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2 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

Jessica M. Key to attend governor's school

Submitted Photo Jessica Key will attend the S.C. Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Student Society, Sigma Pi, Fraternities, Spartanburg, SC

6 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

Great teachers defined in many ways

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education announced that states must develop plans that would require the assignment of high-quality teachers to schools with high percentages of low-income students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Aiken, SC, North Augusta, SC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Guilty pleas in two Aiken County robbery cases

Two defendants in separate Aiken County robbery cases pleaded guilty in court this week, according to the Second Circuit Solicitor's Office.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Clearwater, SC

The Aiken Standard

Sellers hits six points of need for senior care

Staff photo by Maayan Schechter From left South Carolina Rep. Bakari Sellers, D-Denmark, stood next to the Aiken Area Council on Aging's Executive Director Scott Murphy as he spoke about his initiatives to expand senior care in the state as part of his campaign for lieutenant governor on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Sellers, SC, Aiken, SC

The Star

Leadership Aiken County accepting applications

'It's a truly wonderful way to learn more about this area,' said Lauri SoJourner, class coordinator.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Star

Council to look over Dougherty Road improvements

Staff photo by Maayan Schechter The intersection of Whiskey Road and Dougherty Road could see improvements to decrease traffic if Aiken City Council decides to move forward and add an additional turn lane from Dougherty Road onto Whiskey Road.

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The Star

Brown born in Barnwell County, kept mansion in Aiken County

Also known as the Godfather of Soul, James Brown was an iconic singer, songwriter and dancer who found his calling in funk and R&B music.

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Related Topix: Barnwell County, SC, Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown, Beech Island, SC

WRDW-TV Augusta

Plans for new hospital in Aiken County stalling

Aiken County says that University Hospital filed a development permit with the county for an area of land in the Trolley Run Boulevard area.

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The Aiken Standard

Tea Party invites School Board to talk

The Aiken County School Board will ask voters in November to support a one-cent sales tax hike, and the Aiken County Tea Party wants to talk with them about just that.

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The Aiken Standard

Man arrested for cocaine possession said drugs were baking soda, medication

An Aiken man who was arrested for cocaine possession initially told police that the substance they found in his pants pocket was baking soda, and later stated it was really pills for a wasp sting.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

The Aiken Standard

Column: Property taxes too low?

Responding to a dip in economic growth, the Aiken Standard editorialized on July 4 that Aiken County has an 'unsustainably low property tax rate.'

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Standardized Testing, Education, Allendale, SC

The Aiken Standard

Catching someone in a lie: The process of polygraph testing

Staff photo by Teddy Kulmala Investigator Tommy Platt, left, demonstrates a polygraph examination using Capt.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Culinary students earn national awards

SUBMITTED PHOTO Mary Mason, center, the Wagener-Salley High School culinary arts teacher, is joined by Shelby Bell, left, and Preston Rodgers.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Salley, SC

Las Cruces Sun-News

Judge orders James Brown documents made public

A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the court fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Soul, James Brown

Thu Jul 17, 2014

WRDW-TV Augusta

Aiken County Sheriff's Office searching for suspect in home invasion

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in a home invasion on the 500 block of Old Trail Road in Beech Island, Aiken County Dispatch confirmed.

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Related Topix: Beech Island, SC

The Aiken Standard

North Augusta district has no Board candidates

Three Aiken County School Board incumbents and a newcomer will face no opposition in the November general election, but no one filed for a fifth seat.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Aiken, SC, Beech Island, SC

The Aiken Standard

Column: Project Jackson wrong for city

There is something about Project Jackson that has bothered me ever since the baseball stadium was proposed.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC

The Aiken Standard

Midlands Fatherhood Coalition opens in Aiken County

STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Job Developer Darrell Payne, left, and Program Specialist Mike Croft are local staff members at the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition's local office on Columbia Highway North.

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Related Topix: Graniteville, SC, Richland County, SC, Aiken, SC

Wed Jul 16, 2014

TheBlaze.com

Controversy Erupts as Mom Is Jailed, Loses Custody of 9-Year-Old Daughter

In the case of a 46-year-old South Carolina working mother who was jailed on a felony - and now has to deal with social services taking custody of her 9-year-old daughter - some critics are furious over the actions authorities have taken.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Family, Kids, Parenting, US Politics, US News

Columbia Journalism Review

Journalist on criticism of 'neglected child' broadcast:...

That's what broadcast reporter Deon Guillory told me last night over e-mail. I had asked Guillory if he'd been following the pointed criticism of a two-week-old story of his that had suddenly gone viral - becoming the most popular item on the website of WJBF, the ABC affiliate that serves the region along the Georgia-South Carolina border near ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Parenting, North Augusta, SC

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