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Beautiful People Gala to raise funds for Salvation Army Shelter

The Salvation Army Shelter, located on the corner of Park Avenue and Sumter Street, can house up to 50 people. It has four family rooms, a … Read more

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Gov. Henry McMaster promotes USC Aiken DreamPort project at legislator lunch

S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster at a House Republican Caucus lunch last week advocated for the DreamPort cybersecurity complex at USC Aiken, a pro… Read more

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Aiken police officer working to create new license plate to fund cancer research

David Turno, a captain with the Aiken Department of Public Safety, has continued to work toward creating a new specialty license plate with… Read more

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3 Genius Ways to Get More Out of Your Smart TV

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So, you got a new smart television with 4k HD, OLED and the alphabet soup of feature acronyms — now what? Read more

Sports

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Hamlin wins 3rd Daytona 500; Newman hospitalized after crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Denny Hamlin won his second straight Daytona 500 and third overall, beating Ryan Blaney in an overtime photo finish m… Read more

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No. 1 South Carolina pounds Vandy

No. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA 95, VANDERBILT 44 Read more

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Rebels roll into 2nd round

STROM THURMOND 59, BATTERY CREEK 43 Read more

Education

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All that jazz: Symphony Guild concert has children dancing, clapping

The Joint – aka USC Aiken's Etherredge Center – was jumping Thursday morning. Read more

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Public is looking for integrity in new school superintendent

GRANITEVILLE — Integrity overwhelmingly is the top “personal characteristic" Aiken County Public Schools' stakeholders are looking for in a… Read more

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Tall Pines STEM Academy announces student expansion plan

Tall Pines STEM Academy was approved to double its current enrollment over the next three years at the Nov. 14 meeting of the South Carolin… Read more

Entertainment

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Headlines in Aiken History — Feb. 17

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Headlines in Aiken History — Feb. 16

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'Sonic' speeds to $57M debut; 'Parasite' sees big Oscar bump

NEW YORK — The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut, according to stud… Read more

Opinions and Editorial

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Letter: Through the looking glass

Watching Sen. Mitt Romney’s emotional speech explaining his vote to convict the president of abuse of power made it clear how far through t… Read more

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Letter: Another factor in population decline

Regarding Roger Rollins' letter about the abortions performed since the Roe vs Wade decision causing a decline in population. Yes, the numb… Read more

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Column: What is Keep Aiken County Beautiful?

Last year a column titled "Trash Talk" was submitted by members of the Aiken County Litter Task Force. When the Task Force came to its natu… Read more

Weather Today

Rain. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 50s.

Today

62° 57°

Rain. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 50s.

Humidity:93%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SSE at 7 mph
Chance of Rain:80%
UV Index:2 Low
Sunrise:07:08:05 AM
Sunset:06:13:47 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Mostly cloudy. Lows overnight in the low 50s.Mon
20%58° 51°
Rain. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 50s.Tue
80%62° 57°
Cloudy with rain. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the low 40s.Wed
70%61° 41°
Mainly cloudy and rainy. Highs in the low 40s and lows in the low 30s.Thu
70%43° 32°
Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the mid 20s.Fri
10%45° 26°
More sun than clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.Sat
0%52° 33°
Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 40s.Sun
20%57° 46°

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