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Tips and leads from community members have led investigators to identify an Aiken man as the armed robbery suspect who reportedly stole $400. 

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A number of local events in Aiken County and throughout South Carolina have been postponed, canceled or altered because of the outbreak of coronavirus. Send information about changes to editorial@aikenstandard.com.

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These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for June 3, 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 be…

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A vehicle fire in Aiken temporarily slowed traffic on Edgefield Highway (S.C. 19) on Thursday afternoon as first responders doused flames. 

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GRANITEVILLE — Midland Valley High Valedictorian Parker Welsh reminded his classmates Thursday that their graduation ceremony also was their first reunion.

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NEW ORLEANS — Before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans was planning on a 20th anniversary crowd of thousands. Now it's working to avoid crowds by selling a limited number of scheduled tickets and holding all anniversary commemorations – including an annual D-…

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Aiken’s elected officials and community leaders didn’t just talk about the need to address the issues of inequality and injustice during a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

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Hope for change and a call to action were some of the main takeaways that resonated with the crowd gathered Wednesday for the City of Aiken's conference addressing the racial violence and division currently gripping the nation.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday to remove one of the country’s premier monuments to the Confederacy, a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee along Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

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COLUMBIA — A prosecutor in South Carolina said the investigation into the shooting death of a black teenager by a white Columbia police officer this spring is complete and he is reviewing to see if any charges will be filed.

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MINNEAPOLIS — Prosecutors on Wednesday filed a tougher charge against the police officer at the center of the George Floyd case and charged three other officers, delivering a victory to protesters galvanized by a death that roused racial tensions and unleashed coast-to-coast unrest.

These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for June 2, 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 be…

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COLUMBIA — Civil liberties advocates in South Carolina are calling on some of the state's law enforcement agencies to explain and apologize for what they're calling a “violent escalation” by officers during weekend demonstrations.

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At a time of such visible nationwide upheaval, tangible frustrations and demand for change, the importance of voting – especially in local elections – is amplified, community leaders and Aiken County residents believe.

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A cul-de-sac in Houndslake had a unique atmosphere Monday afternoon, courtesy of the Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken, as the musical group gave a performance, offering some relief for local residents who have not been out and around much in recent weeks, due to health guidelines. 

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned up the pressure on governors to quell the violence set off by the death of George Floyd, demanding New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”

These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for June 1, 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 be…

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Racial injustice is an issue that must be addressed by people of faith, according to several local religious leaders who responded recently to the Aiken Standard’s questions about the death of George Floyd and its ramifications.

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Children's Place Inc. encourages the public to leave notes of love and support for fathers every June on the sidewalks of Laurens Street, but this year the colorful chalk messages are shadowed by an overarching issue that has touched the lives of millions of people all over the world. 

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State health authorities have released information on several types of pre-existing health conditions found in coronavirus cases and deaths, which include a wide range of issues from heart disease to intellectual disabilities. 

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