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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 9, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 i., I,.'H.< •  By KAREN DAILY  Staff writer  A fugitive wanted in Virginia for felony drug charges was ready to board a bus out of town when local law enforcement officers ruined his plans, officials say.  Travone L. Hall, 19, of Newport News, Va., had been  wanted for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and distribution of cocaine. "Newport News will extradite him," said  Aiken Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. J^e Mahoney. "He is being held at the Aiken County detention center."  Public Safety first learned the wanted man was in Aiken when they were approached by Augusta residents who said Hall was a suspect in an Augusta break-in and knew that he had gotten a ride to  Aiken to "get out of town," said Mahoney.  Hall was in the area attempting to flee fi-om the Virginia authorities, he added.  About 4 p.m., when police were first tipped off that Hall was planing to board a bus in Aiken at 5 p.m., an officer who happened to be on patrol in the area stopped at the  Pendleton Street bus station.  The officer spoke with an employee at the bus station, who said the man wanted for questioning had just walked off but had left his bags behind.  The suitcases belonged to Hall, Mahoney said, adding that police believe the suspect saw the officer and left.  "We patrolled the area looking for him," he added.  About 20 minutes later, police spotted Hall in front of ' What's Cookin' on Laurens Street and detained him.  "He w^ taken into custody ', without incident," Mahoney said.  Contact Karen Daily at kdaily@aikenstandard. com.  Submitted photo  The Moon Beans Coffees & New Moon Cafe has a cafe setup at Bonnaroo, the music festival in Manchester, Tenn.  New Moonls Bonnaroo-bound  By AMY BANTON  Staff writer  Anybody from the CSRA heading to one of the largest music festivals in the country may experience a piece of home while there.  New Moon Cafe will be  at Bonnaroo today through Sunday selling coffee and sandwiches. The business has supplied music lovers with caffeine since the festival, located on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn., was established in 2002.  Christine Tomasetti-  Allewelt, owner of New Moon, said that when the festival was announced, she and a co-worker wanted to go but tickets were sold out. TTiey then discovered that Bonnaroo needed a coffee vendor, and Tomasetti-Allewelt immediately contacted them.  Since the first year that New Moon Cafe has participated, the festival has grown and they now actually build a small cafe which has to be taken down after the festival is over.  Please see COFFEE, page 12A  School budget raises concerns  By ROB NOVIT  Senior writer  The public hearing on the 2011-12 Aiken School Dis-trict buc^^asted nearly two hours Tuesday, and the entire meeting took about twice that.  On Wednesday, first-term School Board member Dwight Smith was still fret  ting about the budget and the proposed tax increases for operational and facility needs. He listened to people at the board meeting . also to constituentein the Graniteville area. He understands their concerns, both pro and con.  Please see BUDGET, page 12A  Staff photo by Rob NoviJ  Aiken School Board Chairman Rosemary English, left, talks with Carolyn Bazzle, who spoke out against the board's tentative tax increase for 2011 -12.  Donald LRothwell,  Ailfen  Whitney LeAnne Revis,  Clearwater  Deaths and Funerals 16A  mm  Calendar  5C  Classifieds  5B  îles  3C  5B  îles  3C     Ig^bby    4C      HÉpes    4C      ' " 4B          5C          13A          Ik ^^     2C  By ANNA DOLIANITIS  Staffwriter  Aiken wil} soon be home to two Hibbett Sports locations, with a second store planning to open in Kalmia Plaza just before the end of the year.  Hibbett Sports, a sporting goods store with 760 locations in 24 states, including one in the Aiken Mall, will open its second Aiken lo.cation in December 2011, according to Hibbett Sports real estate manager Sam Killian.  The Aiken Mall store will continue to operate normally,  HIBBETT  SPORTS  Killian said, adding that the decision to open a new location came in an effort to better serve the Aiken market.  "We've been successful in the Aiken Mai} for several  years and (the new loca^ tion) will allow us to capture more of the market," Killian said.  The new store, located at 1660 Richland Avenue West,  will be in a 6,720 square-foot space next to the Dollar General.  Ziff" Properties Inc., Kalmia Plaza's landlord, will do some construction on the building's interior, which should begin in July and be completed by the beginning of November, Killian said.  The new location will be much like the Aiken Mall location, carrying the same brands and types of sporting equipment but will likely carry more of it.  Hibbett Sports stores provide equipment for all sports, as well as fitness equipment and apparel.  The decision to open the new Aiken location was finalized on May 16, said Ashley Tate of Ziff Properties.  The Kalmia Plaza store will employ eight to 10 people, according to Killian. He added that the Richland Avenue Walmart shopping center was also considered, but Kalmia Plaza was chosen for, among other reasons, the square footage available to lease.  "We're excited to have a second store in Aiken," said Killian.  Contact Anna Dolianitis at  adolianitis@jaikenstandard.com .  Ì   

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