Aiken County a few days ago, amid the annual show of supp…
• Date and place of birth: May 7 in Maxton, N.C.
She doesn't personally conduct dental cleanings, mammograms or dermatological examinations, but Carolyn Emanuel-McClain, on a weekly basis, helps clear the way for hundreds of local residents …
Area residents got the first glimpse of visiting artist Cheryl Elmo's "Go Figure" exhibit in the Main Gallery at the Aiken Center for the Arts.
The First Tee of Aiken is all about teaching kids life lessons through the game of golf.
• Favorite movie: "Forrest Gump"
Jim McNair Jr. has the waterworks within a tap of his finger these days.
When the Community Foundation for the CSRA was created in the mid-1990s, founders wanted the organization to operate as more than just a charitable group.
• Date of birth: Sept. 12, 1939
Joe Spencer's keen interests include at least two of the symbols shown on Aiken's municipal seal, with golf and nuclear engineering among his life's major focal points.
On Sunday, Oct. 4, the Aiken Polo Club hosted an afternoon doubleheader at historic Whitney Field. The matches were part of the two-week long USPA's Governor's Cup 6-Goal Tournament. The two m…
Inspiration sparked by a magazine article has now helped around 120 people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases in the Aiken area.
• Date and place of birth: 1931 in Chicago, Illinois.
Doug Leader knows a thing or two about being an election clerk, as he's been one for more than 30 years.
The Aiken Symphony Orchestra hosted its first performance event Sunday, Oct. 18, since shutting down due to COVID-19.
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