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46 min ago | The Aiken Standard

Young, Hixon give legislative updates

Staff Photo by Scott Rodgers S.C. Sen. Tom Young, R-Aiken, left, speaks at the North Augusta Chamber of Commerce AM Connection meeting while and S.C. Rep. Bill Hixon, R-North Augusta, looks on.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Joe Wilson, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Healthcare Law, Law, Aiken, SC, North Augusta, SC

5 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

Man jailed for 2013 child sex assault

A Warrenville man was detained last week and charged in the sexual assualt of a young girl in January 2013, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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

8 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

Report: Wife of man fatally shot: 'I actually did it'

According to an incident report filed with North Augusta Public Safety, Debra Morris stated, 'I actually did it' when asked Monday about her husband, Stephen Morris, who was found dead in their home.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Violent Crime

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Aiken Standard

TalkBack for Sept. 2: High grass, spaghetti, the bypass

With all the school openings featured recently, I have to question why there wasn't a single photo from Mossy Creek? The old furniture in the county complex needs to be sold at an estate sale.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Southern Studies Showcase will be held in Edgefield

The Southern Studies Showcase is an opportunity to explore the past. Hosted by the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and the Edgefield Civic League, the third edition of the event is scheduled for Sept.

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Related Topix: Edgefield, SC, University of South Carolina, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy, Edgefield County, SC

Examiner.com

Wastewater treatment in Aiken, it is what it is

Those who have lived in the Aiken area for some time just might take exception to the idea that wastewater treatment might be needed in "our fair city," to borrow a phrase from " click and clack ."

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC

The Aiken Standard

New theater teacher to engage East Aiken kids

STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT Crissie Sturgis, the new theater teacher at East Aiken School of the Arts, joins her students for some fun activities.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Family, Kids

The Star

Recession hits Aiken labor force, but job seekers remain hopeful

STAFF PHOTO BY MAAYAN SCHECHTER Orion Jeter, career center coordinator at the Goodwill Job Connection off Pine Log Road, holds daily classes for individuals who are looking for work.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, University of South Carolina Aiken

The Aiken Standard

FOTAS: Children, dogs read together

A serious child sits on the kennel floor with a book in his hands, and a floppy-eared puppy sits attentively by his side with a look on its face that says, 'Tell me a story, I'm all ears.'

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Related Topix: Libraries, UC Davis

The Star

Breaking down City, County and North Augusta employees salaries

The comparison of salaries across city and county lines was recently a hot topic when both employees from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office and the Aiken Department of Public Safety fought for and received raises to their paycheck within the year.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Aiken, SC

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Star

Hunley replica to be displayed in Aiken, Edgefield Counties

AP Photo/Bruce Smith Conservator Liisa Nasanen uses a hose to wet down the hull of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.

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

The Star

Future uncertain for some senior citizen programs

STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Virginia Morrison gets some milk to drink with her lunch at the congregate meal site for senior citizens at the Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Center in Gloverville.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Gloverville, SC, Aiken, SC, Wagener, SC

The Star

New Career Center director seeks student engagement

At the Aiken County Career and Technology Center on Thursday, Will Hudson listened intently as instructors Trina Greenwood and Kortney Jenkins described their combined cosmetology and nail technology programs.

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Related Topix: Greenville County, SC, Aiken, SC

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Star

United Way of Aiken County kicks off fundraising campaign

STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Nicole Valdez dressed up as a tiger for the United Way of Aiken County's 2014 fundraising campaign kickoff on Friday at First Presbyterian Church of Aiken on Friday.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

WRDW-TV Augusta

Domestic violence remains high in Aiken County

South Carolina is number one in the nation when it comes to domestic violence and state lawmakers want to make it a top priority for next year's session.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

The Aiken Standard

Suspects sought in Circle K robbery

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Surveillance images were released by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office on Friday of two suspects involved in an armed robbery at The Circle K on Wagener Road.

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The Star

TalkBack for Aug. 29: Church, guns and meat prices

The TalkBack about not supporting churches was a real hoot. There's a church on every corner in the South, operating tax-free since the 1950s.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Star

Roma Italian Restaurant treats Tri-Development crews to free pizza lunch

STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Pat Brancaccio, third from right, hosted two crews of community workers from the Tri-Development Center of Aiken County for a free lunch at his Roma Italian Restaurant on Whiskey Road on Thursday.

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WTVR Richmond

Search warrant: Investigators found prescription meds, .380 caliber cartridges inside car

The search warrant for a car whose driver was shot by a Colonial Heights Police officer on Sunday reveals investigators found prescription medication and .380 caliber cartridges inside the vehicle.

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The Aiken Standard

ATC manufacturing center work begins

Aiken Technical College has begun construction on the Center for Energy and Advanced Manufacturing, a state-of-the-art facility that will be a training center for developing Aiken County's nuclear and manufacturing workforce.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Greenville, SC

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