The decision wasn’t unanimous though, McDuffie County Commissioner, Rev. Fred Favors voted against the merge- saying there are positives, however, there are details that haven’t been worked out. Like the cost to taxpayers.
The future of Aiken’s historic hospital building is still up in the air, and the city council is working with developers to find a solution. The debate now has the attention of local and state historians.
A selection committee is looking at vendors and voting systems to choose who will supply that new service to be used by Richmond County voters. Several vendors have already submitted a request for purchase.
Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, betting that his working-class appeal and ties to Barack Obama's presidency will help him overcome questions about his place in today's increasingly liberal Democratic Party.