ICYMI: Jackson to get grocery store, credit card scams and Midland Valley coach arrested

February 13, 2017

Coroner: Walterboro man dies in car crash on way to brother’s funeral in Aiken County

An 82-year-old Walterboro man driving to his brother’s funeral in Graniteville died Friday morning as a result of a two-vehicle collision on Aiken-Augusta Highway in Aiken County.

Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the deceased as Ryan L. Still, who was driving a late model Lincoln Town Car with a friend and a grandchild to his brother’s funeral in Graniteville.

Carlton said Still was an EMT in Walterboro County and had just recently retired at the age 82. He said Still may have been the oldest EMT in the history of South Carolina.

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Police investigating recent reports of credit card cloning in Aiken County

People with credit and debit cards are urged to keep a watchful eye on their account activity as a recent wave of card fraud has left law enforcement investigating multiple reports in Aiken County.

Capt. Eric Abdullah, with the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, said reports of credit card cloning, or skimming, is a common problem. Over the past week, he said there have been several reports of card cloning in the area, some from the same exact location.

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Town of Jackson breaks ground on new grocery store

Jackson residents soon won’t have to travel to North Augusta, New Ellenton or Aiken for a grocery run.

The Town of Jackson held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the site of its new Morning Fresh IGA grocery store on Atomic Road in Jackson.

The store’s developer, Wayne Tilson, of Tamassee, said he expects to officially break ground within 30 to 60 days and anticipates the store to be open by November in time for the holidays.

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Midland Valley girls’ basketball coach arrested

First-year Midland Valley High School girls’ varsity basketball coach was arrested this weekend after an investigation uncovered he had “inappropriate” contact with a female student.

In a news release provided Sunday, the Aiken County School District said Paul Quiller was arrested Saturday as a result of an investigation by the Aiken County and Richmond County sheriff’s offices.

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Letter: Dr. Alford wrong on discipline

I am writing in response to an article that appeared in the Feb. 8 edition of the Aiken Standard regarding (Aiken County Public Schools Superintendent) Dr. Sean Alford’s response at the South Aiken meeting on Tuesday night.

I worked in Aiken County Schools for 35 years as a front office secretary of two high schools. So I feel that I am qualified to make statements regarding education and management of students.

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