To improve 'woefully dated' Aiken County schools, '1 Cent Makes Sense'

...schools. Not salaries, not maintenance ? facilities. An impressive organization of community leaders has structured the "1 Cent Makes Sense" campaign to spread the word and to let voters know we have an amazing opportunity to approve a vehicle to raise...

A penny for better schools

...getting any cheaper.It's time for the county's residents to re-engage in their school system and make an investment in the community's future.Vote yes on the 1-cent sales tax and bond issue Nov. 4.

Tax hike makes no sense

The single most disingenuous aspect of the proposed 1-cent sales tax increase in Aiken County is that it will reduce property...property taxes.From a dollars-and-cents perspective, the 1-cent tax increase makes no sense.Mike StakeAiken, S.C.

Bank of America earnings slump on legal settlement

...billion in the same period a year earlier. After stripping out payments to preferred shareholders that amounted to a loss of 1 cent per common share, compared with a profit of 20 cents a share a year earlier.Revenue at the bank slipped to $21.21 billion...

Dow plunges 334, its worst day of 2014

...energy futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange, heating oil fell 3.9 cents to $2.537 a gallon and natural gas slipped 1 cent to $3.845 per 1,000 cubic feet.With this week's volatility, investors moved into gold. The price of gold rose $19...

Amazon Fire TV, Roku 3 delve into stream-box gaming

...of winners. But some of those puzzle and word games look, feel and play awfully dated. I do praise Roku for stocking a 99-cent version of the old-school classic Rogue.I settled in for a demo session of Pathogen 2. Level One started with me flying...

California becomes first state to ban single-use plastic bags at grocery, convenience stores

...said Californians would reject a referendum effort and quickly adapt their behavior."For those folks concerned about the 10-cent fee that may be charged for paper, the simple, elegant solution is to bring a reusable bag to the store," Padilla said...

Georgia film studio delivers high drama, few results a year after breaking ground on $90 million complex

...fallen to $7.20, Maner said.He said he still hopes the studio succeeds, but he won't bet any more money on it."I don't own a cent," Maner said. "If they want me to have some of it, they'd have to give it to me."

Local nonprofit making a difference for homeless families

...found work soon afterward."We went through the process of learning how to budget our money," she said. "We saved every cent that we made while we were in the program, except for tithes. Family Promise donated a vehicle to us, so we had a mode of...

Sales and use tax on ballot would benefit Aiken County schools greatly

...The district's role in the referendum process is to provide accurate and timely information about the capital improvement 1-cent sales and use tax, and the effect it may have on the district, as well as the taxpayers. Under Code Section 8-13-1346...