Stories by Michelle Guffey

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Documentary tells story of communities lost

AIKEN --- It was 1951. The war in Europe and the Pacific had been over for six years, but another war was brewing, one of opposing ideologies.
By Michelle Guffey

Re-enactor talks about Buffalo Soldiers

AIKEN --- About 35 students at the Lloyd-Kennedy Charter School learned Wednesday about the Buffalo Soldiers and their contribution to history and the westward expansion of the U.S.
By Michelle Guffey

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009

Aiken officials weigh next decade's projects

AIKEN --- More than $201 million in capital improvement projects are being considered by Aiken officials for inclusion in the city's comprehensive plan for the next 10 years.
By Michelle Guffey

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009

Aiken County meth lab raided

AIKEN - Aiken County investigators raided a meth lab in Jackson this morning, thanks to information from an anonymous source.
By Michelle Guffey

Rezoning effort for business is blocked

AIKEN --- Tae Kwon Do instructor Andrew Blocker's dream is to build his own martial arts training facility in Aiken after 30 years of leasing other people's property.
By Michelle Guffey

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009

Museum is keeping alive memory of grand hotel

AIKEN --- The Highland Park Hotel no longer exists but the Aiken County Historical Society is determined to preserve the memory of the tourist hotel that operated for about 60 years.
By Michelle Guffey

Gift is important for charter school to finish campus

AIKEN --- Last month, when the Lloyd-Kennedy Charter School and the Aiken Performing Arts Academy moved into a new facility, it seemed as though it might take years for the campus to be finished.
By Michelle Guffey

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009

Re-enactment is a window into war life

AIKEN --- Portraying a Civil War field nurse, Beverly Pelcher held up a fake severed arm, explaining to a crowd of students how a surgeon 144 years ago would have conducted a battlefield amputation.
By Michelle Guffey

Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

4 of 24 jobs ready to go

AIKEN --- Of the two-dozen identified road improvement projects in Aiken County, only four are deemed "shovel-ready" and eligible to receive $2.9 million in funds allocated to the county through ...
By Michelle Guffey

Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

Higher water rates fought

AIKEN --- For years, they say, residents in the Graniteville area have been receiving substandard water and sewer service from a system that is old and rife with infrastructure problems.
By Michelle Guffey

Bars closed for lacking permits

AIKEN --- Two private after-hours bars in North Augusta were shut down last week after it was discovered they had been operating for years without the proper permits.
By Michelle Guffey

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

North Augusta nightclubs closed

Two private after-hour bars in North Augusta, The Spot and The Shack, have been shut down by the county’s building inspector for code violations.
By Michelle Guffey

Bar owners oppose closing-time rule

AIKEN --- Several Aiken County bar owners told county council members Tuesday night they are against a proposed change that would require them to close at 2 a.m., arguing it would harm their business.
By Michelle Guffey

Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009

One killed in Aiken County crash

A 43-year-old Perry, S.C., woman was killed this afternoon in a car accident in Aiken County.
By Michelle Guffey

Geared to win

AIKEN --- The M'Aiken Magic Robotics Team 1102 unveiled its 2009 creation last week -- a 5-foot, 120-pound robot built by Aiken County high school students.
By Michelle Guffey

Camellia society leader drawn to colorful events

AIKEN --- Jim Dickson, the president of the Aiken Camellia Society, is passionate about the hardy flowers, attending about six camellia shows in the region this time of the year.
By Michelle Guffey

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009

Buildings clash with traffic plan

AIKEN --- The aim of city officials to reduce congestion on Silver Bluff Road continues to get in the way of a plan by University Hospital to build a medical office complex there.
By Michelle Guffey

Friday, Feb. 13, 2009

Former trustee is sent to jail

AIKEN -- A former James Brown trustee accused of misappropriating millions of the late singer's money will spend the next six months in jail for not paying more than $400,000, as ordered by a ...
By Michelle Guffey

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

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'Go Downtown' initiative gets mixed reviews

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