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city (1990 pop. 19,872), seat of Aiken co., W S.C.; inc. 1835. A resort and polo center and a training area for Thoroughbreds, Aiken has apparel, printing and publishing, drug, and chemical industries. Agricultural products include poultry, livestock, grain, peanuts, cotton, and peaches. Kaolin mines are nearby. A branch of the Univ. of South Carolina is in the city. Nearby is the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Plant, which long manufactured nuclear weapons and is now the site of a controversial plant processing nuclear wastes.
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a city in the southeastern USA, in the state of South Carolina; a suburb of Augusta, Georgia. The Savannah River Atomic Energy Plant is located near Aiken.

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When Soon-hee disappears with their son, Aiken's life and dreams truly fall apart.
Beth Renwick, a 51% owner of the company, told the Business Report about the purchase of the Aiken County facility for an article in September.
Waring, who was two shots ahead of Aiken at the start of the day, found himself behind after the 35-year-old birdied the second, third and fifth, but was back sharing top spot thanks to a monster putt on the 10th.
Columbian plays NLEX on Saturday in a game that could very well be a make or break for Aiken.
Announcing the concert yesterday, Aiken also said: "Dublin can be a difficult city to do business in."
"On top of all this," said Aiken, "she also donated a top of the line Bi-Pap machine to the hospital during the Tree of Life campaign last year."
"When you think of career skills, you don't automatically think of a climbing wall," said Aiken, who is finishing a degree in Human Development and looking toward a career in special education.
One of them begged Aiken to impose the maximum prison term against Gygi, while another wrote of fearing being put in "extreme danger" if she's ever released from prison.
The basketball match was being played between South Aiken High School and its city rival Aiken High.
"Her work blows away many of the assumptions and often challenges the myths that we know," Queensland's chief nurse Dr Frances Hughes said when introducing Dr Aiken to the Keeping Patients Safe symposium.