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4 hrs ago | 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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11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | WIS-TV Columbia

Coroner: Train struck man sitting on track

A 32-year-old Warrenville man sitting on a train track in Aiken County was killed when he was struck by a Norfolk Southern train pulling 73 cars, according to the coroner's office.

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Related Topix: Warrenville, SC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Aiken County-related films to make film festival debut

Submitted Photo Archaeologist Geoffrey Hughes excavating the base of the broken Dave the Potter vessel.

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Related Topix: Edgefield County, SC

FITSNews

Is Lee Bright Dropping Out Of US Senate Race?

S.C. Sen. Lee Bright has abruptly dropped out of a Republican U.S. Senate debate in Aiken County, S.C. without offering an explanation - fueling rumors that he may be exiting the race itself.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham, Columbia, SC, Orangeburg, SC

Post and Courier

Man gets 23 years in death of woman in Wagener

A Wagener man has been sentenced to 23 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a Lexington woman last year.

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Related Topix: Wagener, SC, Violent Crime

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WRDW-TV Augusta

Aiken County jail says overpopulation is not a problem

A report released last week by the South Carolina Department of Corrections found issues at the Aiken County Detention Center.

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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

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Aiken Standard

School Board to hear preliminary budget

The Aiken County Board of Education will receive a preliminary 2014-15 budget document from School District administrators on Tuesday at 7 p.m. To date, the Board has participated in six budget work sessions.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Monetta, SC

The Aiken Standard

Thrift stores, consignment shops provide you an outlet for your spring cleaning

Staff Photo by Stephanie Turner SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare's thrift stores sell and accept furniture and other home-decorating items.

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Related Topix: Home, Home Decorating

Post and Courier

Fight over marijuana leads to fatal stabbing in Aiken County

Investigators say an argument over money that one man owed another man for a bag of marijuana led to a fatal stabbing in Aiken County.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Report finds facility, population violations at jail

A state Department of Corrections inspection found several deficiencies related to overcrowding and facility design inside the Aiken County detention center, but a jail administrator said despite the deficiencies, the jail's average population has continued to decrease.

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Related Topix: Prison, Aiken, SC

The Aiken Standard

Council to hear presentations on ice storm debris reimbursement

The City of Aiken's expenses associated with picking up ice storm debris and its reimbursement will be discussed at the City Council meeting on Monday.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, FEMA, US News, North Augusta, SC

The Aiken Standard

Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

A biomass facility at Savannah River Site is making good use of the more than 20,000 tons of debris generated by Winter Storm PAX.

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Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Aiken, SC, Opinion

The Aiken Standard

Alpaca shearing gives animal reprieve from the heat

It was shearing day at John and Lettie Tolley's Buena Vista Alpacas, and a herd of 35 alpacas would soon be making a seamless transition to feeling cooler, being relieved of the fleece they've been carrying on their bodies.

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The Aiken Standard

Column: Standing up to improve education in the future

Ah yes, a school built in the 1950s with the infrastructure to match and the sweet smell of mildew; that's exactly what our children need in Aiken County to boost their motivation to attend school... Not.

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Related Topix: Aiken, SC, Lexington County, SC, Lexington, SC

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Aiken Standard

FOTAS: Sad surrender

My heart sinks. An overweight black dog - a lab mix - is sitting in the back seat, panting anxiously.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Aiken Standard

Shepeard Community Blood Center works to save lives

STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES USC Aiken won the inaugural Hoops for Heroes Blood Drive Challenge that benefited the Shepeard Community Blood Center earlier this year.

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

Tue Apr 08, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

Coroner: Man Shot, Killed by Wife at Home

Authorities say a 21-year-old man has been shot and killed in his North Augusta home.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC

The Aiken Standard

Traffic stop yields two meth arrests

Two people were jailed on possession of methamphetamine charges after a traffic stop in North Augusta, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: North Augusta, SC, Moore, SC, Ford, Ford Explorer, SUV

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