2014 Holiday Events

...cornish game hen, soup, vegetables, dessert; singers, musicians, entertainers in costume; $70; tickets at Aiken Chamber of Commerce JUNIE B. JONES IN JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS: 7 p.m. Dec. 11, 12; 3 p.m. Dec. 13, Abbeville Opera...

Augusta-area merchants welcome Small Business Saturday

With having to compete with e-commerce and national retailers during the holiday season, local merchants welcome the spotlight that comes with Small Business Saturday.

2014 Holiday Preview

See our list and check it twice so you won't miss the Christmas concerts, lights and magic of the season.

Aiken Horse Park breaks ground, dedicates main field to horseman Bruce Duchossois

The sign for the park, which prominently includes "Home of Bruce's Field," doesn't do justice to the big plans in store for the Aiken Horse Park.

Millions at stake in proposed penny sales tax in some S.C. counties, including Aiken

A handful of school districts across the state, are counting down to Election Day when hundreds of millions of new dollars could be promised to facility needs - $125 million of which could be raised in Aiken County.

Savannah River Sites's MOX plant cost estimates challenged

...the project without providing details of how it determined the cost estimate. Jones, who spoke to the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Friday morning, said $4 billion has been spent so far on MOX and remaining costs including operating the facility...

MOX standby renews community fears about jobs, site's future

Last week, the National Nuclear Security Administration began a process to place the multibillion-dollar, under-construction facility on standby in light of continuous federal funding drawbacks.

Christmas in Hopelands lights up season in Aiken

More than 100,000 lights will welcome guests to the 22nd annual Christmas in Hopelands this year.

Holiday calendar

...wine or mead, dessert, cash bar, music of the period sung by Aiken Choral Society; tickets available at Aiken Chamber of Commerce through Dec. 9, seating limited to 100SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE: 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15...

Day Planner

THIS WEEK TUESDAY: Columbia County Chamber of Commerce Pre-Legislative Breakfast; 7:30 a.m.; Savannah Rapids Pavilion; free for members, $20 for nonmembers, (706) 651-0018 THURSDAY: Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours; 5:30 p.m.