Stories by Sandi Martin

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Singer's possessions go up for sale Thursday -- maybe

AIKEN --- Although the date is in dispute, if legal issues are resolved you could have the chance to own a bit of local and rock 'n' roll history.
By Sandi Martin

VISTA program is looking for workers

AIKEN --- Looking for a career change? Or maybe just job experience?
By Sandi Martin

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Retirees lend helping hands in community

AIKEN --- They retired, but that doesn't mean they stopped working.
By Sandi Martin

Caterers struggle to keep costs down

AIKEN --- Cash-strapped diners who are thinking about saving their gas money by ordering in might end up getting hit with a higher delivery charge.
By Sandi Martin

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

DNA test is likely for heirs

AIKEN --- James Brown's children might have to take DNA tests to prove they are the music legend's heirs.
By Sandi Martin

Monday, June 30, 2008

All Brown heirs must take paternity tests

A South Carolina judge has ordered that all heirs of James Brown take a DNA test to prove paternity.
By Sandi Martin

Sunday, June 22, 2008

SPCA says larger facility would make a difference

AIKEN --- An animal-protection group might move into larger quarters, which would free up its old building for possible expansion of the county animal shelter.
By Sandi Martin

Monday, June 16, 2008

Business owners' anger over fire fees pays off

AIKEN --- A volunteer fire department in Aiken County is backing off plans to increase fees charged to businesses, which could have nearly quadrupled one apartment complex's annual bill.
By Sandi Martin

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Swimming lessons are being offered at Aiken Y's facility

AIKEN --- Don't know how to swim? Want to learn? The newly opened Aiken County Family YMCA is giving swimming lessons to residents from babies on up.
By Sandi Martin

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Problem remains despite drug law

AIKEN --- This time, police say it was a tell-tale smell of chemicals that tipped them off that something wasn't quite right with the house on Musterfield Road in Jackson.
By Sandi Martin

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Voters to have few decisions to make

AIKEN --- Voters heading to the booths for Tuesday's primary will find the ballots a little "skimpy." There are 22 candidates for voters to pick from, but not all will appear on every ballot.
By Sandi Martin

Pupils at North Aiken Elementary cut loose with cool impressions

AIKEN --- Rock 'n' roll is here to stay -- and was on display recently at North Aiken Elementary School. Dozens of third- and fourth-graders at the school off Wire Road shook, rattled and rolled ...
By Sandi Martin

Training facility will get upgrade

AIKEN --- The training of Aiken's police officers and firefighters is going high-tech.
By Sandi Martin

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Peach crops faring better, farmers say

AIKEN --- Mother Nature has not been kind to area peach growers the past couple of years.
By Sandi Martin

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Death row inmate set to be executed

AIKEN --- Friday will end a 12-year fight for justice.
By Sandi Martin

Several sightings of bears reported

AIKEN --- Several people in Aiken County have reported sightings of a black bear, but wildlife experts say the bear is likely young and afraid of humans.
By Sandi Martin

Monday, June 2, 2008

Paramedics chief revamps agency

AIKEN --- Harvey Jay has been a paramedic for a long time.
By Sandi Martin

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Public safety officers given honors at annual banquet

AIKEN --- Aiken police officers felt the love at their agency's recent annual awards banquet. Dozens of officers and firefighters were honored at the May 16 dinner, held by the Aiken Department of ...
By Sandi Martin

Event raises record amount for charity

AIKEN --- The 13th annual celebrity waiter night set records. Organizers of the event -- which raised money for Children's Place -- say the May 12 fundraiser set two records: most money raised ...
By Sandi Martin

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Funding for pet voucher may end

AIKEN --- Pet owners who want to sterilize their dogs or cats on the county's dime better act fast.
By Sandi Martin
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