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A health official administers a coronavirus test to New Ellenton City Council member Eartha Rogers at a testing event Friday morning.


The Aiken County Transportation Committee will hold a work session meeting at 6 p.m. today with a public meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sandlapper Room located on the first floor of the Aiken County Government Center, 1930 University Parkway. Both meetings are open to the public.


The Awesome Aiken Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-7:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays at First Christian Church, 900 Kerr Drive.


The Aiken Master Gardeners will hold a Lunchbox Lecture from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, July 17, via Zoom. The guest speaker will be Dr. Fudd Graham with Auburn University. His topic will be common pests around the house. For more information, visit

TLC Medical Centre, in partnership with Lab 24 Inc., will offer COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, July 17, at TLC Medical Centre, 190 Crepe Myrtle Drive. The testing is free to qualified individuals under the CARES Act including Medicare, Medicaid and those without insurance. To register, visit For more information, call 803-648-7800.


Cats on the Mat will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 18, at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare, 199 Willow Run Road. Participation is limited to 35. The cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Sarah Acord from Aiken Yoga will lead the class. Those attending should bring a mat. For more information or to register, visit


An online discussion of "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 30, as part of the Let's Talk About It – Key Ingredients: Food in Fiction series. For more information or to check out a copy of the book or movie, visit

SEPT. 14

The ninth annual Support 1 Golf Tournament has been postponed until Monday, Sept. 14. Sponsors who have paid in full will be issued a refund upon request otherwise the sponsorship position will be held until fall. Golfers and teams can request refunds as well but will forfeit their team's reserved position. For more information, email

OCT. 17

The Aiken Association of Realtors will hold a Home Sweet Home Expo 2020 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Citizens Park, 651 Old Airport Road. For more information, visit Facebook.