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    Keith W. Bradberry

    5/27/2013 10:58 PM

    Keith W. Bradberry AIKEN, S.C. – Keith W. Bradberry, 43, beloved husband of Beverly Bradberry, died Sunday, May 26, 2013. Funeral arrangements will be announced by SHELLHOUSE FUNERAL HOME ...
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Members of N.A. High School Beta Club rack up state-level honor

2/24/2013 9:56 AM

Several members of the North Augusta High School Beta Club racked up state-levels honors in the state convention, held Feb. 1-2 in Myrtle Beach, with the most prominent honor going to Amber Perry, whose acrylic painting won first place and an invitat ...

Dancers get ready to cavort for a cause
Dancers get ready to cavort for a cause

9/30/2012 11:47 PM

Dancing with the Aiken Stars kicked off its third year on Sunday with the announcement of the dancers at Newberry Hall. Dancers for this year include Beth Barranco and Buzz Rich; Lydia Sudick Bibeau and Cody Anderson; Aileen Hord Daly and John Tiffa ...

Aiken Standard to launch improved website
Aiken Standard to launch improved website

9/30/2012 11:47 PM

Readers of aikenstandard.com will notice a new look to our website beginning Tuesday morning. We have revamped our site to make readability and usability much easier. The site introduces a cleaner look that includes larger, more readable headlines, ...

Rotary clubs prepare dictionaries for third-graders

9/30/2012 11:22 PM

Jason Lewis recalls getting a new dictionary as a third-grader at Millbrook Elementary School "My teacher gave them out, and I was all excited," he said. On Saturday, fifth-grader Jason, his older brother Emory and their dad, Joe Lewis, were helpin ...

Memory Ride benefits Alzheimer's Association

9/30/2012 10:31 PM

It was an opportunity to support a fabulous cause while having fun. The Memory Ride Hunter Show at Three Runs Plantation on Sunday was a fun, casual affair featuring a number of classes with the proceeds of the event going to benefit the Alzheimer's ...

Silver Bluff band takes AA honors at Mustang Classic

9/30/2012 10:31 PM

Midland Valley High's band hosted its annual Mustang Classic festival on Saturday, with Silver Bluff's Silver Spirit Band taking first place in the AA competition. Silver Bluff also won awards for horn section, drum major and percussion. The other A ...

Equine doctor describes lighter side of practice in new book

9/30/2012 2:29 AM

From treating horses in a ball gown to responding to a medical call with a car full of children in Halloween costumes, Lisa Handy, DVM, has a lot of interesting and, at times, funny stories about her years as an equine veterinarian. Now, she has a b ...

As Election Day nears, Aiken Standard hopes to put area politics into perspective

9/30/2012 12:05 AM

This election cycle has been one of the most turbulent and confusing ones in recent memory. It all started in May when the state Supreme Court ruled that new candidates seeking elected office must submit a paper copy of a Statement of Economic Inter ...

Herb Faire brings homegrown plants, crafts to historic home
Herb Faire brings homegrown plants, crafts to historic home

9/30/2012 12:05 AM

Hundreds flocked to Jackie Health's historic residence just outside of Montmorenci on Saturday for the 2012 Herb Faire. Patrons were on hand selling everything from herbs and vegetables to crafts and stained glass. "We come out here to buy good stuff ...

Region meet defines season for area teams

9/29/2012 11:45 PM

In most high school varsity sports, a team has a full season to make its claim on a region finish. That usually means at least five separate games against its region foes, meaning one good or bad performance doesn't completely sink or define the team ...

Residents learn about Hitchcock Woods at festival

9/29/2012 10:42 PM

The natural resources and history of one of Aiken's most prized jewels has been on display the past few days at the fourth annual Festival of the Woods at Hitchcock Woods' Memorial Gate. Residents and visitors had an opportunity to learn more about ...

Pet bakery brings back adoptions

9/29/2012 8:09 PM

How much is that kitty in the window? Some people are asking that question when passing Bone-i-fide Bakery and seeing cats or kittens in the store's windows. Those felines are from the Aiken County Animal Shelter and are up for adoption. Carly Vann-J ...

Popular SEED event returns to USCA Oct. 13

9/29/2012 12:34 AM

For the first time, the Aiken Beekeepers organization will participate in the annual Science Education Enrichment Day event at USC Aiken, scheduled Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Our association's mission is to promote beekeeping in our local area," ...

Accused toe sucker pleads to disorderly conduct

9/29/2012 8:07 PM

A man once accused of tricking an 18-year-old woman into letting him suck her toe in a Walmart store pleaded guilty on Friday to panhandling in a North Augusta shopping center. Joey Leaphart entered a plea for disorderly conduct, and must pay a $262 ...

Tour group explores Aiken's history

9/28/2012 9:58 PM

About 60 people from the Spartanburg area gathered at the Aiken County Historical Museum on Thursday morning - starting out on a two-day tour of the city and county. Two Aiken historians provided an overview of the city's history for the group. "They ...

February tornado prompts new warning system for Wagener

9/28/2012 9:57 PM

A new tornado siren in Wagener is expected to provide advance notice the next time a twister comes storming into town - welcome help for a town that was rocked by an F-2 tornado in February that caught nearly everyone off-guard. The siren is located ...

St. Mary hopes to open new church in 2014

9/27/2012 11:26 PM

St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church is hoping to have its new place of worship open to parishioners by Christmas 2014. On Thursday evening, the 12th reception of a three-week campaign to raise money for the new church, was held. The goal is ...

Joseph's Coat members donate blankets to kids

9/27/2012 11:26 PM

Virtually everyone knows about the gentle humor of Linus' security blanket from the "Peanuts" comic strip. On Thursday, members of St. John's United Methodist Church donated more than 70 blankets for kids at Children's Place - an agency in Aiken that ...

Laurens Street bridge building past deadline

9/27/2012 10:23 PM

The deadline to complete the Laurens Street Bridge is today, but crews are still at work. S.C. Department of Transportation's Jeff Terry said Thursday afternoon that the bridge would not be open to traffic today, but that B.K. Crowder Constructions c ...

Bluebird Society holds awards dinner

9/27/2012 9:43 PM

Eastern Bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds are soaring over Aiken County in greater numbers as the result of partnerships between the S.C. Bluebird Society and private land owners, schools, churches, business, golf and residential communities, ...