School Board swears in new, returning members UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:13 p.m.

School Board Attorney William Burkhalter swore in three returning and two new members to the Aiken County Board of Education on Nov. 11.

NAMS band, chorus raise funds for trip UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 8:18 p.m.

The fine arts programs at North Augusta Middle School are preparing for competition.

Dietician shares healthy tips with PKMS students UPDATED


Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:24 p.m.

Kim Beavers, University Hospital registered dietitian and host of “Eating Well With Kim,” helped students explore nutritional strategies in Emilia …

PAW PRINTS: History of Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:21 p.m.

Veterans work hard for the United States. In 1918, one of the biggest wars had ended, World War I. A year had passed, and it was 1919 and President Woodrow Wilson had claimed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day, so our veterans could get a little more recognition for what they do for us I guess you could say.

DOLPHIN DAYS: 4th grade life at North Augusta Elementary

By Taylor Spiver and Bryson Nuckols

Dolphin Days

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:21 p.m.

Fourth grade has been such an exciting year so far.

Paul Knox Middle School will hold volunteer training UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 6:26 p.m.

Paul Knox Middle School will hold volunteer training in the school’s media center on Dec. 5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6 and Mar. 5.

School District receives ‘excellent’ rating UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:24 p.m.

For the second straight year, the Aiken County School District has received an “excellent” rating on the State Department of Education’s report cards. …

Teacher named to Newberry College Hall of Fame UPDATED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:57 p.m.

During class at Hammond Hill Elementary School, Jeremy Rinder enjoys playing the guitar and singing about history lessons with his fifth-graders. …

BEE’S BUZZ: Pep squad cheers at homecoming

By Kylie McNair

Bee’s Buzz

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:21 p.m.

At Hammond Hill Elementary, Pep Squad is fun. We cheered at the North Augusta Homecoming Game for the fans and football players. Mrs. Holloway is our …

NAHS NJROTC holds annual pass-in-review

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:30 p.m.

The North Augusta High School NJROTC program was recognized for its achievements Thursday during its pass-in-review ceremony.

Planning should begin soon for school renovations, construction UPDATED

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:56 p.m.

Aiken County voters overwhelmingly approved a sales tax referendum to improve five schools last week, and the Aiken County Public School District …

Businessman wins Aiken County School Board District 5 seat UPDATED

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:36 p.m.

North Augusta resident Jeremy Mace will serve District 5 for the Aiken County School Board, after taking 85 of the write-in votes.

Hammond Hill Elementary students named DukeTIP scholars


Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:36 p.m.

Hammond Hill Elementary School has announced this year’s DukeTIP scholars. These students are recognized for achieving in the top 5 percent of their …

PATRIOT REFLECTIONS: Wardlaw cruising in competition

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:37 p.m.

Patriot Reflections

PAW PRINTS: Learn about Election Day


Paw Prints

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:37 p.m.

Election Day is November 4 this year. President Barack Obama is not running for office this year but many other people are running. When the …

North Augusta Middle girls learn about beauty


North Augusta Middle School

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 5:21 p.m.

All teenage girls these days go through that awkward phase of pimples and oily skin. What better way to help that preteen situation than an expert at …

CREEK SPEAKS: Celebrating 50 in Mrs. Gunn’s class UPDATED

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Creek Speaks

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 7:37 p.m.

We are in the first grade at Mossy Creek Elementary School and want to tell you about how we celebrated the 50th day of school.

Jacket Regiment wraps up marching season

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:05 p.m.

This year’s Jacket Regiment made it to state. Though they didn’t get the outcome they had hoped for, their director said they have plenty to be proud …

BEE’S BUZZ: Fun with science

By Sam Mercer

Bee’s Buzz

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:58 p.m.

I went to S.E.E.D. on Saturday, Oct. 11 S.E.E.D. stands for Science Education Enrichment Day, and it was held at USC Aiken’s Ruth Patrick Science …

PATRIOT REFLECTIONS: Wardlaw sports make history

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:58 p.m.

Wardlaw Academy made history this past week, winning their forty-third state championship on Monday, October 20. The Lady Patriot volleyball team, coached by Kathy James and Christie Warnken, played the SCISA 1A State Championship against the Anderson Christian Lions. The Lady Patriots made their school proud by winning in three sets (25-17, 25-18, …

PAW PRINTS: Fall is full of activities

By Nadia Baughman

Paw Prints

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:58 p.m.

Fall is a wonderful time of the year. The weather turns cooler, leaves turn beautiful colors of gold, red, and orange. There are many holidays and …

Merriwether Elementary students visit Augusta Canal


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 9:57 p.m.

On Oct. 2 and 3, fifth-grade students at Merriwether Elementary went on a field trip to the Augusta Canal. There are two parts to this annual trip: a …

State Education Department grades Fox Creek an A


Tuesday, October 28, 2014 5:45 p.m.

The S.C. Department of Education released district and individual school’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, letter grades last week. …

BEAR FACTS: What is Fall?

By Patryk Turner

Bear Facts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:50 p.m.

Do you know what fall is like? It sounds like crowds cheering at a soccer game and leaves crunching under your feet. I think it smells like yummy …

Merriwether Middle goes Chrome

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 5:24 p.m.

Students at Merriwether Middle School are in the pilot program of Edgefield County School District’s Google Apps for Education initiative.

BEE’S BUZZ: A trip to USC Aiken

By Wyatt Hampton

The Bee’s Buzz

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:16 p.m.

My Hammond Hill Elementary fourth grade class members and I went on a field trip to the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center on Oct. 8.

PATRIOT REFLECTIONS: Wardlaw celebrates six weeks

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:50 p.m.

Wardlaw Academy is celebrating its sixth week into the 2014-2015 school year. The time sure has flown. On Thursday, midterm grades were sent home to parents through the online grading site NetClassroom. Also on Thursday, thanks to a student government-led push, all upper school students spent study hall on the playground, spending time with the …

DOLPHIN DAYS: Kindergarten fit for a princess

By Emily Lester

Dolphin Days

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:17 p.m.

Once upon a time there was a princess. She went to kindergarten in Ms. Greene’s class and it was fun. She got to go outside and run and play with her …

CREEK SPEAKS: Fun with Disney tic tac toe


Creek Speaks

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:17 p.m.

My name is Marley Riley. I am in fifth grade at Mossy Creek Elementary School. I am in Mrs. Amy DuVall’s class. We have a lot of fun when we are …

DOLPHIN DAYS: Third grade is great

By Malik Scurry

Dolphin Days

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:17 p.m.

Hello, my name is Malik Scurry, and I am in the third grade at North Augusta Elementary School. I have always gone to North Augusta Elementary School …

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