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Every morning Shirley Doolittle has a giant puzzle to solve: How to safely deliver thousands of Columbia County school children to and from school.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:13am

Police Blotter, Aug. 20, 2014

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:13am

Experience - or lack thereof - could be the key to the Harlem High School football season. After a 2-8 season in 2012 in which they lost three games by a touchdown or less, the Bulldogs put together a 7-3 campaign a year ago.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:13am

The opening cross country meet at Wildwood Park on Saturday morning marked comebacks and new beginnings.

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:12am

The Aiken school district saw systemwide declines in English and science in the 2014 Palmetto Assessment of State Standards test, according to data released by the South Carolina Department of Education.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:42pm

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Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:41pm

FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meets at 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; Linda Smiley (803) 279-5074 MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays; St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 471 W.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:41pm

The weather was warm but a huge fan kept a gentle breeze blowing in the arena as the Pure Puerto Rican Paso Fino horses "strutted their stuff" at the Hippodrome on Jefferson Davis Highway on Saturday.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:38pm

Animal Control: June 2014 Calls for service: 62 Warning tickets: 4 Animals turned in: 46 Animals claimed: 4 Court cases: 0 Health cases: 2 Veterinarian cost: $625 Pickup fines: $110...

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:37pm

• Taylor Abraham of North Augusta graduated at the August commencement ceremony at Coastal Carolina University with a bachelor of arts. • Andrea Swift of North Augusta was named to the dean's list at Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:37pm

AIKEN COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Breakfast Aug. 25: Nutrigrain bar, orange juice, applesauce Aug. 26: Cereal with crackers, peach cup, apple cherry juice Aug. 27: Maple waffle, potato rounds, orange juice Aug.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:37pm

Photos from the archives of The Augusta Chronicle...

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:37pm

Aiken-based Dumpster Depot is adding electric car charging stations across metro Augusta. Nine locations should open by the end of September.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:36pm

Business has been so hot at The Pot Smoker BBQ since opening last fall in North Augusta that the onwers had to speed up their expansion plans.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:36pm

Trolley tour tickets left The Heritage Council of North Augusta said there are still some seats left for its third and final tour of the 2014 Sweet Tea Trolley Series.

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:35pm

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