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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Gov. Haley urges more SC evacuations
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