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One of the South’s most popular small-town festivals is on track to take place this weekend, with the Chitlin’ Strut ret...
11/23/2022
Chitlin' Strut ready to return in Salley

One of the South’s most popular small-town festivals is on track to take place this weekend, with the Chitlin’ Strut returning from two years in pandemic exile.

SALLEY — One of the South's most popular small-town festivals is on track to take place this weekend, with the Chitlin' Strut returning from two years in pandemic exile.

A local woman is facing identity fraud charges from an incident at a DMV in North Augusta.
11/23/2022
Warrenville woman faces identity fraud charges

A local woman is facing identity fraud charges from an incident at a DMV in North Augusta.

An Warrenville woman is facing identity fraud charges after an investigation from SLED.

Gratitude is part of the daily routine for dozens of Meals on Wheels volunteers each week around Aiken County, where 300...
11/23/2022
Meals on Wheels volunteers 'become family' for clients in Aiken County

Gratitude is part of the daily routine for dozens of Meals on Wheels volunteers each week around Aiken County, where 300 hot, home-delivered meals are served each weekday, alongside 120 frozen boxes – a week’s worth of food – delivered each week.

Gratitude is part of the daily routine for dozens of Meals on Wheels volunteers each week around Aiken County, where 300 hot, home-delivered meals are served each weekday, alongside 120

It wasn’t until the 1980s that occidental gourmets began to recognize umami as a fifth primary taste in addition to the ...
11/23/2022
Taste of the Town: Fuse serves meals rich with umami flavor

It wasn’t until the 1980s that occidental gourmets began to recognize umami as a fifth primary taste in addition to the well-known quartet of salty, sweet, sour and bitter. Long appreciated by cooks in Japan, umami is vaguely synonymous with savory.

It wasn't until the 1980s that occidental gourmets began to recognize umami as a fifth primary taste in addition to the well-known quartet of salty, sweet, sour and bitter. Long

A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees gathered in the break room of a Virginia store, a witness said Wednesd...
11/23/2022
Witness: Walmart employee opened fire in break room; 6 dead

A Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees gathered in the break room of a Virginia store, a witness said Wednesday. Six people died in the country’s second high-profile mass shooting in a handful of days.

A witness says a Walmart manager opened fire on fellow employees gathered in the break room of a Virginia store. Six people died in the country’s second high-profile mass shooting

Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed November as Family Caregiver Month throughout South Carolina and encourages all South...
11/22/2022
Gov. McMaster declares November Family Caregiver Month

Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed November as Family Caregiver Month throughout South Carolina and encourages all South Carolinians to honor seniors and recognize the vital role they play in communities across the Palmetto State.

COLUMBIA — Governor Henry McMaster proclaimed November as Family Caregiver Month throughout South Carolina and encourages all South Carolinians to honor seniors and recognize the vital role they play in

The nation’s major shipping companies are in the best shape to get holiday shoppers’ packages delivered on time since th...
11/22/2022
Carriers feeling cheery about on-time holiday deliveries

The nation’s major shipping companies are in the best shape to get holiday shoppers’ packages delivered on time since the start of the pandemic, suggesting a return to normalcy.

The nation’s major shipping companies are in good shape to get shoppers’ packages delivered on time this holiday season. Carriers like the U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx are expected

While the focus of Thanksgiving may be gathering together with family and friends, food will certainly be a part of the ...
11/21/2022
HEALTH AND FITNESS: Give thanks for a healthy meal

While the focus of Thanksgiving may be gathering together with family and friends, food will certainly be a part of the holiday.

Happy Thanksgiving week! While the focus of Thanksgiving may be gathering together with family and friends, food will certainly be a part of the holiday. Many of our favorite dishes,

After closing due to COVID, a GED center reopened on Aiken’s north side earlier this month.
11/21/2022
GED program restarts on north side of Aiken

After closing due to COVID, a GED center reopened on Aiken’s north side earlier this month.

After closing due to COVID, a GED center reopened on Aiken's north side earlier this month.

The School of Business Administration at USC Aiken celebrated National Women’s Small Business Month with a luncheon on O...
11/20/2022
Panelists give tips for success at Women in Business lunch

The School of Business Administration at USC Aiken celebrated National Women’s Small Business Month with a luncheon on Oct. 28.

The School of Business Administration at USC Aiken celebrated National Women's Small Business Month with a luncheon on Oct. 28.

Tons of toys are a high priority this month for Joel Williams, Linda Roach and several of their fellow members of the Ma...
11/20/2022
Toys for Tots campaign begins

Tons of toys are a high priority this month for Joel Williams, Linda Roach and several of their fellow members of the Marine Corps League, with the annual Toys for Tots program being in gear, aiming to help provide some Christmas cheer for thousands of local kids.

Tons of toys are a high priority this month for Joel Williams, Linda Roach and several of their fellow members of the Marine Corps League, with the annual Toys for

Being a horse rider can be expensive, but Aiken resident Brooke Tadlock got a sweet deal on used equestrian items, while...
11/20/2022
Aiken Driving Club holds used tack sale for Gaston Livery Stable

Being a horse rider can be expensive, but Aiken resident Brooke Tadlock got a sweet deal on used equestrian items, while supporting a local livery stable.

Aiken Driving Club held a tack sale on Saturday to raise funds for the Gaston Livery Stable.

An Aiken resident and historic preservationist is hoping that the failure of Project Pascalis will help return a buildin...
11/20/2022
‘It’s a historic building’: Descendants make case to save C.C. Johnson building in Aiken

An Aiken resident and historic preservationist is hoping that the failure of Project Pascalis will help return a building built by and used by African Americans during the segregation era in downtown Aiken into a location that encourages minority businesses.

An Aiken resident and historic preservationist is hoping that the failure of Project Pascalis will help return a building built by and used by African Americans during the segregation era

She knows some of the nicest and nastiest parts of the Aiken-Augusta area, largely through decades of working on behalf ...
11/20/2022
Carmen Landy: Longtime child advocate looks to spread can-do mindset

She knows some of the nicest and nastiest parts of the Aiken-Augusta area, largely through decades of working on behalf of abandoned, abused and neglected children, and Carmen Landy is now shifting gears to share some of her lessons, via work as a consultant and executive coach.

She knows some of the nicest and nastiest parts of the Aiken-Augusta area, largely through decades of working on behalf of abandoned, abused and neglected children, and Carmen Landy is

S.C. Sen. Tom Young Jr., R-Aiken, wants to make sure people know about the time and effort it took the Aiken County legi...
11/19/2022
S.C. Sen. Tom Young outlines legislative delegation's role in plutonium settlement

S.C. Sen. Tom Young Jr., R-Aiken, wants to make sure people know about the time and effort it took the Aiken County legislative delegation to get Aiken County $168.85 million from the state’s $600 million plutonium settlement.

S.C. Sen. Tom Young Jr., R-Aiken, wants to make sure people know about the time and effort it took the Aiken County legislative delegation to get Aiken County $168.85 million

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events.
11/19/2022
Today's events for Nov. 19

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events.

The movie "The Polar Express," rated G, will be shown today and Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Amentum Center for the Performing Arts, 126 Newberry St. S.W.

The court filing reiterates Alex Murdaugh’s defenses that he didn’t kill Maggie and Paul Murdaugh and wasn’t present whe...
11/18/2022
Alex Murdaugh files formal alibi ahead of January double murder trial

The court filing reiterates Alex Murdaugh’s defenses that he didn’t kill Maggie and Paul Murdaugh and wasn’t present when they were slain outside the spacious Colleton County property’s dog kennels.

Alex Murdaugh's wife and son were alive when he left the prominent family's hunting estate the evening of June 7, 2021, to check on his mother, according to a formal

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Lonely hearts waiting for you at Aiken County Animal Shelter as of Monday 11/21, 333 Wire Road, Aiken, SC, 803-979-2634. www.fotasaiken.org. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR NAMES.
We’ve got a lot to be thankful for! Thanks for writing this column, John Boyette of Aiken Standard.
Great turnout last night for the preview of Aiken Standard’s Mistletoe + Merlot at Newberry Hall! Free entry today until 4pm…come see us at Old America Market’s booth 🛍🎄🎁
UPDATE! We are not going to be able to make the Mistletoe and Merlot 2022 tonight due to an emergency where one of us had to go to the ER. We plan on being there tomorrow all day with pretzels, cinnamon rolls, pumpkin spice sticky buns, and cardamom braid. Aiken Standard #NAChamber #mybakersmann
Lonely hearts waiting for you at Aiken County Animal Shelter as of Monday 11/7, 333 Wire Road, Aiken, SC, 803-979-2634. www.fotasaiken.org. CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR NAMES.
NiteOwl has partnered with Aiken Standard to help sponsor a Royal Princess Ball next month! You can buy tickets at the below link or at the clinic! https://tickets.aikenstandard.com/e/royal-ball/tickets
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We just wrapped up #NuclearScienceWeek! Check out the #SRS features in the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness (CNTA)'s #NSW publication in the Aiken Standard. There are highlights from the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, Accelerated Basin De-inventory, and the Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility, as well as from site contractors.
Congratulations to Chapter Dad, Gregg Nelson, for being today’s Sunday Best in the Aiken Standard. He is the husband of our phenomenal Parliamentarian Mom Ramonia and father to our Adventurous Thoroughbred, Elijah and our Young Stallion, Daniel. “SRS engineer exemplifies services through brotherhood.” He is also wearing his JJOA pin and also mentions the great work of JJOA in the article. Please take a moment to congratulate Dad Greg in the comments. HAPPY SUNDAY! 💕💙 https://www.postandcourier.com/aikenstandard/sundays_best/gregg-nelson-srs-engineer-exemplifies-service-through-brotherhood/article_281c4bfc-3b62-11ed-9b68-6bb30971a6b2.html
REBELS CAPTURE REGION 3-AA CROWN AS BLUE STEEL DEFENSE STANDS TALL IN 17-7 WIN AT SILVER BLUFF CONGRATULATIONS to our Region 3-AA Champion Strom Thurmond High School Rebels! The Rebels went on the road Friday night (Oct. 21) and earned a hard-fought 17-7 victory at Silver Bluff! Way to go Rebels! Read the game story by Aiken Standard Sportswriter Kyle Dawson here: https://www.postandcourier.com/aikenstandard/sports/rebels-lock-down-bulldogs-lock-up-region-championship/article_522dc2de-518f-11ed-b3c0-b78678262eb9.html #PCCW #BlueSteelDefense (Photo: Kyle Dawson/aikenstandard)
Write up about our game from last night. Thank you Aiken Standard
Loving this Letter to the Editor in the Aiken Standard! 😍😍😍 "I for one am happy to spend time over my Morning Joe learning what is happening in my home town and what I can do to fill my upcoming day. Aiken is truly a better place to live and work due to our local hometown newspaper."
Aiken county, are you ready to vote? Early voting starts Monday, October 24! You can vote at any of these two locations: County Voter Registration and Elections Office: 1930 University Parkway, Suite 1200, Aiken, SC 29801 North Augusta Public Safety: 501 W Five Notch Road, North Augusta, SC 29860 Early voting runs from October 24 through November 4, excluding Sunday October 30. Find out more at scvotes.gov #votejuddforsc #putthe2ndfirst South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District Aiken County, South Carolina Aiken Standard City of Aiken, South Carolina Parks, Recreation and Tourism #aikensc #scpol City of North Augusta - Public Information Wagener, South Carolina
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