North Augusta's new turf to make football debut tonight

...game appearance when the 4-0 Yellow Jackets play the 4-0 Rebels.Approved by a 5-4 vote at a March 31 Aiken County school board meeting as part of a plan to fund prioritized athletic facilities upgrades, the turf is only the start of improvements...

Aiken County School Board of Education names 4 finalists in it superintendent search

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Board of Education named four finalists Tuesday in the search for a new superintendent to follow retiring Dr. Elizabeth Everitt.

Supporters try to reinforce SC's Freedom of Information Act

...law's requirement that any charges don't exceed the actual cost of searching or making copies of records.The Aiken County school board earlier this month met in private to discuss a contract without giving details about the contract to be discussed...

Residents deserve better choices

In the Aiken County school board's campaign to push through the sales tax referendum, many...another four or five county administration buildings?The Aiken County school board must adopt real, day-to-day spending reform, and tell...

More taxes sought

...incremental funding). As I recall, the major hurdles in this process were to gain necessary approvals from the Aiken County school board and the Aiken County Commission. Eventually, both bodies approved the extension.The school board now is asking...

'Yes' vote enables greedy government

It looks like the Aiken County school board is devising a new way to confiscate the wealth of hard-working people of our county. Members failed miserably in 2010 because...

Review of the facts favors tax approval

I do not wish to offend, but to speak boldly, I will risk offense: Those we elected to the Aiken County school board and other public positions in our community would not have put our schools at risk by jumbling up and cross-funding any projects...

Bill would allow vote on Aiken penny tax for schools

...old ones if a proposed penny sales tax passes.Two state lawmakers have introduced a bill at the request of Aiken County school board members to allow them to present county voters with a 1-cent sales tax request in November.If the bill becomes...

Several schools will stay shut down

...Newman said students and school staff members will be out and will not be penalized for days of school missed.Aiken County school board Chairman John Bradley said the state Legislature will decide whether students and teachers will have to make...

Top stories of 2013: North Augusta officials faced many stumbling blocks for Project Jackson

...questioned the length of the financing and public opposition to the project surfaced. Before going before the Aiken County school board, officials amended the proposal to cut in half the time for school board participation and avoid using school...