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The Aiken County Public Library—an impressive-looking multi-story building located in the City of Aiken’s downtown historic district— officially re-opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony last January after a two-year renovation. Keep reading...Read more


South Carolina has been hard at work addressing the opioid crisis since 2014, when we—like the rest of the nation—realized we had a significant problem with prescription drug use. Since then, our state has made significant progress, but despite policy changes and multi-faceted public safety and public health efforts, we have seen overdoses rise. Communities nationwide and in South Carolina have felt the deep and complex impacts as the drug crisis has evolved in ways that we never could have anticipated.... Read more


Reprinted with permission from The Georgetown County Chronicle

Georgetown County Emergency Services Director
Brandon Ellis, center, accepts the Agency of the
Year award, presented by retired County Emergency
Manager Sam Hodge, left, and SCEMA President

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