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   Aiken County Register (Newspaper) - February 22, 1984, Aiken, South Carolina                                Bulk U S POSTAGE PAID AlkM ie Permit No Currier Routs AIKEN COUNTY Established 1983 Volume 1 Number 14 Aiken S C Wednesday February 22 1984 25 Per Copy In Fall 1984 USCA To Offer Student Housing 7 Live Wire By WES WHISENANT Palmetto Development Partnership of Columbia is beginning a million hous ing project for students of the University of South Carolina at Aiken James P Craig managing partner of Palmetto Development Partnership said the complex will be located adjacent to the southwest corner of the cam pus on land leased to Palmetto by the Aiken County Commission for Higher Education The housing is scheduled to be ready by the fall 1984 semester Dr Robert Alexander chancellor at USCA stress ed that no public money will be involved in the project All funds to build maintain and operate the housing will come from private sources Palmetto Development Partnership will be the developers and owners of the project The partnership consists of the Columbia Ar USCA Student Housing chitecturai Group the Robert D Hendrix Con struction Company and James P Craig all of Colum bia Management will be handled by the Korton Com pany also of Columbia National Bank of Aiken will be financing the project Plans call for Palmetto to construct 60 units accom modating up to 240 students said Craig Each fourperson unit will include two baths two bedrooms and a full kitchen Residents will also have for their use basketball and volleyball Continued on Page 12 Q I notice my subscrip tion copy of The Register ar rives here seveneight days after printing and publica tion and wonder if there is something that can be done to speed its journey through the mails This is my second letter regarding this matter ESR Sylvania Ga A We checked with Aiken Postmaster Ferrell Rodgers and he assured us he is look ing into the matter He ex plained After the paper addressed to out of state subscribers leaves Aiken it goes to Augusta and then Continued on Page 12 All Saints Church Entrance Lych Gates Make Fitting Memorial By DORIS PERMAR AIKEN architec tural gem more familiar in English churchyards is look ing very much at home in Aiken The Gothic jewel is a lych gate built on the grounds of All Saints Anglican Church in memory of Catherine Morgan Ar buthnott a charter member Lych gates have been used in England for hun dreds of years said Nancy Wilds who designed the one at All Saints They were also called resurrection gates in reference to their use in funerals Funeral services used to begin at the gate then go in to the church she explain ed Marriage banns were also published there by nail ing them on a post Catherine had lived in England Nancy continued and often spoke of such a gathering place for our church here As her health failed she searched English country magazines for pic tures of a lych gate The two women were close friends for 35 years The night before Catherine died she reminded Nancy Dont forget the lych gate No one forgot Nancy based her design on her own memory of lych gates in England and also on one she happened to see at King of Prussia Pa I near ly had a wreck getting off the road to study It she ad grounds ded Michael Dowell who had known Catherine returned from Charlotte to build it with the help of Mort Col lins It was a major under taking Nancy advised Other friends Tim and Patty Plexico and Allan and Darlene Smith laid the brick walkway and edged it with dozens of liriope plants from Catherines garden Scott and Anna Lacher con tributed slate for the roof and Ernest Boatwright of Ridge Spring made the wooden sign Carved wood tracery decorates both sides of the open shelter The brick base matches the main well of the and supports a wrought iron gate Two brass lamps and two ben ches complete the fur nishings A brass plaque will soon Continued on Page 12 Nancy Wilds Opens The Traditional Lych Gate Photo by Doris Permar   

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