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SANTA ON WHEELS: Children's bicycles will be collected through Dec. 16 at Master Pontiac Buick GMC, 3710 Washington Road, and Andy Jordan's Bicycle Warehouse, 527 13th St.; donors will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes and discounts from the two businesses; volunteers are needed to deliver the bikes; (706) 790-5350
Metro | Aiken City Council | Aiken County Council | Augusta State University | South Aiken High School | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Crowding to require triple bunking

...In June, the average daily inmate population was 440. To handle the increase, the county council's judicial and public safety committee approved the purchase of 40 triple-bunk beds at a cost of $31,030.50. The money is coming from...
Metro | Aiken County Crime
Reach, effect still unclear living with Mama." That should be addressed Tuesday, she said, when the proposed ban goes to the judicial and public safety committee, made up of three county council members. That committee has to approve the ban before it goes up for...
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FREE TAX FILING: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Thursday through April 12, Aiken County Public Library, 314 Chesterfield St. S.W.; for low- and middle-income Aiken County residents, especially those 60 or older; available by appointment; (803) 642-2023; also available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta; call (803) 279-5767 for appointments; bring copies of 2006 federal and state tax returns and current W-2s, 1099s and any other relevant information needed to file a return; anyone wishing to file an electronic return also must bring a Social Security card and a photo ID. Social Security cards are required for all dependents.
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Emergency stations approved

AIKEN - Slow but steady may be winning the race to improve the county's emergency medical services.
Metro | Aiken County Council
Emergency radios slow response

AIKEN - Communication between emergency responders is vital during a disaster, but it could become increasingly difficult in Aiken County.
Metro | Aiken County Crime
Smoke ban is moved ahead

AIKEN - The Aiken County Council approved an ordinance on first reading by a 6-3 vote Tuesday to prohibit smoking in public places in unincorporated parts of the county.
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...building, 736 Richland Ave. W., Aiken - Council Development Committee: 4 p.m. - Aiken County Council Judicial and Public Safety Committee: 5 p.m. - Aiken County Council work session: 6 p.m. - Aiken County Council: 7 p.m. - Education...
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Criteria set for 5 EMS stations

...determine where Aiken County's five new emergency medical services stations are built. The county council Judicial and Public Safety Committee discussed potential station locations at a Tuesday committee meeting. County Administrator Clay Killian...
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Smoking ban hits speed bump

Aiken County Council's planned ordinance to prohibit smoking in public places recently hit what clean air and health advocates hope is nothing more a than a speed bump on the way to approval.
Editorials | Aiken County Council