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Aiken County Rambler (Newspaper) - December 3, 1981, Aiken, South Carolina SECOND CLASS POSTAGE PAID AT AIKEN S C 29801 rc Khlic Llhr St SW Sc 29801 217 AIKEN COUNTY Copyright 1981 by Rambler Publications Inc Volume 5 Number 16 Aiken S C Thursday December 3 1981 25c Per Copy HOTLINE Q What is the secret of the gorgeous geraniums at the downtown Farmers Merchants Bank W F Aiken A K M Vice President Wade Brodie who has the green thumb of the organization and supervises the planters bordering the building said geraniums like cool weather Ho also explained that the1 concrete of the sidewalk absorbs heat during the radiates it to the boxes in the evening Thus the geraniums escaped the recent frost He also admits applying llapiii Grow to the plants at regular inter vals Brodie credits Willy Curry with the keeping the plants in prime shape Q Could you tell me how long it should Lake to receive a deedaftur a piece of property has been paid for My son made his final payment on property last February and it is now the end of November and still no deed Every lime we call the agent he always assures us the deed will be in the mail next week G H Graniteville A A local real estate broker said u deed normally is passecTto the Continued on Page 16 5 Million In Road Equipment Is Proposed By KAY LAWRENCE AIKEN A proposal lo acquire new heavy equipment for the Public Works Department at a cost of 325 million was put before Aiken County Council by County Administrator Scott Barnes Tuesday night Barnes brought out that landfill and road equipment now operated by the county has deteriorated to the point where a tremendous amount of money is put into repairs Public Works Director Alvin Bryan told council that in the four months he has been on the job had been speni on repairs He said one piece of equipment dates to 1965 and several others to 1968 1969 and the early 1970s The county administrator advised council they had the bonding capaci ty to issue million in general obligation bonds in addition 10 bonds soon to be issued for a new Agricultural Building and possibly for a new courthouse Queried by the press as to the bonding limitation for the county Burnes said about million in bonds could still be issued The Agricultural Building will cost Barnes was reluctant to give a figure tor the courthouse since architects plans are to be presented next week but he finally said estimates are between million and million MISS CHITLIIN STRUT Pretty Angle Williamfcof Neeses S C stood out even In a crowd of 35000 at the Salley Chltlin Strut lait Saturday For other photos of the annual jubilation see Page Council Chairman Carrol Warner was asked whether debt service for million in bonds could be financed under a 1 percent increase in revenue allowed next year when the countys tax reassessment pro gram is completed He shook his head and said it would have to come under special programs with special millage Under the state Tax Equalization Law revenue will in crease sharply when all property is appraised at fair market value Continued on Page 16 Blindness Doesnt Stop Lugenia Williams By VIVIAN MILNER AIKEN Mrs Lugenia Williams who lost her sight in adulthood has had new vistas open up since then and now leads an ac tive productive and interesting life She presided recently at the sixth anniversary of the Aiken Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of which she is president She is also on the board of directors of the state association Don C Capps state president who spoke at the meeting paid tribute to her participates in a positive constructive manner A native of Aiken and graduate of Schofield Mrs Williams married Eddie Williams in June of 1935 He had a 3yearold son Eddie James whom shp raised That December she and her husband went to work for the Taintor family who were Aiken winter residents I worked for 14 years for Mrs Taintor Mrs Williams said In the summer we were caretakers In the spring after she left we worked for the Baltazzis and the Von Stades My uncle was the butler at the Posts and 1 helped him some at parties My eyes didnt bother me so 1 didnt have examinations she continued In 1948 my husband and I were shopping in Augusta 1 didnt feel any pain but everything went cloudy I went to the doctors and they told me I had glaucoma Drops were put in her eyes and she was told she would have to have surgery She had the surgery in Columbia I could see real good drive a car sew and read They told me I d have to have drops the rest of my life Her husband became sick while they were working for theTaintors In 1951 they moved to Lincoln Ave across from the home of her mother and father Carrier and Luther Lloyd My mother would take care of my husband until I got home Mrs Williams developed a rataract and in 1955 had to have surgery When she went home her husband was very ill and died a week later Her sight began failing Her mother died in May of that year and her father in August of the following year By 1957 she could distinguish only light and shadows and someone had to ac company her The Lord is sufficient for all things Mrs Williams declared He is the best of all doctors 1 put Continued on Page 2 Mrs Williams Keeps House Gives Plants Loving Care
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