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Your wedding day. Without a doubt, it's one of the most significant events you will ever experience - when you and the love of your life officially seal the deal and get married. On this day, your friends and family will gather to celebrate the next step in your life. Photographers will be running around snapping photos, catering plates delicious food for guests to enjoy, and the DJ sets the mood for a night of fun and libation. You've worked extra hard to make everything look perfect and run smoothly. You have examined every moving part down to the tiniest detail. At the center of all your effort is your wedding venue in Aiken, SC.

Your event space can mean the difference between an unforgettable event and an average occasion. Capturing your uniqueness as a couple is paramount to a memorable wedding. But, without the right venue location and staff, your unforgettable event can turn into a painfully average occasion. Fortunately, at Abney Hall, you won't ever have to worry about dingy reception spaces and crummy chow halls.

Constructed in Aiken, SC, in 1962, Abney Hall is 15,000 square feet and sits on 500 acres of land, making it a large wedding venue unlike any other. Abney Hall was originally the home of Mrs. Josephine Abney, a Aiken native who was a lifelong philanthropist. Mrs. Abney devoted much of her time and effort towards supporting charities, educational institutions, hospitals, and other noble efforts. Today, Abney Hall stands tall as a symbol of love, both in our community and for the couples who choose to get married here.

Abney Hall is an exclusive event experience unlike any other, surrounded by verdant forests and sparkling ponds. Our venue is a natural fit for several occasions, including:

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The Top Wedding Venue in Aiken, SC

The beginning of your life starts at Abney Hall. With our team by your side, we can create the fairy tale wedding you have dreamed about since childhood. Whether you have 100 guests or 1,000, our waterfront ceremony locations and French-inspired courtyard are perfect for your big day. Celebrate in luxurious style surrounded by shady magnolia trees, a private forest, large ponds, and the beauty of Mother Nature. While our venue location and aesthetic have been praised far and wide, so too have the practical aspects of Abney Hall. Looking for a relaxing, comfortable spot for your bridal party to get ready in? We offer an entire floor in the Abney Hall residence to get the bridal party ready. Want to make your groomsman feel extra-special too? We've got a private, plush house just feet from a sparkling pond that is a proper hangout spot for the guys in your group.

To make life easier on you, we also offer Abney Hall as your go-to spot for rehearsal dinners. Why book an expensive restaurant or travel to another location when unmatched beauty and convenience are right at your fingertips? Abney Hall is just the place for that very important dinner the night before your big day. We are also happy to host your bridal shower at Abney Hall. Our venue makes for one of Aiken's most unique bridal shower settings, where your family and friends can gather to give gifts and be merry before you walk down the aisle.

With such a large, magnificent house and a vast property, Abney Hall also makes for an unforgettable location for your bridal portraits and other wedding-related photography needs. Don't take our word for it - book a tour and see for yourself why so many new brides and grooms choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Aiken.

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What Sets Abney Hall Apart from Other Wedding Venues in Aiken?

You've already found the person you want to spend the rest of your life beside. The next step? Finding the perfect wedding venue for your ceremony, reception, and celebration of your lifelong commitment to one another. Remember, the backdrop for photos, dancing, eating, and all other activities will be at your wedding venue. That's why we work so hard to set Abney Hall apart from our competitors - so you and your guests can focus on love and living your new life while we work with your vendors and photographers to make your magic night a reality.

Here are just a few reasons why guests choose Abney Hall as their wedding venue in Aiken, SC, along with some helpful tips from our experienced wedding venue staff:

Venue Size

Choosing the appropriate-sied venue for your desired guest count is a critical decision. A venue's capacity affects the number of people you need to consider having at your ceremony and reception. As you're first starting out, we recommend having a guest count in mind as you're searching for the right venue. Try to stick with that number. You may fall in love with a particular venue, but if its max capacity can't accommodate your guest count, it may be time to cross them off your list.

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Keep in mind that this is your big day. You shouldn't feel obligated to invite the college roommate you shared a dorm with for one semester. At the end of the day, your wedding venue should be one that can accommodate those closest to you. Abney Hall is equipped for both small and large weddings, consisting of 500 acres of forest, ponds, and lush natural beauty. Whether you want an intimate wedding with only your best friends or a grand ceremony with hundreds of people, we have the right amount of room to make you comfortable.

Location and Nearby Lodging

On your big day, you're likely to have friends and family traveling in from other parts of the state or country. These folks will need a place to stay during and even after your wedding. Accessibility and ease are important factors when it comes to choosing your wedding venue for both you and your guests.

Located in Aiken, SC, Abney Hall is situated in a memorable, natural setting, giving your wedding a private vibe in the midst of Mother Nature. While we pride ourselves on having a secluded wedding event space, our venue is within an easy driving distance of hotels and vacation rentals.

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Abney Hall Pro Tip:

When you contact us for a tour, make sure to speak with our experienced venue manager about nearby hotels and shuttle service options. We understand that your guest's comfort and convenience are important, and we're happy to work with you to figure out the best way to get your guests to Abney Hall.

Venue Staff

At Abney Hall, our staff has earned its reputation as one of the industry's most friendly, accessible teams. We will provide you with a purpose-minded point of contact that can help answer questions relating to timelines, preferred vendors, and every aspect of your wedding. When you tour our wedding venue in Aiken, SC, for the first time, we want you to feel like you have all the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

We would be happy to go over:
  • Venue Pricing
  • Ceremony Specifics
  • Reception Specifics
  • Catering Possibilities
  • Decorating Possibilities
  • Entertainment Options
  • Photography and Photo Opportunities
  • Venue Amenities
  • Bridal Party Needs
  • Groomsman Needs

At Abney Hall, our goal is to be your first resource when it comes to setting up and coordinating the details of your wedding day.

Decor

When it comes to your wedding's decor, you probably already have a few ideas in mind. We love it when our brides and grooms have a vision in mind because one of our greatest joys is turning that vision into a reality. At Abney Hall, our team is available to help you and your decorator fit, accent, and accommodate your fairy-tale wedding - whatever that may be.

Are you looking to dress up your wedding with decorations galore? Just want to add a few accents that tie into your preferred color palette? Abney Hall is versatile and ready to help however we are able.

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If you're thinking about bringing in your own greenery, lighting, floral pieces, and more, we recommend discussing your vision with us on your initial tour of our event space. That way, we can get a head start on making your big day exactly how you envision it.

Photo Opportunities

10 years from now, when you and your spouse are celebrating your anniversary, you will pull out photographs from your wedding and will reminisce about the unforgettable time you spent at Abney Hall. Your wedding photos will be with you forever, and as such, we work closely with you and your photographer to suggest extra-special photo op spots that you can only find on Abney Hall grounds.

From the grand staircase and French-inspired courtyard to our manicured gardens and lovely pond, there is no shortage of photo-op locations for your photographer to choose from. As one of the most popular wedding venues in Aiken, SC, we have worked with dozens of photographers over the years.

Our experience has allowed us to cultivate a list of preferred photographers - all of whom have the talent to take your pictures to the next level in a setting they're familiar with. We encourage you to check out our gallery to get a sense of the scope of our wedding venue and gain inspiration from other happy couples.

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The gallery on our website is extensive but be sure to check out our Facebook and Instagram pages as well. We keep our social pages updated with recent wedding photographs, giving you an incredible resource that you can use for your own photography purposes.

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The Premier Corporate Event Venue in Aiken, SC

Abney Hall is known across the United States for our stunning weddings, but we also play host to some of the largest corporate events in South Carolina. Why choose a bland, lifeless meeting space when you can enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature coupled with a professional atmosphere? If you have an important team-building event or corporate conference that you have to coordinate, look no further than Abney Hall.

The epitome of class and style, our corporate event space is large, lavish, and chock-full of onsite amenities for you and your co-workers to enjoy. If your team needs a morale boost, don't bring them to the local Olive Garden for a cheap lunch. Treat them to a refreshing experience in our main dining room, where we can work with you to incorporate your catering options with the goals of your event.

When the hard work is done, and your team needs a breather, what better way to relax than with a quick dip in our pool? To burn off a little steam, head over to our brand-new tennis court - the perfect place to get some exercise in an ultra-private setting while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. Don't forget to bring your fishing poles for a couple of hours of fishing. There's even an opportunity to go hunting if you wish.

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If you're ready to learn more about Abney Hall as your wedding venue, don't hesitate to reach out. We would love to hear more about your plans, your vision, and your needs. We know that planning a wedding isn't easy. It takes time, attention to detail, and a whole lot of patience. Our goal is to help provide you with all the info you need to learn more about our venue. Once you decide on a date, we'll work closely with you and your vendors to craft a wedding experience that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

Our available dates for your big day are going quick, especially during peak seasons like spring and fall. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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‘Big shoutout’: Actor Mark Wahlberg finally gets 3:30 a.m. workout at Aiken gym

A Hollywood celebrity and a local Aiken gym have come together after a viral misunderstanding.Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg, most known for his role in the “Transformers” franchise, as well as his structured morning routine, visited Aiken two weeks ago and was not able to workout at ...

A Hollywood celebrity and a local Aiken gym have come together after a viral misunderstanding.

Oscar-nominated actor Mark Wahlberg, most known for his role in the “Transformers” franchise, as well as his structured morning routine, visited Aiken two weeks ago and was not able to workout at his regular 3:30 a.m. timeframe.

After posting a since-deleted viral video rant on Instagram in late October, Workout Anytime fitness gym, located at 1614 Richland Ave. in Aiken, and Wahlberg were able to come together on Sunday, Nov. 6, for an early morning sweat session.

“I got to give a big shoutout and more importantly a big apology to Workout Anytime in Aiken, South Carolina. I was here two weeks ago and had a bit of a misunderstanding and miscommunication,” Wahlberg said in an Instagram video on Sunday. “... Big shoutout to Lou and everybody here at Workout Anytime in Aiken, S.C. Great equipment.”

The original viral video inspired a wealth of online memes and jokes superimposing Wahlberg in front of closed area landmarks around Aiken.

Workout Anytime was happy to resolve the miscommunication and offer Wahlberg a space to workout, said Lou Puleo, owner of Workout Anytime in Aiken, on Monday.

“Him and his folks were absolutely wonderful,” Puleo said. “They were very friendly, and everyone on his staff was friendly. They were good natured, and we kind of laughed about the mixup; and he apologized, and he apologized on Instagram and made it right. We were really pleased with the way he and his team handled the situation.

Workout Anytime has been open in Aiken since 2016. The 24/7 gym features a variety of equipment and amenities, including hydrotherapy, tanning and certified personal coaching.

″... We were really pleased, and we were thrilled to have Mark Wahlberg there; and we were happy that we were able to deliver a quality fitness experience for him because he did rave about the gym, as you saw on Instagram,” Puleo said. “But even privately, he was very impressed with what we had and the cleanliness of the gym, the convenience. It was a great experience all around.”

Puleo, who is a retired Marine, said he opened the gym located in Kalmia Plaza because he believed there was a need for what the gym offers for residents who live in areas other than Aiken’s Southside.

The gym also offers training and a fitness assessment comes with membership.

“We really appreciate (Wahlberg) taking the time to come down and make this right,” Puleo said. “He did go out of his way, and we appreciate that; and we are really pleased that we delivered beyond his expectations. It worked out well for both parties.”

For more information on Workout Anytime and membership prices, visit facebook.com/WOATAiken or workoutanytime.com.

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South Carolina polls add accessibility options for voters

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - As election day nears, South Carolina is offering a curbside option to make it easier for those who can’t stand in long lines to cast their votes.Here’s what you need to know about South Carolina’s curbside option and how it works in Aiken County.The curbside option is making it easy for elderly and disabled voters. When it’s your turn, a poll worker will bring the ballot to you.One voter says this is allowing everyone an equal chance to vote.“I think it&rsqu...

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - As election day nears, South Carolina is offering a curbside option to make it easier for those who can’t stand in long lines to cast their votes.

Here’s what you need to know about South Carolina’s curbside option and how it works in Aiken County.

The curbside option is making it easy for elderly and disabled voters. When it’s your turn, a poll worker will bring the ballot to you.

One voter says this is allowing everyone an equal chance to vote.

“I think it’s a wonderful thing,” said Elah Wofford. “A lot of us cannot stand up very long and wait in line. They make it just like a smooth ride.”

Wofford says this is her second election voting curbside because it’s the easiest option for her.

“I have a hard time standing up for a long time, so that’s why I came here,” she said.

As lines get longer, making voting easier for those who can’t stand very long becomes even more important.

Aiken County Board of Registration and Elections Cynthia Holland said: “We just believe that everyone should have the opportunity to cast their ballot, and if there’s anything we can do to help that, that’s what we’re here for.”

Curbside voting is open to people age 65 and older or those who are disabled, but you have to meet the qualifications.

“Sometimes people get in line not knowing the qualifications, but there is a qualification that you have to have to go through curbside voting,” she said.

She says about 200-300 people have voted curbside. Wofford encourages anyone who can’t stand in long lines and meets these qualifications to take advantage of it.

“Curbside is very easy. Just takes a few minutes, and it’s well worth it when you realize what a difference you make in the democratic process,” she said.

Curbside voting will be an option any time the polls are open, including election day.

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Aiken County polling precincts for General Election on Nov. 8, 2022

• Aiken No. 1: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., Aiken SC 29801• Aiken No. 2: Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W., Aiken SC 29801• Aiken No. 3: Aiken High School, 123 Rutland Drive, Aiken SC 29801•Aiken No. 4: Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E., Aiken SC 29801•Aiken No. 5: St. Mary’s S...

Aiken No. 1: St. John’s United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. N.W., Aiken SC 29801

Aiken No. 2: Lessie B. Price Aiken Senior and Youth Center, 841 Edgefield Ave. N.W., Aiken SC 29801

Aiken No. 3: Aiken High School, 123 Rutland Drive, Aiken SC 29801

Aiken No. 4: Smith-Hazel Recreation Center, 400 Kershaw St. N.E., Aiken SC 29801

Aiken No. 5: St. Mary’s Smith Hall, 125 Park Ave. S.E., Aiken SC 29801

Aiken No. 6: Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC 29803

Bath: L-B-C Middle School, 29 Lions Trail, Warrenville SC 29851

Beech Island: Beech Island Fire Department, 1565 Sand Bar Ferry Road, Beech Island SC 29842

Belvedere No. 9: Nancy Carson Library, 135 Edgefield Road, North Augusta SC 29841

Carolina Heights: American Legion Post 232, 6070 Broadcast Drive, North Augusta SC 29841

China Springs: Center Fire Substation, 7 T&S Drive, Aiken SC 29801

Clearwater: Clearwater Elementary School, 4552 Augusta Road, Beech Island SC 29842

College Acres: Mercy Church, 2700 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC 29803

Eureka: Mount Sinai Baptist Church, 596 Johnston Highway, Trenton SC 29847

Gloverville: First Baptist Church Gloverville, 2212 Augusta Road, Gloverville SC 29828

Graniteville: Hope Center, 3 Hickman St., Graniteville SC 29829

Jackson: Jackson Town Hall, 106 Main St., Jackson SC 29831

Langley: Langley Community Center, 2710 Augusta Road, Warrenville SC 29851

Lynwood: Burnettown Municipal Building, 3187 Augusta Road, Warrenville SC 29851

Millbrook: Aiken Elementary School, 2050 Pine Log Road, Aiken SC 29803

Monetta: Ridge Spring-Monetta High School, 1071 Trojan Road, Monetta SC 29105

Montmorenci 22: Montmorenci First Baptist Church, 44 Old Barnwell Road, Aiken SC 29803

New Ellenton: New Ellenton Community Center, 212 Pine Hill Ave., New Ellenton SC 29809

New Holland: New Holland Fire Department, 2243 Old 96 Indian Trail Road, Batesburg SC 29006

N Augusta No. 25: North Augusta Community Center, 495 Brookside Ave., North Augusta SC 29841

N Augusta No. 26: Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta SC 29841

N Augusta No. 27: North Augusta High School, 2000 Knobcone Ave., North Augusta SC 29841

N Augusta No. 28: Hammond Hill Elementary School, 901 W. Woodlawn Ave., North Augusta SC 29841

N Augusta No. 29: First Baptist Church, 602 Georgia Ave., North Augusta SC 29841

Oak Grove: Oak Grove Baptist Church, 1721 Old 96 Indian Trail, Batesburg SC 29006

Perry: Perry Town Hall, 1075 E. Railroad Ave. N., Perry SC 29137

Salley: Old Crescent Vocational School, 230 Pine St. N.W., Salley SC 29137

Shaws Fork: Shaws Fork Baptist Church, 1085 Shaws Fork Road, Aiken SC 29805

Shiloh: J.D. Lever Elementary, 2404 Columbia Highway N., Aiken SC 29805

Six Points No. 35: USC Aiken Convocation Center, 2049 Champion Way, Aiken SC 29801

Tabernacle: Couchton Fire Substation No. 2, 4765 Wagener Road, Wagener SC 29164

Talatha: New Ellenton Middle School, 814 S. Main St., New Ellenton SC 29809

Vaucluse: First Baptist Church Vaucluse, 2 Church St., Aiken SC 29801

Wagener: Courtney Senior Center, 49 Roy St., Wagener SC 29164

Ward: Jerusalem Baptist Church, 4185 Columbia Highway N., Ridge Spring SC 29129

Warrenville: First Baptist Church Warrenville, 1012 Aiken Blvd., Warrenville SC 29851

White Pond: Summer Grove Baptist Church, 2465 Old Barnwell Road, Williston SC 29853

Windsor: Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School, 3773 Charleston Highway, Aiken SC 29801

Belvedere No. 44: Belvedere Elementary School, 201 Rhomboid Place, Belvedere SC 29841

Misty Lakes: Mims Grove Baptist Church, 843 Ridge Road, North Augusta SC 29860

Six Points No. 46: Center for Innovative Learning at Pinecrest, 1050 Pinecrest Ave., Aiken SC 29801

Aiken No. 47: Odell Weeks Center, 1700 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC 29803

Hammond: New Beginning Ministries, 317 Williston Road, Beech Island SC 29842

Willow Springs: Clearwater Elementary School, 4552 Augusta Road, Beech Island SC 29842

Breezy Hill: Christian Heritage Church, 285 Ascauga Lake Road, Graniteville SC 29829

Midland Valley No. 51: Aiken County Career Center, 2455 Jefferson Davis Highway, Warrenville SC 29851

Levels No. 52: Kennedy Middle School, 274 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken SC 29803

Hollow Creek: Mercy Church, 2700 Whiskey Road, Aiken SC 29803

N Augusta No. 54: North Augusta Middle School, 725 Old Edgefield Road, North Augusta SC 29841

N Augusta No. 55: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1002 Carolina Ave., North Augusta SC 29841

Couchton: Aiken Electric Co-op, 2790 Wagener Road, Aiken SC 29801

Redd’s Branch: East Aiken School of the Arts, 223 Old Wagener Road, Aiken SC 29801

Fox Creek No. 58: North Augusta Public Safety, 501 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta SC 29860

Pine Forest: Warrenville Elementary School (temporary location), 569 Howlandville Road, Warrenville SC 29851

Gem Lakes No. 60: Warrenville Elementary, 569 Howlandville Road, Warrenville SC 29851

Silver Bluff: Silver Bluff High School, 64 Desoto Drive, Aiken SC 29803

Belvedere No. 62: First Baptist Church Belvedere, 421 Edgefield Road, North Augusta SC 29841

Ascauga Lake: Mt. Transfiguration Baptist Church, 350 Blanchard Road, North Augusta SC 29841

Cedar Creek No. 64: Cedar Creek Church, 3001 Banks Mill Road S.E., Aiken SC 29803

Sleepy Hollow No. 65: St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 1630 Silver Bluff Road, Aiken SC 29803

Hitchcock No. 66: St. Paul Lutheran Church, 961 Trail Ridge Road, Aiken SC 29803

N Augusta No. 67: Riverview Park Activity Building, 100 Riverview Park Drive, North Augusta SC 29841

N Augusta No. 68: Mossy Creek Elementary School, 421 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta SC 29841

Anderson Pond No. 69: Millbrook Baptist Church, 223 S. Aiken Blvd. S.E., Aiken SC 29803

Sandstone No. 70: South Aiken High School, 232 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken SC 29803

Midland Valley No. 71: Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway Room 1300, Graniteville SC 29829

Levels No. 72: Aiken Electric Co-op, 2790 Wagener Road, Aiken SC 29801

Fox Creek No. 73: Grace Fellowship Church, 507 W. Five Notch Road, North Augusta SC 29860

Belvedere No. 74: First Baptist Church Belvedere, 421 Edgefield Road, North Augusta SC 29841

South Aiken No. 75: Cedar Creek Church (temporary location), 3001 Banks Mill Road, Aiken SC 29803

South Aiken No. 76: Living Hope, 2550 Old Dominion Road, Aiken SC 29803

Gem Lakes No. 77: Aiken Elementary School, 2050 Pine Log Road, Aiken SC 29803

Montmorenci No. 78: Montmorenci First Baptist Church, 44 Old Barnwell Road, Aiken SC 29803

Sandstone No. 79: South Aiken High School, 232 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken SC 29803

N Augusta No. 80: Fairview Presbyterian Church, 1101 Carolina Ave., North Augusta SC 29841

Hammond No. 81: New Beginning Ministries, 317 Williston Road, Beech Island SC 29842

Windsor No. 82: Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School, 3773 Charleston Highway, Aiken SC 29801

Levels No. 83: Kennedy Middle School, 274 E. Pine Log Road, Aiken SC 29803

Ascauga Lake No. 84: Crown Kingdom Cultural Center, 720 Edgefield Road, North Augusta SC 29841

Creek No. 85: Mossy Creek Elementary School, 421 West Five Notch Road, North Augusta, SC 29841

Community No. 86: Graniteville Community Church, 208 Bettis Academy Road, Graniteville, SC 29829

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Here are local Veterans Day events, resources and information

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - To mark Veterans Day on Friday, here is everything you need to know about local veteran events, resources and appreciation in the area.EventsVeterans Day Discount - Nov. 11. Publix offers 10% discount to veterans, active military and their familiesVeterans Day Discount- Nov. 11., Academy Sports and Outdoors provides veterans with 10% discount in-store and online until Nov. 13.McCormick County Veterans Day - Nov. 11., 9:30 a.m., Breakfast until program at 11 a.m. 316 McCracken St., McCo...

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - To mark Veterans Day on Friday, here is everything you need to know about local veteran events, resources and appreciation in the area.

Events

Veterans Day Discount - Nov. 11. Publix offers 10% discount to veterans, active military and their families

Veterans Day Discount- Nov. 11., Academy Sports and Outdoors provides veterans with 10% discount in-store and online until Nov. 13.

McCormick County Veterans Day - Nov. 11., 9:30 a.m., Breakfast until program at 11 a.m. 316 McCracken St., McCormick, S.C.

Edgefield County Veterans Day Program - Nov. 11, 10 a.m., 222 Augusta Road, Edgefield, S.C.

The Armistice Open - Nov. 12. , Disabled American Veterans, Boyd Pond Park, Aiken S.C.

Veterans Weekend at Six Flags - Nov. 12-13., Six Flags over Georgia host Veterans complimentary admission

Homeless Veteran Stand Down - Nov. 18. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., VA Augusta Health Care System, 1 Freedom Way Augusta, GA

VA Nurse Hiring Event - Nov. 19. 8 a.m.-12 p.m., VA Health Care System, uptown Campus, 1 Freedom Way, Augusta

Veteran resources

Veteran grants

Local holiday information

As Veterans Day approaches, the Clerk of Court is encouraging all veterans of all military branches to make sure their DD-214 are recorded in the Clerk’s office. A DD-214 is issued by the Department of Defense when a person is discharged by the military.

In recognition of Veterans Day, most of Augusta, Georgia’s government offices will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022, for the holiday.

In observance of the Veterans Day holiday, the Columbia County School District will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022. Normal school operations will resume Monday, November 14, 2022.

Augusta veteran achievements

Augusta University has been named to the 2022 Best for Vets: Colleges list by Military Times. The survey included responses from more than 300 schools that answered more than 70 questions about services and programs specific to military students, whether active-duty or families and dependents of service members.

“Augusta University has mechanisms in placed to support its students and veterans are certainly a part of that. However the journeys of veterans to the academic world look different than the journeys of most traditional students,” said Stefane Raulerson, PhD, director of Military and Veteran Services.

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Aiken haunted attraction is scaring for a good cause

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Halloween is on the way, and Deadwood Manor is ready to haunt.One Aiken resident started the event out of his garage, and now it’s a full-blown operation.It’s free for you and the family, but it also benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank’s It’s Spooky to be Hungry campaign.In 2021, his house raised about 3,000 pounds of food. We stopped by to see how haunted this house is.“This is me in a nutshell. This whole monstrosity is me,” he said.Jonathan Bart...

AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - Halloween is on the way, and Deadwood Manor is ready to haunt.

One Aiken resident started the event out of his garage, and now it’s a full-blown operation.

It’s free for you and the family, but it also benefits Golden Harvest Food Bank’s It’s Spooky to be Hungry campaign.

In 2021, his house raised about 3,000 pounds of food. We stopped by to see how haunted this house is.

“This is me in a nutshell. This whole monstrosity is me,” he said.

Jonathan Barton has transformed his property into 3,000 square feet of scares.

“Nobody thinks there’s something like this in somebody’s backyard,” he said.

His backyard has looked like this for the last 20 Halloweens. With some new additions this year, he’s excited another one is almost here.

“I’m like a little kid at Christmas because this is my Super Bowl, college playoff, World Series,” said Barton.

Just like a championship team, JB and his volunteers put in work during the offseason. They’ve been getting it ready since July.

“We want everybody to enjoy this. That’s why we do it. Just come and have a great time,” said Barton.

You can experience this for free. All he asks is for you to donate canned food if you can.

“There’s a lot of people in our community that don’t have a lot, and it’s just a chance to give back and help people who need it,” he said.

Giving back is important to him because he knows what it’s like to experience hard times.

“Things weren’t always great, so the chance to help people who need help is really important,” he said.

With Halloween almost here, he’s ready to open the haunted house.

JB says it’s accessible to everyone. They’ll be open Friday and Saturday the next two weekends from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. His house is in Aiken near Aiken Elementary School.

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