Aiken Area Progressive

Progressive blog for the Central Savannah River Area.

Month: January, 2021

T.I. and Tiny sexually abused numerous women

Atlanta — Reports have come out late last week that a power couple have been abusing women (and even girls) in recent years.

T.I., whose legal name is Clifford Harris, and Tiny, whose legal name is Tomeka Cottle, have reportedly abused numerous women in what can only be seen as another R. Kelly/Ted Nugent type situation.

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South Carolina Senate votes 30-13 to put the government into the examining rooms

Columbia — The radical conservatives are (for the most part) taking a victory lap and Satan is dancing right now.

Senate Bill 1 passed 30-13, with Marion Democrat Kent Williams joining 29 Republicans in voting for the unconstitutional bill that would ban most abortions.

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Instead of pandemic relief, S.C. Senate set to debate six week abortion ban with no exceptions

Columbia — Instead of pushing plans to get South Carolina COVID-19 pandemic relief, the South Carolina Senate is laser focused on taking away pregnant people’s rights.

The six week abortion ban moved out of the Senate subcommittee on Thursday. Nearly everyone who testified on S. 1 opposed the bill.

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Coming this spring: Orangeburg County will be divided into three forecast zones

Orangeburg — The US National Weather Service is dividing Orangeburg County into three different forecast zones.

Starting this spring, as early as March 30, the NWS said it will be splitting Orangeburg County up.

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Kenneth Bamberg makes history as Bamberg County’s first African-American sheriff

Bamberg — History was made in Bamberg County last week.

During a swearing-in ceremony, Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Bamberg officially became the first African-American sheriff of the county. The county formed in 1897.

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Allendale-Fairfax going back to hybrid

Allendale — The Allendale-Fairfax School District is going back to hybrid learning on Monday morning.

WJBF-DT NewsChannel 6 first broke the news Sunday morning.

District officials say they are continuing to encourage students and staff to continue practicing COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The Allendale-Fairfax School District has a COVID-19 dashboard that keeps track of cases district-wide.

Allendale-Fairfax High School, for instance, has five teacher and eight pupil cases of COVID-19.

Twitter has permanently suspended Trump’s account

San Francisco — Twitter has confirmed that it has permanently suspended Donald Trump’s official account.

This was a result of the aftermath of the riots on Wednesday at Capitol Hill.

This has been a breaking news report.

New Sheriff in town: McWilliams makes history in Taliaferro County

Crawfordville, Ga. — History has officially been made in one of Georgia’s smallest counties.

Tia McWilliams is now the first African-American and first female sheriff in Taliaferro County.

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Most school districts and schools to start virtual for the second half of the school year

Schooling has taken a different turn during the COVID-19 period.

In addition to Richmond County, all three districts in Barnwell County (Blackville-Hilda 19, Williston-Elko 29 and Barnwell 45) is going virtual only for the week at the very minimum.

Denmark-Olar School District (Bamberg 2) will remain virtual-only at least through the week. Plans for the district to go hybrid were scrapped after Christmas Day 2020 saw a record breaking number of COVID-19 cases in South Carolina.

Meanwhile, Winter Break has been extended for Warren County School District.

WJBF-DT News Channel 6 reported on Saturday night that the district has delayed the year.

Instead of going back to school on Monday, k-12 pupils in Warrenton, Ga. will go back to school the following week, on January 11, and will be virtual-only until January 25. The district said on Facebook that it will re-examine things on January 20 to see if they will remain virtual or will move on back to a hybrid schedule.

Flood Watch now active for the entire Aiken Area

What a way to start off 2021.

After tornado warnings on Friday to open up the new decade, now flash flooding is a possibility.

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