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SPORT: Karate RANK: Blue belt - sixth kyu AGE: 11 GRADE: Sixth SCHOOL: Merriwether Middle WHY DID YOU CHOOSE KARATE? I want to be able to defend myself if someone attacks me.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:45pm

Fox Creek High School principal Dr. Timothy Murph returned Aug. 11 from a trip to Brazil as a participant in the Educational Seminar: 2011-2012 Brazil Administrator Exchange Program. The experience had a profound effect on him, Murph said.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:42pm

Columbia County authorities are investigating the drowning of a 3-year-old who died after falling into a neighbor's pool.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:41pm

Aiken County elementary Chicken biscuit Apple-cranberry juice   Taco meat and tortilla rounds or Cheesy chicken, potato broccoli bake Chicken salad Green garden peas Diced carrots Peach cup Fresh fruit   Aiken County middle/high...

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:41pm

Dear Editor, As I have been trying to ask the taxpayers to acknowledge the ridiculously high salaries of public employees, I remembered that President Nixon imposed a 90-day freeze on all wages and prices to help the economy recover.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:39pm

Where is your favorite place to visit?...

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:39pm

Edgefield and Aiken County schools began the 2012-13 school year on Monday....

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:21pm

Jacobie Owens stood with his sister in front of North Augusta Elementary School on Monday morning as he waited to start his first day of school.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:19pm

Celebrating a new school year A Back-to-School Bash Fun Day for preschoolers through fifth graders will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace United Methodist Church, 639 Georgia Ave. Waterslide inflatables will be available.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:18pm


Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:17pm

Animal Control June reports   Calls for service: 180 Warning tickets: 2 Animals turned in: 48 Animals claimed: 6 Court cases: 2 Convictions: 2 Health cases: 1 Veterinarian cost: $547 Pickup fines: $297 Court fines:&n...

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:16pm

For Aug.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 4:10pm

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Sean Gittens, paralyzed in Iraq, received a new, specially-adapted home Saturday from Homes For Our Troops.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:27am

Voting was reported light in Columbia County's runoff elections, with minor confusion about which precincts were open in the newly divided congressional districts.

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 9:46am

A homeless man was taken to the hospital Monday after hitting the back of an SUV in Martinez.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 6:51pm


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