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Gunshots lead to soft lockdown at middle school in Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Schofield Middle School was on a soft lockdown for a time Friday afternoon due to a public safety issue. According to an Aiken County School District spokesman, the school was on soft lockdown due to a report of gunshots at a nearby housing complex. The soft...
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Orangeburg felon pleads guilty to possession of firearm

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – An Orangeburg man has pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. A May 27 press release According to a May 27 press release from the US Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina, Quinnton Jamar Henderson, 32, pled guilty to a felon in possession of a firearm. In […]
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South Aiken seniors return to old elementary for senior walk

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - As students get ready to march across the stage for their high school diploma, seniors at South Aiken High School went back to their roots. High school students visited with the students and some of their old teachers at Chucker Creek Elementary. “It brings tears to...

Early voting to begin in South Carolina Tuesday

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) — Next week, South Carolinians will have a chance to vote early in the statewide primaries. It’s the first time many people in the Palmetto State will have a chance to vote early in an election. “I have three issues,” Kathy Starkey told NewsChannel 6’s Aiken Bureau Chief Shawn Cabbagestalk. “One is […]

Aiken school district looking at COLA increase for employees

The Aiken County Public School District is looking at giving all of its employees a 3.25% cost of living adjustment in the upcoming budget. Aiken County Board of Education members accepted the administration recommendation for increasing the teacher and non-teacher pay scale by 3.25% during their meeting on Tuesday, May 24. This action was needed to give the district guidance on which way to go when working on the budget.

Aiken Dept. of public safety host active shooter training event

AIKEN, Sc (WJBF)- With another mass shooting making headlines across the country,  the Aiken Department of Public Safety is making sure people in the community know what to do in case they find themselves in a situation with an active shooter. This is part of their “Civilian Response to active shooters” training course  and it […]
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Women of Woodside celebrate Aiken's fashion scene during spring luncheon

The Women of Woodside held its annual Spring Luncheon at The Reserve Club on May 20. Supporting the theme of Shop Aiken, three Aiken stores dressed 19 models. Clothes were provided by Affordable Apparel, Lionel Smith Ltd. and White Rose Eclectics. Affordable Apparel Manager Kelly Kimble provided outfits for: Tappy...

North Greenville walks-off Columbus State

TIGERVILLE, S.C. – A Bryce Roddey game-winning single and a thrilling comeback in the ninth inning allowed nationally top-ranked and regionally top-seeded North Greenville to capture a 7-6 NCAA Division II Super Regional win in 10 innings over regionally third-seeded and nationally ninth-ranked Columbus State. The thrilling extra-inning victory leaves the Crusaders (49-9) needing just one more […]
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Litigation alleging conflict of interest filed concerning Aiken's Project Pascalis

Newberry Street's inclusion in Aiken's Project Pascalis has been a controversial topic, and one resident has now filed litigation seeking to overturn all Aiken City Council decisions concerning the downtown redevelopment project. John "Drew" Johnson alleges a conflict of interest and an ethics violation in the document, believing state ethics...

ACSO: Perry man involved with 12-year old girl, videos show proof

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – An Aiken County man is behind bars for alleged sex crimes with a minor. According to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old James Sturkie of Perry, S.C., was involved with a 12-year old girl. Police say there are explicit videos and pictures on the victim’s phone. Sturkie is charged with: […]

Supply drive held for Allendale tornado victims

AUGUSTA/ALLENDALE, S.C. (WJBF) – For the past month, WJBF and our Giving Your Best Partners have teamed up with The SmartBox, a local food kitchen, in Allendale County to collect essential supplies – like food, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and more. These supplies will go to help those affected by the tornadoes in Allendale, S.C. […]

Thursday Market in the Alley happening in Aiken

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) – The City of Aiken Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department, in partnership with the Aiken Downtown Development Association have announced the start of their annual “Market in the Alley,” series. Thursday evenings, in June, from 6-8pm people can enjoy farm fresh produce, samples, food and drinks at downtown restaurants, and live music from Amp The Alley. […]
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Today's events for May 27

The Military Officers Association Aiken Chapter will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Newberry Hall, 117 Newberry St. S.W. Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon will be the guest speaker. He will give a presentation on the present and future physical developments in the community. Members and guests who want to attend should call 803-439-3303 before today to indicate their desire to attend.