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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - August 16, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina YOUR LOCAL SOURCE SINCE 1867 TUESDAY, AUGUST 16,2011 VOL. 145, NO. 228 • 500 SCHOOL BEGINS! Students jump into new year BY ROB NOVIT    1 [email protected] Several children arm ing at Aiken Elementary School for the first day Monday looked a hit anxious, especially the kindergarten students. Mikyan Marling wasn’t among them. He was all smiles as he walked toward the school with his mother, Tabitha Marshall. Actually, she admitted it's a little strange to see him attend school full-time. Mikyan is the baby, and his siblings are 18, 13 and ll. “I le’s going to school all by himself now, but that’s OK," Marshall said. “He loves to jump into new things.” About 24,0(X) students started school in Aiken County. Many faculty members were in new situations, too, including Rebecca Koclker, the new Aiken Elementary principal after spending 11 years at *    !    '    (irecndale Elemen tary School in New Ellenton. Mother of Mikyan    “Every    body    has Hafting, an Aiken    been very w claiming. Elementary    and all arc anxious kindergartner    10’]“» “’Tj* ward, Koelkersaid. “Aiken Elementary has a great reputation, and I attribute that to tile staff, liar none, they have some of the finest teachers I’ve seen.” At Jackson Middle School, principal Earl Ishmal wants to build on his first year m that role. “We’ve got a strong strategic plan and a lot of big things planned for our students this year,” he said. "We're always about exposure, SEE SCHOOL 12A "He’s going to school all by himself now, but that’s OK. He loves to jump into new things.” STAFF PHOTO BY ROB NOVIT ALL SMILES: Breydon Anderson, foreground, and Caelin Barfield are ail smiles in an Aiken Elementary School kindergarten class Monday morning. I i^b Like! Like Aiken Standard on Facebook Did you post pictures of the first day of school on Facebook? Send them in, and we’ll print them in the Aiken Standard* Send "Back To School Photos" to [email protected] See page 8A, 9A for more    *T*FF    photo by rob novit back-to-school photos    FAMILY OUTING: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Hansen bring ik daughters Amber, left, and Chelsea to Aiken Elementary School on the first day of classes Monday What    are you looking forward to this school year? Mother charged in attempted murder BY KAREN DAILY [email protected] com A North Augusta woman who was armed when she reportedly got into an altercation with her 15-year-old son Friday evening has been charged with attempted murder. Eva A. Stephens, 44, of Audubon Circle in North Augusta, was arrested around 9:30 p.m. North Augusta Public Safety officers said the woman was intoxicated at the time of her arrest. The victim reportedly called 911 after he and his mother became embroiled in an argument. The teenager told investigators he was upset and then went into his bedroom. He said he heard a gunshot from outside his bedroom door. He said his mother entered his room and lunged at him w ith a pistol in her hand. SEE ARREST 12A Stephens Man gets 20 years for drugs BY ANNA DOLIANIHS [email protected] A Neath Augusta man was sentenced in federal court last week to 20 yearn in prison for drug charges related to the shooting death of a 35-year-old Aiken man in 2009. Vincent “V-Teeh” Manning, 35, of Weston Street in North Augusta, pleaded guilty in federal court in Columbia to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana rn connection to the November 2009 murder of Paul Lirley, who had intended to engage in a drug deal facilitated by Manning. (Jn Nov. 23,2009, Lirtey w as found shot to death beside his vehicle in a North Augusta driveway after a tailed attempt to purchase marijuana, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney J.D. Rowell. Manning facilitated a drug deal between Lirley and Robert Smith, 20, who late last month was sentenced to 30 years in prison atter Manning SEE SENTENCE 12A BELO GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY Baker receives Bi-Lo gift card Baker • Ron Baker is the second winner of the Bi-Lo Gift Card Giveaway Baker will receive a $100 Bi-Lo gift card. Sign up for your chance to win at deals, aikensavvyshopper. com. One winner will be notified via email each day until Aug.22 deals.atkensawy AREA DEATHS Andrew Trapp, Williston Cynthia McLeod Aiken Linda Aiken Mills, Aiken Robert Charles Nicosia, Aiken Serena Corley Jones, Aiken Frances Hall Gardner, Candler, N C INSIDE .................T---------- Calendar............ 5C Movie Listings..,, 5C Classifieds......... SB Obituaries........ RA Crossword....... 40 Opinions........ UTA Comics............... SC Sports....... ........ 1B Horoscopes 4C TV Listings,.,...... ?C Living On The Go 1C Weather............ BC e - -wwwwr WWWW V Southlawn Cemetery & Mausoleum Aiken’s limier (Quieten For AI Amitwi Time Beearn Two Cmnation Niches For The Price Of Ona1 {\ ti iii ta* ptidtf.iiit.1 ’ii. tit' univ. I at* i nut) ixjttrt- «n (Inuit u,ui<< ■ We Accept Pmide von and Fem e al Mind through Ihmrmagemeut Save Today! (HOT) K41-KHOO 4M4 Whiskey Ruud, Aiken, NI 'J9HU3 Alex Allen Midland Valley High School, 17 "We have some good coaches this year. (I’m excited for) the playoffs this year and for basketball and football. I hope we make it past the first and second round of playoffs. I wish good luck to all the coaches ’’ Morgan Smith South Aiken High School senior “Being on top, being here and doing all the things we do.” Thomas Hang, South Aiken High School sophomore “To sports and my friends.” Raina Comar Chukker Creek Elementary School first-grader “To having a great year.” See what other students are looking forward to. | 2A, 3A ;