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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - April 27, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina co FOR AIKIN S ACTIVE ADULTS Wednesday April 27,201 Vol. 145, No. 117 Today's Weather ? High 88° Low '<ijrr 67° Full forecast 112C You r Local Son roc Since I 867 ------ — www.aikenstandard.com , 50C Tipsey v. Augusta bar suing Aiken locale .....    „    Cr,....,    Patkrdii-    criwil    uirl    shod By ANNA DOLIANITIS Staff writer Just over a month after the controversial Irish pub opened in downtown Aiken, I ipsey McS-tumbles ha k become the subject of a lawsuit tiled by the Augusta pub with the same name, alleging that it devised a “deceptive scheme” to open an Aiken Tipsey’s controversial beginning. 116A identically styled competing business in The Alley without the authority to do so. A lawsuit filed April 14 in U.S. District Court in Augusta alleges that the Aiken location s owner. Christopher (biffin, stoic the Tipsey McStumbles tradename, logo and ( atholic school girl short skirt style sported by the establishment’s waitresses, thus causing damage to the reputation and goodwill associated with the Augusta business. The Augusta location’s registered agent. Michael Anglin, alleges that he entered into a business Please see TIPSEY, page 16A Will Georgians cross the river for lower gas prices? ■ Ga. gas prices likely to go up 3 cents on May 1. By HALEY HUGHES Staff writer Georgia gas prices are likely to go up by 3 cents May I, ami residents of Augusta and (mndown said the increase is enough Ll drive them across the riser for lower prices at South Carolina pumps, if they don’t already make the trip. Georgia's gas tax is a flat T5-cents per gallon, plus an amount based on the price per gallon. Ihe tax automatically readjusts when gas prices go up by more than 25 percent Since the price of gas has increased by at least 25 percent, the state s tax will raise from 12.9 cents a gallon from 10,1 cents a gallon. South Carolina’s gas tax is a fiat 16.75-cents per gallon, Tluit tale hasn’t increased since 1987. “Prices across the nation contmuc to creep up due to weakness of the U.S. dollar and unrest in oil-producing countries,’’ said AAA ( arolmas spokesman Bremlan Byrnes. ITie lowest gas price in Augusta I ues-day was $3.55, according to GasBuddy. com. The lowest price in Aiken was $3.50, according lo GasBuddy Please aa* GAS, page 16A “Most of us do that anyway already I do, unless Tm on empty Carol Whitaker, Augusta I already go across the river to gel my gas. The increase wi lust make it better ” John Stone, Augusta GASBUDOY.COM a These are the 10 lowest gas prices by state according to gasbuddy on www aaken-standard com Study: ARRA funds positive impact on area 10 lowest by state 'Probably I won’t because I live et Grovetown, and I usually tin up over on that side of town." Melissa Dilley Grovetown, Ga. “I will definitely start going to North Augusta. With gas prices where they are already, anything to save a little money ‘ Andrew Fisher, Augusta State Wyoming Colorado Montana South Carolina Utah Tennessee Mississippi Arizona Alabama louisiana Price 3 535 3603 3604 3625 3659 3665 3.672 3.689 3689 3.689 gasbuddy* By ANNA DOUANITIS Staff writer The SI.6 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act f unding awarded to contractors at the Savannah River Site was successful in retaining and creating 4,600 jobs in the local community, as well as creating 86 cents of regional economic impact for every dollar of regionally spent stimulus funds, according to an economic impact study unveiled at USU Aiken The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Flow Down lo Local Community study, commissioned by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and compiled by USG A’s O’Connell Center few Executive Development, studied the impact of the $819 million in funding received and used by SRNS and Savannah River Remediation between April 2009 and October 2010. $1.6 billion in ARRA funding According to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Flow Down to Local Community study, ARFIA funding was successful in: • Ftetammg and creating 4,600 jobs rn the local community • Creating 86 cents of regional ©anomic imped for every dollar af regionally spert stimulus funds The study considered the immediate impact and npple effect on the five-county region including Aiken, Allendale and Barnwell counties in South ( arolina, and C olumbia and Richmond counties on Georgia, PIMM Me ARRA, page 14A Christopher Bates, Gloverville Ronald “Randy" Battle, Aiken Thomas Anthony Boone, Aiken Willie Earl Danley, Springfield Deaths and Funerals 16A William "BRT Hobbs Jr* Martinez, Ga Ann Drake Johnson, Stone Mountain, Ga. Wilson Woodrow Moseley, Aiken Betty Jo "Nanny" Walker, Clearwater Mary Louise Young, Aiken SRNS responds to unfair labor practices lawsuit filed by former SRNS employees By ANNA DOLIANITIS Staff writer A motion for summary judgement filed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions rn response to a complaint on behalf of four former employees fired for passing along information related to SRNS 1,400-employee layoffs is awaiting a judge’s action that will either dismiss die charge or lead to a hearing The National Labor Relations Board complaint, initially filed as a charge by Vernon Lee Gill ledge, who was fired from his position in November for forwarding an unsolicited e-mail related to the layoffs, claims that by firing (iulledge and three other employees, SRNS violated its employee “protected concerted activities.” Protected concerted activi ties include discussing pay cwt other work-related issues, including terms and condi dons of employment among employees, according to the NLRB. 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