Local Update - September 18, 2007

Aiken County Council Meeting
The Aiken County Council has a lot on its plate tonight.
Two controversial issues are on the agenda for tonight's meeting.
First, members will vote on a new sex offender law, putting tighter restrictions on where sex offenders can live.
There's also a vote on an immigration ordinance, making sure illegal aliens don't get hired or get money from the county.
If you want to voice your opinion, the meeting is at 7:00 at
the Aiken Technical College Ampitheater.

Elections Today
When you head out the door this morning, you might want to pencil in some time to head to the polls.
You'll be voting to decide which republican candidate will have a shot at Tommy Moore's South Carolina State Senate seat.
Six candidates are in the running for the District 25 seat in today's republican primary.
The candiates from Aiken County are Christopher Corley, Jack Montgomery, and Susan Swanson
Bill Hixon and Shane Massey are running from Edgefield County, and Bernie Hamby from McCormick County is also on the list..
If there's a runoff in the race, it will be October 2nd.
The general election is November 6th.

Castleberry's Reopens
This morning, some 425 workers are finally back on the job at a local plant.
Castleberry's employees are heading back to work for day two after being out of work for nearly two months.
The factory closed July 21st after a voluntary recall following a nation-wide botulism scare.

Barbee Resigns
Dave Barbee has stepped down from the Housing Authority.
His controversial email about "making downtown whiter" put him in the hot seat the last few weeks.
Mayor Deke Copenhaver accepted his resignation Sunday.
The mayor is now working on finding his replacement.

Three Faces of Eve
Today is Chris Sizemore Day in Augusta.
Her story was the subject of "The Three Faces of Eve," a movie documenting her struggle with multiple personality disorder.
She missed the world premier in Augusta 50 years ago when the movie came out, but she will be there tonight for it's re-premier at the Imperial Theater.
Tickets are $15.00 dollars a piece.
There are also VIP tickets available for $50.00.
It all gets started tonight night at 7.

Identity Theft Seminar
12 is on your side to help prevent identity theft.
We're partnering up with the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs to help you protect yourself with an identity theft seminar.
The seminar will be on Wednesday, September 26th at 7 pm at Saint John's United Methodist Church in Aiken.
Dinner starts at 5:00, and the seminar is at 7:00.
There is limited seating, so please RSVP to 803-278-3111.


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