Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: December, 2019

Camden set to outlaw plastic bags

Camden — Plastic bags in stores will be a thing of the past come Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Kershaw County’s seat. Read the rest of this entry »

Skip the Games is under a denial of service attack

Sex worker advertising web page Skip the Games reports that they are under a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The warning appeared on the top of their web page Monday night. The site was down for much of the past weekend.

This DoS attack comes at the worst possible time as people are looking for companionship to ring in two thousand twenty (2020).

Sharon Stone temporarily blocked from Bumble after dating site claimed her account was fake

Los Angeles — Sharon Stone, the star of Basic Instinct, was blocked temporarily by a women’s dating site called Bumble.

The site accused her of creating fake accounts.

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Clare O’Connor, an editorial director at Bumble, replied to Ms. Stone.

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The site then unblocked Ms. Stone.

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Bumble is a dating site for women and women make the first move conversation-wise on the site.

Don Imus, sexist radio host who called a group of Rutgers Scarlet Knight women’s basketball players ‘nappy headed ****’, has died

New York City — Don Imus, the infamously sexist radio host who called Rutgers University’s women’s basketball team ‘nappy headed hoes’ ahead of a national championship game in 2007, has died. He was 79.

He was in an ER since the evening of Christmas Eve.

South Carolina high school realignments are out, shake-up on the way for some Aiken Area schools

Columbia — The South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) has released its preliminary biennial region realignments.

Here’s a look at who will be where: Read the rest of this entry »

Donald Trump and Mick Mulvaney are coming for your Social Security

Washington, DC — Donald Trump wants to take away Social Security benefits.

That’s not fear mongering, folks. It’s the truth. Read the rest of this entry »

Senator Mia McLeod wants the state to (rightfully) reimburse pregnant people for being forced (or coerced) to give birth

Columbia — A bill that’s been prefiled for the 2020 state legislative session aims to force anti-choice politicians walk the walk instead of just talking the talk.

S. 928, prefiled by state Senator Mia McLeod, would reimburse pregnant people who were forced or coerced into giving birth. Read the rest of this entry »

Statesboro man arrested on sexual battery charges for slapping WSAV-DT anchor Alex Bozarjian on the ass

Savannah — A Statesboro man who participated in a marathon on December 7 was arrested Friday after he was caught on WSAV-DT News 3’s camera slapping an anchor of that television station on the ass.

Thomas Callaway, 43, of Statesboro, was identified as the runner numbered 7553 in that event. Read the rest of this entry »

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