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Aiken County Register (Newspaper) - January 11, 1984, Aiken, South Carolina Sulk Rql U S POSTAGE PAID Alkn SC Permit No 104 Carrier AIKEN COUNTY Established 1983 Volume 1 Number 9 Aiken S C Wednesday January II 1984 25 Per Copy Dual Taxation Solution May Be Near William Clyburn makes point to Carrol Warner while former Councilman Lloyd Olsen looks on By STEPHEN D HALE Register Editor AIKEN The County of Aiken and its several cities have been arguing over dual taxation for almost six years and when it is finally settl ed it will probably cost the average home owner in the unincorporated sections of the county about six dollars a year If figures and formulas similar to those that were produced by a joint commit tee two years ago are used to solve the longsimmering issue the taxes ona house out in the county will go up about The taxes on the same value house in one of the towns in the county would go down about a year While no one is going to refuse it seems an almost insignificant figure when considered against the halfdecade of discord the issue has caused between the county and its cities Dual Taxation is a term used to describe taxes paid by city residents for county services they dont use They dont use them because they pay taxes to their city to provide them with the same services Residents of Aiken North Augusta Wagener New Ellenton Jackson and Beech Island pay to support their own police forces for example and many argue they should not have to pay Continued on Page 2 Volunteers Sought For Program By STEPHEN D HALE Register Editor AIKEN Ive learned a lot said little eightyear old Jeffrey Ready Jeffrey is a second grade student at Laurens Street Elementary School and he is being tutored in reading by a volunteer The oneonone volunteer tutoring program in the Aiken School District is five years old and another class JeH Ready 8 being tutored by Dot Wilson of volunteers is being assembled for training The class begins Monday Jan 16 and runs for five days from am until noon At the end of the week graduates are certified to tutor reading and are assign ed a student for the semester With some teacher supervision volunteers are often able to choose the student they will tutor You dont need a degree or many other qualifications for our program said Ellie Miller you just have to have a desire to help children If people come to us with that feeling we can give them the tools they need to work with the children Mrs Miller said No fees are charged for the training and an average of about 12 people participate each session according to Mrs Miller All kinds of people volunteer to help these kids with their reading said Mrs Millers coorganizer Dot Wilson Retired peo ple especially grandparents whose grandchildren live away from the area find it very gratifying she said Mrs Miller said they also have trained college and high school students people from all walks of life and parents whose own children have a learning disability are encouraged to take the training Then they can use the training to tutor Continued on Page 16 This Week In Brief AIKEN Board Chair man Sally Bigger and Vice Chairman Robert H Bob Slay were reelected to their respective positions for the coming year by members at Tuesdays Board of Educa tion meeting Mrs Bigger represents Area 2 and Slay is from Area 5 In other business the board endorsed the screening of the film Growing Up for middle school and junior high students However parents will have the opportunity to view the film before it is shown to the students A jury of six Aiken Coun ty citizens deliberated for about half an hour before finding 50 antinuclear demonstrators guilty of disobeying police orders to clear a road leading to the Savannah River Plant hi a trial in Aiken Tuesday Aiken Magistrate Meek sentenced the pro testers to fines or 11 days in jail The defendants were among 79 people arrested Oct 24 when protesters blocked two roads leading to the governmentoperated plant The plant makes plutonium and tritium for use in the nations nuclear weapons AIKEN Aiken iounicl approved on first reading a new plan to restore the Willcox Hotel City councilman Skipper Perry told representatives of St Continued on Page 2
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