North Augusta gets new tuxedo store A new tuxedo store has opened in North Augusta. Gent's Formal Wear, a Pensacola, Fla.-based tuxedo chain, opened July 30 at 1227 Knox Ave., in the Shoppes at North Augusta center.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:57am

The percentage of students passing the High School Assessment Program on the first try decreased, according to data released Friday from the South Carolina Department of Education.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:54am

North Augusta's new head football coach, Brian Thomas, said a tighter support system was a draw for him while leaving a system with multiple high schools in North Carolina.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:52am

Man faces DUI charge A 58-year-old North Augusta man was charged with driving under the influence after a police officer discovered his car stopped at an intersection.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:51am

Summer isn't over according to the temperature, but the school calendar says something entirely different. Chances are, you have taken advantage of the tax-free weekend either in Georgia or South Carolina, or maybe both.

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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:50am

• Schools are closed Sept. 1 for Labor Day. • The next early release date for Aiken County Public Schools is Sept. 3. • Interim reports will be sent home Sept. 16. • Meet the Teacher is Aug. 15 from 2-4 p.m. • Open house is Aug. 15 from 2-4 p.m.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:49am

AIKEN COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Breakfast Aug. 18: Nutrigrain bar, orange juice, applesauce cup Aug. 19: Cereal with crackers, peach cup, apple cherry juice Aug. 20: Maple waffle, potato rounds, orange juice Aug.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:49am

Animal Control: May 2014 Calls for service: 46 Warning tickets: 0 Animals turned in: 9 Animals claimed: 1 Court cases: 0 Health cases: 1 Veterinarian cost: $99 Pickup fines: $145...

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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 10:57am

David Amerman stood over a piece of weathered rock - the years and name on the monument washed away by the hands of time.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:44am

I think most people will agree that Columbia County has a school system that its citizens can be proud of. They have good reasons. Test scores are consistently well above state averages. Graduation rates are commendable.

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:15am

"To be content with little is difficult; to be content with much: impossible.

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:15am

My oldest child turns 19 today. Yesterday, we dropped him off at college. I made up his bed, put his trashcan in the corner and spread his rug on the floor. "This isn't summer camp. I'm not a little kid. I can do it myself," he insisted.

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:15am

Dear editor, Your Aug. 3 piece on changing the Martinez-Augusta shared 30907 ZIP code is a great idea and is much needed to eliminate much confusion. Thanks to Joe Soparas for bringing up the concept.

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:15am