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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - December 19, 1999, Aiken, South Carolina Front Page news Aiken Standard Aiken s.c., sunday december 19, 1999 5a fight leads to shooting from i Thurmond represents South a transformation from a needed to drive off and get her Sisters and they came Back looking for Johnson. They found him walking on Kershaw Street and the argument continued. The Sisters then assaulted Johnson. One of the Sisters Kimberly had a firearm that went off Dur group from 1a that a Fine a said James Gallman president of the South Carolina conference of a act branches. The group has had similar tags approved in Alabama North Carolina Georgia Tennessee and Maryland. In Maryland an attempt to have it removed from the states distinctive tag list failed in court. State sen. Kay Patterson a Black Democrat from Columbia said the Issue is much different than the Flag flying on the Capitol dome. A a that a your property a tag on your vehicle a he said. A a that a covered under the first amendment to the . Verdin said controversy Over the Confederate Flag flying above the statehouse had nothing to do with the specially plates although he said it had increased interest in the organization. A right now the membership is exploding a he said. A a we be got people coming out of the Woodwork. When the Battle flags under attack southerners hear that Beck and Call to defend their the University of South Carolina state Board of trustees and the Florence City Council have joined the growing list of organizations who want the Confederate Flag removed. The South Carolina state Board Resolution was unanimously approved at a special session Friday. Trustee Leroy Mosely or. Said the move could have come sooner but a a in a very pleased that we re doing it ing the altercation striking Johnson in the right Arm according to reports. Johnson was taken to University Hospital in Augusta. He was listed in stable condition saturday night according to a Hospital spokesperson bread Man and House train set Soldier boys skaters on a White Tarp resembling ice a Green tractor Santa on a motorcycle a horse and Carriage and a Waterfall Complete with Blue lights. A fall of the sockets out Here Are full and we blow fuses All the time a said Whitecotton. But it does no tend there. The actual House is also decorated with lit snowflakes with lights Strung on the roof a big Star on the Chimney and Santa Claus perched on the top. She said that they began decorating the Yard five or six years ago. The North Augusta department of Public safety stopped and detained the three Sisters at Georgia Avenue and five notch Road. All three Are currently being held at the Aiken county detention Center. A never since my husband was Young his desire was to have lots of coloured lights when he had a Home. That a Why we do it a she said. The White Cottons said people come to see the lights every night and they invite anyone interested to come by and drive through or walk through the Yard. A they come by in the truckloads and we love for them to Stop in a she said. A we just fix it up every year for the kids and those who want to see coloured lights. There is really nowhere in town to see Lution that by the 1990s saw republicans beating democrats in Many statewide races. Only once since has South Carolina wavered from the gop roots sown by Thurmond. Democrat Jimmy Carter won the state in 1976 in his president Ial bid. Through democratic or Republican administrations Thurmond a longevity in Washington a he is serving his eighth Senate term which he says will be his last has meant Federal Money for South Carolina including projects for military bases and the Savannah River site nuclear weapons Complex near Aiken. Edgefield resident Johnny Williams 32, who is Black is Able to Overlook Thurmond a segregationist past because of what he said the senator does for South carolinians. Friends Tell stories about Thurmond a help in getting them jobs said Williams. It was at Williams High school graduation that he first met the senator More than a decade ago. A i think he has changed a Williams said. A from what i have seen and heard he has a deep love for Mankind. He a demonstrated he cares for Thurmond however does have those who question the political legacy he will leave behind. A i have to Admire his longevity and stamina a says state sen. Darrell Jackson of Columbia who is Black and a Democrat and who wants the Confederate Flag lowered from the dome atop the state House where Thurmond once sat As governor. A but its hard to Overlook Why he changed parties. There Are people like my father who find it hard to forgive him a Jackson said. Blocking attempts by Jackson and others to lower the Flag is a state House now controlled by republicans who have the votes to keep it flying. Thurmond entered politics As superintendent of Edgefield county schools. In his spare time he studied Law under his father state rep. John William Thurmond and passed the bar in 1930. He was first elected to the state legislature in 1932. He went off to serve in the army in world War ii and returned toe be elected governor in 1947. His record was progressive by the standards for a Southern Democrat of that time. He pushed for repeal of the poll tax and boosted education spending. A pm Christmas present. Six Beautiful ways to celebrate the holidays past and a More Brilliant future Floyd Greene Aikens Crown jeweler commuted to to Aiken Centre South a Aiken a 6496005 3 fg-750-3n special Christmas hours open until 8pm monday Friday Aiken pest control inc. Is dedicated to providing Quality services throughout the Cora. 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