Aiken Standard, January 9, 2011

Aiken Standard

January 09, 2011

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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 9, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina Sunday January 9,2011 Vol. 145, No. 9 Yo u r L o cal S o u r v e S i n c c 1 8 f) 7 Todaiy^ WsflHiBr 29 Full forecast I IOC $1.00 ARE YOU READY? SEE A COMPLETE CHECKLIST FOR AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT 4AYOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR iWEATHERINFORMATION Snow may return with ice By SUZANNE R. STONE Staff writer iÀ i ÌJ/0 National Weather Service's forecast details are sharpening as snow and ice approach the Aiken area. "Right now we're still looking for precipitation to begin, especially in the CSRA, after midnight tonight, and it looks as though it's going to be mostly snow right through the morning hours of Monday," said iinileoiologist Al Moore. "During that time, from the data we've looked at, there's the potential for 1 to 3 inches of accumulation for the Aiken area through that time. On Monday afternoon, as the upper atmosphere slowly warms up, it will cause a gradual changeover to a mix of freezing rain and sleet. During that time, from early Monday aftemoon to early Monday evening, we've got the potential for up to a quarter-inch of ice on top of the snow accumulation because of the liquid content." Precipitation is expected to continue through the evening hours of Monday but -s^Mwld lights con^erably to a freeai^. drizzle, Moore said. Temperatures will drop to freezing Monday night, and the light precipitation could linger on into early Tuesday. By late Monday ni^t and the early hours of Tuesday, the low pressure front driving the precipitation should begin to pull off the coast of South Carolina. "Sunday's nighttime temperatures will be pretty cold before thè precipitation even begins. It will have dropped to about 30 degrees by midnight and will settle to 28 degrees by Monday morning. By late morning to midday Monday, it might be between 30 and 32 degrees, maybe even as high as 35 degrees, and those low temperatures are what will cause the ice glaze over the snow, " Moore said. Wmds will begin with breezes of 5 tc 10 miles per hour from the northeast toniglit, increasing to 10 to 15 miles per hour from the northeast by Monday morning. The v\ ind will be strongest Monday aftemoon from the northeast at 15 to 20 miles, according to Moore. The National Weather Service's data for the area is updated 24 hours a day online at www.weather.gov/cae and is broadcast on NOAA Weather Radio via a transmitter in Aiken. Aiken Standard f\le photo Ihe fountain at the Intersection of Parle Avenue and Laurens Street was frozen over in an ice stonn in 2004. See more on 16A. By ASHLBSy WUIAMSON Staff writer Loc^ law enforcement agencies and g^ and electric companies are fidly prepared for tonight's big storm and are urging residents to be prepared, as weU. Aiken Department of Public Safety U. David 7\imo said the department, as well as the department of public lyoriis, are ready and pifpared for whatever they may fece. Please tee ELECTRIC, page 4A àÉâÎ „-"ftt To access our winter weather hotline, call644-2395 Aiken County residents are bracing for what could be a significant weather event overnight, and the Aiken Standard plans to make sure you stay in the know as it happens - with a lot of help from you, our readers, ASTV viewers and aikenstandard.com users. Tune in to ASTV channel 95 on Atlantic Broadband Cable starting at 7 a.m. iVIonday, and we'll bring you live reports on the road conditions, area school closings and delays and all of the information you'll need to weather the anticipated storm. This video feed will also be available live at ailienstandard.com for those without access to the cable channel; the video stream can also be accessed from your smartphone and mobile devices at ail(enstandard.cbm/snow. We'll stay on the air throughout the day and won't sign off until the threat of ice and snow passes. Here's how you can help. Call our winter weather hotline at 644-2395 and let us know if your place of business is altering schedules or you need your employees to know they shouldn't venture out until dangerous driving conditions have passed. Beyond that, call the hotline to let us know what you are seeing in your area. Are there accidents or trees down In your neighboihood? What about a power outage? Give us a call to report any news tip related to the weather conditions, and we'll pass it along to everyone else. We m^ even Interview you live on the air. We also want to see and share your photos of everything from Snow man building to crews out working to restore power and clear downed trees. Send those photos via eninail to editorial® aikenstandard.com, and we'll feature them on TV and the web as the day progresses. We look forward to all of your calls and e^nails and to sharing the valuable information they'll bring to all of us.asTv 8 ^teKÌMÌB Miriam Frances Brown, Aiken Duane Herman Anderson, AiNen Louise Curry, Aiken ^rionO.JoneSr jAiken {Unda Diane Smith, jWanfenviile ; Deaths and Funerals 16ARep. Giffords shot, 6 killed in rampage GWbnis Associated Press tUCSON, Ariz. — Rep. Gabrielie GiiBfords of Arizona was. shot in the head Saturday by a gunman who opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with voters, killing a federal judge and five others in a rampage that rattled the country and left Americans questioning whether divisive politics had pushed the suspect • Fed judge among victims 16A * GMs among lawmakers getting threats last year 113A over the edge. Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Giffords was the target of a gunman whom he described as mentally unstable and possibly acting along with an accomplice. He said Giffords was among 13 people wounded in the melee that killed six people, including Arizona's chief federd judge, a 9-year-old girl and an aide for the Democratic lawmaker. He said the rampage ended only after two people tackled the gunman. Please sss GIFFORDS, page 16A Calendar 3C :iassifieds . ID C^word 2C Comics INSIPE • EJearAbby hloroscopes 4C yiovie t,lstlngs 3C Opinions 14-1SA müm 2C TB mmrn •€ tunings inside; GRANITEVILIE SIX YEARS LATER Staff photo by Ashleey Williamson. At the Graniteviiie Memorial Service Saturday, candles were lit by select members of victims' families in honor of remembrance. Ceremony remembers victims of derailment See more photos on page 4A, By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON Staff writer More than ICQ people came together Saturday for the sixth annual Train Derailment Memorial Service at Bethlehem Baptist Church. The two-hour service to remember the nine who lost their lives in the Jan. 2005, disaster, included unity and church choirs, recognition of special guests, a handle lighting for recognition of lost love ones, prayer and words of encouragement from various speakers. WRDW-TV News 12's Chris Thomas was the master of ceremony and led the church in the national anthem to begin the ceremony. During the welcome, Aiken County Council Chairman Ronnie Young and Sen. Shane Massey addressed the church separately, both providing encouraging words and expressing pride for the Graniteviiie community. After a selection by the Christian Heritage Church Choir and recognition of special guests, family members of the victims stood at the front of the church to light candles for their lost loved ones - Steven W. Bagby, Tony M. Deloach, Allen Frazier, John Henry Laird Jr., Fred (Rusty) Rushton III, Christopher G. Seeling, Willie Charles Shealey, Joseph Lee Stone and Willie Lee lyier. Dustin Rushton, 18, lit a candle in remembrance of his. father, Fred (Rusty) Rushton in. As time goes on, he said, dealmg with the loss of his • father does seem to become easier. "I guess it only gets easier because you learn to live with the loss," he said. The teenager said he was in seventh grade when the disaster struck and woke up to the bad news via a phone call. Ptosse see MEMORIAL, page 16A 2ist 22"" 8pm ^^ sä 'h- I ;

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