Desegregation’s freedom proved to be ruin for some black businesses

By Andrew Barnwell July 23, 2013 Tom Simpkins is remembered by many older African-Americans in Aiken and Graniteville as one of the wealthiest men in Aiken, with a financial empire of area nightclubs and restaurants. As one of the few self-made African-American entrepreneurs in the area, Simpkins made his money and bought his land almost… Read More Desegregation’s freedom proved to be ruin for some black businesses

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From ‘biscuit man’ to library: Sansbury still serves the public

By Isabelle Khurshudyan July 9, 2013 A week doesn’t go by that Gene Sansbury isn’t recognized as the biscuit man. But the former owner of the Biscuit House on Bluff Road has moved on. He says he often doesn’t recall most of his former customers when they stop to say “Hi.” He doesn’t even eat… Read More From ‘biscuit man’ to library: Sansbury still serves the public

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USC’s Boo Major makes sports world notice equestrian

USC’s equestrian coach has always loved horses. Now she’s making the rest of the sports world take notice too. By Kyle Heck July 9, 2013   USC equestrian coach Frances “Boo” Major’s first love was horses. For her, it was never a question of what she would do with her life. By age 3, Major… Read More USC’s Boo Major makes sports world notice equestrian

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