• Public schools in Aiken and Edgefield counties begin Aug. 19.
• Strom Thurmond High School will have junior registration today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sophomore registration is Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Open house will be held Aug.
Question: Who is your role model and why?
Campbell Smith, 9: "The teacher I admire is Mr. Cody because he's fun and he does everything right."
Alyssa Borders, 8: "My teacher, Ms. Paul, because she's nice.
America, where are your heroes
Are there none out there to lead?
Are there none who have the vision?
To see our country’s needs
No Washington or Jefferson
And no Patrick Henry in sight
To cry out for our liberty
Or to stand and lead the fight
Are there none strong enough to follow?
To say God, Y...
Teen participates in invitational
Tori Whatley, a rising senior at Strom Thurmond High School and a Merriwether resident, recently competed in the Susan Polgar Girl's Invitational held in St. Louis, Mo.