- The following area students have earned degrees from Southern Wesleyan University, Central, S.C.
Aiken - Kecia Abney-Smith, Patricia M. Goodale, Sharon Shelby Guyton, Patricia Ann LaTrell Jones and Tracey B. Mozone, master of science in management; and Gloria R. Bell, Kathryn L. Byrd, Robert Daniel Kissiah, Kshatryia Dishan Keyatta Priester, Catina Andrea Toole and Steven Tod Wilson, bachelor of science in management.
Also, Earline D. Coates, Janice Lamb Hartless, Diana Baldwin Lee, Mary E. Simpkins-Dunbar and Kim L. Walker, associate of science in business; and Heather Pawley Shuler, master of education.
North Augusta - Wanda Roberts Coyle and Robyn Elizabeth Hughes, master of education; Edward Keith Gregory, Stephanie Evonne Lovett, Dorothy Louise Mays, William Mays Jr., Kenneth D. Perry, Charles Edward Sanders, Lila Santiago and Charlena Smith, associate of science in business; Robin Perrett-Ashby and Rose Long Rodgers, bachelor of science in management; and Lonzo Wade Smith II and Michael Walter Williams, master of science in management.
Beech Island - Linda Newman McKie, bachelor of science in management.
Belvedere - Crevest Emory, associate of science in business.
Clearwater - Palmira M. Johnson, bachelor of science in management.
Graniteville - Juanita Hall Garnett, bachelor of science in management; Mark C. Gustafson, master of science in management; and Andrea D. Johnson, associate of science in business.
Jackson - Jeffery C. Arnold, associate of science in business.
New Ellenton - Andria C. Jackson, bachelor of science in management.
Johnston - Otis Davis Barton III, associate of science in business.
Warrenville - Christina Annette Friar, master of science in management.
- Kathryn Elizabeth Johnson, a graduate of North Augusta High School and daughter of Bruce and Mary Johnson, of North Augusta, has earned a bachelor of arts degree in art with an emphasis in graphic design from Union University, Jackson, Tenn.
United Way of Aiken County, South Carolina Jaycee Foundation, the University of South Carolina Aiken, EdVenture Children's Museum, Rose Hill Art Center/Aiken Center for the Arts and several other Aiken-area charities and organizations received support from the more than $3 million donated by the Bridgestone/ Firestone Trust Fund in 2005.
Helps food bani
UPS recently presented the Golden Harvest Food Bank of Aiken a $5,000 grant as title sponsor of the Taste of the Harvest - Aiken, held in November.
Earns Scout badge
Joshua Hookness, grandson of Robert and Sara Hookness, of North Augusta, recently earned his Eagle Scout badge. For his Scout project, Joshua restored a 3-acre portion of a historic trail in Heidelberg, Germany, where he is a senior at Heidelberg American High School.
Aiken Tech funds
Bridgestone/Firestone South Carolina has presented the Aiken Technical College Foundation with $33,333, a part of the $100,000 the company has pledged to the foundation's Major Gifts Campaign.
Aiken Technical College students Charlene A. Kiraly and Christopher J. Martin have been named All-USA Academic Team nominees.