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   Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 11, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina                                 YOUR LOCAL SOURCE SINCE 1867.  TODAY'S FORECAST  lO  97  SEE WEATHER, 6C  IN THE NEWS M  STAFF PHOTO BY HALEY HUGHES  Church youth group battles Cumberland Village's Wil team  Four pins separated first-place winner Caleb Fairchild from runner-up Brooks Webster, pictured, on Wednesday as the youth of Southside Free Will Baptist Church challenged Cunjberland Village's Wii bowling team.  SEE LOCAL NEWS 2A  STAFF PHOTO BY CAM HUFFMAN  Former Georgia Tech player now a coach at South Aiken  This time last year, Ben Anderson was on the practice field in Atlanta, preparing to help Georgia Tech try to defend its Atlantic Coast Conference title. Today, he'll be on the practice grass at South Aiken High School, preparing the Thoroughbreds for Friday's Aiken County Football Jamboree as the school's defensive line coach.  SEE SPORTS. 18  AP PHOTO  Love or hate it, 'Glee: The 3D Concert Movie' hits theaters  "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" may be as spontaneous as a Pringles commercial, with cast members of the hit TV series re-creating - on stage - their biggest musical moments, sometimes in exactly the same costume they wore on-TV.  SEE LIVING ON THE GO!, 10  REPORTER TWEET  Fireflies - have you seen less around the area this summer?  Follow all of our reporters on the IWItter feed at alkenstandard.com.  AREA DEATHS  BertW. Walsh, New Ellenton  Eloise Johnson Burkhalter, Aiken  Lula Mae Johnson, Greer  Turner David Jameson, Phoenix, Ariz.  Hunter McMillan Jameson, Phoenix, Ariz.  Opal Moore Babh, Aiken  Josephine P. Garrett, Edgefield  SEE DEATHS AND FUNERALS, 6A  INSIDE  Calendar....................50 Movie Listings...........5C  Classifieds.................5B Opinions.................13A  Crossword................4C «Sports........................IB  Comics.......................30 World News...........12A  Horoscopes..............40 TV Ustings...............50  Living On The Go...;..1C Weather......................60  ìMil^yM. AUGUST 11,20'  Man again facing pot trafficking charge  liOL,, 145, yO. 223 • i-üi^  STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT  WELOOME TO SOHOFIELD: During registration at Schofield Middle School Wednesday, principal Jackie Barnwell, right, talks w/ith, from left, sixth-grader Fatima Solas, her mother Marjerie Carrera, her sister Maya, and her grandmother, Aura Perez.  Students, teachers meet at registration  BY KAREN DAILY  l( daily@aikenstanclard.com   rn  WHOSENDOVE  BY ROB NOVIT   rnovit@aikenstanclard.com   Yvonda Bean and her son Arthur walked around Schofield Middle School Wednesday after registering for 6tii gr^e.  They looked for Arthur's classrooms and chatted with his teachers.  "It's strange to see him in middle school," Bean said. "It came too soon, but  it's fun. Surprisingly, he's not at all nervous. He's a good boy. He's ready and mature enough. We're ready for the challenge."  Several schools held registration earlier this month, while most did so Wednesday. -Parents ^ a^hanec to meet as many as 11 new teachers at Oakwood-Windsor Elementary School.  SEE SCHOOL, 5A  Gas prices falling with nation's credit rating  BY HALEY HUGHES   titiughes@aikenstandard.com   The price of crude oil fell this week on the heels of the country's credit rating downgrade, and with it, the price of gasoline dropped.  The Associated Press reported Monday crude oil prices for September delivery were at their lowest level of the year, falling to near $83 per barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The price per barrel was roughly $100 last week. The previous low for the year was $84.32 per barrel. Drops in the price of crude oil, a major variable in gas prices, means motorists will pay less at the pump.  Gas at some stations around Aiken fell to $2.99 Tuesday. Prices kicked back up a  WANTA  bit Wednesday and hovered, at the lowest reported price point, at around $3.12 as of press time. Last week, prices were easily 10 to 20 cents more. Industry experts are predicting the average price of gas will continue the dowtiward trend, possibly even dropping an additional 20 or 30 cents in the next few weeks, according to the Associated Press.  AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge reports the current state average is $3.45, down 7 cents from the state average one week ago. The state average one year ago was $2.56.  The highest recorded average price in South Carolina was $4.12 in September 2008.  The national average is $3.63, down 7 cents from one week ago. The national average one year ago was $2.78.  For the secoife time in two weeks, an Aiken man has been charged with trafficking marijuana.  Denorr Whosendove, 35, was arrested after police seized a package containing 20 pounds of marijuana. He is charged with trafficking marijuana third offense and possession with intent to distribute marijuana within a half-mile of a school third offense, said Aikei) County Sheriff's Office Capt. Troy Elwell.  Late last month, Whosendove was arrested for possessing a 10-pound box of marijuana that had been delivered to his home.  Following his drug arrest by Aiken Public Safety late last month, Whosendove's bond was set at $30,000, and he was released from the Aiken County detention center, Elwell said.  SEE ARREST, 5A  One killed, oneinjured in shootout  BY KAREN DAILY  kdaily@aikenstandard com  A shootout in Williston, which deputies are calling a drug-related home invasion, has left one man dead and another in critical condition at a Georgia hospital  The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Tuesday shooting at 350 Bub Trail in Williston, but Capt. Troy Elwell, a spokesman for the sheriff's office, said investigators are still trying to piece together the events that led to the death of 38-year-old Aaron Coston, of Hampton Avenue.  Autopsy results show he died from multiple gunshot wounds.  According to investigators, Coston showed up at the Bub Trail home of Antwon Byars, 27, and his girlfriend around 9 p.m., but investigators do not know how he got there.  Byars' girlfriend has told deputies she and her boyfriend were in bed when they heard a noise at the back door. Byars got up to see what caused the noise, and she said she hear a number of gunshots.  "She and a baby tried to get out through the window, but she couldn't, so shg hid in a closet," Elwell said.  When the ruckus ended, she left with the baby, he added.  Byars had been shot muhiple times but managed to go to a neighbor's residence for help. Coston was found dead inside the residence.  SEE SHOOTOUT, 5A  is & - S 1- «  .K  tur ^  SIGN UP AT DEALS.AIKENSAVVYSHOPPER.COM.  ONE WINNER WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL mm r AV UNTIL AUG; 22.  .11 rfiiiiiiiwuiiiiii wiuiiiiwiiiniwiiiiwuniiii i-">\*w t.-mi »««»(A' i>«*»ii«iijMw»iii'iiiiiii» »iwawai'wttfc'««^;  \  k /  "Wise  presented by  Turn up your energy savings.  Setting your thermostat to 78° or higher in the sumniier can lower your cooling costs. Get more money-saving ideas at 8ceg.com/energytip8.  Scan with Smartphone   

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