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1 hr ago | The Star

Career Center Director Smith departing for Greenville

After four productive years - including a unique partnership with MTU America - Brooks Smith is leaving the Aiken County Career and Technology Center to take a position with the Greenville School District.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Aiken, SC

5 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

Aiken County hires former paramedic to lead EMS department

Submitted photo Former Aiken County paramedic Daryl Davis will assume the role of EMS coordinator with Aiken County, overseeing the department's budget, paramedics and day-to-day operations.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

9 hrs ago | News 12 WRDW

10 arrested, 30 citations issued in Beech Island, Clearwater sweep

A search for people who have outstanding warrants in Beech Island and Clearwater resulted in 10 arrests and 30 citations, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office said.

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Related Topix: Beech Island, SC, Drugs

12 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

TalkBack for Aug. 1: Just the facts, presidents and generous folks

I have never understood why an endorsement of a newspaper is that significant. It is only one person's opinion, the same as anyone else writing an editorial.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Aiken, SC

16 hrs ago | The Star

Letter: Put proven practices in schools

From a retired high school teacher's viewpoint, I am commenting on the articles regarding the idea of attracting the highest quality teachers to teach in underachieving schools in this district.

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21 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

PAWS pitching in to solve the problem of unwanted cats and dogs

STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Joya DiStefano is the founder and president of Palmetto Animal Welfare Services.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Star

Kids learn safety and history in conservationist camp program

Staff photo by Cindy Kubovic As part of a summer program partnership with both the City of Aiken and the Aiken Land Conservancy, Aiken Department of Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco spoke to a group of children at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center on Thursday about practicing safety at home and safety in the woods.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Family, Kids

The Aiken Standard

Bridgestone appoints new leaders for Aiken County facilities

Ron Brooks was appointed to plant manager at the company's new off-road radial tire plant, while Fran Jones accepted the position of plant manager at the passenger and light-truck manufacturing facility, both of which are located in Graniteville.

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Related Topix: Graniteville, SC, Aiken, SC

The Aiken Standard

Election Board gets new authority over Aiken County office

The Aiken County Legislative Delegation has long served as a 'manager' for the Aiken County Board of Voter Registration and Elections - but not anymore.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Warrenville, SC

The Aiken Standard

Attention needed for substandard county bridges

Aiken County ranks fourth among South Carolina's 46 counties in the percentage of its bridges that are substandard, according to an annual report released recently by AAA Carolinas.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Graniteville, SC

The Star

Gloverville robbery suspect arrested in Philadelphia

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has captured one of two men accused in the armed robbery of a Graniteville convenience store in May. Marvin Barefield, 25, of Aiken, was arrested Thursday in Philadelphia by detectives with the Philadelphia Police Department, according to Sgt.

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Related Topix: Gloverville, SC, Graniteville, SC, Aiken, SC

The Star

TalkBack for July 31: Funding, Project Jackson, school system

I feel the new tax office in the Aiken County Government Center is a waste of our tax payer money.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

The Aiken Standard

Letter: Penny tax will benefit community

Why should Aiken County residents care about a one-cent sales tax initiative that provides an avenue for new school construction financing for Aiken County? After all, according to Aiken's Wikipedia page, in 2010, the national census revealed that 28.1 percent of households had children under the age of 18. It would suggest that Aiken is not one of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Education Etc.

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Deputies investigating rash of car break-ins

An 18-year-old Graniteville man was charged with several car break-ins Wednesday after a resident caught him trying to break into a vehicle and held him until police arrived, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Graniteville, SC, Aiken, SC

The Aiken Standard

Jackson school cited for national initiative

SUBMITTED PHOTO Jackson Middle School Principal Jason Holt, left, accepts a national award from Dr. Gene Bottoms, the Southern Regional Education Board senior vice president, recognizing the school for its efforts on a community-based initiative.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Jackson, SC

Tire Business

Bridgestone makes 2 appointments at S.C. plant

Ron Brooks has been appointed to serve as plant manager at the company's new off-road radial tire plant, which is scheduled to begin production later this year.

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The Aiken Standard

Local chef to hold cooking demo at Farmers Market

Aiken residents buying produce this weekend will have an opportunity to learn ways to cook up some tasty recipes at the Aiken County Farmers Market.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Ridge Spring, SC

The Star

Board takes next step on sales tax ballot questions

STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT School Board member Keith Liner, left, discusses the sales tax referendum with School Board attorney Bill Burkhalter at a meeting on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Monetta, SC, Beech Island, SC, Jackson, SC, New Ellenton, SC

The Star

Formative assessments help teachers, students in class

STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT Callie Herlong, right, the Ridge Spring-Monetta Elementary School principal, talks with Assistant Principal Amy Cooper during a workshop on teacher instructional assessment strategies for students.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Monetta, SC

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Star

Aiken Democratic Party to dish out food, state politics

South Carolina politics will be on the menu at the Aiken County Democratic Party's annual Hot Dog Social this month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Dining, South Carolina, Aiken, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors

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