When it comes to protection, few features are as important as the roof above your head. Your roof is much more than just a hat for your house - it keeps outside elements like rain, sleet, snow, and wind outside so you and your family can stay comfortable and dry inside. A properly maintained roof also helps protect your home's structural integrity, keeps critters out, and insulates your home during cold months. With all that said, it's easy to see why your roof plays such a crucial role in your everyday life. That's why, when your roof needs maintenance or replacement, you need to work with experienced, trustworthy roofers in Aiken, SC.
Hixon's Roofing has been Aiken's go-to contractor for new roof installations and repairs for nearly three decades. As locals in the Aiken community, we pride ourselves on honesty, hard work, and being a business that you can count on consistently. There's no secret as to why our company is successful. The bottom line is that we do right by our customers and treat them the way we would like our own family to be treated. That's why, when you hire Hixon's Roofing, you'll be greeted with a warm smile and provided the highest quality roofing services in South Carolina.
When you work with Hixon's Roofing, you're not working with a mediocre roofing company in Aiken. You're working with a team of experts who are fully insured, bonded, and licensed for your peace of mind. If you're looking for the best service and the best products in the roofing industry, look no further than Hixon's Roofing.
There's a reason why Hixon's Roofing is considered the best roofing company in South Carolina. Instead of talking about why it would be our pleasure to show you in person. Whether your residential roof needs inspecting or your commercial structure needs a replacement, we're here to serve you.
Hixon's has seen and done it all when it comes to residential roofing services in South Carolina. Whether you own a small, secluded ranch-style home or a sprawling mansion in the suburbs, we have the expertise and tools to accommodate any job. Do you need a small leak fixed on your asphalt roof? No problem, we've got you covered. Are you in need of a brand-new roof built from scratch? We can help you with that, too. At Hixon' Roofing, we pride ourselves on combining top-notch roofing services with family values. Trust, honesty, and hard work mean a lot to us. We treat your home and yard just like we would treat our own. If we create trash or debris in your yard, we clean it up. It all goes back to treating our customers how we would like to be treated - something that Hixon's has been doing since 1984.
What types of residential roofing services do we offer in Aiken? Here are some of our most common job requests:
Our team specializes in all forms of roof repair, from minor leaks to major structural issues.
We will build you a new roof from scratch, using high-quality materials. If you have a vision, we can make it a reality.
Depending on your needs, we can remove your old roof and install a new roof on your home.
We will replace your old, worn-out shingles, metals, and other roofing materials.
We provide quality craftsmanship and products because we believe in what we do. We want happy customers who refer their friends and family. You may not see flashy internet ads everywhere for our company, but that's by design. Our word-of-mouth referrals are so frequent and far-reaching that we don't need to pay for ad spots. We would rather invest that money into the best tools and most knowledgeable roofing experts available. That way, we can better serve our customers.
Because, at the end of the day, your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Your home's roof is exposed to the elements 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. As a homeowner, you probably do your best to keep your roof in good condition with regular maintenance and inspections. However, even properly maintained roofs can be damaged without notice. Mother Nature has her own set of rules, and when she chooses to unleash her power on your roof, there isn't too much you can do.
If your roof is leaking, growing moss, or your shingles are cracked, it's time to call the pros. You need contractors that are efficient, effective, and on-time. That's where Hixon's Roofing comes in.
Hixon's Roofing will provide quality roofing repairs for homes and businesses with all types of roofs. Whether you have a small, single-story home with a minor leak or a sprawling estate with multiple roofing issues, Hixon's will get your roof back to new in no time. It doesn't matter if we installed your roof or not, Hixon's will provide top-notch customer service and the highest quality roofing repairs in Aiken.
While some situations like downed trees require obvious roof repair, it's not always clear when your roof needs some TLC. Keep these common signs in mind the next time you do a visual inspection of your roof:
If the shingles on your roof are cracked or curling, you can safely assume that they are nearing the end of their lifespan. If you notice shingles missing, it's an obvious sign that your roof needs some repair.
Asphalt and composite shingles will shed granules over time, especially when they're starting to wear out. Often, these granules find their way into your gutter system. When you're cleaning your gutters this quarter, keep an eye out for this course, black grit. It's a telltale sign that your roof may need attention or repair.
It's a good idea for every homeowner to check their attics for signs of leaks and general disrepair. While you're up there, look at the ceiling in your attic. If you notice the rafters or decking is sagging towards the ground, you could have a serious problem on your hands caused by a leak. If your roof deck is sagging, call Hixon's as soon as possible for an inspection. If the damage is localized, you can often avoid a full roof replacement.
The flashing around your chimney, skylight, and attic vents is a seal that keeps rain and other elements outside of your home. However, with time, flashing can crack or even break, which will lead to a leak in your home. This is most common in older homes that have flashing made of tar or cement. For many homeowners, the prospect of climbing up on a roof to check flashing isn't an option. In that case, you should call a team of professional roofers to inspect for you.
Moss can add some charming character to your home, but in most cases, if you see moss growth, it means trouble. Moss (like fungi and mold) indicates that there could be moisture trapped in your roof's structure. When left untreated, this moisture can ruin your roof. You can get rid of the moss by using a stiff brush to wipe it away but be sure you address any underlying problems as well.
As a full-service roofing company, our team of expert roofers has installed hundreds of new roofs in South Carolina. Whether you need a metal roof for your secluded home in the woods or a new roof for your commercial business, we're here to make the installation process easy and streamlined.
It all starts when you call our office for a free estimate. We'll take all the time you need to go over your new roof installation options to customize the structure and style to your needs. Once we have defined the project's details, our roof installation professionals will get to work on your home or business. Unlike some roofing companies in Aiken, Hixon's is transparent about every step of the installation process. We keep our clients informed at all times and are happy to provide updates as we make progress on your new roof. While we are installing your new roof, we treat your home or business like our own. You can always count on friendly interactions and a clean and tidy work area. After your new roof is installed, we'll clean up behind ourselves so it's like we were never there.
When you hire Hixon's Roofing to install a roof on your home or business, know that we only use the highest-quality materials and the best construction techniques available. That way, you'll have a fantastic-looking roof that will last for decades. On top of our unmatched workmanship, clients also receive a 10-year labor warranty on architectural shingles and a 5-year labor warranty on three-tab and metal roofs.
Residential and commercial roofing are similar in that they both require experienced contractors to perform quality work. However, unlike residential roofing (a more straightforward process), commercial roofing projects can be complicated and lengthy. In our experience, there can be dozens of factors to be considered to complete the job correctly. Commercial roofing contractors in Aiken, SC, must account for rooftop HVAC systems, external piping, external utilities, and more. Because commercial roofing structures typically have many layers, it's more difficult to find and remediate leaks. As such, our commercial roofing contractors have different skillsets than residential roofing pros.
Like the residential side of our business, we have completed hundreds of commercial roofing projects in South Carolina. We know exactly what it takes to repair, install, or inspect a commercial roof. When businesses in South Carolina need roofing work, they come to Hixon's Roofing because they know that we will get the job done right the first time. They know that our team is dependable, friendly, and highly qualified to accomplish any commercial roofing project. We're talking roof repairs for small offices to new roof installations on huge, multi-building industrial complexes.
If you're starting a commercial roofing project, don't settle for mediocre roofing contractors. After all, a commercial roofing project can be a huge investment, and you need to get your money's worth. Hixon's is here to exceed your expectations and take on any commercial roofing needs you may have, whether they're minor fixes or major roofing replacements.
At Hixon's Roofing, we make it difficult for any other roofing company to compete with our helpful and professional services. For more information about our company and what we can do for your home or business, contact our office in Aiken. Our customer service reps have the knowledge and information to answer your questions and get the ball rolling on your roofing project in South Carolina today.Contact Us
JANUARY 23, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECity of Aiken Announces Partnership with SRNL at State of the City AddressAiken, SC – The City of Aiken announced Monday it will explore building a new high-tech workforce development Center in Downtown Aiken to house elements of the Savannah River National Laboratory using $20 million in Plutonium settlement funding set aside by the State of South Carolina for that purpose.Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon hosted fellow elected officials, City staff, and members of the public for the Cit...
JANUARY 23, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Aiken Announces Partnership with SRNL at State of the City Address
Aiken, SC – The City of Aiken announced Monday it will explore building a new high-tech workforce development Center in Downtown Aiken to house elements of the Savannah River National Laboratory using $20 million in Plutonium settlement funding set aside by the State of South Carolina for that purpose.
Aiken Mayor Rick Osbon hosted fellow elected officials, City staff, and members of the public for the City’s annual State of the City address. The event summarized the City’s successes from the past year before moving into the SRNL proposal to be considered in future weeks by Aiken City Council.
Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is the newest National Laboratory under the Department of Energy (DOE). Nationwide, there are 17 DOE National Laboratories, and SRNL is the only DOE lab in the Carolinas, serving the Southeast region of the United State along with Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. SRNL is operated by Battelle in collaboration with University of South Carolina, Clemson, South Carolina State University, University of Georgia, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
SRNL’s mission is ensuring America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. We create high quality jobs in central Savannah River area and are an enduring economic engine by attracting advanced science and technology-based companies.
The Laboratory achieves this by attracting, motivating, and training a diverse and highly skilled workforce to execute on complex DOE programs. Therefore, SRNL is envisioning a workforce development building (WDB) that will provide the Laboratory with a pipeline for new talent acquisition as well as develop the existing employee base. Over the next five years, we anticipate hiring more than 1,500 highly-technical employees and host more than 100 faculty/graduate students and 500 undergraduate interns.
The work in the proposed building extends far beyond the five partner universities and includes an intense focus on minority serving institutions, continuing professional development of SRNL employees, recruitment of postdoc scientists; graduate students; undergraduate students; technicians (2-year degree); and precollege students. The pre-college tier is essential for building a long-term talent pipeline.
SRNL’s workforce development building is envisioned to be the hub for Laboratory’s collaboration with academic and industrial partners. SRNL would permanently place between 80-100 laboratory employees at this location to enable the following planned activities.
Director Dr. Vahid Majidi said he intends for the Downtown facility to serve as the community face of SRNL. His stated goals for the facility include:
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More details about the plans for an economic development proposal that is one of the largest ever locally and would bring a new business to Sage Mill Industrial Park in Graniteville have emerged.Project Sabal “will invest or cause to be invested, in the aggregate, at least $800 million” in Aiken County, according to an ordinance approved unanimously following its second reading by Aiken County Council on Tuesday.In addition, Project Sabal will “create, or cause to be created, in the aggregate, at least 50 new,...
More details about the plans for an economic development proposal that is one of the largest ever locally and would bring a new business to Sage Mill Industrial Park in Graniteville have emerged.
Project Sabal “will invest or cause to be invested, in the aggregate, at least $800 million” in Aiken County, according to an ordinance approved unanimously following its second reading by Aiken County Council on Tuesday.
In addition, Project Sabal will “create, or cause to be created, in the aggregate, at least 50 new, full-time jobs.”
The ordinance would authorize the execution and delivery of a fee in lieu of tax and incentive agreement between Aiken County and Project Sabal.
“If this passes and goes through (three readings of an ordinance are required), it would be the largest private investment in the county” since Bridgestone Americas announced in 2011 that it would spend $1.2 billion on projects to build a new tire production plant and expand an existing one, Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker said.
At the time, South Carolina and Bridgestone officials described the figure as the largest initial capital investment by a company in the Palmetto State’s history and the company’s largest single investment in American manufacturing.
Project Sabal’s proposed minimum investment and job creation figures indicate that “this is a highly capital intensive investment,” Bunker said. “It means they are making a large investment per job.”
Also Tuesday during its meeting at the Aiken County Government Center, County Council unanimously gave its blessing to the second reading of another ordinance that would provide an additional incentive for Project Sabal through the creation of a jointly owned and operated industrial/business park in conjunction with Edgefield County.
That park will exist only on paper.
All nine members of County Council were present or participated in the proceedings via telephone.
Earlier this month, the panel unanimously approved the third reading of an ordinance to convey a limited warranty deed to Starskey LLC for a county-owned portion of Honeyberry Drive in Sage Mill Industrial Park.
The sale price for that section of land was $119,000.
According to the ordinance, Starskey was acting on behalf of Project Sabal.
Last December, Starskey and other entities purchased four tracts in Sage Mill for $19,299,555.
The seller of the 572.58 acres combined was the Wyatt Realty Investment Opportunity Fund Ltd.
Aiken County land records now identify Starskey as the owner of all four parcels.
Based on information posted on the South Carolina Secretary of State’s website, the Corporation Service Company of West Columbia is the registered agent for Starskey, which was incorporated in Delaware.
Bunker and Western S.C. Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Will Williams have declined to provide additional information about Project Sabal.
Also Tuesday, County Council approved the following:
• The third and final readings of ordinances that would provide incentives to Gateway Properties/Project Grove for a plan to spend around $24 million to establish a distribution facility in Sage Mill and create approximately 40 new, full-time jobs.
• The second reading of an ordinance that would convey a limited warranty deed for 48.4 acres in Sage Mill to Project Bundle, which has offered to buy the land for $1.062 million.
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10-10-10. That’s fertilizer, right? Wait, what? One can tailor uses of fertilizers by using chemistry and math. As my 10th-grade algebra teacher could attest, I’m not particularly strong in mathematics. I am always wary with formulas but by understanding the chemical symbols of N-P-K on a fertilizer bag, and then applying basic math, I can usually figure out when and how to use fertilizer. Research and note-taking help me to use fertilizers. May is perfect to apply amendments for a productive gardening season. April showers bring...
10-10-10. That’s fertilizer, right? Wait, what? One can tailor uses of fertilizers by using chemistry and math. As my 10th-grade algebra teacher could attest, I’m not particularly strong in mathematics. I am always wary with formulas but by understanding the chemical symbols of N-P-K on a fertilizer bag, and then applying basic math, I can usually figure out when and how to use fertilizer. Research and note-taking help me to use fertilizers. May is perfect to apply amendments for a productive gardening season. April showers bring May flowers, and May applications will prolong the satisfactions of a garden.
Sixteen nutrient elements are essential for growth and reproduction. Plants obtain the three most abundant nutrients – carbon (C), hydrogen (H) and oxygen (O) – from water and air. The other 13 elements fall into three categories: Primary, secondary and micronutrients. Nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) are primary nutrients needed in fairly large amounts. Calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and sulfur (S) are secondary nutrients required in lesser quantities. Zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), boron (B), copper (Cu), molybdenum (Mo) and chlorine (Cl) are micro-nutrients required in trace amounts.
Fertilizers that contain all of the primary elements are considered complete, but formulations vary widely, so a wise gardener reads labels on amendments to avoid over-application and overpaying.
Clemson’s Home and Garden Information Center is a useful source of information. Fertilizers can be divided into two broad groups: Organic and inorganic. Organic fertilizer such as compost is derived from a living plant or animal source. Inorganic or synthetic fertilizers are usually manufactured but have the advantage of lower cost. The most commonly used synthetic fertilizers consist almost entirely of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus in readily utilized form. In contrast, organic fertilizers likely have significant micronutrients, but the macronutrients may not be readily absorbed. Synthetic fertilizers are often deemed “fast” while organic fertilizers tend to be “time-release.”
One significant drawback with organic fertilizers is that they may not release enough principal nutrient such as nitrogen quickly enough for a plant’s best growth. Organic fertilizers depend on soil organisms to release nutrients, so are more effective when soil is moist and soil temperature is warm enough for soil organisms to be active. Whether synthetic or organic, each bag of fertilizer displays primary nutrients as a ratio of N-P-K.
All plants need nitrogen. This element is not reliably stored in soil. Nitrogen is easily absorbed in water and thus highly variable depending on moisture and factors like temperature. Plants need nitrogen to kick start growth, and plants like corn, tomatoes and roses benefit from regular applications of nitrogen throughout the growing season. Nitrogen accounts for rapid growth and the lovely green color of plants. Nitrogen deficiency can cause yellow leaves. Because nitrogen absorption is temperature sensitive, apply fertilizers with high rates of nitrogen no earlier than May – especially to lawns – and no later than mid-August. When temperatures climb above bearable levels, applying nitrogen will not help growth.
In contrast, phosphorus binds with and stays in soil. This chemical element is responsible for root growth and fruit set. Super-phosphate – with a ratio of 0-46-0 – is recommended when planting bulbs and new roses, helping to establish new roots. On turf grass and in most established gardens, phosphorus accumulates over time. Check that middle number signifying P on the fertilizer bag. When fertilizing an established garden or bed, select a formula like 16-4-8, with a lower P level, unless phosphorus is desirable, such as on roses. I use a systemic formula of 6-9-6 on my rose bed every six weeks.
The third essential element of potassium helps plants with photosynthesis at the cellular level, adding strength to cell walls, aiding in water movement, and providing disease resistance and resilience to stress. This element’s symbol of K comes from the Latin word kalium. Potassium gives plants support for the long haul of the growing season.
Now that we have covered soil chemistry, let’s apply some math. I can usually figure out the amount of fertilizer needed when I want to cover a 100- or 200-foot area. In a 100-pound bag of fertilizer labeled 10-10-10, there are 10 pounds of N, 10 pounds of P, and 10 pounds of K along with filler material. A 10-pound bag will contain 1 pound of N, 1 pound of P, and 1 pound of K. For another example, the ratio of 16-4-8 fertilizer is 4:1:2 or 4 parts nitrogen to 1 part phosphorus to 2 parts potassium. Fertilizer labeled 16-4-8 typically costs more but will cover more area than a lower analysis.
In the vegetable garden I often start with that familiar ratio of 10-10-10. For tomatoes, a handful in each hole will kick start plant growth with nitrogen and root growth with potassium. An added handful of well-decomposed compost will slowly release secondary elements and micro-nutrients. Too much fertilizer – either synthetic or organic – can burn young plants, so I am judicious. Remember that fertilizers can contain weed killer or insecticides. For instance, I use fertilizer containing insecticide and fungicide on my roses with that 6-9-6 formulation to promote root growth and discourage beetles and blackspot, but I would never apply that particular fertilizer to vegetables. Always read labels, especially for turf grasses. To make the task easier, before application, rely on a soil test’s recommendations. Fertilizers are pricey, so do some research before heading out to the store. Rely on the advice of good nursery staff and call the Aiken Master Gardeners if more advice is desired.
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The USC Aiken baseball team lost both games to defending PBC Champion Young Harris ending their run in the tournament. The Pacers dropped game one 5-4 and game two 12-4 on Sunday afternoon at Zell B. Miller Field.The Pacers wrap the season with a 32-22 record.In game one, Head coach Michael Holder’s team struck first in the bottom of the fourth starting with a leadoff double down the left field line by Jackson Hannon. A perfectly placed sacrifice bunt by Justin Byrd pushed Hannon to the hot corne...
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — The USC Aiken baseball team lost both games to defending PBC Champion Young Harris ending their run in the tournament. The Pacers dropped game one 5-4 and game two 12-4 on Sunday afternoon at Zell B. Miller Field.
The Pacers wrap the season with a 32-22 record.
In game one, Head coach Michael Holder’s team struck first in the bottom of the fourth starting with a leadoff double down the left field line by Jackson Hannon. A perfectly placed sacrifice bunt by Justin Byrd pushed Hannon to the hot corner. A shallow sacrifice fly right behind second base by Luke Parker scored Hannon. Next up, Joseph Mozingo singled to right and was advanced to second on a base knock by Kaden Usry. Nick Tripp plated Mozingo with a single to center and moved Usry to second. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, but a fly out ended the inning.
The Mountain Lions evened the scoreboard to 2-2 in the top of the fifth. Great pitching by the Pacers got the team out of a jam and ended the inning with the bases loaded.
USC Aiken retook the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Parker led off the inning with a double to left center. A ground out by Mozingo pushed Parker to third. Usry drove Parker home with a single up the middle.
Holder’s team added their fourth run of the contest in the bottom of the seventh. Jose Hernandez laced a single to center to lead off the inning and found his way to second by way of a passed ball. With two away, Byrd hit his own single to center scoring Hernandez. The Pacers threatened to add more to the board. Parker singled through the right side putting runners on first and second. A fielder’s choice putout by the third baseman ended the inning.
Young Harris took a 5-4 lead in the top of the eighth with three runs that accounted for the final runs of game one.
For the contest, Hannon tripled, doubled and scored. Parker doubled, singled, scored a run and collected an RBI. Usry singled twice and recorded an RBI. Byrd, Mozingo, Tripp and Hernandez each had a hit. Mozingo and Hernandez each got a run. Byrd and Tripp accounted for the other two RBI.
On the mound, Evan Condon got the start and hurled 4.1 innings giving up two runs on five hits. Cole Evilsizor pitched two innings in relief allowing one hit and struck out two. Jacob Bodkin pitched two-thirds of a frame. AJ Deibel pitched two-thirds of an inning giving up three runs (none earned) on two hits and struck out one. Aaron Flink pitched 1.1 scoreless innings while striking out two.
In game two, USC Aiken again struck first with a solo home run by Tripp to left field in the top of the third inning.
Young Harris quickly answered with two runs in the bottom half of the third to take the 2-1 lead.
Holder’s team retook the lead in the top of the fourth. Hannon led the charge with a base knock to left field. He advanced to second on a passed ball. Parker was added as a runner when he was walked. Mozingo drove the pair home with a double down the right field line making the score 3-2.
The Mountain Lions took the lead in the fifth and added to it in the sixth with two and four runs making the score 8-3.
The Pacers added their final run of the game in the seventh on a solo home run to left field by Mozingo.
Young Harris added a run in the home half of the seventh and three more in the eighth putting the game out of USC Aiken’s reach.
For the game, Mozingo went three-for-four with a home run, a double, a run and three RBI. Hannon hit a pair of singles and scored a run. Tripp hit a solo homer. Sharp, Byrd and Blankenship each had hits. Parker scored a run.
On the hill, Austin Sandifer got the start and pitched four innings giving up two runs on four hits while striking out two. In relief, Espinoza gave up two runs on two hits. Evilsizor returned to the mound in game two and hurled 1.1 innings giving up three runs on three hits and struck out three. Flink made his second appearance of the day and gave up a run and a hit. Parker finished the game for the Pacers pitching 2.2 frames giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits with two strikeouts.
A small task like picking trash is one way Crosland Park residents are trying to establish a sense of community in their neighborhood .Crosland Park residents spent Friday morning picking up litter part of a neighborhood cleanup.Bulky items such as washers, dryers and mattresses also could be disposed of for free during the cleanup.The event was sponsored by Aiken Public Services, Palmetto Pride and the Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative.The cleanup was the first one to be held since the COVID-19 pandemic, and...
A small task like picking trash is one way Crosland Park residents are trying to establish a sense of community in their neighborhood .
Crosland Park residents spent Friday morning picking up litter part of a neighborhood cleanup.
Bulky items such as washers, dryers and mattresses also could be disposed of for free during the cleanup.
The event was sponsored by Aiken Public Services, Palmetto Pride and the Crosland Park Neighborhood Cooperative.
The cleanup was the first one to be held since the COVID-19 pandemic, and there are plans to have cleanups twice a year.
Crosland Park resident Charles Means said he wanted to participate in the cleanup to make sure his neighborhood not only looks good for himself, but also for his neighbors.
Means said in the past a lot of people would come out and help, but with time he hopes more people will help in the future neighborhood cleanups.
“If we get consistent with it, it will catch on,” he said.
Thomas Emerson has lived in the neighborhood since the 1980s and joined the effort because he said it was needed.
Emerson said he found lots of beer bottles where he lives on Morton Avenue, and that improving a neighborhood starts with self-respect and being a leader who is willing to make change.
“If I can demonstrate the willingness, then I can get people to join me,” he said.
Jody Weidenhoft joined in the cleanup after she saw Emerson picking up trash .
“I always lived in an apartment and we always had someone clean up for us,” Weidenhoft said. “Now that I am a homeowner, I want to take pride in my neighborhood. I saw Mr. Emerson ... and decided to join him.”
Sarah Herring, a solid waste administrator with Aiken Public Works, who doesn’t live in the neighborhood, also pitched in to help.
“It’s an important neighborhood in the city of Aiken, and I think the residents need to know that the city of Aiken cares about what’s here,” she said.
Raymond Hall has lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and said people should make an area look nice. Cleaning up a neighborhood is one way to fix a problem instead of complaining, he said.
Hall said he hopes that if others see that he is helping clean up the neighborhood that they will start to do the same.
“You would hope to think it will inspire and motivate people to do that and join us. We are not just helping ourselves; we are trying to help everyone,” Hall said.