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About 60 Aiken County third-grade students who are struggling readers will have the opportunity to participate in a summer reading camp, administered by the Aiken County School District and mandated by the S.C. General Assembly.
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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has nominated 59 students from all over South Carolina to be considered for an appointment to one of the nation's military academies.
The head of South Carolina's judicial system told a Senate panel Wednesday that she needs more money to safeguard digital information for courts around the state.
The Diane Haslam Vocal Performance Scholarship was established December 2010 by the Aiken Singers board and is intended to benefit high school seniors studying or living in Aiken, Barnwell and Edgefield Counties who are committed to the study of vocal performance at the college/university level.
Staff photo by Maayan Schechter Law enforcement searched for a man Wednesday morning who reportedly robbed the Approved Cash Advance store on York Street in the Reid's shopping center in Aiken.
The Aiken County Legislative Delegation met with state and congressional officials on Tuesday to discuss the employment and waste implications of the federal government potentially halting funding of MOX.
Target on Whiskey Road was temporarily evacuated on Wednesday after an apparent gas leak at the store, authorities said.
Toxicology reports show a driver who was killed when his vehicle plunged off the Blossom Street Bridge in January had alcohol and marijuana in his system at the time of the crash.Richland County Coroner A preliminary investigation from the Columbia Police Department into the crash at the Blossom Street bridge where two people were killed when a ... (more)
FEMA has been busy in Aiken already. FEMA trucks and personnel are removing debris in Cedar Creek.
Aiken Planning Commission will discuss adding amendments to the zoning ordinance regarding electronic readerboard signs in the city on Tuesday.
Aiken County forests suffered an estimated $24.4 million in timber damage because of February's ice storm, according to the S.C. Forestry Commission.
A Windsor man reported a burglary on Saturday at a home under construction on Rainbow Ridge Circle where he was working as a contractor.
Editor's note: This is one story in a series highlighting the winners of the Historic Aiken Foundation's 2014 Preservation Awards.