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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Aiken, South CarolinaVol. 149, no. 208 Aiken . Y o u r l o c a l n e w s s o u r c e s i n c e 1 8 6 7 75? monday july 27, 2015 Calendar .3c classifieds. 5b crossword .5c comics .4c dear Abby .5c editorials. 11a Horoscope .5c living on the go .1c lottery. 3a movies .3c sports. 1b television .2c partly Cloudy. High 94. Low 72. Complete 5-Day forecast 8c general offices .803-648-2311 newsroom .803-644-2401 Index Contact us Horace Williams Atlanta a. Louise Davis Satcher Warrenville deaths and funerals 6a area deaths weather behind bars by Bill Bengtson kayaker and canoeists May need to explore other options in visiting Aiken state Park during the Days or weeks ahead due to lower water Levels causing limited Access to the Edisto Rivers South Fork in the Park. This last weekend we had some historic lows said Wagener resident Doug Busbee a businessman who has been helping Lead a statewide Effort to tighten Laws on surface water usage. He referred to the South Forks water level As having been the lowest that its Ever been this time of year. Robert Mahoney the Parks Man Ager offered a different View. This is common during this time of year because. We a vent had a whole lot of rain lately. The rain helps keep the River Levels up and when theress no heavy rain or Multi ple Days of rain with heat thatus one of the major problems he said. Mahoney confirmed the Parks boat launch serving the River is out of action and noted that for safety reasons we dont put any of our Visi tors in the River at a certain level. Other boating options however still exist within the Parks 1,067 acres. Since were not renting the canoes to go on the River we have the Ponds and the Lake that you can put the canoes and kayaks on and still have that paddling experience. Plus we have the paddle boats Mahoney said. Low water Levels limit Edisto River Access by Maayan Schechter clipboard in hand Deputy Jacqui line Edwards Calls out the names of the Aiken county inmates who will go before summary court judge Pat Rick d. Sullivans desk waiting with anticipation to find out whether on this Day they can walk out on Bond or if they will have to stay behind the thick Walls and barbed wire for the time being. You Only respond when asked dont say anything until the judge says you can do otherwise Edward yells across a room that separates the Aiken county detention centers re cords room and Bond hearings. In june the Aiken Standard Fol Lowed Edwards and the group pro claimed the dream team at the detention Center off wire Road to get a Small peek of what goes on behind the Walls of the detention Center on any Given Day. Edwards is just one of dozens of employees who show up to the detention Center at 6 50 . To prepare for the morning shift the second shift does not show up until about 6 30 . For four years Edwards has worked the hallways Bond court and has overseen male and female pods of prisoners. She by All accounts of her fellow coworkers Means Busi Ness. You should see her when she goes into the a omens pod the whole place goes silent one Deputy said. By 9 15 ., Edwards is ready to take the handful of men and women into Bond court. There each will meet the judge at his desk answer yes or no to his question and sign forms about whether they will hire an attorney or use a Public de fender. Charges for inmates can Range from Petty theft to on this Day a Man charged with sexually assault ing a juvenile. Going behind the scenes at the Aiken county detention Center staff photo by Maayan Schechter inmates in one of the general pods in the Aiken county detention Center play games to kill time. Staff photo by Maayan Schechter deputies at the Aiken county detention Center in shackle inmates before they head into Bond court. Staff photo by Maayan Schechter Deputy Jacquiline Edwards reads off names of inmates at the Aiken county detention Center before heading off to Bond court. Please see jail Page 9a please see water Page 10a by . Lundeen the girls Are up next. While the boys took Over North Augusta during the peach Jam the Nike girls elite youth basketball league season still had a few weeks left. Now top female High school basketball players will converge in North Augusta today to Crown the Champion of their Eybl season. The Nike nationals tournament will take place today through thurs Day at Riverview Park activities Center 100 Riverview Park drive. These girls Are such great ath letes we dont see that kind of size or skill around Here often said Rick Meyer director of North augustaus Parks recreation and Leisure services. They put on a great show on the court and play an exciting Brand of basketball. They re very athletic tenacious and have a lot More spirit about their teams. The Nike nationals provide the female athletes a Chance to play in front of College coaches including Geno Auriemma of the University of Connecticut Kim Mulkey of Baylor and Dawn Staley of the University of South Carolina. Its a Premier tournament for girls basketball Meyer said. This is the 11th year weave had it Here after we went to Nike to ask them to create this event. We leaned on them a Little bit and this tournament has been great. The two tournaments Are the big Gest events for the staff of River View Park activities Center who strive to put on a first class event. Top female athletes arrive for nationals Star file photo Ryder a Rogers 54of the Caro Lina flames drives to the Basket in a game against Alexandria Johnson of Tennessee flight on the second Day of the Nike nationals at River View Park activities Center in North Augusta last year. Nike nationals to jump off in North Augusta please see Nike Page 10a a s 05 -1 34 49 73

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