Small-town police departments: New Ellenton

Sometimes, it's a one-man (or one-woman) show in New Ellenton.

The New Ellenton Police Department employs four full-time officers, including Chief Alesia Parks, one part-time officer and a clerk of court.
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The need for speed: Which Aiken roads are the worst for lead feet

You've seen them – trying to pass just one more car before the four lanes of Whiskey Road merge to two, or weaving in and out of cars traveling down E. Pine Log Road. Maybe they're late for an appointment. Maybe they're just not paying attention to the speed limit. Maybe you're one of them.

The Aiken Department of Public Safety tries to deter speeding, but in many cases officers have to write tickets. The agency provided a list of the top intersections near which the highest number of speeding citations were written from April 1, 2013, to April 1, 2014.
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Parade honors those who gave all

Smiling faces, waving flags and sidewalks awash with patriotism.

That's what greeted the units that composed the Aiken Memorial Day Parade, organized by the Marine Corps League James L. Hammons Detachment No. 939 of Aiken and the Aiken Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America on Saturday afternoon.
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