Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: October, 2018

Vote for James Smith Junior for South Carolina governor

Sixteen years of conservative rule has offered no improvement at all in South Carolina.

In fact, 16 years of conservative rule has resulted in worsening streets and highways, worsening infrastructure, worsening education results and worsening results when it comes to women.

South Carolina was recently named the most dangerous state for a woman to be pregnant in. That is the epitome of what 16 years of conservative rule has done to the state. Read the rest of this entry »

Vote for Stacey Abrams for Georgia governor

Augusta, Ga. — The race for governor concludes on November 6.

There used to be a time where shame used to be a thing and hypocrisy wasn’t.

It is time to get back to those times. Read the rest of this entry »

Three tornados touch down in Orangeburg County

Branchville — The National Weather Service surveyed the damage and confirmed that three tornados touched down in Orangeburg County, including one in the county seat.

None of the tornados were in relation to Michael, however, as the band that spun the twisters occurred ahead of Michael.

The first tornado occurred in Branchville. It was rated EF-0.

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The second was in Rowesville. This one was also an EF-0.

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The third tornado was confirmed to be in Orangeburg, along Brookside Dr and Pine Hill Rd. Like the previous two twisters, this was a minor EF-0.

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Fortunately, there were no injuries and only minor damage from the tornados.

Severe weather info

A Tropical Storm Warning is active for every county in the Aiken Area.

This includes the following cities and towns:

Aiken, North Augusta, White Pond, Wagener, Salley, Ridge Spring, Ward, Monetta, Windsor, Allendale, Fairfax, Ulmer, Bamberg, Denmark, Bufords Bridge, Barnwell, Blackville, Williston, Elko, Whaley, Hattieville, Statesboro, Portal, Brooklet, Waynesboro, Keysville, Girard, Appling, Evans, Grovetown, Martinez, Edgefield, Johnston, Trenton, Swainsboro, Twin City, Adrian, Gibson, Mitchell, Edge Hill, Hampton, Varnville, Yemassee, Estill, Garnett, Miley, Early Branch, Louisville, Wrens, Avera, Stapleton, Wadley, Millen, Perkins, Lincolnton, McCormick, Clarks Hill, Mount Carmel, Thomson, Dearing, Orangeburg, Springfield, Santee, Eutawville, Neeses, Branchville, Augusta, Blythe, McBean, Sylvania, Hilltonia, Rocky Ford, Newington, Crawfordville, Sharon, Warrenton, Jewell, Camak, Norwood, Washington, Rayle, Oak Grove and Tignall.

A Tornado Watch is active for Bulloch, Burke, Jenkins and Screven counties until 2:00 Thursday.

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