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Aiken County a popular stop for Republican candidates before South Carolina's early primary

Once again, Aiken County is a hot bed for Republican presidential campaign stops. Some candidates hoping to win the GOP nomination have already made visits to Aiken, and more will likely make a visit.
William Sofge

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Funeral Services for Mr. William H. "Bill" Sofge, 88, who went to be with the Lord August 24, 2015, will be conducted Thursday morning at 11 o'clock from First Presbyterian Church of Augusta. The Rev'd Dr. George Robertson and
Is reapportionment good for Aiken County?

We were all happy to find that South Carolina was gaining a seat in Congress. However, this new seat could cost Aiken County the advantage it has enjoyed.
Augusta-area leaders call for regional brand

Raleigh-Durham, N.C., did it with the Research Triangle. Northern California did it with Silicon Valley. Each built a brand to attract jobs. The Augusta area can, too, leaders say.
Gamecocks walking into huge trap

The word "trap" has many applications in football. It can be a blocking scheme. Or it can be walking into Kentucky's Commonwealth Stadium the week after beating the No. 1 team in the nation.
College | Scott Michaux | USC | Sports | Scott Michaux
Aiken historical lectures begin Jan. 19

The Friends of the Aiken County Historical Museum 2010 lecture series begins Jan. 19.
Augustans react to Obama receiving Noble prize

"This is one of many historical moments that have occurred to a very deserving person who is making a tremendous difference in the world. I think in light of all the issues we have going on right now, he is doing an excellent job in maintaining balance in each area of concern." -- Christine Miller-Betts, executive director of Lucy Craft Laney Museum of History
Wilson to garner local support

AIKEN --- Joe Wilson said he plans to talk about a number of things when he shows up Saturday for a rally in Aiken, but one of them won't be his now famous outburst.
Park leads to development

AIKEN -- Even if Aiken County is not chosen as the site of a $400 million tire-manufacturing plant, local officials say they still have a jewel in Sage Mill Industrial Park. "It's a diamond in the rough," said Ronnie Young, chairman of the Aiken County Council. "It has the potential of being the flagship of all the industrial parks in the state." On Wednesday, Bridgestone/Firestone officials announced that Aiken County was one of two finalists in the running for a new tire plant to be constructed by the Nashville, Tenn. subsidiary of Bridgestone Corp.
XXX Bizarre | Aiken County Council
Surgeon made an impact

AIKEN --- Dr. Paul Weston was remembered Thursday as a pioneer surgeon for the Augusta area and a key supporter of the Aiken County Democratic Party.
Metro | Aiken County Council