Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

Lawmaker wants citizen activism on reciprocity

COLUMBIA - North Augusta Rep. Bill Hixon wants his constituents to advocate for his gun-permit reciprocity bill, which would ease travel to and from Georgia for those with concealed weapons. 
By Sarita Chourey

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

North Augusta city council passes 2015 budget on first reading

North Augusta residents can breath a little easier for now, knowing they might not be paying more in taxes next year.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, June 2, 2014

SC Supreme Court won't revisit certificate of need ruling

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's highest court has said that it won't revisit its ruling on a program regulating the building or expansion of medical facilities.
By Meg Kinnard

South Carolina social services director resigns

The embattled director of South Caro­lina's Department of Social Services resigned Mon­day, a day before senators planned to take up a no-confidence resolution on her leadership.
By Seanna Adcox

Monday, May 26, 2014

Aiken voters might see sales tax increase on ballot

The proposal, if voters approve it, could raise $16 million to $20 million annually for new construction and facility upgrades for Aiken County Public School District.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SC treasurer candidate calls TV ads hypocritical

COLUMBIA - Treasurer Cur­tis Loftis' primary opponent says the first-term Republican is a hypocrite for appearing in the same kind of TV ads he hammered his predecessor for.
By Seanna Adcox

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Project Jackson suit approved

The resolution authorizes Mayor Lark Jones and City Administrator Todd Glover to take actions "to bring the litigation to a prompt conclusion in the city's interes."
By Nikasha Dicks

Monday, June 11, 2012

SC voters have few candidates

South Carolina is holding a primary election Tuesday but hundreds of thousands of voters aren't able to participate because almost 250 candidates were declared ineligible.
By Bruce Smith

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Wells announces SC House run

Aiken City Councilman At-Large Don Wells will seek election into the South Carolina House District 81 seat currently held by Tom Young, a news release says.

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

E-mails detail Citadel abuse case

CHARLESTON, S.C. - New emails released by The Citadel show an attorney for the South Carolina military school hoped to avoid a criminal or civil investigation if the school conducted an internal ...

Friday, Dec. 3, 2010

Aiken exit poll reveals insights into voters

AIKEN - A study of exit-poll data collected by Aiken college students during the Nov. 2 General Election offers insights into the local electorate.

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Aiken County 1-cent sales tax passes

The third renewal of Aiken County's 1-cent sales and use tax was one item on Tuesday's ballot that wasn't defeated in the name of conservatism.
By Julia Sellers

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010

Aiken County approves wildlife issue

The measure will permit the state to legally provide for proper wildlife management and the protection of private property rights.

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010

Aiken incumbents win big

AIKEN -- Aiken County incumbents won big as long-time county council and school board members retained their seats.
By Julia Sellers

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010

Voters can shape several local races

Perhaps "coasting" is not the preferred term for unopposed candidates this election season, but it pretty much fits.
By Sarita Chourey

Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Aiken County Democrats deal with minority status

Getting the vote out isn't always a cake walk for Democrats, the minority party in Aiken County with about 400 active members.
By Julia Sellers

Monday, Oct. 4, 2010

Aiken school board candidates questioned

AIKEN --- Recurring community questions about the current Aiken County School Board were posed to candidates at the first of two sessions put on by Public Education Partners.
By Julia Sellers

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Across the Region

A North Carolina man, his wife and 4-year-old granddaughter died when their plane crashed as they headed home after a vacation in S.C.

Aiken school board candidates set

AIKEN -- Aiken County school board incumbents will have to put up a fight in November elections. Each of the five races has a newcomer vying for votes. Filing ended at noon Thursday.
By Julia Sellers
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