Wagener United Methodist Church welcomes new pastor: Rev. Jim Bennett and his wife, Mattie. Rev. Bennett has been a United Methodist minister for 20 plus years and most recently served at St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken as an Associate Minister to the senior members. Mrs. Bennett works in the library at USC-Aiken.
The Aiken County Family Literacy Program is designed to provide educational opportunities to families who face economic challenges due to low literacy. The program offers childcare, books, meals and parenting classes at no cost to the family. The classes include adult basic education, literacy and GED instruction, early childhood education, parent education and interactive literacy activities. Family literacy services are provided to parents and guardians who have children 0 - 4 years of age.
The daily schedule starts at 9 a.m. with Literacy/Adult Basic Ed and GED. Lunch is provided at noon, followed by Parenting Classes and Parent/Child Together Activities until 1 p.m. Extended services are available from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Currently, there are two locations for this service. Freedman Family Literacy Parenting Program in Graniteville, 803.663.4204 and Crescent Cities Family Literacy Parenting Program in Wagener, 803.564.1125. Please feel free to call either one for more information.
From the Aiken Standard: The historic Kitchings Mill Library moved to its permanent home in Wagener on Thursday following a two-year effort by Aiken County officials and residents to preserve the structure. Residents stopped their cars as police escorts drove by, and some even took pictures of the large J.E. Oswalt and Sons truck carrying the library through the heart of Wagener and down Park Street.
Mr. Charles Rushton, on behalf of the Aiken Electric Cooperative, presented Charlene Washington and Tina Salley, on behalf of the town of Wagener, yesterday with two checks that amounted to over fifteen hundred dollars. Mayor Mike Miller commented "Aiken Electric has always been very generous in assisting Wagener in times of need and always there to help. Although we did not ask them for this monetary assistance, their folks realize the need and responded. We always know they are only a phone call away. We deeply appreciate their dependable service and interest in Wagener and our extended community." $1,000 will be applied towards this past 2014 Wagons to Wagener event and $560 was donated to the Kitchings Mill Library project. The historic Kitchings Mill Library is being placed beside the Fire Department July 10th, 2014 .