Aiken County superintendent visits students on first day

Around 25,000 students in Aiken County returned to class on Monday. Some found new superintendent Dr. Sean Alford waiting to say hello.
By Mike Rosier

Apple unveils new software features, makes Siri smarter

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is working to make its iPhone and other gadgets smarter, responding to competitors' recent moves by building more artificial intelligence into its Siri digital assistant, photos, maps and other online services.
By Brandon Bailey

Back to School Information

Learn what you need to know to survive the Back to School season.

First Days:

Columbia County: Aug. 5

Richmond County: Aug. 6

McDuffie County: Aug. 7

Aiken County: Aug. 17

More Information:

School information, schedules

Here is what you need to know about school registration, bus routes and immunizations in Aiken, Columbia, Richmond and McDuffie counties:

Packing lunch now more sophisticated

There was a time when a lunch box was just that, a box. For many years they were metal and came with your favorite characters, as well as a matching thermos. Lunch gear has come a long way since those days.

Students to be equipped with fresh, fun gear as school starts

NEW YORK - For kids of all ages, one big thing helps soften the blow of summer turning into fall: fresh and fun back-to-school gear.
By Leanne Italie

DIY dorm charm: Simple projects can make borrowed room your own

For teenagers heading off to college, it’s both a design dream and a challenge: What to do with a small, nondescript dorm room – a space you might have to share? A space that might include furniture you must keep?
By Jennifer Forker

Back to school time for ushering kids to independence

NEW YORK - Much is made about two distinct styles of parenting. We've got the hovering helicopters and the risk-taking free-rangers, and back-to-school season can bring out the beast in both.
By Leanne Italie
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Superior Court judge to retire
Superior Court Judge J. David Roper, who was elected to the Au­gusta Judicial Circuit bench in December 2006, announced his decision a few weeks shy of his 70th birthday.
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