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    Giving the Gift of Life for 10 Years

    Ten years ago, the situation and the conditions at the Aiken County Animal Shelter were abysmal. The shelter took in thousands of animals every year and only had the support and capacity to save 9% of them—the remaining 91% were euthanized.

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    Social Mission: Children’s Place, Inc.

    At Fig, we believe in the power of a community that works together to identify needs and find solutions—one that creates connections and is passionate about helping its neighbors.

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    Gifting, Giving & Gathering

    Flip through the pages of our Gifting and Giving issue to meet a collection of local small businesses who are here to make your holidays extra special this year.

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    Authentic: Governor Henry D. McMaster and First Lady Peggy McMaster

    Behind the stately wrought iron gate near the corner of Lincoln and Laurel Streets in downtown Columbia, you’ll find the last remaining building of the Arsenal Military Academy sitting on 9 acres of land alongside two beautiful Antebellum homes. Built in 1855, the building served as barracks for the officers of the Academy until the Civil War began.

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    Crossing Centuries of Aiken’s History

    Take a drive down the charming and iconic South Boundary Avenue in the heart of Aiken and you’ll come across one of the most quintessential Southern homes: Crossways.

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    Highlight: Apizza di Napoli

    Craving a true, authentic Neapolitan pizza but not up for the transatlantic flight to Italy to order it at a local Italian pizzeria?

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    Racing with the Thoroughbreds

    When the sun begins to peek up over the horizon and before the early morning dew has evaporated from the grass, the cars start to roll into Aiken Horse Park.

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    Authentic: Rick Osborn

    An Aiken resident since the day he was born in the old Aiken County Hospital on Richland Avenue, Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon knew early on that he wanted to make a difference in his hometown community.

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    A Warm Welcome

    Six years ago, when our team began creating and producing Fig Columbia just an hour up the road in our state’s capital city, we knew right away that we wanted to share the local love that we’ve experienced here with our favorite small town.

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    Local Events

    Have an Aiken event you’d like featured? Email figaiken@byfarr.com to let us know the details!

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    Locally Grown, Locally Enjoyed

    Early Saturday mornings, when there’s still a slight chill in the air and the rising sun hasn’t yet evaporated the dew from the ground, you’ll find Aiken County’s oldest market in full swing off of Williamsburg Street.

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    Your Ideal Summer Day in Aiken

    The long days of summer are here—what restaurants are you dining at with your friends, what outdoor areas are you exploring by foot or by bike, and where are you spending your days with your children?

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