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Aiken man wanted for counterfeiting operation

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Aiken County Public Safety is asking for your help to find a man, they say has been operating a counterfeit money operation.
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Political

'1 Cent Makes Sense' campaign kicks off in Aiken supporting new sales tax on November ballot

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Many residents would run in the other direction when they hear of another tax. But, supporters, like the Aiken Chamber of Commerce, said this money would go towards bringing some of the county's dated schools into the 21st century. More>>

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Iowa horse owner won't move to Aiken anymore since fatal dog attack Video included

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Since Tuesday night's Aiken Council meeting, the discussion continues regarding the deadly horse attack from alleged domesticated dogs in Aiken. Many people voiced concerns and are asking, what's next? More>>

Aiken County

South Carolina court rules in favor of North Augusta, Project Jackson moving forwards

Developer hopes to break ground on Project Jackson by November 2014. Developer hopes to break ground on Project Jackson by November 2014.
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North Augusta is moving forward with the city's Project Jackson plan, not long after a South Carolina judge ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit challenging the project. But as NBC 26 learned, business owners in the area are also supporting the project. More>>

Aiken County

Truck crashes into house after chase in North Augusta

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Police are looking for 2 suspects who they say stole a truck and took them on a high speed chase. More>>

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Community cries for help to Commission regarding local horse death Video included

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"It was very emotional for all of us and I felt so, so seriously about this that I took off work and flew here today" said Sheri Boykin.Sheri Boykin follows Muffy Seaton on Facebook. She was hurt when she heard the story.
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Silver Bluff looking to rebuild as Lown returns for 22nd season

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Silver Bluff head coach Al Lown bucked the trend of long tenured head coaches retiring this offseason in the CSRA. Lown says he considered joining Lincoln County's Larry Campbell and Strom Thurmond's Lee Sawyer in retirement, but a couple of factors worked in his favor to allow him to return for his 22nd season as athletics director and head coach at Silver Bluff. His workload as athletic director was decreased with the help from other school staff members, a move encouraged by the school's p... More>>

North Augusta

Volunteers clean up North Augusta Elementary parking lot Video included

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These volunteers wanted to this lot to have a fresh start to the new school year a long with the kids. Some of the volunteers put down new new straw beds under the street lights while others raked up debris and got ready to put in new plants.
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Aiken County

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Mother arrested for cursing receives apology Video included

Mom arrested for cursing gets apology Mom arrested for cursing gets apology
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The North Augusta mother who was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly using profanity in a grocery store over the weekend has heard from the woman who made the initial complaint.
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Aiken County

Aiken hopes "murder mystery" fundraiser will help with downtown development Video included

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Downtown Aiken hopes a little "murder mystery" will lead to growth. This weekend, the city's Downtown Development will host a fundraiser this weekend in an effort to raise funds. It's the 9th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. More>>

Aiken County

Megiddo Dream Station give graduates and their families a second chance Video included

Representative Joe Wilson speaks to Megiddos graduating class at the ceremony. Representative Joe Wilson speaks to Megiddos graduating class at the ceremony.
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For many, a new school year is just beginning across the nation, while Megiddo Dream Station holds its annual graduation. More>>

Education Watch

Governor Nikki Haley signs Read to Succeed Act, Aiken County schools hire more reading coaches

A new South Carolina bill giving state school districts a helping hand in the classroom. A new South Carolina bill giving state school districts a helping hand in the classroom.
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A new South Carolina bill giving state school districts a helping hand in the classroom... Especially when it comes to teaching elementary-age children how to read. NBC 26's Elizabeth Hughes tells more about Governor Haley's "Read to Succeed" act.


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Aiken County

UPDATE: Search is on for man police say falsely reported mountain lion escape

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Investigators with the Aiken Department of Public Safety say that the search for a mountain lion has now turned into a criminal investigation into the filing of a false police report. More>>

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    Metro Market Augusta opens on Broad Street

    Metro Market Augusta opens on Broad Street

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 21:45:13 GMT
    Metro Market Augusta is located next to the Augusta Common on Broad Street.Metro Market Augusta is located next to the Augusta Common on Broad Street.
    There's a new shop in Downtown Augusta making quite the buzz around town. Metro Market Augusta is officially opened for business on Broad Street next to the Augusta Common on Friday.
    There's a new shop in Downtown Augusta making quite the buzz around town. Metro Market Augusta is officially opened for business on Broad Street next to the Augusta Common on Friday.
  • Fort Gordon

    Soldiers warned not to participate in ice bucket challenge while in uniform

    Soldiers warned not to participate in ice bucket challenge while in uniform

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:49:59 GMT
    It's a social media trend we've all seen or participated in: the ALS ice bucket challenge, but Fort Gordon is warning soldiers on duty against participating if in uniform­­­.This ruling comes from the Office of the Judge Advocate General in Washington, D.C.
    It's a social media trend we've all seen or participated in: the ALS ice bucket challenge, but Fort Gordon is warning soldiers on duty against participating if in uniform­­­.This ruling comes from the Office of the Judge Advocate General in Washington, D.C.
  • Richmond County

    Augusta will not be getting previously announced Outlet Mall

    Augusta will not be getting previously announced Outlet Mall

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:10:30 GMT
    The Augusta Outlet Mall, announced late last year, is no longer in the works according to the mayor's office. It was expected to be built near the Costco on 70 acres off Riverwatch Parkway. Developers could not get anchor stores to commit despite the projected increase in population as a result of Army Cyber School and Command.
    The Augusta Outlet Mall, announced late last year, is no longer in the works according to the mayor's office. It was expected to be built near the Costco on 70 acres off Riverwatch Parkway. Developers could not get anchor stores to commit despite the projected increase in population as a result of Army Cyber School and Command.
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