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Aiken Public School District announces principal, teacher of the year among awards  WRDW-TV

As another school year comes to a close, the Aiken Public School District came together to honor its educators Tuesday night.

Police investigating 'rumors' of possible threat to South Aiken High  Aiken Standard

South Aiken High School administrators sent out a message Wednesday concerning rumors and recent social media posts regarding a possible threat to the ...

WEDDING: Baldwin – Crowder | Features  Aiken Standard

Carrie Leigh Crowder of Aiken, SC, and Douglas Kent Baldwin of Aiken were married March 16, 2019, at the Green Boundary Club in Aiken.

'No credible threat' at South Aiken High, Aiken Public Safety says  Aiken Standard

The Aiken Department of Public Safety has determined that no credible threat existed Thursday at South Aiken High.

School board approves new principal at Aiken High School  Aiken Standard

Dr. Jason Holt has been named the new Aiken High School principal.

Aiken Schools investigating fight at South Aiken High School  The Augusta Chronicle

Aiken County Public Schools is investigating a fight that occurred Tuesday involving South Aiken High School and Kennedy Middle School students.

Police, school district investigating fight at South Aiken High  Aiken Standard

The Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Public School District are investigating a fight that occurred Tuesday involving a South Aiken High ...

South Aiken High excels at state DECA competition  Aiken Standard

Members of the award-winning South Aiken High School DECA Program were recognized for their success during the State DECA competition in Charleston.

South Aiken High sends out robocall Friday after rumors cause worry among parents  Aiken Standard

South Aiken High School sent out a robocall message to parents Friday afternoon concerning inaccurate and misleading reports on social media.

Rotary Club of Aiken awards $75000 in scholarships to 15 students  Aiken Standard

Before Christian Rogerson heads to Brevard College in North Carolina, he is looking forward to getting more sleep after graduating from South Aiken High ...

Disturbance at Aiken High basketball game clears gym  WRDW-TV

Dispatch confirms a 'disturbance' at the Aiken vs. South Aiken High School basketball game. They confirm multiple units on scene.

'It's better than it ever was': Aiken, South Aiken rivalry still growing 37 years later  Aiken Standard

It started in September of 1981. Forty-three games later it's still the biggest game of the season in the city. One of the few people to have been on both.

Two Aiken County AP academies are expanding cultures of excellence  Aiken Standard

Rising ninth-grade students looking for a more rigorous academic pathway to graduation, and one with the added benefits of earning college credits prior to ...

Class of 1988 donates $3000 to South Aiken High for new courtyard furniture  Aiken Standard

Because of a generous gift from its Class of 1988, South Aiken High School will be able to get new furniture for its courtyard. On Monday, the group of former.

Teen friends celebrate 'last first day' together at South Aiken High  Aiken Standard

Chukker Creek Elementary School's playground equipment in front of the campus remains largely the same as it was in 2006, and it provided a perfect setting ...

Partial World Language Immersion coming to district elementary schools  Aiken Standard

Mandarin Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world and represents a growing presence within South Carolina's business and industry sectors, ...

South Aiken's Farmer signs with USC Union to play baseball  Aiken Standard

It was all smiles as Braydon Farmer walked into the library at South Aiken High School for his ceremonious signing day.

Jason Holt named new principal for Aiken High School  The Augusta Chronicle

Dr. Jason Holt has been named the new principal at Aiken High School.Holt, who had served two years as principal of Paul Knox Middle School in North ...

District names schools' Teacher of Year, GEM winners  Aiken Standard

The Aiken County Public School District announced its 2019-20 Teachers of the Year and 2018-19 Giving Even More (GEM) award winners.

District school choice options expand for 2019-20 | News  Aiken Standard

From world language, advanced learning and leadership to STEM and STEAM-powered education, unique themed schools have piqued the interest of parents, ...

Lydia Terlizzi receives President's Volunteer Service Award | Education  Aiken Standard

Lydia Terlizzi, a senior at South Aiken High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer *service* with a President's Volunteer *Service* Award.

Aiken schools reopen Wednesday as Hurricane Florence approaches Southeast Coast  Aiken Standard

As Hurricane Florence looms closer with potentially deadly storm surge flooding, torrential rains and 140 mile per hour winds, preparations are being made in ...

South Aiken Class of '88 gathers for 30th reunion  Aiken Standard

South Aiken High School's Class of 1988 held its 30th High School reunion Oct. 12 and 13. Forth-eight classmates came together from states as far as California ...

North Augusta overcomes first half woes to beat South Aiken  Aiken Standard

After critical special teams mistakes in the first half, the North Augusta Yellow Jackets were able to right the ship and beat the South Aiken Thoroughbreds 34-24 ...

Aiken Links awards more than $5000 in scholarships to class of 2019  Aiken Standard

NORTH AUGUSTA - The Aiken (SC) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated awarded more than $5000 in scholarships and two laptops Sunday to graduating ...

2019 Best & Brightest: Frankie Reid, South Aiken High School  The Augusta Chronicle

The Augusta Chronicle recognizes 20 outstanding students in the Class of 2019: those who have been selected for the 17th annual Best & Brightest Awards.

South Aiken sweeps on night Kevin Kisner is honored  The Augusta Chronicle

AIKEN — On a night when former South Aiken golfer Kevin Kisner was honored, the Thoroughbreds basketball team used a 14-0 run in the third quarter to build ...

High School Football Season Preview: South Aiken talking reload, not rebuild  Aiken Standard

A massive, successful senior class has moved on from South Aiken High School, but this football season isn't being treated as a rebuild.

T-Breds give up lead, fall to 0-2 | Sports  Aiken Standard

Lakeside scored 22 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to stun South Aiken. The T-Breds (0-2) held an 18-13 lead after three quarters, an advantage they ...

No. 1 North Augusta stifles South Aiken | Sports  Aiken Standard

The third quarter was a point of emphasis last year for the North Augusta girls' basketball team as they defended their Class AAAA state championship.

USC Aiken holds cheerful Saturday | News  Aiken Standard

The USC Aiken Convocation Center was the focal point for cheerleaders around South Carolina on Saturday, with dozens of high schools represented at a state ...

Hundreds of Aiken students honored at Celebration of Character on Saturday  Aiken Standard

Hundreds of elementary, middle, and high school students dressed in their Sunday best gathered at St. Mary's Help of Christians over the weekend to be ...

South Aiken High welders compete on national stage  Aiken Standard

When welding instructor Oscar Rushton started South Aiken High School's program five years ago, he charted out a number of lofty goals for the Thoroughbreds ...

UPDATE | Search ends for Lulu's armed robbery suspect, schools notified  WRDW-TV

The Aiken Department of Public Safety has called off the active search for an armed robbery suspect.

Alford named Superintendent of the Year | Education  Aiken Standard

When Dr. Sean Alford was named Aiken County superintendent in 2015 he took a comprehensive look at growth opportunities and came away excited about the ...

WATCH: The Aiken Standard Game of the Week: South Aiken vs. Greenwood  Aiken Standard

South Aiken opens the season against Greenwood. The Thoroughbreds enter the season on a 15-game home winning streak. Aiken Standard pregame show ...

Garcia Theatre Project for high schools is Friday at USC Aiken  Aiken Standard

The 17th annual Garcia Theatre Project for area high schools will be Friday in the Etherredge Center at USC Aiken.

Cheerful Saturday at USC Aiken | News  Aiken Standard

Dozens of cheerleading squads from high schools around South Carolina were at the USC Aiken Convocation Center Feb. 16 for "Game Day Invitational," a ...

Schools close, preparations begin in Aiken as hurricane evacuations are ordered for S.C. coast  Aiken Standard

Aiken is preparing to receive evacuees as Hurricane Florence, now a Category 4 hurricane, approaches the Carolinas.

Fuller will succeed Jett as principal at South Aiken High  Aiken Standard

Samuel Fuller will become the new principal of South Aiken High this summer.

Timeline of shooting at South Aiken High School  WRDW-TV

A shooting occurred at South Aiken High School on Friday night and created a lot of chaos as law enforcement worked to secure the scene.

Editorial: Aiken County has outstanding student athletes | Opinions and Editorials  Aiken Standard

In preparation for the second Best of Prep Sports banquet on Friday, May 24, at USC Aiken Convocation Center, we compiled a collectible program for the event.

Order up: Metro Diner's soft open benefits local causes  Aiken Standard

Dinner is served – and so are breakfast and lunch, whenever you want them.

Game of the Week: South Aiken focused on football, not Greenwood's tradition  Aiken Standard

Friday night's a big one at South Aiken for a variety of reasons.

South Aiken High School Class of 2018 | News  Aiken Standard

Thomas Edward Abbott IV, Zeyad Omar Abdalla, Jetta Marie Adams, Dylan Abraham Allen, Destiny Chase Amos, Destiny Child Anglemyer, Alexandra Lynn ...

UPDATE | Parent and freshman talk about arrests in South Aiken shooting  WRDW-TV

Two people accused in connection with the shooting at South Aiken High School last week have been arrested.

South Aiken High celebrates success of AP students  Aiken Standard

South Aiken High alumnus J. Lucas thrilled the school with his impersonation of Michael Jackson on Thursday almost as much as the announcement that ...

Two charged in connection with South Aiken High School shooting  Aiken Standard

The Aiken Department of Public Safety charged two people in connection with the shooting of three people at South Aiken High School following rivalry ...

South Aiken High student caught with 'realistic' BB gun on campus  Aiken Standard

A 15-year-old South Aiken High School student was arrested Monday and charged with carrying a weapon on school property after he was caught with a BB gun ...

Aiken County school district comes together as One Team  Aiken Standard

The serious business of school starts Monday. But Thursday morning, Aiken County Public School's teachers partied like they had just finished their last final ...

Drama program at South Aiken High captures state awards, completes successful fall production  Aiken Standard

Students from South Aiken High School's Drama Club competed for the first time in the South Carolina Theatre Association Festival held in November.

Perfection: T-Breds win 2nd state title in 3 years, wrap up undefeated season  Aiken Standard

COLUMBIA — The top-ranked South Aiken girls' soccer team knew that second-ranked Eastside would be a formidable challenger.The T-Breds also knew ...

UPDATE | Mother of student in South Aiken High fight talks about discipline  WRDW-TV

A fight was caught on video at South Aiken High School Wednesday morning. The student who shot the video said the fight started just before school.

Aiken County's newest high school graduates shine at commencements  Aiken Standard

Logan C. Ford started his musical career at Aiken High School even before he officially was a student there and ended it Friday on a high note.

South Aiken High School cheerleaders lead cheer clinic for kids  Aiken Standard

Shouts and cheers echoed off the walls of the Millbrook Baptist Church gymnasium this week as South Aiken High School cheerleaders trained and practiced ...

Area volleyball teams gearing up for season | Sports  Aiken Standard

Region 5-AAAA looks to be wide open this volleyball season.

School Board approves 2019-20 budget on first reading | Education  Aiken Standard

The Aiken County School Board unanimously approved Tuesday the 2019-20 budget on first reading, including a 4 percent cost of living adjustment for all Aiken ...

Juniors from Aiken County schools see what USC Aiken has to offer  The Augusta Chronicle

More than 1000 students from seven Aiken County high schools attended the annual Junior Preview Day Tuesday, which offered students an inside look at the ...

Kisner Foundation to award first grant at Aiken County School Board meeting  Aiken Standard

The Kevin & Brittany Kisner Foundation will award its first grant Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Aiken County Board of Education.

Seven Swim Teams in Gear at Fermata Club  Aiken Standard

Fermata Club had hundreds of visitors for the evening of August 29, playing host to a swim meet featuring Brookland-Cayce, Airport, Midland Valley, Strom ...

T-Breds' McKie chooses hometown Pacers | Sports  Aiken Standard

Leave it to the home-town school to be the one that felt like home for Melvin McKie.

Sorority holds annual Touch of Class Cotillion | News  Aiken Standard

The Kappa Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held its biennial "A Touch of Class" Cotillion on March 8. The theme was Exemplifying ...

Names and notes for Oct. 31 | Features  Aiken Standard

The following students at Mead Hall Episcopal School were named to the headmaster's A honor roll for the first quarter: Hayden Baisch, Philip Belcher, Lilly ...

Editorial: Is USC Aiken making the right decision cutting competitive tennis?  Aiken Standard

They came from Italy, Germany, Chile and from all over the world. And they came from South Aiken High School.

Former friends testify against suspect in 2016 murder as trial begins  Aiken Standard

A trial began Wednesday for an Aiken man facing serious time for the murder of 21-year-old Denzel Bates.

UPDATE | Two students arrested after fight at South Aiken High School  WRDW-TV

Two Students, Ladarius Mitchell and Rayshawn Williams sit in a jail cell right now paying the price for allegedly fighting and not listening to school administrators ...

Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic registration is open  Aiken Standard

The 10th annual Aiken-Augusta Wounded Warrior Charity Golf Classic is only a few weeks away, and registration is still open for the tournament, which last year ...

Teacher assault, weapon incidents reported at South Aiken High  Aiken Standard

Aiken Public Safety officers responded to two separate incidents at South Aiken High last week, one involving an assault of a student and substitute teacher and ...

Mustangs, Jackets and Plenty More | News  Aiken Standard

The 21st annual Mustang Classic, at Midland Valley High School, brought marching bands together Sept. 22 to compete on the Mustangs' turf, and top overall ...

Kisner Foundation gives grant to Aiken schools for concussion testing  The Augusta Chronicle

AIKEN — The Kisner Foundation awarded a grant of more than $15000 to Aiken County Public Schools to conduct concussion tests on all county athletes at the ...

UPDATE | Surveillance video released showing shooting scene at high school  WRDW-TV

Aiken Public Safety has released the surveillance video from South Aiken High School on the night three people were shot.

North Augusta returns to top 10 in media poll  Aiken Standard

The North Augusta football team is ranked eighth in the latest Class AAAA S.C. Prep Football Media Poll.

Aiken Scholars Academy announces freshman class | Education  Aiken Standard

The Aiken Scholars Academy Selection Committee has offered and placed its second freshman cohort of 50 students, whose arrival in August will mark the start ...

Jason Crane, Barry Moulton win School Board districts 2 and 5  Aiken Standard

Winners have been decided in Aiken County School Board District 2 and 5 elections.

Today's events for April 21 | Events  Aiken Standard

The Aiken Community Theatre will perform "The Merchant of Venice" at 7:30 p.m. April 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27 and 2 p.m. today at the AECOM Center for the ...

Latest study showcases Aiken's traffic, congestion hot spots  Aiken Standard

A biennial traffic study has revealed some of the worst thoroughfares to travel in the greater Aiken area.

Editorial: Aiken County Public Schools sends off another impressive graduating class  Aiken Standard

Walking with their classmates, Aiken County Public Schools seniors took the next step in their young lives Thursday and Friday during commencement exercises ...

Aiken's Veterans Day ceremony offers female perspective about military service  Aiken Standard

A Vietnam veteran, who was a captain in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, provided a female perspective on military *service* during a Veterans Day ceremony on ...

South Aiken DECA members win top honors at state competition  Aiken Standard

South Aiken High School DECA members continued their longtime tradition of success with numerous students winning state competition last weekend in ...

Aiken Technical College drums up excitement for Super Bowl LIII  Aiken Standard

GRANITEVILLE — Super Bowl LIII won't kick off until Sunday, and Atlanta, where the Los Angeles Rams will take on the New England Patriots, is 150 miles ...

Here's what is happening in Aiken County for Memorial Day weekend  Aiken Standard

Memorial Day falls on May 27 this year, and a variety of events are taking place throughout the weekend to celebrate the holiday. There are also concerts, ...

ENGAGEMENT: Benoit – Vermilye | Features  Aiken Standard

Ronald Benoit II and Cynthia Benoit of Aiken, SC, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Benoit of Myrtle Beach, SC, to Dennis Vermilye of Aiken, ...

South Aiken surveillance video shows Aiken police officers rushing toward gunfire, assisting students  Aiken Standard

Editor's Note: The video footage released by the Aiken Department of Public Safety is pixelated, so as to shield the faces of minors.

Metro Diner will hold soft opening next weekend in Aiken, open to the public Jan. 15  Aiken Standard

Metro Diner, a new comfort food joint on Whiskey Road, will open its doors to the public on Jan. 15.

Local authors will speak at Aiken County Historical Society meeting Sunday  Aiken Standard

The Aiken County Historical Society will hold its spring general meeting this Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Aiken County Historical Museum, 433 Newberry St. S.W., ...

Aiken schools get grant for concussion testing  WSOC Charlotte

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - The Kisner Foundation has awarded a grant of more than $15000 to Aiken County Public Schools to conduct concussion tests on all county ...

South Aiken High School prepares to host first playoff game  WRDW-TV

Pretty much every school in Aiken County has had some level of football success in the past decade, every school except South Aiken.

Judge denies bond for Aiken man charged in South Aiken High shooting  Aiken Standard

An Aiken man charged with shooting three people at South Aiken High School last week following rivalry basketball games was denied bond Friday.

South Aiken High's Calliope magazine receives national, state awards  Aiken Standard

The creative work of students from South Aiken High School has earned them recognition not only locally but at nationally as well.

Head-on collision causing traffic delays on Hitchcock Parkway in Aiken  Aiken Standard

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the Hitchcock Parkway portion of the 118 bypass in Aiken due to a head-on collision Thursday evening.

Week One Prep Football Preview Capsules | Sports  Aiken Standard

Last time they played. Strom Thurmond defeated Aiken 37-6 on Aug. 25, 2017. Players to watch. Strom Thurmond. Jequan Harris, QB. Harris completed 11 of 14 ...

SRP affinity program gives back to Aiken County high schools  Aiken Standard

Aiken County residents now have a new way to show their school spirit and support local high schools through SRP Federal Credit Union.

Crime blotter for May 17 | News  Aiken Standard

According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:

More sanctions announced for South Aiken, North Augusta High following post-game brawl  Aiken Standard

More sanctions have been announced for South Aiken and North Augusta high schools following a fight after a varsity football game between the two schools on ...

Police bookings for May 17 | News  Aiken Standard

These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for May 15, 2019. Some names have already been printed and are not included ...

Jacket Regiment bags top honors in Mustang Classic  Aiken Standard

Seven hours of music, marching and occasional merriment took up the afternoon and evening Saturday at Midland Valley High School, as the school held the ...

Names and Notes from Feb. 10 | Features  Aiken Standard

U.S. Air Force Airman Daniel R. Smith Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed ...

South Aiken NJROTC cadets honor veterans at Hitchcock Place  Aiken Standard

Students in the Navy JROTC program at South Aiken High School visited with residents at Hitchcock Place, an assisted living facility, and presented a Veterans ...

South Aiken names Michael Baker new baseball coach  Aiken Standard

Michael Baker is coming back to the CSRA. Baker, who amassed teaching, coaching and college experience at multiple area schools before his two most recent ...

T-Breds' Thompson to become a Warrior | Sports  Aiken Standard

Natalie Thompson's quick rise through the soccer ranks reached its latest height Wednesday afternoon when the South Aiken senior signed to play collegiately ...

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