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Best-selling author Carl Hiaasen is the featured guest at the fourth annual Books Alive celebration Saturday at Evans Towne Center Park. A laser light show will end the event.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 11:00pm

SWIMMING Houndslake 634.5, Hammond Hill 487.5 In a swim meet held June 5, Hammond Hill had some strong finishes but were defeated by Aiken's Houndslake team.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:51pm

SPORT: Swimming AGE: 11 GRADE: Sixth SCHOOL: Paul Knox Middle WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SWIMMING? A friend of mine's mom told me about it and we were already a member of the (Hammond Hill) pool. I started five years ago.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:50pm

Belk completes first phase of expansion Belk in North Augusta completed the first phase of its $3.5 million store expansion and remodeling project over the weekend after two months of construction.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:47pm

These are the bookings for the North Augusta Department of Public Safety for May 27-June 6. Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:45pm

Woman scammed A woman is out $200 after a man convinced her he was visiting from another country and needed her to hold his money while he ran to Augusta. Around 9 p.m.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:45pm

• Fourth-quarter honor roll: ...

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:41pm

A proposed tax increase drew the attention during the public input meeting on the 2012-13 budget held June 5 by Aiken County Public Schools. The tentative budget calls for a 4.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:41pm

Members of the Leadership North Augusta Class of 2012 were recognized June 6 at a graduation ceremony. The ceremony at the North Augusta Public Safety police hut on East Buena Vista Avenue culminated the annual program, which began in October.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:40pm

Madison Casdorph, 14, wants to be a veterinarian, and she's already working toward her goal. During a summer visit with her grandparents in Ohio when she was 8, her grandfather took her to a county fair where she saw a goat being born.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:39pm

Kids tell their favorite summer activities

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:32pm

Jerry Walker found his love for painting when he retired from Kimberly-Clark in 2005. He credits a co-worker who was also approaching retirement and wanted to take up painting for inspiring him to pursue acrylic painting.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:31pm

Sibling String will play at the outdoor Music in the Park series at 7 p.m. Thursday at Maude Edenfield Park.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:22pm

Genealogy 101 classes Genealogy classes are being held once a month at the Tompkins Library, 104 Courthouse Square, Edgefield. Classes are being presented by the Old Edgefield District Genealogical Society and the next one is Saturday.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:22pm

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's drought conditions are improving, but Aiken County continues to suffer.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 5:21pm

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