Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 7, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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Athlete who called city home dies at 83
• Donald Champagney wasn’t from Aiken, but he called it home for more than 30 years before he died Tuesday For 83 years, Champ, as he was known to family and friends, lived a full and colorful life.
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PHOTO COURTESY OF FACEBOOK.COM. POSTED BY CHRISTIAN MOREAUSRS to look back at six decades of science research
BY ANNA DOLIANITIS
Sixty years of env ironmental science history at the Savannah River Site will be celebrated in an all-day informal symposium
organized by the Sav annah River Heritage Foundation later thi s month.
The 60th * anniversary celebration, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 20 at the USC Aiken Htherredge Center and Ruth Patnck Science Ldu-catitm Center, will feature exhibits and presentations about the groundbreaking work done in em tronmeruaJ studies dating back to the 1950s and the adv ancements that hav e taken place since then, according to SRS I tentage Foundation executive director Walt Joseph.
“It is not something that is just restricted g) this area, but it is of worldwide importance,” Joseph said. “We’re going to talk not only about the celebration but about where (SRS) has been and where it is going.”
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WHAT? SRS to hold 60th anniversary celebration WHEN? 9 am. until 3 p.m. Aug 20
WHERE? USC Aiken Etherredge Center and Ruth Patrick Science Education Center
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about the SRS Heritage Foundation or the 60th anniversary celebration, call 226*0116 or 648-5634.
Sports academy to open new location in areaJoin IR the conversation! Here aresome of the memories people are sharing on Facebook.
• Does anyone remember The Mr Quik
Burger? I think it was the only hamburger fast food restaurant around. They gave you those paper hats that we loved and then we would drive to the Outing Club to spend the day!
• Anybody remember the Bi-Lo cow??
• How many people went swimming in Golman’s pasture or the Blue Lagoon -acmss tromihe now county detention center?
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with words or through photographs.
“There are people from all generations on there,” Durban said. “Aiken is a special place, and we still try to visit as often as possible.”
Clint Tatum, a 1979 Aiken High graduate now living in Gaffney, thinks the page is remarkable and, like many people, thanks Moreau for the idea.
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BY CAM HUFFMAN
The academy that helped train four area players picked in this year’s Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft is opening up a new facility in Aiken.
Beat 9 Sports Academy in Augusta has been training athletes from around the CSRA for years - including Taylor Guemeri (North Augusta, Tampa Bay Rays), Andrew Faulkner (South Aiken, Texas Rangers), Jackson Whitley (North Augusta, Los Angeles Angels) and William Price (Greenbrier, Colorado Rockies)
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- who all realized their dreams when they were picked in the June draft. Now the professional baseball and softball training facility is ready to open a new Aiken location at 11 DeMedicis Blvd. - near the intersection of Pine Log and Richardson Lake roads - in October.
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BY AMY [email protected]
A digital archive of Aiken memories has formed as a new Facebook page, making many people feel nostalgic.
“I grew up in Aiken, SC” is a Facebook group where past and present Aikcmtes have been posting hundreds of stories and ' several photographs of where they called home as kids or teens -
More than 2,000 posts have appeared, and it has picked up more than 1,500 members after it was created on July 31 by Christian Moreau (or Darrell Boone, as mosi Aikemtes would remember him as.)
Moreau, who now lives in Arlington, Va., said he got the idea from another group called “I grew up in Asheboro, North Carolina!!!”
“I belong to a similar group for the town where we moved, and it’s been tremendously fascinating, as well as fun,” Moreau said. “I felt that my old friends in Aiken deserved to have something similar. I just never, in my wildest dreams, expected it to take oft like this.”
Moreati lived in Aiken until he was in the ninth grade, moving to Asheboro in 1963.
The page he created has triggered memories for himself and hundreds of others, he said. Moreau said that was the main purpose of the page, and he’s glad to see so many people enjoying it.
Framp Durban is a 1968 Aiken High
PHOTO COURTESY FACEBOOK COM POSTEO BY FRAMP OURBANSUMMERTIME FUN: The Outing Club about 1956, posted by Framp Durban, pictured
School graduate who now lives in Mt. Pleasant. He had seen the page, joined and is now hooked.
Durban said the page had him thinking about the good old days when $1 could get him a chili burger, two gallons of gas and a pack of cigarettes.
He reminisces of a time sitting on the edge of a clay pit oft' Vaucluse Road, playing folk tunes with friends until midnight. He remembers summers of swimming and riding cookie sheets down snowy or icy hills in the winter.
Durban has enjoyed going through the various posts and sharing his own memories