Businesses partner to beautify North Augusta Elementary UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:40 p.m.

Local businesses stepped from behind their desks and literally got their hands dirty to beautify North Augusta Elementary on Saturday, Aug. 16, …

NeSmith falls in round of 64 at U.S. Amateur UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 8:42 p.m.

Even if he wasn’t able to advance any further, North Augusta native Matt NeSmith was glad he made it into the match-play portion of the U.S. Amateur …

Changes come to Jackets Nest UPDATED

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:56 p.m.

The first home varsity football game will be on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. The Yellow Jackets will host Lakeside High School from Evans, Georgia. The school is hoping for a large crowd to cheer the Jackets to victory.

Area schools struggle in ‘bridge’ year

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 6:41 p.m.

The Aiken County School District’s scores on the SC-PASS standards tests for third through eighth grades dropped from 2012-13 and also fell below …

Five new assistant principals appointed to area schools

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:13 p.m.

Following a number of changes in North Augusta school principals, Aiken County Public Schools announced the new assistant principals on July 29.

Reece to lead Jackets UPDATED

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:10 p.m.

Trib Reece is the center of attention.

Jacket Regiment looks forward to year ahead

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 9:13 p.m.

As the Jacket Regiment wraps up its first week of band camp, the group has its eyes on the upcoming season.

Fox Creek welcomes freshmen UPDATED

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 6:10 p.m.

Fox Creek High School is trying to take the fear out of being a freshman.

More high-quality teachers sought for low-income students UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:44 p.m.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education announced that states must develop plans that would require the assignment of high-quality teachers to schools with high percentages of low-income students.

Author gives tips at library event UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:51 p.m.

Prospective writers gathered at the Nancy Carson Library on Saturday to pick up tools of the trade.

Stuff the Bus raises 2,500 supplies UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:19 p.m.

The United Way Aiken County collected 2,500 supplies on Friday, July 25, in all three of its locations. They also had $300 in cash donations …

Teacher reaches out to seventh-graders UPDATED

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:29 p.m.

Mallory Bodine brings a lot of enthusiasm and a passion for science to her newly-created position at the Aiken County Career and Technology Center. …

New principal values military experience UPDATED

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 1:50 p.m.

Phyllis Gamble brings an entirely different path to her new appointment as the North Augusta Middle School principal – seven years with the Army on …

Montessori School seeking students

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 8:47 p.m.

Lad ‘n Lassie Christian Montessori School will open on Aug. 11. The school states that it has a “prepared environment,” new playground equipment and visitors almost daily. Nancy Cowart, of Fox Creek High School, has partnered with the school so it will serve as an educational lab school for the Fox Creek teacher cadet program. New employees are …

North Augusta district has no Board candidates

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:42 p.m.

Three Aiken County School Board incumbents and a newcomer will face no opposition in the November general election, but no one filed for a fifth seat. …

School Board moves forward with sales tax plans

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:42 p.m.

As Aiken County School Board members delve into plans for a sales tax referendum in November, they have one issue they want to emphasize.

TEDx event to take place in Augusta UPDATED


Tuesday, July 22, 2014 4:44 p.m.

TEDxAugusta is scheduled to take place on Jan. 30, 2015, at the historic Imperial Theatre with refreshments and conversation following across the …

Gateway student performers delight audience, instructors

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:04 p.m.

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland used to say, “Let’s put on a show,” and the students from the Gateway summer arts program did just that on July 10. …

Little Free Library comes to North Augusta UPDATED

By Austin Davis

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:52 p.m.

While many of their classmates are doing all they can to avoid the library, three local middle school students built one.

Church gives Belvedere Elementary ‘facelift’

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:48 p.m.

It may not be a full-on renovation, but Belvedere Elementary’s new principal, Dr. Amy McClure, said the school is getting a much needed “facelift” …

NAHS site for movie night UPDATED

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 9:31 p.m.

Before the North Augusta High School football team lights up the scoreboard, the Yellow Jacket Club will host a movie night on the football field, …

Ross named new principal at STHS


Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:20 p.m.

The Edgefield County School District has announced that Dr. Robert B. Ross will be the new principal for Strom Thurmond High School. Ross will …

Aiken Theatre Company comes to Nancy Carson UPDATED

By Austin Davis

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 6:12 p.m.

The Nancy Carson Library has had a busy summer, and they aren’t showing any signs of stopping. On July 2, the Aiken Theatre Company known as Porkchop …

Jacobs excited for new principal position UPDATED

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 9:13 p.m.

Wendy Jacobs is the new principal at North Augusta Elementary school – just 1.9 miles from North Augusta Middle School, where she held the same …

School Board moves forward with sales tax referendum

Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 a.m.

As early as July 15, the Aiken County Board of Education is expected to agree to a formal sales tax increase question that will appear on the ballot …

Young people experience visual, performing arts with Gateway summer program

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 4:53 p.m.

Alyssa English-Gibbs, a rising fourth-grader at Redcliffe Elementary School, is getting the chance to play a keyboard for the first time at the …

Aiken County runoff election by the numbers UPDATED

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 7:55 p.m.

Only about 4 percent of Aiken County’s registered voters came out to vote in the state primary runoff election on June 24.

Senators’ earlier vote risked penny tax option

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:27 a.m.

The S.C. General Assembly approved a new sales tax bill on June 19 – a measure that will give the Aiken County Board of Education the opportunity to ask voters to support a one-cent sales tax increase for school construction.

Reece ready to lead Jackets high-powered offense

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:30 p.m.

In an offseason of changes, Trib Reece has been the constant for the North Augusta High School football program.

Advocates open dialogue on education UPDATED

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:32 p.m.

States and communities throughout the U.S. – Aiken County among them – have dropout rates that are too high, as well as the ancillary issues that …

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