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Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - November 19, 1981, Aiken, South Carolina SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN S C 2980 Aiken no Public Newberry St Aiken Qc 29801 217 Libr SW AIKEN COUNTY Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications Inc Volume 5 Number 14 Aiken S C Thursday November 19 1981 25c Per Copy HOTLINE Q The picture of Scottish dancers in last weeks Rambler revived a question that has been plaguing me for years What do they wear under those kilts EMF Aiken A The Rambler has a friend who knows a native of Scotland and this seemed the ideal source for an answer However the word relayed from Susan Annette Grimley Gen tilucci Mrs Joseph who hails from Ayrshire Scotland was No true Scot would ever tell Someone among our readers theanswer andbe will ing to share it Goulditbe short longJohns Q When the tax assessment pro gram is completed next spring will the school board have to comply with the same regulation as county council that is that the increase in the revenue the first year must not be more than the previous years revenue E C Aiken A The school board will be bound by the same regulation according to a spokesman from the S C Tax Commission If necessary tax millage must be reduced tp keep Continued on Page 2 CELEBRITY TV star Miss Piggy dropped in on Aiken to regale the au dience at Altrusa Clubs fashion show last Saturday night Some said her husky voice had a strange resemblance to that of C Wesley Smith For other photos of the show see Page 8 Administrator Sets New Format For Council By KAY LAWRENCE AIKEN moving rapidly to establish ground r ules Aiken Countys new administrator Scott Barnes Tuesday night submitted recommenda tions for the operation of county council Guidebnes for department heads were issued last week by Barnes dur ing his first week on the job Members of council voted to go along with Barnes on the suggestions with one exception Barnes recommended that all followup actions evolving from council meetings such as correspondence and instructions to departments boards and agencies be the responsibility of the administrator Councilwoman Mim Woodring disagreed in the matter of boards and commissions She brought out that they are appointed by council and that direct communication with these individuals would be more effective Barnes himself eliminated communication with the Legislative Delega tion and certain elected bodies as part of his duties and said they should be handled by Chairman Carrol Warner Another recommendation was that minutes of council meetings be changed from verbatim to a sum mary form Barnes said this would reduce the workload in the County Council Office and release Kathy Clark assistant to Council Clerk Jean Newsome to work in the secretarial pool He said all votes should be recorded in the minutes and tapes of the proceedings be securely maintained for five years Barnes proposed the elimination of councils standing committees which include the Engineering Committee and the Finance and Personnel Committee and said council should operate as a com mittee as a whole and meet one Tuesday night a month to take up matters requiring indepth study Barnes would prepare the agenda and backup documents for these meetings Council agreed to go Continued on Page 16 Pastor Has Many JobsLoves People By VIVIAN MILNER AIKEN The Rev Roosevelt Davenport practices his ministry in whatever he is doing whether it is preaching at his church supervis ing study hall at Schofield Middle School being a gospel disc jockey on radio leading revivals or being poll manager on a voting day Since I was 12 years old Ive been trying to do something in the church said Davenport His sister Leona Davis bought him his first guitar and he formed a little group of musicians who played in the church He and his sister also used to sing gbspef songs together Davenport is a native of Wagener His first group Songs of Harmony sang at different chur ches while he was in school there For a time he was bused to Schofield School in Aiken but later graduated from A L Corbett High School in Wagener In 1956 Davenport became a professional religious singer and appeared at churches gymnasiums and auditoriums in Mississippi California Texas Washington D C New York Chicago and Buffalo He had been ordained in the Bap tist Church Later he attended Benedict College in ColumGia for two years taking ministerial studies In 1958 Davenport returned to Wagener and married his wife Dorothy They have three sons and a daughter Roosevelt Jr 23 John Russell 20 RobertClinton 18 and Rose Ann 17 For a year Davenport continued his singing in Wagenerbut in1959 he moved to Aiken An added at traction when he appeared on pro grams was his 3yearold nephew Little Shorty Jr who could play the guitar and piano and sing Davenport traveled on Sundays to sing but during the week he worked For four years he drove a cab for Efron Cab Co I drove many Northerners such as Mr Pete Bostwick and Mrs Iselin well known winter I would drive them to Camden and Atlanta The he obtained a job as a janitor at Minnie B Kennedy Junior High School Later he became head janitor at North Aiken Elementary School After some years he was offered a job as janitor at the Aiken Nursing Home and he worked there five years Starting a trade Davenport Continued on Page 2 Russell Davenport with Bus He Uses in Ministry
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