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20 hrs ago | The Aiken Standard

Sand River Women's Club celebrates 30th anniversary

Submitted photo Sand River Woman's Club members gathered to celebrate the club's 30 years of community service.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Aiken Standard

FBI holding street patrol training in Aiken

Staff photo by Teddy Kulmala About 30 officers from local, state and federal agencies are in Aiken this week for a special course taught by FBI instructors and hosted by the Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, North Augusta, SC, University of South Carolina Aiken

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Charleston Business Journal

Ice storm impacts S.C. timber industry

February's ice storm, which damaged 1.5 million acres of South Carolina forestland, promises to disrupt the supply chain of the state's $17.4 billion forestry industry.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Williamsburg County, SC, Natural Disasters, 9

The Aiken Standard

Man wanted for armed robbery arrested in Jackson

Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a second man on Monday who was wanted for an armed robbery that happened in March.

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Related Topix: Jackson, SC

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Aiken Standard

New Ellenton striving to strengthen community

With a freshly renovated city hall and a new community center, New Ellenton officials are now trying to realize their city's full potential.

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Related Topix: New Ellenton, SC, Aiken, SC

WRDW-TV Augusta

SC bills would bring texting while driving restrictions

South Carolina legislators are moving one step closer to bringing a ban to texting while driving in the state.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Family, Teenagers

The Aiken Standard

Column: Keep healthy reserves for financial strength

The final all-in cost for the Aiken County Government Center was $40.5 million including preliminary studies, land, design, construction and furniture, fixtures and equipment.

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The Aiken Standard

Edgefield Highway Corridor Study to hold public drop-in session

Area residents are invited to a public drop-in session to share comments and ask questions pertaining to the Edgefield Highway Corridor Planning Study on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Edgefield County, SC, Aiken, SC

The Aiken Standard

County given funds to maintain Jackson Boat Landing

Aiken County's Jackson Boat Landing will soon be undergoing repairs now that the Aiken County Legislative Delegation has approved funds for its restoration.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WRDW-TV Augusta

Wagener man to serve 23 years after pleading guilty to manslaughter

A Wagener man will spend 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and kidnapping in court on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Wagener, SC

Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Aiken Standard

'Learn how to give back:' Local children give away clothing, toys

Staff photo by Teddy Kulmala Christina Freeman, left, models a purse while Tonyia Hood looks through stuffed animals at the Brothers and Sisters of Aiken County community service project on Friday.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Family, Kids

The Aiken Standard

Deputies investigate Wagener armed robbery

The armed robbery took place at B&B Loans on Railroad Street in Wagener, just after 1 p.m., when two men entered the business and took an undisclosed amount of money, according to Wagener Police Chief Tom Gray.

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Related Topix: Wagener, SC

The Aiken Standard

Man charged in 2011 North Augusta Walmart robbery

A Georgia man was arrested this week in connection with an armed robbery at the North Augusta Walmart in 2011, according to the North Augusta Department of Public Safety.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC

The Aiken Standard

Staff begins moving in to Aiken County Government Center

Staff photo by Maayan Schechter Aiken County Building Inspector Paul Worrall, left, and Aiken County Official Building Inspector Rick Hallman check off electrical work at the new Aiken County Government Center on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC

Charleston Business Journal

Ice storm impacts S.C. timber industry

February's ice storm, which damaged 1.5 million acres of South Carolina forestland, promises to disrupt the supply chain of the state's $17.4 billion forestry industry.

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Related Topix: South Carolina, Williamsburg County, SC, Natural Disasters, 9

Fri Apr 18, 2014

News 12 WRDW

Gunman walks into loan office and demands money

A loan office is held at gunpoint, as a pair of robbers make their demands. In a matter of days six Aiken County businesses have been hit, almost all of them either a bank or loan company.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Wagener, SC

The Aiken Standard

Warrenville man struck by train dies

Robert Norman Bisou, 32, of Southern Avenue, was pronounced dead at 5:15 a.m. from multiple body trauma, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

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Related Topix: Warrenville, SC

The Aiken Standard

Robbery reportedly hindered by victim's mother

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery that was interrupted by the victim's mother.

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Related Topix: Warrenville, SC

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Examiner.com

German Shepherds in SC face kill shelter after retired police officer dies

Six German Shepherds in South Carolina are facing a possible death sentence if a home cannot be found for them soon Six German Shepherds in South Carolina are facing a possible death sentence if a home cannot be found for them soon A South Carolina woman who has already lost her retired police officer husband to cancer, and then her home to the ... (more)

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The Edgefield Advertiser

RSM Elementary/Middle Schools' TOYs are in Honor Court

Two teachers at Ridge Spring-Monneta schools are in the chosen few Honor Court of Aiken County, a group of five teachers from which will be drawn the Teacher of the Year for Aiken County Recently, Mrs. Kayla Hostetler was named to the Honor Court for the District Teacher of the Year.

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Related Topix: Ridge Spring, SC, Monetta, SC, University of Pittsburgh, University of South Carolina, Walden University

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