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Posted: February 26, 2013 - 2:00pm

Leadership Aiken County is working on a Safe Routes to School project in the Crosland Park neighborhood in Aiken.

The goal of the project is to provide children and parents from the neighborhood with a “pleasant park area, a safe pick-up and drop-off point and a great gathering place for events,” according to a news release.

Donations are being sought to help with the project.

To contribute, contact Leadership Aiken County 2012-13 Safe Routes to School Fundraising
chairman Craig Brooks at (865) 679-7795.

Comments sought on SRS closure of H-Tank Farm

Public comments are being sought for the Draft Basis for Section 3116 Determination for Closure of H-Tank Farm at the Savannah River Site.

The document discusses tanks, ancillary structures and residual wastes at the H-Tank Farm.

The tanks store waste from the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel.

The public comment period extends through May 1. The document can be found at

The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare was among the Humane Society’s top 10 emergency placement partners in 2012.

The Aiken organization provided care for dozens of dogs rescued from a puppy mill in Edgefield County.

“SACAW worked diligently to meet the dogs’ various needs and find loving homes for them,” according to a news release.

The Georgia Regents University Cancer Center needs volunteers. Caregivers and cancer survivors are encouraged to apply. Call (706) 721-3596 or visit for more information or to request a volunteer application.

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