Scott Hunter

Aiken Standard
Aiken, SC

Aiken Standard publisher recalls 40-year career

Hunter moved from being a sports writer through the ranks to become one of the longest serving daily publishers in South Carolina.

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Born: March 28, 1949, in Bethesda, Maryland

Died: Sept. 25, 2018, in Aiken, SC

Newspaper History:

  • Sports writer, Aiken Standard
  • Sports editor, Aiken Standard
  • News editor, Aiken Standard
  • Managing editor, Aiken Standard
  • General manager, Aiken Standard
  • Editor, Aiken Standard
  • Publisher, Aiken Standard (1989-2013)
  • President of Aiken Communications Inc.
  • President of S.C. Press Association, 1995
  • President of S.C. Press Association Foundation
  • S.C. Press Association Foundation Board Member, 2012-2018

Honors and Awards:

  • 2011 Man of the Year by the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce
  • 1998 Distinguished Citizen Award by USC Aiken
  • 1997 Volunteer of the Year by the United Way of Aiken County


  • B.A. from the University of South Carolina
  • M.A. from the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Family: Daughter, Eleanor

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