• Feb. 4 is an early release day for Aiken County Public Schools.
• The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics will accept applications for the Class of 2017 through Feb. 15. Applications are available at www.scgssm.org/apply-now.
NAME: John Damon Carroll
SCHOOL: Our Lady of Peace
FAVORITE CLASS: Math
FAVORITE LUNCH: Sandwich
HOBBIES: Playing on the iPad
MY ROLE MODEL IS: my brother.
WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO: be a scientist.
NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; nar-anon.org
CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St.
FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meeting; Linda Smiley (803) 279-5074
FIRST, THIRD MONDAYS: 7 p.m., council chambers, North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.
Fox Creek football coach Russell Schneider has resigned to focus on his health. Schneider said through text messages he was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation nearly a year ago, meaning he deals with an abnormal heart rhythm.
I didn’t recognize the return address but, egotist that I am, I imagined the travel agency logo meant only one thing: I had been discovered at last and was being sent on an exotic, all-expense-paid journey about which I would write a fascinating article and establish my globe-trotting, travel-writ...
"I'm sorry for everything I did and said when I was 13. I know I was horrendous," I said.
For several seconds, my mother said nothing in reply. Getting the apology she never expected rendered her speechless.
At least she didn't slam a door, I thought.