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

    by  • July 23, 2013 • All Stories, Business, People • 0 Comments

    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...

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    Town/Gown: Student renters, older residents feel divide in Wales Garden

    by  • July 22, 2013 • All Stories, Higher Ed, Neighborhoods • 0 Comments

    By Isabelle Khurshudyan and Brantley Fortenberry July 22, 2013 Wales Garden Neighborhood Association President Andrew Marion doesn’t mind the USC students who have moved into his cozy Columbia community until the late-night parties when he’s charged with damage control. Then the difficulties that can come from living close to the urban campus of a...

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