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Crime blotter for Dec. 14
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:. A Warrenville woman reported Thursday morning her boyfriend assaulted her after they got into an altercation at their Railroad Street home over him “smelling like another woman.” The woman said the suspect pushed her onto the couch
New homes for older residents, families could be coming to Aiken, South Carolina
AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - An old building that has stood the test of time could soon have an even longer life. The Old Aiken Hospital and the old County Administration complex, the site has been known by different names. Now plans are on the table that could change nine acres of property into new apartme
Most Wanted by Aiken County Sheriff's Office: Dec. 12
Most Wanted list provided by Aiken County Sheriff's Office. Call 803-648-6811 with information about any of the suspects.
Flash Flood and Severe Weather Risk in Eastern South Carolina Friday
Yet another strong storm system is approaching the Palmetto State. On a weekend, of course. But this one will bring all rain. And a lot of it. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Pee Dee region of South Carolina through Saturday afternoon, where two to four inches of rain is expected in this
Why a Santa Claus picture just cost the city of Aiken more than $6,000 in court
AIKEN — A South Carolina city will pay a photographer thousands of dollars for it its use of a Santa Claus picture taken by the photographer, who accused the city of violating federal copyright laws, according to court documents.
2nd suspect identified in stolen vehicle pursuit in Aiken County
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (WJBF) - Investigators have identified the second suspect in Monday's stolen vehicle pursuit in Aiken County. Authorities are searching for 39-year-old James Marion Sanders.
East Aiken students exhibit artworks at Aiken Center for the Arts
Some of Aiken's artists are sharing their works with the community for the holiday season. Artwork by students at East Aiken School of the Arts, from kindergarten to fifth grade and in special education classes, will be on display in the upstairs gallery at the Aiken Center for the Arts through Dec.
Heavy rains close some streets along South Carolina coast
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Heavy rains have closed some streets near the South Carolina coast. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Charleston through midday Friday because of the heavy rains, causing problems given the city's usual drainage problems.
Movie Guide: What's playing in Aiken for the weekend of Dec. 14
A Brooklyn teen dons a mask and joins forces with arachnid-like superheroes from other dimensions in this animated tale. Voices by Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Lily Tomlin, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, Nicolas Cage, Liev Schreibe
Holidays, 'Best Small Town' are something to sing about
Celebrate the holidays and Aiken's title as the best small town in the South on Friday. The Aiken Civic Orchestra will present a program billed as "'South's Best Small Town' 2018 Christmas Concert" at 7:30 p.m. at St. John's United Methodist Church at 104 Newberry St. N.W.
South Carolina Pastor Under Fire for Giving Wife $200K Lamborghini as Anniversary Present
A South Carolina pastor has responded to the backlash he’s faced after presenting his wife with a $200,000 Lamborghini as a gift for their eight-year wedding anniversary. John Gray, leader of Relentless Church in Greenville, caught the internet’s attention this week when a viral video showed him giv
Police identify male suspect still wanted following car chase in Graniteville
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has identified the male suspect who fled on foot following a vehicle pursuit with stolen truck on Monday in Graniteville. Deputies identified the suspect as James Marion Sanders, 39, of Graniteville, on Tuesday, according to a release.
Crime blotter for Dec. 13
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:. Deputies charged a Beech Island woman with third-degree assault and battery after another woman called police Tuesday claiming she had assaulted her outside a gas station on Jefferson Davis Highway.
Letter: Sharing my story to help others
Within a couple of days of speaking about my book, “Dear Clueless: A Daughter’s Journey Through Alzheimer’s Caregiving,” at Aiken’s Benton House Assisted Living, I received a call from the owner of Benton House Assisted Living Communities asking if I would be interested in doing a book tour encompas
Readers can enter Aiken Standard's Scared of Santa photo contest
Sometimes visits to see Santa don't go according to plan. The Aiken Standard wants to see your best Scared of Santa photos. Share your photo and our readers can vote on their favorite.
City of Aiken handing over thousands of dollars following copyright lawsuit
The city of Aiken will pay a local photographer thousands of dollars after he accused the city of using his work improperly, allegedly violating copyright law. On Nov. 16, the city offered judgement to Lance Knowles, the photographer, in the amount of $6,250. The offer is not an admission of liabili
Employment program hoping to give displaced workers opportunity at Second Chance coming to Aiken
AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - Issues are a part of life and sometimes overcoming those issues, can be an obstacle for some. A new program headed to Aiken, South Carolina hopes to give displaced workers an opportunity at their take two.
Crime blotter for Dec. 11
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:. Deputies charged an Aiken man Sunday with possession of meth, possession of cocaine and possession of a controlled substance after his vehicle got stuck in some mud on Rebel Road in Aiken. Police then searched his vehicle and found
Graniteville woman arrested in search following car chase, male suspect still at-large
Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies are still searching for a male suspect following a vehicle pursuit involving a stolen car Monday, which caused three schools in Graniteville to be placed on a hard lockdown.
UPDATE: One suspect in custody after chase; two Aiken County schools no longer on lockdown
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a second suspect near Byrd Elementary School after a vehicle chase Monday morning. One female suspect is in custody. According to Capt. Eric Abdullah, the suspects fled from a stolen vehicle after a pursuit initiated by the sheriff's office. The sheri