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Mane & Shell will benefit Equine Rescue of Aiken

Mane & Shell, a fundraiser for Equine Rescue of Aiken, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 3. Read more

Energy Department signals contract extension for Centerra-SRS

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday its intent to extend the current Savannah River Site paramilitary security team's contract… Read more

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4 Tricks to Ditch WiFi Dead Zones

Atlantic Broadband

No matter how fast your internet speed may be, just about everyone knows where the connection is slower or nonexistent in their home…and av… Read more

Sports

2019 Aiken Standard Game of the Week: Barnwell vs. Williston-Elko

The 2019 season opens with a Barnwell County rivalry matchup between the Barnwell Warhorses and the Williston-Elko Blue Devils. Read more

2019 Aiken Standard Game of the Week: Barnwell vs. Williston

The 2019 season opens with a Barnwell County rivalry matchup between the Barnwell Warhorses and the Williston-Elko Blue Devils. Read more

Former Pacers ink pro hoops deals

Three former USC Aiken men's basketball players have singed contracts with professional clubs. Read more

Education

Cooperation brings blessing box to Aiken Tech community

GRANITEVILLE — Aiken Technical College unveiled a blessing box Wednesday during a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony. Read more

Pacer Nation returns to USCA for fall semester

The parking lot was packed; the line at Starbucks was long; and students zipped across the quad on new electric scooters they can access wi… Read more

USC Aiken welcomes class of 2023 with annual freshman convocation ceremony

The University of South Carolina Aiken welcomed its class of 2023 Wednesday with the campus' annual freshman convocation ceremony. Read more

Entertainment

Mane & Shell will benefit Equine Rescue of Aiken

Mane & Shell, a fundraiser for Equine Rescue of Aiken, will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Oct. 3. Read more

This year's Touch An Animal Day moving to Odell Weeks in Aiken

Ever wonder what it's like to touch a rattlesnake? The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory plans to give people a chance to find out. Read more

Celebrate local Aikenite's artwork at USC Aiken

The public is invited to celebrate a local Aikenite's art exhibit. Read more

 
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Opinions and Editorial

Letter: Is Aiken good for business?

Recent revelations that the proposed Dairy Queen Grill & Chill on Silver Bluff Road would not be built after all was extremely disappoi… Read more

Column: Triggering the Google social credit system

I learned last week from a Silicon Valley whistleblower, who spoke with the intrepid investigative team at Project Veritas, that my namesak… Read more

Letter: Psychology tests needed for gun buyers

Anyone who has legally purchased a gun knows you have to fill out a long questionnaire. Questions about mental health issues, being arreste… Read more

 
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Weather Today

Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Today

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Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.

Humidity:56%
Cloud Coverage:%
Wind:SSW at 7 mph
Chance of Rain:40%
UV Index:10 Very High
Sunrise:06:54:30 AM
Sunset:08:03:52 PM

This Week's Forecast

DayPrecipTemp
Afternoon thunderstorms. Highs in the low 90s and lows in the low 70s.Fri
40%92° 71°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Sat
50%85° 68°
Showers ending by midday. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.Sun
30%81° 66°
Cloudy. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the upper 60s.Mon
20%83° 67°
Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 70s.Tue
30%86° 70°
Partly cloudy with a stray thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.Wed
30%89° 70°
A few thunderstorms possible. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the low 70s.Thu
40%89° 70°

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