Aiken County Newswire (Page 8)

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  1. Gov. Haley proposes Rural Teaching InitiativeRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Star

    Superintendent Dr. Beth Everitt said she hopes Gov. Nikki Haley's recent proposal to create a teacher recruitment program that would offer financial incentives for teachers to work in rural school districts might benefit Aiken County Public Schools. The new Rural Teaching Initiative would target the 21 districts in South Carolina that see an annual 12 percent turnover or greater among their teaching staff.

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  2. Community forum focuses on youth and familyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Star

    ... on their visions for the state of the Aiken community. Those in attendance Thursday included former and current Aiken County Council members Scott Singer and Camille Furgiuele; City Council members Gail Diggs, Lessie Price and Steve Homoki; Philip ...

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  3. Stepfather faces charges in local child abuse caseRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Star

    A 3-year-old girl was taken into the custody of the S.C. Department of Social Services after her stepfather was charged with child abuse, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. Anthony Meeds, 41, was arrested Jan. 7 and placed in the Aiken County detention center but has since been released.

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  4. Third person jailed in elderly man's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Star

    Investigators arrested a third person in connection with the death of an elderly man who was left at a gas station in Windsor earlier this month, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. The investigation began the morning of Jan. 5, when deputies were called to a gas station on Charleston Highway in Windsor.

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  5. Toyota's hydrogen patents are positive step for local effortRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | The Star

    ... will eventually hit the road on a more consistent basis with roughly the same gas mileage as any other vehicle. Aiken County boasts one of the only hydrogen-fuel stations in the Southeast, located at the Sage Mill Industrial Park in Graniteville. ...

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  6. Open conversation between Aiken community and law enforcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | WRDW-TV Augusta

    ... said Bush. "I would expect the officer to be respectful to them and they to respect that officer," said an Aiken County deputy. Officers are doing their part as well. They're doing diversity and sensitivity training. Tonight they were candid with ...

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  7. Aiken groups meet to discuss issues in the communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 | WTOC-TV Savannah

    ... from various agencies to talk about issues. The meeting comes a few months after the group held a rally at the Aiken County courthouse. The group said because of events like the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO and the Eric Garner shooting in New ...

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  8. Collection of 1 percent sales tax to begin in MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The Star

    Collection of the 1 percent sales tax to help fund construction and renovations at five Aiken County Public Schools will begin in March. Dr. Elizabeth Everitt, district superintendent, detailed the planning and design process for the facility improvements at the Aiken Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Breakfast Friday morning.

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  9. No vote on Hayne Avenue bike lanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... full of Hayne Avenue residents and avid cyclists, which included Aiken resident Tom Lex, the chairman of the Aiken County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, an advisory body for the subcommittee of the S.C Augusta Regional Transportation Study. ...

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  10. Exit poll shows some surprising ACA supportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    Editor's note: This article on the Affordable Care Act is the latest in a series, based on results from an exit poll held in Aiken County during the November general election. Dr. Bob Botsch, a USC Aiken political science professor, coordinated the project with the help of Carol Botsch and USCA graduate Adora Hawkins.

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  11. 'Making a difference in life': National effort recognizes...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 9, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... That's what makes it tough; if you get lumped into a crowd you're not part of.' Capt. Eric Abdullah, of the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, said they try not to focus on incidents in other cities, but rather serving the residents of Aiken County. 'We ...

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  12. TalkBack for Jan. 9: Tech support, mall walkers and litterRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... losing billions as a result of the oil glut? Don't think so. What goes around comes around. The statue at the Aiken County Courthouse is of James F. Burns, one of the most outstanding South Carolina residents who ever lived. He was a congressman ...

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  13. NASA administrator to speak at annual MLK celebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... committee are USCA's Inclusion Advisory Council, Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, USCA, ATC, United Way of Aiken County, Aiken Young Professionals, the Aiken County Branch of the NAACP and the Concerned Ministers Organization. For more ...

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  14. Man accused of child abuse after child visits ERRead the original story

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    An Aiken man was charged with abuse after a woman brought her child to the emergency room with a black eye, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. Officers met with a social worker at a hospital in July 2014, and the social worker told them the child's mother brought her to the hospital because she had a black eye, according to a sheriff's report.

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  15. Report: Accused shoplifter had drugs hidden in genitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Star

    Ashley Diamond Young, 21, of Partridge Bend Road, was charged with shoplifting and simple possession of marijuana. She was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where she remained Thursday morning.

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  16. Animal Advocates: Let's begin with the end in mind for 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2015 | The Star

    ... that they have authorized the money for their recently approved Trap-Neuter-Return policy for community cats. Aiken County, on the other hand, augmented its public subsidy for household pets, and with FOTAS' commitment to address the deficit, they ...

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  17. County officials still unsure of total costs for Langley DamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    STAFF PHOTO BY MAAYAN SCHECHTER On Tuesday, Aiken County Administrator Clay Killian said not much has changed on the Langley Dam's status. Aiken County officials are still trying to determine what it will cost to fix the leak found in Langley Dam.

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  18. Two charged with neglect in elderly man's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2015 | The Star

    Two Windsor residents are charged with the death of an elderly man they tried to 'anonymously' drop off at a gas station Monday, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. Dale Sharkey, 56, and his daughter, 27-year-old Danielle Sharkey, each were charged with abuse or neglect resulting in the death of a vulnerable adult.

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  19. Letter: City must address bike lanesRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | The Star

    ... The Augusta Regional Transportation Study Commission spent $100,000 developing the Bike and Pedestrian Plan for Aiken County. The plan's effects on parking are never considered. A 'bike lane' is an area where solid white stripes of material indicate ...

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  20. Dad, daughter charged with neglect in death of man, 74Read the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | WMBF

    Authorities say a 74-year-old Aiken County man died from neglect and starvation after his caretakers didn't get him proper treatment for pneumonia. Deputies said 56-year-old Dale Sharkey and his 27-year-old daughter Danielle Sharkey have been charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death of a vulnerable adult.

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