• Travis Lydell Pickens of North Augusta has been awarded the Bertie Mae Garrett Scholarship by the Middle Georgia State College Foundation.
• Sept. 4 is an early release day for Aiken County students.
Kathy Gilliland has led North Augusta 2000 for the past 12 years. Thursday, she will hand over the reins to Mary Anne Bigger and "semi-retire."
Gilliland became the executive director of the nonprofit in August 2001.