Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: December, 2020

12 things that must go bye-bye once the COVID-19 pandemic ends

During the COVID-19 pandemic, regular societal order were somewhat disrupted.

Now, on this Yule, two vaccines are out – and people are clamoring for a sense of normalcy again.

That should not happen without some changes.

Below the fold are 12 things that should never come back once the pandemic ends:

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Loeffler is lying about Warnock and herself

Atlanta — Kelly Loeffler has been caught red-handed near the Dawsonville Pool Hall hanging out with a white supremacist convicted of attempted murder 27 years ago after nearly beating an African-American man to death.

This, as she continues to falsely claim that she doesn’t have a racist bone in her body.

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The USC Gamecocks’ dismal football season ends in a very fitting manner – via COVID-19

Columbia — The season to forget for USC fans will end in a way few will soon forget.

The Gamecocks’ rocky season, one with no out of conference games, ends via a spate of positive COVID-19 tests within the football program.

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Cleveland to become the second US pro sports franchise to dump racist mascot name

Cleveland, Ohio — The “Indian” is going to go bye-bye.

The baseball team by Lake Erie in Ohio announced the change on Monday. However, the Indians will continue to be their name until a new one is selected, according to the owner, Paul Dolan.

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Edgefield County School District is the latest to move to all-virtual for the holiday season

Edgefield — COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the area.

The Denmark-Olar School District (Bamberg 2) was the first Aiken Area school district to move to remote learning.

Then came Allendale County.

Then Richmond County.

Then Macedonia Elementary/Middle School in Blackville.

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The Weekend of Anger is here

The Weekend of Anger has come.

As we mentioned last week, AT&T and Dish Network pulled numerous local television stations in more than 135 markets in just over 24 hours over what is known as retransmission fees.

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Dish Network pulls all Nexstar TV stations, including WJBF NewsChannel 6, from its lineups

Englewood, Colo. — For the second time in as many days, a fee fight claims local stations.

This time, the Nexstar television stations have been removed from Dish Network.

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AT&T pulls TEGNA TV stations, including WLTX, from DIRECTV

Dallas — As of 7:00 pm EDT, the television stations owned by TEGNA, including WLTX News 19, are no longer available on DIRECTV.

This removal, due to yet another fee fight, greatly affects Orangeburg County customers as their primary media market is the Columbia market (Augusta-Aiken is the county’s secondary media market).

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