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South Aiken teacher sentenced to probation for student contact

AIKEN -- A former South Aiken High School teacher was sentenced in court this morning to three years probation involving a 2008 case in which he was accused of inappropriate contact with a female student. Craig R. Kessler pleaded guilty to contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was given a ...

01/12/10 - 8:47pm

Aiken fatal shooting victim identified

AIKEN - An Aiken County man was fatally shot this afternoon as he sat on a front porch in a mobile home park. County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the victim as John Henry Anthony, 57. Several shots were at the T&S Mobile Home Park near Reynolds Pond Road, said sheriff’s Cap...

05/18/09 - 10:09pm

Richmond sets CRCT retest date

Richmond County schoolchildren who failed to pass the required portion of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests will get another opportunity to pass next week. On May 28, the reading CRCT retest will be administered to third-, fifth- and eighth-graders, and on May 29 the math retest will be adm...

05/18/09 - 3:00pm

Dogwood buys half-brother of Derby winner

Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell is betting that the half-brother of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will pay off next year. The Aiken-based stable announced Monday that it had purchased the unnamed colt for $485,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale near Baltimore. The 2-year-old is a s...

05/18/09 - 4:44pm

GAMES awards banquet set for Friday

The Greater Augusta Sports Council is holding its annual GAMES (Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports) banquet Friday evening at Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites. Tickets are $45 for GASC members and $50 for non-members. Olympic shot putter Reese Hoffa and Paralympic shot putter Scott ...

05/18/09 - 2:24pm

School board holds budget hearing

All options are on the table as the Richmond County Board of Education wrestles with what remains of a $24.5 million projected budget shortfall. The board held its first budget hearing this morning, but declined to remove anything from a list of cost-savings measures, which include pay cuts, furlou...

01/08/10 - 12:23pm

Graniteville sewer system, road signs among Aiken agenda items

AIKEN -- The Aiken County Council will tackle several issues Tuesday in meetings, including a proposal to use stimulus money to improve the Graniteville sewer system and a request to no longer replace “Watch for Children” signs. The council also will discuss its upcoming fiscal year budge...

01/20/10 - 9:55pm

Gov. Sanford tells Aiken crowd budget 'fundamentally flawed'

AIKEN – South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford was in Aiken this morning, discussing a state budget that he says is “fundamentally flawed” and touting his idea that some of the federal stimulus funding coming to his state needs to be used to pay down debt. The governor first met with the A...

05/18/09 - 1:35pm

Kids camp of the day: Big Bucks!

Big Bucks, Little Bucks is a week-long Family Y camp designed to help kids understand money better.

05/18/09 - 1:07pm

Aiken releases holdup video

Aiken County investigators are looking for suspects involved in an armed robbery at the Manis Mart convenience store at 211 Cary Drive, Beech Island, S.C., about 9:20 p.m. Saturday.

05/28/10 - 11:53pm
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