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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 5, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 •ii UU rial  BumtJI  ‘■#ui:il  OPENS  Friday  Vol 145, No 125'' ^  i  May 5.2011  Today’s Weather  FuM forecast 18C   www.aikenstandard.com   TV show visits Aiken to feature parkways  w  €  %  yy  £>  ■ (MMi  20% Oft £  9C0/ n  riff 'n Sloe £0/0 UM Boots I  1.800-658-TACK   www.BootsBridlesandBritches.com   1310 East Wn» log Rd.  «WPi| #UUllf MwWffli  ’^6 W RolMftsoft Av# (kowtimn, Georgia  ^HUT-UWUV •---9  By AMY BANTON  Staff writer  Aiken’s parkways will soon be featured on a popular PBS/ ETV horticultural show.  Famed Clemson horticulturist Row land Alston Jr. and his crew came to Aiken Wednesday morning to film a segment for his show “Making it Grow!” regarding the Sand River Headwaters Green Infrastructure Project.  City Manager Richard Pearce helped introduce the segment, which concentrates on the parkway project and the native plants used to assist in educing rushing storm waters and pollutants that negatively impact Hitchcock Woods.  Monitoring devices have also been installed so Clemson can collect and analyze data to determine if the renovated parkways arc successfully deterring erosion in the urban woods.  Scientists from Clemson University, led by Dr. Gene Eidson, who is an Aiken resident, designed the project and aa* currently monitoring the progress, which will soon be available online.  “Em glad that ‘Making it Grow!’ has come here," Eidson said. "There will be a large audience that will see how this technology is implemented."  Please see SHOW, page 14A  Staff photo by Amy Banton  Aiken City Manager Richard Pearce and host Rowland Alston film a segment for "Making it Grow!" in downtown Aiken.  Case of missing tax bills unsolved  By HALEY HUGHES  Staff writer  Questions still remain as to what happened w uh hundreds of property tax bills that never made it to their intended recipients, resulting in the delinquency of many taxpayers.  The United States Postal Sen ice (USPS) believes it never received the bills for • delivery, and Aiken County believes the company it I uses to print the bdls did * so and properly conveyed them to the post office for * sorting.  Whatever the ease may be, hundreds in North Augusta and Aiken have been notified they are delinquent on their properly taxes after tun mg failed to I pay by die January deadline.  Please see BILLS, page MA  to tod IB-J'ifcJ  H.S. playoff action  ► Strom Thurmond and South AJoen baseball face possible doubleheaders for district titles 11B  ► Other area baseball and softball teams continue postseason play 12B  A/ifs) thfelliid  James Erwin Whitaker,  Aiken  Pauline "Pat" Thomas,  Aiken  Deaths and Funerals 16A  tostjte     Calendar    SC      Classifieds    SB      Comics    4C      Dear Abby    SC      Horoscopes    SC      Markets    48      Movie Listings    sc      Nation,'World    11A      Obituaries    6A      Opinions    13A      Puzzles    SC      Sports    IB      TV Listings    2C     Rowland Alston Jr.  Host, "Making it Grow!"  “It's just great that a show that’s broadcast statewide and beyond has come to Aiken today to talk about the green infrastructure project because we really think there are components of the project that every community can easily implement,” Pearce said.  The project, funded by a  $3.3 million Environmental Protection Agency grant, which was administered by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, is an installation of rain gardens, vegetative buffers and underground cisterns in the parkways and pervious pavement throughout downtown Aiken.  Trike races raise  By ROB NOVIT  Senior writer  It’s official: Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt owns the Aiken Kaw anis C bib’s tricycle race at least for another year.  In the “adult division” of the Iuds’ benefit event, Hunt showed he has the superior vehicle, defeating Lt. Ben Harm of the Aiken Department ol Public Safety. Harm was pmeh-hjuing for Chief Pete Frominer, win) had a conflict and couldn’t attend the races at the ll. ( Well Weeks Aetiv Hies Center Wednesday afternoon.  Hie annual benefit included races for kids ages 3-8, raisuig funds for the Kiw arui Club’s community programs.  Harm once again drove the department’s three-wheel “police” vehicle and admitted with a smile he might have to retire it and try one of the children’s tricycles next year.  When the men’s race started, Hunt stayed put and w avert, giving Hami a 10-yard start. It didn’t take long tor the sheriff to catch up and glide on by the other v elude.  “We did have confidence when they showed hack 14)  "This is going to he the wave of the future, and I think Aiken ought to he very' proud that they re a leader in this area. "  Truck hits building,  one dead  Staff photos by Karen Daily  Above: This truck, driven by Tony E. Young, hit the Parson'! Engineering Building, killing Young. Left: As a result, traffic was more congested than usual on an early-release day from county schools.  money for kids’ programs  By KAREN DAILY  Staff wnter  A 59-year-old Aiken man was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-vehicle collision cm luist Pine U>g Road that occurred arter the driver veered into oncoming traffic and careened into a building.  Tony E. Young, of Joyner Pond Road. wa* the driver of the 2002 GMG Sierra trav eling west cm Pine Log about I 30 p.m. when the deadly chain of events began to unfold.  The vehicle crossed into eastbound traffic, sideswiped an oncoming vehicle, jumped over a club, trav eled across the sidewalk and then crashed into the Parson’s Engineering Building.  Aiken Public Safety Sgt. Aaron Dowdy said there were employees inside the business; however, no one inside was injured.  Hie wreck snarled traffic* for hours while police investigated the crash.  Local schools had a scheduled early-release day, and traffic in the area was more congested than is typical for that time of day, officials said.  Adding to the traffic woes, police blocked eastbound traf  fic and diverted all traffic the w eastbound lanes.  The driver of the vehicle struck by the GMG, Chad Ingram, of Aiken, did not hi any life-tlireatenmg injuries.  Both men were wearing seat belts.  ()tficiaJs have not said w hat may has e caused Young to veer into oncoming traffic.  Aiken C ounty Goroner Tim Carlton said there were no obvious medical reasons to indicate why the man lost control of the vehicle; however, toxicology and other tests are pending, he added.  The crash is the eighth fatal crash in Aiken County in 2011. his the first in the City of Aiken this year, officials said  with the sank; of, same ol’,” said Hunt “I didn’t worry at all. (Harm’s) pit crew said they were taking it to the county dump. But ibis is a good cause and a lot of fun. I look forward to it every year.”  The funds raised through sponsors, said Kl warns President Chery l Fogie, w ill support the the Tem fie Kids program at elementary schools, as well as student versions of Kl w arns. The newest is a Builders Club at Leavelle Met ampbeil Middle School.  Please see RACES, page MA  Staff photo by Rob Novi!  Tucker Crenshaw, left edged Markee Lott by about an inch in one of the races for 6-year-oids. Proceeds from the event will go toward Aiken Kiwanis Club's community programs.   

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