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County Council approves amended budget that includes 10% raise for EMS employees

Aiken County’s emergency medical services employees will receive a 10% increase in their pay beginning in January of next year. Read more

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MOX contractor, NNSA reach widespread $186M settlement

The National Nuclear Security Administration and the firms behind the shuttered Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River… Read more

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USC Aiken Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan elected chairman of NCAA council

USC Aiken Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan recently was elected the chairman of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council. 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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Boston U earns upset win over South Carolina

BOSTON 78, SOUTH CAROLINA 70 Read more

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LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Georgia remain atop CFP rankings

The College Football Playoff rankings were unchanged at the top this week, with LSU first followed by Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia. Read more

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No. 3 Clemson playing powerhouse football headed into bye

CLEMSON — Clemson’s week off in early October was filled with questions and a fall from No. 1 in the rankings. Six weeks later the third-ra… Read more

Education

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USC Aiken Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan elected chairman of NCAA council

USC Aiken Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan recently was elected the chairman of the NCAA Division II Presidents Council. Read more

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School Board candidates discuss rezoning, discipline, next superintendent

Rezoning, classroom discipline and the qualifications needed for a new Aiken County Public Schools superintendent were among the topics the… Read more

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Aiken County School Board candidates will face off at forum Tuesday

Seats are still available to attend the Aiken County School Board Candidate Forum on Tuesday. Read more

Entertainment

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Entertainment Roundup: Mark calendars for Jojo Siwa, KISS and Baby Shark Live! performances

Several musical artists and acts are bringing productions to the Augusta and Columbia areas in 2020, and ticket sales begin soon. Read more

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Temporary ice skating rink and holiday village officially breaks ground in Aiken

Community members and officials celebrated the start of construction on Aiken's temporary ice skating rink and holiday village with a ribbo… Read more

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Tree lightings in Aiken, North Augusta will kick off holiday season

Annual tree lightings will kick off the holiday season around Aiken County.  Read more

Opinions and Editorial

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Letter: Is Wheelon right choice for school board?

To quote a recent edition of the paper, "Bruce Wheelon, who is running for District 8, said reversing decisions Aiken County School Board m… Read more

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Letter: Trump not fit to lead America

A Nov. 3 letter to the editor tried to conflate “socialism” with the Karl Marx doctrine of Communism and then painted a picture of all the … Read more

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Letter: Byrne is qualified to lead District 9

Aiken is at a crossroads with regards to the direction of the school board. Now is the time for new leadership. That is why I am supporting… Read more

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Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 30s.

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Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the upper 30s.

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Abundant sunshine. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.Mon
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