Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 24, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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Vol. 145, No. 24
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Hundreds gather to show their appreciation
By AMY BANTON
A couple hundred residents, along with members of both the local and state government, stopped by to ofter congratulations and thanks to retiring City of Aiken Manager Roger Lei Hic.
Many*felt as if the soiree held Sunday afternoon for LeDuc, who retires Friday after 25 years with the City, was bittersweet. LeDuc felt the same,
"You go to something like this with mixed emotions,"
I. cl hic said, adding tliat he is excited to have that extra time w uh his family, hut he will surely miss working for the City.
When go mg his speech to the crowd, LeDuc had tears well in his eyes and asked for his wife Renee to stand with him as he gave his farewell. Renee, along w ith three of their children, were at the event, and LeDuc took the opportunity to thank his family for their years of support.
State representatives Bdl • Taylor, Roland Smith, Bill
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Officials search for driver in hit-and-run
► A bicyclist was involved in a hrt-and-run accident on Banks Mi Road on Sunday and police are looking for the driver 13A
Corine Frazier Williams,
Julia Spires Dudley,
Willie Mae Reed Harris,
Woodroe D. Seigler,
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Staff photo by Amy Benton Mayor Fred Cavanaugh thanks retiring City Manager Roger LeDuc and his wife Renee.
“I ’ll never forget that smile, and, for the City and the entire community, he has
been very effective. "
S.C. Rep. Roland Smith
For video of City government members responding to LeDuc's retirement and a message from LeDuc, visit Amy's Twitter at www.twitter.com/AmylBanton.
Professor wins award for portrait
By ROB NOVIT
US( Aiken profess** Al Beyer’s Best of Show award Ii* his artwoik al the S.C, State Fair has been donated by lair officials to the university.
rile striking, l.ir-larger-than-lile portrait of his funnel student, the late Phyllis trousseau of Edgefield, will he exhibited in the I therredge Center. Tile portrait is named "Phyllis.”
Nancy Smith, the State Fair’s assistant manager, made a I urinal presentation of the painting to Beyer at the university's Pickens-Salley
PIMM see BEYER, page 4A
Staff photo by Rob Novrt Kennedy Middle School sixth-graders, from left Makenzie Cude, Alex Coleman and Lade Leach discuss their Future City project with a judge at the regional contest at USC Aiken Saturday.
Sixth-graders make strong showing at Future City contest
Sudt photo by Rob Novit USC Aiken visual arts professor Al Beyer shows his portrait "PhyUis," which won best of show at the S.C. State Fair and has been donated by fair officials to the university.
By ROB NOVIT
Ft* seven years, Bonnie Maxwell helped coordinate the S.C. Regional Future City competition as an education outreach staffer al Savannah River Site.
lier daughter, Makenzie Cude, was just 3 when Maxwell began working with the annual event. Soon afterward, Makenzie would put all sorts of boxes together, proclaiming, "I want to build my Future City.”
More recently, slit* helped her mom at the event, racing through USC Aiken’* Business Sc Fducation Building w ith score sheets
Now a sixth-grader at Kennedy Middle School, Makenzie got to build lier Future City, competing in the regionals for the first time Saturday. To her astonishment, she and teammates Lucie Leach and Alex Coleman on the "Metallic* ’ team came in second, just missing an all-cxpcnse-paid trip to the national contest in Washington, D.C., next month.
"We were thinking, maybe like in eighth-grade (we’d make it to the finals),” Mak-en/ie said. "When they called out that we made the finals, I jumped up and ran im stage and said like, ‘Really?’ We
Please see FUTURE, page 4A
at USC AikenA scholarship fundraiser for minority students at USCA
Hosted by the Inclusion Advisory Council at USC AikenSaturday, January 29,2011 — 7:00 pm-11 OO pm Etherredge Center on USC Aiken campus
Tickets: $100 per couple (SAO tax deductible gift) or $50 per individual ($30 tax deductible gift).
Leading die Way includes: music end dancing to the sounds of Preston and Weston, presentation of the 2010 Inclusion Awards, beverages, and buffett
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Brome Sponsors Norman Frank Security Federal Bank Southern Bank and Trust Jeff and Ellen Priest * Banco Tents Dr, cmd Mrs. Anthony Toomer