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AikenScene.com is your source for what's going on in Aiken, South Carolina. From cherished local events to art, culture, and nightlife happenings, we'll keep you in the know about Aiken life and entertainment. With features on healthy living, pets, and family fun, to exclusive deals and coupons to inspire your next shopping trip, AikenScene.com is here to help you enjoy keeping it local. Welcome!

Mission: Blend will bring all of the ingredients that make Aiken- Aiken together in one mix of info. & imagery. Aiken Blend is about knowledge, collaboration & celebrating our community while guiding her into a fruitful future.

Equus Events
06/01/2020

Equus Events

Mark your calendars! #equusevents

#AikenProjectParade Celebrate 2020 graduates!
06/01/2020

#AikenProjectParade Celebrate 2020 graduates!

05/31/2020
Today at 2:00 - Park Avenue #DowntownAiken Celebrating our Aiken Area High School Seniors and it is going to be a beauti...
05/31/2020

Today at 2:00 - Park Avenue #DowntownAiken

Celebrating our Aiken Area High School Seniors and it is going to be a beautiful afternoon! Lots of downtown restaurants will be open, too!

The Aiken community is celebrating our Area One High School seniors with a parade down Park Avenue and showering them wi...
05/28/2020
Aiken parade to celebrate class of 2020 on Sunday

The Aiken community is celebrating our Area One High School seniors with a parade down Park Avenue and showering them with love and gifts! This is a great replacement for the annual Project Graduation. Follow Aiken's Project Parade 2020 for up to the minute prize announcements and other information.

Please share to encourage ALL Area 1 seniors to participate and to invite their families and friends! #Aiken4Aiken

Aiken will celebrate its graduating seniors – safely – on Sunday with a parade through downtown.

#Aiken4Aiken #CharmingAiken
05/27/2020
Take a Bite Out of Aiken | Our State

#Aiken4Aiken #CharmingAiken

This charming South Carolina town’s historic farmers market is the perfect place to kick off a day of exploration — and to sample delicious local fare.

#Aiken4Aiken Have you followed their page yet?
05/27/2020

#Aiken4Aiken Have you followed their page yet?

We cannot thank everyone that visited last week as we reopened. We had an amazing weekend, and can't wait to welcome more of you back into the restaurant. We do highly recommend making a reservation as our dining room has fewer seats to abide by DHEC regulations.
www.thewhitneyaiken.com #dinner #reopen #dining #fullbar #aikendowntown #downtownaiken #aikensc #visitaikensc #winelist #cocktails #specials #augustaga

Tom Young
05/27/2020

Tom Young

SCDHEC COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MAY 26

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) yesterday announced that 110,316 tests for COVID-19 have been performed in South Carolina since May 1.
Earlier this month, DHEC and its community partners set a goal to test two percent of the state’s population, or 110,000 South Carolinians, by May 31. As of today, South Carolina has exceeded that goal.
“We want South Carolinians to know that DHEC is doing everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19, and a key component of that is increasing our testing capacity,” said Rick Toomey, DHEC Director. “DHEC continues to work with federally qualified health centers, hospitals, and other community partners to expand COVID-19 testing across the state as part of our statewide testing strategy. Together, we can increase the availability of testing and help everyone continue to take the steps needed to help slow the spread of COVID-19.”
As part of our ongoing efforts to increase testing in underserved and rural communities across the state, DHEC continues to work with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics that bring testing to these communities. Currently, there are 74 mobile testing events scheduled through July 2 with new testing events added regularly. South Carolinians can find a nearby mobile testing clinic event at www.scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics.
Additionally, there are currently 145 permanent testing locations at health care facilities throughout the state. These testing sites can be found at www.scdhec.gov/covid19testing.
A total of 178,119 total tests have been conducted in the state (by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs) since March 5, 2020.

Latest COVID-19 Update (May 26, 2020)
Today, DHEC announced 253 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths.
This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 10,416 and those who have died to 446.
Four deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Fairfield (1), Florence (1), Greenville (1), and Spartanburg (1) counties, and two deaths occurred in young adults in Greenville (1) and Lexington (1) counties. Both young adults had underlying health conditions.
The number of new cases by county are listed below.
Aiken (3), Anderson (3), Beaufort (9), Berkeley (1), Calhoun (1), Charleston (8), Cherokee (3), Chester (3), Chesterfield (9), Clarendon (2), Colleton (2), Darlington (8), Dillon (4), Dorchester (1), Florence (7), Georgetown (2), Greenville (46), Greenwood (10), Horry (5), Jasper (1), Kershaw (6), Lancaster (1), Laurens (1), Lee (9), Lexington (14), Marion (1), Marlboro (5), Newberry (2), Orangeburg (10), Pickens (3), Richland (21), Saluda (1), Spartanburg (36), Sumter (1), Union (3), Williamsburg (5), York (6)

New Chronic Conditions Data Part of COVID-19 Webpage Update
Today’s COVID-19 webpage update include new information about the virus’s association with chronic health conditions, also referred to as underlying health conditions. This data provides a breakdown of COVID-19 cases and 14 commonly seen chronic illnesses (such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, kidney disease and others) of both positive cases and those who have died. Individuals with certain underlying conditions are at higher risk for experiencing severe illness or death from the COVID-19.

Updated Data, Demographics and Impacted Facilities List
Today’s website information includes updated new demographic data, a newly calculated recovery rate, a current list of nursing homes and similar facilities impacted by COVID-19, and more. While DHEC’s daily web updates include positive cases and deaths, hospital bed capacity, number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, testing numbers, confirmed and estimated cases by ZIP code, testing sites and more, the twice weekly updates include this additional information for the public.

Tom Young
05/24/2020

Tom Young

SCDHEC COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MAY 23

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) yesterday announced 248 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths.

This brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in South Carolina to 9,895 and those who have died to 425.

Five deaths occurred in elderly individuals from Chesterfield (1), Florence (1), Marion (1), Richland (1), and York (1) counties, and one death occurred in a middle-aged individual from Clarendon County.

The number of new cases by county are listed below.
Aiken (2), Barnwell (2), Beaufort (22), Berkeley (3), Charleston (10), Cherokee (1), Chester (2), Chesterfield (11), Clarendon (1), Colleton (3), Darlington (2), Dillon (2), Dorchester (11), Fairfield (3), Florence (15), Georgetown (2), Greenville (30), Greenwood (3), Horry (11), Jasper (2), Kershaw (10), Lancaster (1), Lee (4), Lexington (14), Marion (3), Marlboro (18), Oconee (1), Orangeburg (12), Pickens (4), Richland (14), Saluda (1), Spartanburg (10), Sumter (4), Williamsburg (9), York (5)

Testing in South Carolina
As of May 22, a total of 163,818 total tests have been conducted in the state (by both DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and private labs). DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory is operating extended hours and is testing specimens seven days a week. The Public Health Laboratory’s current timeframe for providing results to health care providers is 24-48 hours.

More than 60 Mobile Testing Clinics Scheduled Statewide
As part of our ongoing efforts to increase testing in underserved and rural communities across the state, DHEC is working with community partners to set up mobile testing clinics that bring testing to these communities. Currently, there are 62 mobile testing events scheduled through June 26 with new testing events added regularly. Find a mobile testing clinic event near you at www.scdhec.gov/covid19mobileclinics.

More than 140 Permanent Testing Sites across the State
In addition to the mobile testing events, there are currently 145 permanent testing locations at health care facilities throughout the state. Find a location near you – including address, hours of operation an additional details – at www.scdhec.gov/covid19testing.

Hospital Bed Occupancy
As of this morning, 3,464 inpatient hospital beds are available and 6,834 are in use, which is a 66.36% statewide hospital bed utilization rate. Of the 6,834 inpatient beds currently used, 430 are occupied by patients who have either tested positive or are under investigation for COVID-19.

City of Aiken Resumes Public Attended Meetings | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/23/2020
City of Aiken Resumes Public Attended Meetings | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Resumes Public Attended Meetings | City of Aiken, SC Government

City of Aiken Resumes Public Attended Meetings Friday, May 22, 2020 | News 22 May 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aiken, SC – The City of Aiken Emergency Ordinance 03232020, allowing for electronic meetings by Aiken City Council and City Boards and Commissions, expires On May 23. Following this date, t...

Aiken Memorial Day Parade
05/22/2020

Aiken Memorial Day Parade

In lieu of our parade this year, we are encouraging our community to take a moment this Saturday, May 23rd at 11:00am to remember those who have fallen protecting our freedom. At that time, Shellhouse Funeral Home will solemnly follow our parade route alone in remembrance.
Thank you Rob Shellhouse and the Aiken community.

City Water Billing Resumes Normal Monthly Practices | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/19/2020
City Water Billing Resumes Normal Monthly Practices | City of Aiken, SC Government

City Water Billing Resumes Normal Monthly Practices | City of Aiken, SC Government

City Water Billing Resumes Normal Monthly Practices Tuesday, May 19, 2020 | Covid-19, News, Public Notice On May 13, 2020 Gov. McMaster’s rescinded the request that utilities refrain from service cutoffs. The City of Aiken will also be moving forward to return to normal monthly business practices....

#Aiken4Aiken
05/18/2020

#Aiken4Aiken

Better late than never! After two long months, Folly is finally open for business! We are taking extra precautions and practicing social distancing. If you’re looking for a fun summer outfit, we have so many choices! We’ve missed all of you so much and look forward to seeing you😷

#Aiken4Aiken
05/15/2020

#Aiken4Aiken

We are open from 4 until 10pm. Come pour your favorite beer or give that mysterious one you're thinking about a try. Grab some to go food qith friends and show your support for downtown. A cheese board from Whiskey Alley, some fried asparagus from Tako Sushi, smoked wings from Tailgate Tavern, an extra large Holy Sh*take from Mellow, or go thick with a Detroit Style Pizza from Pizza Joint! Mix and match it! Its your choice. Operation Summer Freedom: phase one continues!

05/15/2020
Aiken Standard

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Watch this video to see Aiken County Public School District employees bag meals for students, while taking on the "Toosie Slide" Challenge.

Public Services Emphasizes Important Request About Recycling | City of Aiken, SC Government
05/13/2020
Public Services Emphasizes Important Request About Recycling | City of Aiken, SC Government

Public Services Emphasizes Important Request About Recycling | City of Aiken, SC Government

Public Services Emphasizes Important Request About Recycling Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | News Aiken is home to some of the most dependable recyclers. Our resident’s efforts benefit both the environment and our local economy by recycling their plastic, paper, cardboard, glass, and metal cans. The Cit...

05/13/2020
Grumpy's Sports Pub

#Aiken4Aiken

On Friday, the Governor of SC lifted some of the restrictions for indoor dining. The safety and comfort of our staff and customers is still our #1 priority. Because the strict Social Distancing guidelines are still in place, we are choosing to keep our dining room closed for at least one more week. With the distancing restrictions in place, our bar area could not be open at this time either. Our large covered patio area is available for dining, or you can still give us a call for curbside pickup, 803-226-9868. We will update everyone later in the week Our team thanks you for your patience and continued support as we go through this together. ❤️

Graniteville Bridgestone plant to reopen soon
05/12/2020
Graniteville Bridgestone plant to reopen soon

Graniteville Bridgestone plant to reopen soon

Bridgestone Americas’ plant in Graniteville that produces radial tires for passenger vehicles and light trucks will reopen May 18, according to a press release issued Tuesday by the company.

#Aiken4Aiken
05/11/2020

#Aiken4Aiken

One of the great things about Whiskey Alley is its intimacy. We are close in kinship and in space. This week, per the State, we have the option to open the interior for 50% capacity, and after much discussion, we have decided to forgo that opportunity to preserve one of our greatest assets, our intimacy. With the recent additions of the fully covered side patio and the extra roofing over the back patio, we have plenty of outdoor covered areas that allow us to still fit comfortably within the social distancing guidelines. We will continue taking reservations for the seating on our patios as well as maintaining the online ordering for those who couldn't fit a reservation into their schedule, or maybe, would still just rather stay out of the public for the time being. We have a diverse crowd with characters of all kinds, and we hope the steps we are taking going forward will provide opportunity for the most people to enjoy Whiskey Alley with the highest quality, comfort, and safety ever. Thank you for all of your patience and support that you have shared with us so far, and all that you will continue to share as we all move forward together.

Cheers!

#Aiken4Aiken
05/09/2020

#Aiken4Aiken

These beautiful floral creations will be a treasured gift for anyone! Vibrant colors and ribbon on a rustic horseshoe. They truly are so pretty. Swipe to see them all!

We’re in the shop today. Stop in or if you’d prefer, call 803-645-3234 to make an appointment!

#mothersdaygiftideas #downtownaiken #happymothersday2020 #equestrianstyle #shopbyappointment #shopsmallbusiness @ Artisan Market

05/09/2020
The Alley Downtown Taproom

#aiken4aiken

Things are changing fast! Poor your own beer again! Limit of 3 customers inside at a time. Obey the Queen's rules: stay on the left, don't follow to close for conditions, follow around the round-a-bout, yield at the entrance, exit into the the beautiful Alley, and merge with the smiling community enjoying Downtown Aiken while continuing to mind your distance. 😁🚗🍺💞☀️😎🍻

05/08/2020
Dukes Bar-B-Que Aiken

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Covid-19 update (Major Announcements):
In light of Governor McMaster's presser today, we will be reopening our dining room for service starting Wednesday 5/13.

However there will be MAJOR changes to our dining experience. We will be discontinuing our buffet model for the foreseeable future. This is for the safety of our patrons as well as our staff. It is also necessary in order to create a sustainable business model given our current building restrictions. We are moving to a "Meat and Three" model and a la carte ordering (similar to our current to go options) for our dine-in options. We are also applying for our Beer/Wine license and we hope to have to this option available by July. It is important for me to note we are a Family First atmosphere and we will ensure it stays that way! We are also working to install our new POS system to speed up our drive-thru as well as integrate our new website and online ordering.

These decisions have been difficult for us to make as a business and family. We know our customers thoroughly enjoy our buffet, but sadly it is not possible nor sustainable in the given climate. We hoped to save a lot of these upgrades for our new building, but it is necessary to implement them now. We will be happy to answer any questions, and we hope you continue to support us even in our new model!

Have a blessed weekend everyone!

-Christian Judy (Owner)

#Aiken4Aiken #CelebrateOurGraduates
05/08/2020

#Aiken4Aiken #CelebrateOurGraduates

Aiken County Sheriff's Office
05/08/2020

Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Please help us identify the below subjects. Our deputies would like to speak with them reagarding trespassing near the 600blk of Pine Log Rd. Case# 20-022683 **edit dark blue shirt male has been identified**

#Aiken4Aiken
05/08/2020

#Aiken4Aiken

The Monkeys are here to safely welcome you back in to SHOP!😷🛍Open til 4pm today & 11am-4pm tomorrow(Sat) for all your Mother’s Day gifts, Gift Certificates & any other shopping/gifting needs! Come see us!(the top half of our faces anyway...we’re definitely smiling underneath😁:) #Aiken2Shop #Aiken4Aiken #Aiken4Gifts Support Aiken Aiken Downtown Development Association
If questions/phone orders, call 803-648-7592 or email [email protected]

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Over 40 market friends, including some furry companions(!), joined Pamela Johnson Ely for the groundbreaking of a new, expanded Woods Farm Market on Silver Bluff Road. Thank you for helping Aiken to strive for green and clean!