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Boosters of a relatively new advocacy group shared their message Saturday with help from several congregations, with heavy emphasis on prevention of homelessness.

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Mercedes tells owners of 292K vehicles to stop driving them

Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them because the brakes could fail

Mercedes-Benz is telling the owners of more than 292,000 vehicles in the U.S. to stop driving them because the brakes could fail. The automaker is recalling the vehicles and says it will offer free towing so owners can get them to a dealership for service. The recall covers certain ML, GL and R-Class vehicles from the 2006 through 2012 model years. Mercedes says moisture can get into a brake booster housing and cause corrosion. That can cause a vacuum leak, which would decrease brake performance. Mercedes says in a statement Thursday that in rare cases the brakes can fail. The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries. Dealers will inspect the booster and replace parts as needed. Owners will be notified by letter starting May 27.  Read more

There have been several articles in the Standard regarding Project Pascalis which has been promoted as a downtown revitalization project under the control of something called the Aiken Municipal Development Commission or AMDC. Most of the articles seem to be directed at blowing sunshine up o… Read more

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