Ramblin' Rhodes: Weekend is full of bluegrass, blues and country music

...Bluegrass Festival is back Friday, May 9-Saturday, May 10, but in a new location at the Aiken Fairgrounds, 1566 Columbia Highway North (Route 1 between the bypass and Interstate 20).Admission on May 9 is $20 advance and $25 at the gate...

Night at the Movies

...Augusta Exchange 20 & IMAX: 1144 Agerton Lane; (706) 667-6653 or (706) 667-8585? Monetta Drive-In: 5822 Columbia Highway N., Monetta, S.C., (803) 685-7949, thebigmo.com

Ramblin' Rhodes: Little Roy and Lizzy kick off weeks of bluegrass, more

...jeffandsherieaster.com.? May 9-10: Aiken Bluegrass Festival has a new location at the Aiken Fairgrounds, 1566 Columbia Highway North. For May 9, tickets are $20 online, $25 at gate (gates open 1 p.m.), featuring Greensky Bluegrass...

Ramblin' Rhodes: Country Music Awards was truckful of randomness

...Friday, May 9-Saturday, May 10: Aiken Bluegrass Festival, in a new location at the Aiken Fairgrounds, 1566 Columbia Highway North (Route 1 between the bypass and Interstate 20), May 9, $20 online, $25 at gate (gates open 1 p.m...

Joe Wilson hosting Veterans Fair Monday in Aiken

...Wilson.The veterans fair will be held Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aiken County Shrine Club, 1526 Columbia Highway North, Aiken.For a complete list of participating organizations, visit joewilson.house.gov/veteransfair...

Lots to do for Halloween

...judging begins 7:15 p.m.; movies begin after dark Saturday, Oct. 26Where: The Big Mo Drive-In, 5822 Columbia Highway N., Monetta, S.C.Details: Costume contests for adults, kids and pets; vehicle decorating contest; prizes...

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS? Heritage Construction Services; 1298 Columbia Highway, Aiken; addition, $70,000? Kahn Construction; 170 Columbia Ave., Aiken; commercial building, $4,175,000? Kajima...


...736-2880The Highlander: 133 Georgia Ave.; (803) 278-2796Highway 1 Dance: Disabled American Veterans Building, 2194 Columbia Highway N, Aiken; (803) 593-3724, myspace.com/no1danceHotel Aiken: 235 Richland Ave., Aiken; (803) 648-4265...

15 handguns stolen from Aiken store

...Sheriff's Office is looking for a burglar who stole 15 handguns Saturday morning from Outdoors Unlimited at 2550 North Columbia Highway in Aiken.Deputies responded to an alarm at the business about 2:45 a.m. and found the front door open, according...

Construction roundup

COMMERCIAL BUILDING PERMITS? Williams Construction; Faith Bible Holiness, 3008 Columbia Highway, Aiken; renovations, $48,000? Venture Construction; General Mills, 2841 Washington Road, Augusta; renovations, $257...