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Aiken getting Panera Bread, Starbucks and maybe Chipotle

Two commercial redevelopment projects underway in Aiken will bring a flurry of new business to Whiskey Road, including Panera Bread, Starbucks and possibly, Chipotle.

Thousands turn out for Rock Fore! Dough concert

...a fun thing to do so far," Pulliam said.Although she had a class to wake up for at 8 a.m. at the University of South Carolina Aiken on Wednesday, Kyah Owusu, 18, brought two friends to the concert, saying she couldn't miss seeing...

Women in Philanthropy group award more than $132,000 in grants to women, children services

Nine grants, totalling $132,800, were awarded by Women in Philanthropy to organizations that provide services to women and children.

Juilliard in Aiken marks 7th year with tribute to late co-founder

Although one of the founders of Juilliard in Aiken died last April, his legacy continues.

Book briefs

Poet Melissa Tuckey will give a public reading at the Aiken Center for the Arts from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 26.

A Joyful Noise: Duo de Vista

Duo de Vista, a collaboration beteween flutist Teri Forscher-Milter and guitarist Marina Alexandra, will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 3131 Walton Way.

High school grads missing out on billions in Pell Grant funds

High school graduates across the country missed out on an estimated $2.9 billion worth of Pell Grant funds last year simply by not filling out a free application.


...Tranquil Trail, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 (765) 362-6937, walsue@accelplus.netSOUTH CAROLINABANKSIA (UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA AIKEN) ALUMNI AND FRIENDS: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, Aiken County Historical Museum; $30; silent auction...