Stories by Julia Sellers

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

4 Aiken Co. meth labs discovered

AIKEN --- Finding four meth labs in six days was pure coincidence, said Aiken County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Dave Myers.
By Julia Sellers

Groups make case for sales tax funds

The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons Inc. and three other groups took one last shot at getting a share of the Aiken County 1-cent capital projects sales tax Monday.
By Julia Sellers

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Aiken City Council approves bus shelters

Best Friend Express riders will have two new shelters to escape weather extremes.
By Julia Sellers

Aiken rejects school bond

AIKEN --- The Aiken County school bond referendum was defeated with a resounding "no" Tuesday.
By Julia Sellers

Pastors dismiss 2008 fury over Wright

Aiken pastor defends his decision to invite the Rev. Jeremiah Wright to speak at a revival.
By Julia Sellers

Aiken school bond vote might draw few

AIKEN --- Low turnout is expected for today's Aiken County School District bond referendum, despite its having become a hot topic among residents.
By Julia Sellers

Monday, May 24, 2010

SRS cooling tower coming down

Contractors will use explosives Tuesday to demolish the 450-foot cooling tower built for Savannah River Site's K-Reactor.
By Julia Sellers and Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 22, 2010

$236 million bond issue to be on ballot

Voters will decide Tuesday whether Aiken County will get new schools or new taxes.
By Julia Sellers

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Disbursement of James Brown's estate delayed

AIKEN --- A former songwriter and record producer for James Brown has filed a temporary restraining order in California to block the final disbursal of the James Brown estate.
By Julia Sellers

Days numbered for Aiken municipal building

AIKEN --- Moving forward on a new Aiken County municipal building would mean letting go of the old.
By Julia Sellers

Aiken County budget OK'd on first reading

AIKEN --- Aiken County Council members meeting Tuesday on next year's budget had little to debate as funds remain limited and taxes will stay stagnant.
By Julia Sellers

Monday, May 17, 2010

Aiken County funding requests need re-working

Many of Aiken County's small towns might have to go back to the drawing board to evaluate how they'll spend their portion of 1-cent capital sales tax III funding.
By Julia Sellers

Aiken Technical College seeks adjunct faculty

Aiken Technical College will hold an adjunct job fair today from 5 to 7 p.m.
By Julia Sellers

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Migrant workers harvest job security

A dozen years ago, Titan CEO Chalmers Carr III made a decision to invest in migrant workers in a way he hadn't done before through a U.S. Department of Labor program called H-2A.
By Julia Sellers

Farmers use programs to hire migrant workers

Farm labor recruiters bring legal immigrants to South Carolina through U.S. Department of Labor programs.
By Julia Sellers

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Graniteville pool could open if repaired

Graniteville leaders say they now have the checklist required for repairing a community pool, and hope to open it this summer.  
By Julia Sellers

Aiken woman charged with illegal law work

A 55-year-old Aiken woman was arrested Tuesday on 25 counts each of perjury and practicing law with out a license
By Julia Sellers

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Furloughs likely in Aiken County schools

AIKEN --- Aiken County administrators will have to take two furlough days next year if the district follows through with a teacher salary freeze.
By Julia Sellers

Aiken budget gets initial OK from panel

AIKEN --- The Aiken City Council has approved the first reading of the 2010-11 budget.
By Julia Sellers

Pupils prepped, pumped to pass new PASS exam

AIKEN --- "Do your best, rock the test" was the theme in North Aiken Elementary pupils' minds as they wrapped up the first day of Palmetto Assessment of State Standards testing.
By Julia Sellers
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