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2 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

Letter: Higher taxes won't aid community

I know something about the difference between the two areas. The July 4 editorial about the need for Aiken County becoming more like Columbia County is somewhat like comparing apples to oranges.

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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Free Times

The Dancin' Man; Zero the Lock Dog; Tales of Indifference

The Dancin' Man Author: Mary Ann Claud Self-published A South Carolina textile family dynasty is the focus of this multigeneration novel set in the 1950s to 1980s.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Columbia, SC, St. Andrews, SC, Lexington, SC

News 12 WRDW

Graniteville father, son wanted after run in with ACSO

A Graniteville father and his son are wanted after an alleged run in with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Graniteville, SC

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Bluffton Today

School sales tax still remote, but less so

Depending on your view, Beaufort County shoppers either have one less hurdle or one less layer of protection separating them from a sales-tax hike.

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Related Topix: Beaufort County, SC, Education Etc., South Carolina, Anderson County, SC

The Aiken Standard

$1M lottery prize split by 14 Kimberly-Clark workers

A group of 14 people are splitting the winning $1 million Powerball ticket that was purchased in Warrenville last week.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Warrenville, SC, Beech Island, SC, Aiken, SC

News 12 WRDW

12 OYS: Flooding problem in Graniteville community deemed act of nature

Jerome Collins joined News 12 in July 2013 as the On Your Side Reporter. He began his journalism career with WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss., as an Investigative Reporter.

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Related Topix: Graniteville, SC

The Aiken Standard

Man reports assault after confronting speeders

A Warrenville man said he was assaulted by three people who were allegedly speeding through his neighborhood on Sunday, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Warrenville, SC

The Edgefield Advertiser

Alvin H. Stevens, Jr.

Mr. Alvin H. Stevens, Jr., of Mt. Zion Road, retired educator, entered into rest July 6, 2014.

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Related Topix: Edgefield County, SC, North Augusta, SC

Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Credit recovery success sends students to next grade

Staff photo by Rob Novit Left - Evan Lamar, an Aiken County School District teacher, coordinated the computer recovery classroom work for 109 middle school students this summer.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Teenagers, Aiken, SC

The Aiken Standard

Editorial: New German waste another bad signal

The possibility of more nuclear waste coming to Savannah River Site - this time from Germany - is another distressing sign that South Carolina is becoming a dumping ground for such material.

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Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, Opinion

The Aiken Standard

Children can climb on service vehicles at the 12th annual Touch-A-Truck

Aiken Standard FILE PHOTO BY AMY BANTON Remade Brown poses for a photo taken by his godmother, Tracy Miller, at a previous Touch-A-Truck event.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Police find 'suspicious package' in Saturday arrest

Aiken Public Safety arrested a North Augusta man Saturday on multiple charges including the possession of a 'suspicious package' that forced officers to call in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's bomb unit to assist.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, North Augusta, SC

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WRDW-TV Augusta

Animal lovers bracing for a loud Fourth of July night

"Last night I could hear them down past the house, It was kind of loud," said Kayla Mills who lives in North Augusta.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC

WIS-TV Columbia

Elderly man dies in single motorcycle crash

According to the Aiken County coroner Tim Carlton, Marlyn Whetstone of Salley was driving a Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic motorcycle when he appeared to lose control of it.

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Related Topix: Salley, SC

Thu Jul 03, 2014

News 12 WRDW

Fatal motorcycle accident in Salley under investigation

Aiken County dispatch confirms a fatal crash on Clinton Church Rd. off Wagener Rd. It happened before 11 p.m. WRDW.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion.

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Related Topix: Salley, SC

The Aiken Standard

Troopers urge caution, patience to holiday travelers

S.C. Highway Patrol is urging motorists to be aware of an alarming upward trend on state roadways as South Carolinians hit the road for the holiday weekend.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Officials urge safety for fireworks, grills

Staff photo by Teddy Kulmala Brent Batton checks the price of a product at Wacky Wayne's Fireworks on Whiskey Road.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July, Food, Bar-B-Q, Aiken, SC, North Augusta, SC

The Aiken Standard

Man jailed on weapons charges after foot chase

An Aiken man was detained for weapons charges after a foot chase with police, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Houston Chronicle

A look at South Carolina sheriffs in legal trouble

In this Aug. 17, 2010, file photo, Orangeburg County, S.C. Sheriff Larry Williams discusses the case of two toddlers that drowned when their car, driven by their mother, careened into a river, in Orangeburg, S.C. Orangeburg County officials sued the estate of the late Williams, saying he took more than $200,000 in public money for personal use.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Orangeburg County, SC, Orangeburg, SC, Lexington County, SC

WRDW-TV Augusta

12 OYS: Swimming pool full of mud from construction site runoff, says man

Jerome Collins joined News 12 in July 2013 as the On Your Side Reporter. He began his journalism career with WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Miss., as an Investigative Reporter.

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Related Topix: Graniteville, SC

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