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  1. FOTAS: FOTAS volunteers are ambassadors of the County ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    It's Wednesday at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. The lunch break is over, and the doors have been opened to the public for the afternoon.

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  2. Supporters try to reinforce SC's Freedom of Information ActRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Bluffton Today

    ... law's requirement that any charges don't exceed the actual cost of searching or making copies of records. The Aiken County school board earlier this month met in private to discuss a contract without giving any details about the contract to be ...

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  3. City Planner Susan French to retire after 15 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... and the Design Review Board.” Before French joined the City, she was the first executive director for Aiken County's Habitat for Humanity. After working with the nonprofit, French tried real estate for one year, but “it did not work ...

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  4. 'Artificial Improvement': North Augusta reacts to FieldTurf rejectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    Staff Photo by Scott Rodgers ¬ Aiken running back Terrell Lewis is bottled up by a host of North Augusta defenders, including linebacker Rashad Byrd and defensive back Aaron Maddox . Aiken County School Board's vote against FieldTurf at North Augusta High School has implications on more than the football program.

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  5. United Way of Aiken County campaign raises more than $2.9 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    STAFF PHOTO BY DEDE BILES Burns Dance Studio students reveal the United Way of Aiken County's 2014 fundraising campaign total while Aiken County Council member Andrew Siders, left, swings a golf club during the United Way's annual meeting and awards ceremony at Newberry Hall on Thursday night. The United Way of Aiken County had some good news to report about its 2014 fundraising campaign during the organization's annual meeting and awards ceremony Thursday night at Newberry Hall.

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  6. Letter: Support for police is vitalRead the original story

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... penalty.” Why would our officials allow this “Let's Make a Deal” form of justice in Aiken County? I feel they should have received the maximum sentence allowed by law. Our legislature passed the death penalty for a reason. We ...

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  7. Editorial: Time for full analysis of school's athletic facilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    Staff photo by Bill Bengtson Some members of the Aiken County School Board of Education have indicated that the District needs to have a comprehensive analysis of athletic facilities at all of the county's high schools. Funding athletics should never trump funding academics.

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  8. Elementary kids discover jazz from Juilliard performersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... and three other musicians performed at Juilliard of Aiken's Kidz Bop Concert. The event attracted hundreds of Aiken County children in shows Wednesday and Thursday. STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT Trumpeter Riley Mulherkar and trombonist Andy Clausen and ...

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  9. Report: Aiken man had marijuana hidden in underwearRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... giving false information to police and a bench warrant for simple possession of marijuana. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained Thursday afternoon. Officers pulled over a blue moped on Union Street about 12:45 p.m. ...

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  10. Man charged with cruelty to childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    A man was charged with cruelty to children after choking his nephew and slamming him down in a chair while they were wrestling, according to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office. The incident happened Dec. 30 at a home in Batesburg, according to a sheriff's report.

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  11. Cumbee Center director Kay Mixon to retireRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Star

    ... than the former shelter could. “We have a play yard and a wonderful walking trail that Leadership Aiken County built for us last year,” Mixon said. “The trail is a place where the women can go out and meditate and enjoy some ...

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  12. Editorial: Economy of South Carolina fueled by automotive sectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Star

    Submitted photo An employee at the Bridgestone plant in Aiken County performs an inspection. Bridgestone's financial investment at its facility in Graniteville represented one of the largest in South Carolina's history.

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  13. Aiken County athletic directors list high school facility needsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Star

    File staff photo by Bill Bengtson Logan Patton works on his stance during a drill at a past North Augusta High School's practice. The athletic directors at each of the county's seven high schools have compiled a list of facilities needs for the Aiken County School Board to consider – a list totaling $39.9 million.

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  14. S.C. House rejects $10M fund match for PAX expensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Star

    Although the South Carolina House rejected ponying up to $10 million to cover 22 counties impacted by the February ice storm, S.C. Rep. Bill Hixon, R-North Augusta, says he was “promised” by both House representatives and the governor's office that help will come. Standing beside several House members whose communities also were impacted by the February 2014 ice storm, Hixon proposed an amendment Wednesday to the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget to make up funding for those counties, including Aiken County, by pulling funds out of other departments to cover the expenses.

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  15. Thoroughbred museum: More than a Hall of Fame exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Star

    Staff Photo by Stephanie Turner The Aiken Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame and Museum is a two-story piece of Aiken's horse history, located inside Hopelands Gardens. Editor's Note: This is an occasional series on the museums in Aiken County and the surrounding areas.

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  16. FieldTurf defeated for N.A. football stadiumRead the original story

    Mar 11, 2015 | The Star

    File Photo by Scott Rodgers Aiken County School Board voted down a motion to cover the football field at North Augusta High School with FieldTurf, an artificial playing surface in a 5-4 vote. By a vote of five to four, the Aiken County School Board defeated a motion that would have allowed North August High School to move forward with the installation of FieldTurf, an artificial surface, on its football field at a cost of $700,000.

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  17. Sex offender, former N.A. educator, released from prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2015 | The Star

    A former Aiken County assistant principal who pleaded guilty in 2010 to child molestation has been released from prison after serving his sentence, according to the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. Stephen Coke Eubanks, 73, completed his sentence Feb. 27, according to Peter O'Boyle, a spokesman for Probation and Parole.

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  18. Seasoned candidate sought to replace Aiken schools superintendentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    The Consolidated School District of Aiken County has released a draft of the application package for the position of district superintendent. The seven-page application and cover letter, which the Aiken Standard requested Wednesday, outlines the qualifications for superintendent, provides salary information, and describes the district and its mission.

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  19. FOTAS bringing Doxie Derby to Aiken for WoofstockRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    ... Doxie Derby registration forms also can be found there. “Woofstock is our big fundraiser for the Aiken County Animal Shelter, and we'll have other contests for dogs, music and vendors selling products and food,” Joos said. “More ...

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  20. Letter: Leadership lacking in AikenRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2015 | The Aiken Standard

    On a regular basis, we read in the Aiken Standard what a wonderful job our City leaders of Aiken are doing and all the awards they are receiving. Are those so-called leaders aware of what really is going on here? Let me make a short list: The bridges and roads in Aiken County have become dangerous with potholes, barely able to see white or yellow stripes and left or right turns.

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