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Thursday, Aug 1, 2013

S.C. passing rate on exit exam increases

The percentage of students passing the High School Assessment Program, also known as the high school exit exam, on the first try has increased, according to data released Thursday.
By Nikasha Dicks

Aiken, Edgefield see mixed results on state test

Aiken and Edgefield school districts saw significant gains in some subject areas and declines in others on the 2013 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards test, according to data released Thursday.
By Nikasha Dicks

Some S.C. schools see drop in annual assessment

Several South Carolina area schools received a lower Federal Accountability System letter grade for the 2012-13 school year, according to an analysis of data released Thursday by the South ...
By Nikasha Dicks

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Fox Creek principal fired by board

Fox Creek High School's board of directors have fired Principal Dr. Timothy Murph. The decision was made at a special called meeting Monday.
By Nikasha Dicks

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Teen on a musical journey

Skilyr Hicks, who has written close to 20 original songs, appeared in this season's audition episodes of America's Got Talent on NBC earlier this month.
By Nikasha Dicks

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Experience British rule at Living History Park event

Step back in time to when the British occupied North Augusta, brought to life by historians and re-enactors.
By Nikasha Dicks

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

N. Augusta man arrested after house set on fire

A North Augusta man was arrested Wednesday after declaring he had set his house on fire because it was possessed, according to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report.
By Nikasha Dicks

Golf art, artifacts focus of exhibit

The newest exhibit at the Arts & Heritage Center of North Augusta features golf-themed artwork, artifacts and even a putting green.
By Nikasha Dicks

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New history park event celebrates local wildlife

Learn about the environment and see native wildlife, woodcarving, tree climbing, more at new event
By Nikasha Dicks

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stadium's future in question after postponed hearing

North Augusta city officials postponed a public hearing on a funding proposal for a $160 million development that included a new baseball stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets, a decision that ...
By Nikasha Dicks

Friday, March 1, 2013

S.C. superintendent says overhaul needed

State Superintendent Mick Zais spoke at the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Means Business breakfast Friday.
By Nikasha Dicks

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013

Newcomers elected to N. Augusta council

Fletcher Dickert and David McGhee, both political newcomers, were elected to North Augusta's City Council on Tuesday. Pat Carpenter was re-elected to a sixth term. Incumbent Arthur Shealy was not ...
By Nikasha Dicks

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

'Lady D' creates jewelry in North Augusta

Diane Boyd, also known as Lady D to her customers, opened a storefront for her craft business, Anointed Hands Adorn, in North Augusta in December.
By Nikasha Dicks

Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013

SWAT team evaluates schools

School safety was front and center during a walk-through of North Augusta’s public schools by the city’s police SWAT team Thursday.
By Nikasha Dicks

Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

North Augusta plan is work in progress

NORTH AUGUSTA — Of­ficials say the North Augusta riverfront development announced Wednesday faces several challenges. Mayor Lark Jones said “From A to Z, we’re at step C."
By Nikasha Dicks

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012

N. Augusta riverfront pact gets OK

North Augusta City Council passed an economic development agreement that includes a proposal for a Family Y building with a pool.
By Nikasha Dicks

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012

Families rally to stop violence

NORTH AUGUSTA - Speakers at the Stop the Violence Rally at Lions Me­mor­ial Field on Saturday encouraged the crowd to reach out to children, live for God, not isolate themselves and to get ...
By Nikasha Dicks

Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

N. Augusta police seek public's help on homicide case

Travis Smith, 28, was fatally shot about 2:45 a.m. Sept. 29 at Ridgeview Manor Apartments off Bradleyville Road in North Augusta.
By Nikasha Dicks

Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012

Stop the Violence rally set for Saturday

Tyesha Simmons, whose brother was killed Sept. 29 in North Augusta, is organizing the rally.
By Nikasha Dicks

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012

North Augusta will allow Sunday alcohol sales

NORTH AUGUSTA -- North Augusta will be among area cities that allow Sunday alcohol sales.
By Nikasha Dicks
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