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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 24, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina PACKERS M 11 »•V 1 Monday January 24,2011 Today^ WBathBT Vol. 145, No. 24 Your L()(ial Soiircc^ Since IHGy 55555555 www.aikenstandard.com Hundreds gather to show their appreciation By AMY BANTON Staff writer A couple hundred residents, along with members of both the local and state government, stopped by to offer congratulations and thanks to retiring City of Aiken Manager Roger LeDuc. Many'felt as if the soiree held Sunday afternoon for LeDuc, who retires Friday after 25 years with the City, was bittersweet. LeDuc felt the same. "You go to something like this with miix^d emotions," LeDuc said, adding that he is excited to have that extra time with his family, but^he will surely miss working for the City. When giving his speech to the crowd, LeDuc had tears well in his eyes and asked for his wife Renee to stand with him as he gave his farewell. Renee, along with three of their children, were at the event, and LeDuc took the opportunity to thank his family'for their years of support. State representatives Bill ' Taylor, Roland Smith, Bill PiMse see LePUC, page 10A Officials search for drivsrinMkHid^ IA bfcycOst was involved in a NI-ahcNim accident Banks MttRoad on Sunday and polloe are looking for the driver. 13A /iteicMliB AubrayHookmv WSigener ' |-|Mll,l, . bMlA» liHUtAM« MMTIIW rfiiiw twwiiMm» Wiigener JuHa Spiral Dudii)^ WanwYllte WAIIisMMiBMdHwfii» NiwJEIienton Wtoodroi Pl 3iloitr. Ijiesville Oea^^Funeial^lM Staff photo by Amy Banton Mayor Fred Cavanaugh thanks retiring City Manager Roger LeDuc and his wife Renee. '77/ never forget that smile, and, for the City and the entire community, he has been very effective." S.C Rep, Roland Smith nm» Professor wins award for portrait By ROB NOVIT Senior writer use Aiken professor A1 Beer's Best of Show award for his artwoik at the S.C^. Slate Fair has been doni^ &ir officials to llie univ^ty. ' The striking, fil^largeI#an-U& pottn^ of his taier stu^ the late Phyllis Booi^ieflu of Hd^field, will be exhibited in the BAem^ Center inbe potrait is napoed Nancy Snaith, the SM Fair's assistant nuin* 'ag^, made a ta^ pffseotation of the painting toBeyer at the unh^eistfy's Pickens-Salley staff photo by Rob Novit Kenne<ly Middle School sixth-gradenr from lefl^ Maiiehzie Cude, Alex Coleman and Lacie Leach discuss their Future City project with a judge at the regional contest at USC Aiken Saturday. Sixth-graders make strong showing at Future City contest staff photo l>y Rob Noviif USC Alkpn viiual arts protoor Al Reytr shows his pQrtral|,''Phyllis»* which won bmit of show at the SX» State Fair and has heen donated by fMr officials to the unlvanity. By ROB NOVIT Senior writer For seven years,.Bonnie Maxwell helped coordinate the S.C. Regional Future City competition as an education outreach staffer at Savannah River Site. Her daughter, Nfekenzie Cude, was just 3 whm Maxwell began woiidng with the annual event Soon afterward, Makenzie would put all sorts of boxes together, proclainiing, want to build my Future City." More riecendy, she helped her mom at the event» racing through use Aiken's ness & Education Building with score sheets. Now a sixth-grader at Kenne(fy Middle School, M^enzie got to build her Future City, coiig)eting in the regionals for the first time Saturday. To her astonishment, she and teammates Lacie Leach and Alex Coleman on the "Metallics'' team came in second, just missing an all-expense-paid trip to the national contest in Washington, D.C., next month. "We were thinking, maybe like in eigh^-grade (we'd ti)^ it to the finals)," Mak-^n^ said. **When th^ called ^ that we made the finals, I jumped up land ran on i^e andsaidlike, 'ReaUy?'We PlMte tee FUTURE, page 4A 5C SB Leading the Way at use Aiken 4C sc 4C m mc lùf ÙSC Aikmt ' SatMrdayJariuary 29,2011--7:00 pm-11:00 pm IthtrifidbiGiM^ iiif leductiÉijyO. < • • _ # ...............^ ________________.......
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