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  • Preparation at the Horse Show Ring
    Hitchcock Woods is ready for its 98th annual 'Horse Show in the Woods.'
    As everyone in "this neck of the woods" knows, our mid-February ice storm left a lot of damage to trees in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA.) Not the least affected was Aiken's Hitchcock Woods. The woods were closed for two...
  • Today's walk--the map
    Take a walk in the woods, Aiken's Hitchcock Woods, (third in a series)
    Last Saturday afternoon was another good day for a walk in Aiken's Hitchcock Woods. The paths were damp from a slight hangover from tropical storm Andrea that graced the Aiken-Augusta area before continuing up the coast towards its final end...
  • Take a walk in the woods-2
    Take a walk in the woods, Aiken’s Hitchcock Woods (second in a series)
    Friday of last week was another great day to “take a walk in the woods,” so that’s what I did. Aiken’s Hitchcock Woods are a great place to get away from it all without having to turn an hour’s walk (or so) into a day...
  • Earth Day 2013
    Earth Day, the Aiken way, 2013
    Well, it's April 22, Earth Day in the United States, a day that Aiken has remembered for quite a few years (more on that later.) Using Examiner's extensive on-line historical files, we find Earth Day was started in 1970 when Gaylord Nelson...
  • TJ Johnson
    Artist of the Month – Necessary Evil
    Aiken-based metal group Necessary Evil has proven time and time again that hard work and dedication are the cogs that keep the machine moving in the industry. After 12 years of writing, recording, lineup changes, personal conflict, and tragedy at...
  • AussiePOGO
    Possum Frank returns to his old Aiken neighborhood
    Last night I think I saw possum Frank in my backyard in Aiken, SC. In any case, as they say in the business, "that's my story and I'm sticking with it."Quite a few years ago, when this reporter was away working for the U.S. Air...
  • SRS at quitting time
    OK, new Congress, what about SRS?
    Next month, January 2013, marks the beginning of the 113th Congress of the United States, and with that we in the CSRA need to ask a question to help the members of this congress begin to help us: OK, new Congress, What about SRS?The United States...
  • Carolina Bay Update
    Aiken's Carolina Bay update, again
    The project to provide improvements at Aiken's Carolina Bay continues. (What's a Carolina Bay? Check our previous articles--listed at the end of this one.) Our friend Tobi Juan took a walk around the bay and passed on some of his...
  • Aiken Memorial Day 2012 Vets Park
    Marines vs Environment? Marines win--this time (Memorial Day)
    Dateline Aiken, SC--Memorial Day 2012. Marine Corps League's John L. Hammonds Detachment 939 hosted the 16th annual Aiken County Memorial Day remembrance ceremony at the Aiken County Veterans Memorial Park. In spite of spats of wind and rain...
  • Hawk electrocution point
    Death of a raptor--revisited
    About two weeks ago Examiner ran an article about the electrocution of a hawk in Aiken, SC (Death of a raptor or, murder on the high wire.) Following publication of the article, both South Carolina's Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) and...
  • Houndslake
    Aiken golf at Houndslake
    It's not often that I get the opportunity to play golf in Aiken, being a full time swing coach, golf writer and business owner leaves little time for playing golf just for the fun of it. Yesterday it was my pleasure to visit and actually play...
  • christmas at hopelands
    Rain an environmental calamity for "Christmas in Hopelands."
    To: Examiner readers--Sorry, folks. The following article was written last Wednesday night (Thursday morning) but was lost due to an error in our data entry system. Your examiner just found it, and hopes that anyone who hasn't seen this...
  • Technical Rescue Team confined space training
    Public safety environmental responder training in Aiken
    Every city has its assets--its fire trucks, its parks, its water treatment plants, e.g.--but there are other assets that often are overlooked because they are not physical in nature, but organizational. One such asset in the City of Aiken is its...
  • See you at the Fair
    Western Carolina fair in full swing
    The 2011 Western Carolina State Faircontinuesat the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds, U.S. Hwy. #1, North in Aiken through Saturday, October 29th.All Arena events including the concerts (general admission seating only) are FREE with your paid...
  • 110917alzheimer
    What can I do about Alzheimer's in South Carolina?
    Well, if you were in Aiken, SC, yesterday (Saturday, September 17, 2011,) you could have joined almost 200 other area residents in the Alzheimer's Association's "Walk to End Alzheimer's" at Aiken's Odell Weeks Park on...