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Five cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus, have been reported at the Savannah River Site.

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, on a Tuesday call with business and legislative leaders in Aiken and surrounding counties, said China must be held accountable for the novel coronavirus, which first exploded in the eastern country's Hubei province.

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These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for April 7, 2020. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have b…

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A man is dead after barricading himself in an Aiken home Tuesday night after police responded to a domestic disturbance.Michael Straub, 48, was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound, Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables said.At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, patrol officers with the…

During this time of COVID-19 precautions, students all over the country are experiencing changes to their education and extracurricular activities. Aiken’s youth are a very important part of our community, and I want to express how much they mean to us here at the SPCA Albrecht Center.

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NEW YORK — New York City’s death toll from the coronavirus rose past 3,200 Tuesday, eclipsing the number killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson lay in intensive care, believed to be the first major world leader hospitalized with the virus.

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These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for April 6, 2020. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have b…

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A man suffered a gunshot wound to the back following a Monday night shooting incident.  Around 10:25 p.m., Aiken County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call for a shooting at the 100 block of Weaver Street in Aiken, according to a news release by the Sheriff's Office. Responding deputi…

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S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster announced a statewide mandatory "home or work" order will go into effect this week in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 after hundreds of new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in South Carolina over the weekend. 

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A fire tore through a mobile home along Edisto Road in northern Aiken County on Monday afternoon, torching nearby trees and leaving barely a corner of the home standing.

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These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for April 3-5, 2020. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have…

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An Aiken woman was charged with neglecting a 2-month-old due to being impaired after police responded to a call March 26 for a different unresponsive child who later died. 

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation reopened South Boundary Avenue on Monday after finishing off a stormwater pipe repair.

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Two suspects have been charged in an armed robbery turned shooting that took place in Warrenville on Sunday night. Around 10:45 p.m., Aiken County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call on the 200 block of Myrtle Street in Warrenville for a shooting incident, according to a news release by t…

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A Columbia man and a juvenile were charged Monday morning with the burglary of an Aiken County business. Around 2:07 a.m., Aiken County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a burglar alarm at Tyler Brothers located at 116 Railroad Avenue East in Wagener.When deputies arrived they found the…

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The first positive case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus, has been reported at the Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 construction site.

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Early spring usually heralds one of the busiest times of the year in Aiken. Crowds of tourists pack downtown shops after flocking to nearby hotels for the Masters and Spring Steeplechase; locals come out to enjoy the warm weather and spend some time in the sun. 

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NEW YORK — Americans braced for what the nation's top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy.

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Aiken County Public Schools reached a new milestone Friday in the number of lunch and breakfast meals provided for students while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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