Small-town police departments: Wagener

It takes many things to be a law enforcement officer: discipline, courage, honesty – and according to Chief Tom Gray of the Wagener Police Department, heart.


“My main thing about the town is being able to establish good relationships with the citizens, because that’s ultimately who we serve,” Gray said. “That’s what I love about policing – helping people. You get your heart behind your job, everything else works out.”


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Lt. Governor runoff scheduled for Tuesday

Columbia residents Mike Campbell and Henry McMaster will go head-to-head in a primary runoff to represent the Republican Party in the lieutenant governor race on Tuesday. The winner will face off against Democratic candidate Bakari Sellers in November.


In order to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on various issues, Campbell and McMaster were each given the same questions to answer.


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Q&A with Republican primary runoff superintendent candidates

Two Republican candidates for South Carolina Superintendent of Education will compete in a party primary runoff on Tuesday. The winner will face a Democratic candidate in November.


In order to learn more about the candidates and where they stand on various issues, The Aiken Standard asked both Sally Atwater and Molly Spearman questions related to the race.


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Q&A with Democratic primary runoff superintendent candidates

Two Democratic candidates for South Carolina Superintendent of Education will compete in a party primary runoff on Tuesday. The winner will face a Republican candidate in Novmber.


The Aiken Standard asked both Sheila Gallagher and Tom Thompson questions related to race.


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Dekoda Watson holds camp, touts importance of education

Football may have been the main drawing point for the majority of the participants in the Koda’s Kids Football and Cheerleading Camp on Saturday, but it wasn’t the main purpose of the event, according to the event’s founder.


Dekoda Watson, former South Aiken standout and current Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker, said that the intent of the camp was to remind kids about the value of their studies.


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