Aiken students named Merit semifinalists

Two Aiken County students were named as semifinalists in the 2010 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Aric Berning, of Aiken High, and Caitlin Carter, of North Augusta High, advanced to the finalist level.

About 15,000 semifinalists will advance to the finalist level. A total of 8,200 scholarships, worth more than $36 million, will be offered next spring

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Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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