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Transgender CofC student Ansley Pope on inclusion, coming out, and 'top surgery'
Charleston City Paper
Pope grew up in Aiken, S.C., and then moved to Charleston after high school. While living in Aiken, Pope identified as female — the gender he was assigned at birth — but it wasn't until the end of his freshman year at CofC that he realized he was trans.



UPDATED ON 6: Truck Driver Injured After 18-Wheeler Collides With Truck ...
WJBF-TV
Shortly after 2:00 a.m., an 18-wheeler collided with a truck carrying a crane on Laurel Lake Drive, in North Augusta. According to North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers, no one was seriously hurt, but the driver of the 18-wheeler was taken ...

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Blotter for July 30
Aiken Standard
A 52-year-old Allendale man was detained for disorderly conduct on Saturday after he was found walking in the roadway of Chime Bell Church Road in Aiken. The man smelled of alcohol and was carrying a beer in his hand. A 32-year-old Gilbert man was ...

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Foalapalooza: Equine Rescue of Aiken has a baby boom
Aiken Standard
Rhodes also thought the mare might be appealing as an adoption prospect. “We have a huge driving community in Aiken, and I felt like she could potentially pull someone's carriage,” he said. “We named her September because that's when she arrived here.”.

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What business do you want to see in Aiken?
Aiken Standard
Staff Photo by Derrek Asberry “I wouldn't mind a Dave & Buster's. It would be something new added to the area. You could go out and eat, take the kids to the arcade. And it's a family-friendly atmosphere all in one spot. And Saturday, they open up a ...



Aiken BOE Talks Penny Sales Tax
WJBF-TV
The additional penny tax would be on purchases made by everyone from homeowners to tourists in Aiken County. Not all items are taxed. Snacks, beverages cold food items and seeds or food plants are exempt. But residents and non-residents would see the ...
Aiken School Board meets todayAiken Standard

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Formative assessments help teachers, students in class
Aiken Standard
The practice is long-established in Aiken County classrooms. District officials and principals emphasize that this training program is not new. District officials want to equip teachers with the same “language,” Turner said. Teachers at any grade level ...



Cycle of poverty hurting Aiken County children
Aiken Standard
The latest Kids Count survey shows that, in 2013, 36.2 percent of Aiken County Photo courtesy of MetoCreativeConnectionThe latest Kids Count survey shows that, in 2013, 36.2 percent of Aiken County third-graders were testing below state standards in ...

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Warren Jones reflects on career prior to retiring
Aiken Standard
He transferred that year to Enloe Residential, one of Southern Industries' branch offices, in Aiken, where he now manages a staff of about 50 employees. “I'm too much of a hands-on person, that's one thing good about it,” Jones said. “You can see what ...



MIKE'S LIFE: Surprising children is half the fun of parenting
Aiken Standard
The kids are going to be mighty disappointed if they show up and find paint brushes waiting for them. Mike Gibbons was born and raised in Aiken. A graduate of the University of Alabama, you can email him at scmgibbons@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter ...


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