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  1. 4-year-old killed in school bus accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WIS-TV Columbia

    A four-year-old boy was killed in a school bus accident after the bus collided with a tractor-trailer Wednesday in Aiken County. Kyrie Henry, who was a preschooler at Greendale Elementary, was with seven other students on their way to school when the school bus crossed over the center line and collided with an oncoming tractor-trailer just before 7 a.m. Another Glendale Elementary student along with the bus driver, Barbara Moore, were transported to Georgia Regents University Medical Center.

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  2. Coroner: 4-year-old dies in Aiken Co. wreck between school bus, tractor-trailerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WIS-TV Columbia

    A Greendale Elementary preschool student died in a wreck involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer in Aiken County Wednesday morning, according to the school's website . Kyrie C. Henry, 4, of Aiken was killed when the bus he was riding crossed over the center line on Beech Island Avenue and collided with a tractor-trailer, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.

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  3. Child dies in wreck involving school bus, tractor-trailer in Aiken Co.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WIS-TV Columbia

    A Greendale Elementary preschool student died in a wreck involving a school bus and a tractor-trailer in Aiken County Wednesday morning, according to the school's website . The wreck happened at Pine Log Road and Beech Island Avenue just before 7 a.m., according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

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  4. Local Memorial Day ObservancesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 22 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Looking for ways to observe Memorial Day with the family? We've compiled a list of local events for you to choose from. Aiken Jaycees Memorial Day Parade Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 11 a.m. Downtown Aiken Join the Aiken Jaycees to honor all those who served and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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  5. Aiken police seek woman suspected of credit card fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Aiken Department of Public Safety need the community's help identifying a women suspected of credit card fraud. Authorities say the fraudulent credit card transactions happened at an Aiken business.

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  6. Haley signs in-state tuition bill for veterans moving to SCRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 8 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill that gives military veterans in-state tuition at South Carolina colleges and universities as soon as they become residents. Haley signed the bill Thursday, about a week after it unanimously passed the House, The Senate also passed the bill unanimously.

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  7. Fuel pipeline proposed from Florida to South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 30 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Greenville News reported Kinder Morgan of Houston said it hopes to begin construction on the $1 billion pipeline next spring. Tithe Palmetto Pipeline Project would run underground through 100 miles and five counties in South Carolina - Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick and Abbeville, before ending in Anderson.

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  8. Aiken police searching for armed robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Aiken Department of Public Safety is requesting the community's assistance in identifying a man wanted for armed robbery. Officials say a man approached a victim while inside of the Soap and Suds Laundromat on Lee Avenue Thursday evening.

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  9. Aiken County residents left to pick up pieces after EF-2 tornadoRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    After an EF-2 tornado touched down on Sunday, debris can be found strewn across the ground in South Aiken as several homeowners look to rebuild pieces of their community. "Pick up the pieces," Rick Cushman said.

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  10. Second tornado confirmed following Sunday's severe stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    National Weather Service officials have concluded at least two tornadoes touched down in South Carolina during Sunday's round of severe weather. Officials said Monday afternoon that damage in Aiken in Woodside Plantation and Aiken Estates is consistent with an EF2 tornado with wind speeds around 115 mph.

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  11. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    County leaders in South Carolina say the state isn't holding up its end of the bargain to cover costs of the winter storm that hit the Palmetto State a year ago. Lawmakers tried to get money from the state during the budget debate earlier this month.

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  12. SCDNR holding annual antler measuring sessionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 9, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources will hold its annual series of record deer antler measuring sessions throughout March. In the past, Aiken, Anderson, and Orangeburg counties have produced the greatest numbers. 2 comments

  13. Three arrested in Aiken drug bustRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Brandon Wise, is charged with unlawful neglect of child by a legal custodian. Travis Swedenburg, 31, is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within half of a mile of a park.

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  14. SC House approves pro-life bill to ban abortions after 20 weeksRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The bill is called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and was supported heavily by the GOP and passed 80 to 27 yesterday. Supporters of the bill say the issue is centered on protecting unborn fetuses from pain but those on the opposing side say there is not substantial evidence that proves a fetus can experience pain.

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  15. Accused suspect in Aiken officer shooting to face death penaltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The Aiken County Solicitor's Office will seek the death penalty in the case of Stephon Carter. Carter is the man accused in the shooting death of Aiken Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson.

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  16. Man arrested for impersonating a police officerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Authorities say a man who shot himself while robbing an Aiken hotel was taken into custody after he flagged down a deputy for help a few minutes later. Authorities say a man who shot himself while robbing an Aiken hotel was taken into custody after he flagged down a deputy for help a few minutes later.

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  17. Cops: Man who shot self during robbery asks deputy for helpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | WIS-TV Columbia

    Authorities say a man who shot himself while robbing an Aiken hotel was taken into custody after he flagged down a deputy for help a few minutes later. Aiken County deputies said in a news release that 27-year-old David Dempsey shot himself in the leg after pointing a gun at a clerk at the Quality Inn around 10:30 p.m. Friday and demanding money.

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  18. Aiken County jail inmate found deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | WIS-TV Columbia

    A statement from Coroner Tim Carlton said Jason Allen Woods of Aiken was found alone in his cell at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Carlton says there is no indication of foul play.

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  19. Aiken deputy fired, accused of giving ID to teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WIS-TV Columbia

    An Aiken County deputy has been fired after investigators say he gave his ID to an 18-year-old, who was using it as a fake. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says Christopher Salley was fired last month.

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  20. Tornado Watch issued for South CarolinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | WIS-TV Columbia

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for portions of South Carolina until 2 p.m. Tuesday. The watch covers 18 counties in central South Carolina including: Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda and Sumter counties.

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