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The Aiken County schools that would benefit from the penny tax have great needs, said Aiken County Public Schools district officials. "They are in need of repair. They are overcrowded," said Deputy Superintendent David Caver.

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North Augusta businessman Jeremy Mace is running as a write-in candidate to fill the seat of retiring Aiken County Public Schools board member Ray Fleming.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:37am

Tess Westafer looks forward to North Augusta's Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee every year. ''It's fun,'' said the Our Lady of Peace School fourth grader, who dressed in costume as a unicorn on Saturday. ''I like the rides.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:36am

If something seems weird or odd, it's a red flag. Determining what is a red flag and what to do about it was one of several lessons taught to Mossy Creek Elementary School pupils during a Bully Busters activity on Friday.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:31am

Mossy Creek Elementary School has received a Whole Child Award and grant in the safe school category by the South Carolina Association for Supervision and Curric-ulum Development.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:29am

Shoppers welcomed a second Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Augusta on Oct. 22. Under construction for about a year, the new store at 1041 Edgefield Road joins another Wal-Mart on Knox Avenue near the city's downtown.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:28am

On Oct. 20, the North Au­gusta City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance adopting a 2015 budget on first reading, striking down an amendment calling for a tax increase of 2.36 mils in the process. The amendment was put forward by Mayor Lark Jones, who argued that the city would need the increase to fill a void once held by the city?s capital projects fund. The fund aids the city in building structures and funding other capital expenditures, City Administrator Todd Glover explained.

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Tournament to benefit Post 71 The American Legion Post 71 will host its sixth annual fundraising golf tournament Nov. 10 at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Course. The tournament includes a lunch, prizes, raffles and a live auction.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:19am

These are the bookings for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for Oct. 15-23. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty. OCT.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:13am

Two arrested in armed robbery Two Jackson, S.C., men were arrested Thursday in connection with the armed robbery of Greg's Gas Plus at 6043 Jefferson Davis Highway. Around 5:45 a.m., a man came into the store wearing a Halloween mask.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:08am

SRS teams receive recognition Savannah River Site teams received Defense Programs Awards of Excellence.

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Code Compliance: August Reports Property maintenance 72 Swimming pools 2 Inoperable vehicle 8 Illegally parked vehicle 2 Out of state tags 40 Business license inspections 9 Signs/banners 124...

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Oct. 29-Nov. 4: Oct. 30- Laquista Satterwhite Please submit birthdays by noon Friday to nikasha.dicks@northaugustatoday.

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NAME: Amnor Markwalter SCHOOL: North Augusta High GRADE: 11th FAVORITE CLASS: Art FAVORITE LUNCH: Jelly sandwich HOBBIES: Painting, drawing, reading, and playing golf and tennis MY ROLE MODEL IS: my grandpa.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:42am