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Auto dealer lobby donates $227,000 to South Carolina lawmakers UPDATED

Auto dealer lobby donates $227,000 to South Carolina lawmakers
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:08 p.m.

South Carolina lawmakers have received more than $227,000 in campaign contributions from automobile dealers and industry lobbyists so far in 2016, a …

South Carolina, Georgia plan $75 million upgrade to I-20 UPDATED

South Carolina, Georgia plan $75 million upgrade to I-20
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:05 p.m.

AUGUSTA — A joint DOT project will replace and expand the four bridges spanning the Savannah River and Augusta Canal on Interstate 20 at the …

Federal report condemns Department of Energy, Savannah River Site company for failure to protect whistleblowers

Federal report condemns Department of Energy, Savannah River Site company for failure to protect whistleblowers
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:16 p.m.

A newly published investigation reveals systematic failures and retaliation against contractor employees who speak up about health and safety …

North Augusta’s Riverview Park gym project faces funding shortfall UPDATED

North Augusta’s Riverview Park gym project faces funding shortfall
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:11 p.m.

North Augusta City Council’s discussion between two funding options to upgrade the gym at Riverview Park turned into a broader discussion …

North Augusta man wanted on child abuse charges

North Augusta man wanted on child abuse charges
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 9:24 a.m.

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a North Augusta man wanted on child abuse charges.

Annexation rumors ripple through North Augusta UPDATED

Annexation rumors ripple through North Augusta
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 8:07 p.m.

Annexation, accusations and explanations dominated the discussion this week at a called meeting of Edgefield County Council, with a variety of local …

Kids and Creatures: SREL Visit at FBCNA UPDATED

Saturday, July 16, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Kids in First Baptist Church of North Augusta’s weekday summer camp got a visit July 12 from naturalist Sean Poppy, with the Savannah River …

Shed, car burn in fire on Edgefield Road

Shed, car burn in fire on Edgefield Road
Friday, July 15, 2016 9:18 a.m.

BELVEDERE — The Belvedere Fire Department, with assistance from other area fire departments, responded to a structure fire Thursday at a home …

North Augusta prayer rally offers hope for future UPDATED

North Augusta prayer rally offers hope for future
Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:06 a.m.

NORTH AUGUSTA — In light of recent events around the country and world, residents packed Wade Hampton Veterans Park on Wednesday in an effort …

Rumor Control in Edgefield County UPDATED

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:23 p.m.

Sweetwater Baptist Church, in Edgefield County, was the scene for a called meeting of Edgefield County Council Tuesday, for the purpose of dispelling …

North Augusta and Edgefield County officials address annexation rumors UPDATED

North Augusta and Edgefield County officials address annexation rumors

By BILL BENGTSON

bbengtson@aikenstandard.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 8:11 p.m.

Annexation, accusations and explanations dominated the discussion this week at a called meeting of Edgefield County Council, with a variety of local …

Gas tax funds pay for North Augusta, Aiken County road projects

Gas tax funds pay for North Augusta, Aiken County road projects
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:21 p.m.

It’s about to become a smoother ride for motorists traveling between Aiken and North Augusta.

Twenty traffic deaths reported on Aiken County roads in 2016

Twenty traffic deaths reported on Aiken County roads in 2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:12 p.m.

Twenty people have died on Aiken County roads so far in 2016. South Carolina Highway Patrol records show 17 of those deaths were investigated by the …

SRS advisory board seeks new members

SRS advisory board seeks new members

By Thomas Gardiner

tgardiner@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:12 p.m.

The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board is accepting applications to add new members to the organization.

FBI completes investigation into 2014 North Augusta officer-involved fatal shooting

FBI completes investigation into 2014 North Augusta officer-involved fatal shooting
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:32 p.m.

The FBI Columbia division has completed its civil rights investigation into the actions of former North Augusta police officer Justin Craven for his …

Aiken County police agencies receive support following Dallas shooting UPDATED

Aiken County police agencies receive support following Dallas shooting
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:20 p.m.

Gatorade, pizza, even cookies, met Aiken City police officers following the tragic shooting of five police officers in Dallas last week.

Police: Augusta man charged after grabbing North Augusta police officer’s weapon

Police: Augusta man charged after grabbing North Augusta police officer’s weapon

Staff Reports

editorial@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 6:18 p.m.

An Augusta man was arrested Saturday night on Atomic Road near Old Edgefield Road in connection with a confrontation with law enforcement officials. …

Hot Sauce and a Warm Welcome UPDATED

Saturday, July 9, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Players and college coaches taking part in the Peach Jam, in keeping with tradition, are face-to-face daily with members of First Baptist Church of …

Aiken County under heat advisory until 7 p.m.

Aiken County under heat advisory until 7 p.m.

Staff Reports

editorial@aikenstandard.com

Saturday, July 9, 2016 11:11 a.m.

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued a heat advisory for Aiken County until 7 p.m. Saturday.

Vigils, marches planned in Aiken, New Ellenton in response to recent shootings

Vigils, marches planned in Aiken, New Ellenton in response to recent shootings
Saturday, July 9, 2016 10:37 a.m.

The Concerned Ministers Fellowship has organized a series of marches and prayer vigils in Aiken and New Ellenton in response to recent shooting …

Lessons on Ice Cream and Servanthood UPDATED

Friday, July 8, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Kids in Second Providence Baptist Church’s summer enrichment program had a largely food-focused schedule July 7, with the help of …

A Riverside Celebration of Independence Day UPDATED

Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

The CSRA’s celebration of Independence Day included an evening gathering at Augusta’s St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, which …

Independence Day ... in HHSC Style UPDATED

Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Hammond Hills Suburban Club’s pool drew a mid-day crowd on Independence Day, with a pool party playing host to kids and families taking …

Legacy of potter Dave Drake will be celebrated in Aiken and Edgefield counties

Legacy of potter Dave Drake will be celebrated in Aiken and Edgefield counties
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:22 p.m.

Aiken and Edgefield counties will celebrate the legacy of Dave Drake next month.

Fire destroys house in Clearwater Sunday morning

Fire destroys house in Clearwater Sunday morning
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:30 p.m.

CLEARWATER — Cradling a cat in his arms, Chris Ready stood in the ruins of a house that fire had destroyed on Church Street on July 3. …

One charged, one at large following Fourth of July shooting at Augusta Riverwalk

One charged, one at large following Fourth of July shooting at Augusta Riverwalk
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:29 p.m.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has charged an Augusta man following a shooting on Monday during a Fourth of July celebration at the …

Area travel team competing in national tournaments

Area travel team competing in national tournaments

Submitted Article

editor@northaugustastar.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:11 p.m.

The Augusta River Bandits, a 12U Majors traveling baseball team, is on a hot streak as it prepares to play in the American Youth Baseball Hall of …

SRNS Recognized as Palmetto Shining Star

SRNS Recognized as Palmetto Shining Star

SUBMITTED ARTICLE

mystory@aikenstandard.com

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:33 p.m.

The Savannah River Site’s management and operations contractor, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, was selected by the S.C. Department of Labor, …

Legacy of potter Dave Drake will be celebrated in Aiken and Edgefield counties

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:39 p.m.

Aiken and Edgefield counties will celebrate the legacy of Dave Drake next month.

Second Project Jackson lawsuit reaches conclusion

Second Project Jackson lawsuit reaches conclusion
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 6:28 p.m.

With an official order expected soon addressing the issue of attorney’s fees in a lawsuit challenging Project Jackson, separate litigation …

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