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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 9, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina Virginia fugitive detained downtown By KAREN DAILY Staff writer A fugitive wanted in Virginia for felony drug charges was ready to board a bus out of town when local law enforcement officers ruined his plans, officials say. Travone L. Hall, 19, of Newport News, Va., had been wanted for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and distribution of cocaine. “Newport News will extradite him," said Aiken Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Jake Mahoney. “He is being held at the Aiken County detention center.” Public Safety first learned the wanted man was in Aiken when they were approached by Augusta residents who said Hall was a suspect in an Augusta break-in and knew that he had gotten a ride to Aiken to “get out of town,” said Mahoney. Hall was in the area attempting to flee from the Virginia authorities, he added. About 4 p.m., when police were first tipped off that Hall was planing to board a bus in Aiken at 5 p.m., an officer w ho happened to be cm patrol in the area stopped at the Pendleton Street bus station. The officer spoke w uh an employee at the bus station, who said the man wanted tor questioning had just walked off but had left his bags behind. Hie suitcases belonged to I lait, Mahoney said, adding that police beliese the .suspect saw the officer and left. “We patrolled the area looking for him," he added About 20 minutes later, police spotted Hall in front cif What’s Cookin’ on Laurens Street and detained him. “I Ie was taken into custody without incident,” Mahoney said. Contact Karen Daily at kdailxia aikenstimdard com 50*    ~    i;,’1.....iii, ' I    I Submitted photo The Moon Beans Coffees & New Moon Cafe has a cafe setup at Bonnaroo, the musk festival in Manchester, Tenn. New Moon’s Bonnaroo-bound By AMY BANTON Staff writer Anybodv from the t’SRA heading to one of the largest music festivals in the country may experience a piece of home while there. New Moon Cafe will be at Bonnaroo today through Sunday selling coffee and sandwiches. The business has supplied music lovers with caffeine since the festival, located on a 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn., was established in 2002. Christine Tomasetti- Allewell, owner of New Moon, said that when the festival was announced, she and a co-work cr wanted to go but tickets were sold out. They then discovered that Bonnaroo needed a coffee vendor, and Tomasetti-Allewelt immediately contacted them. Since the first year that New Moon Cafe has participated, the festisal has grown and they now actually build a small cafe which has to be taken down after the festiv al is over. Please see COFFEE, page 12A Staff photo by Rob NovS Aiken School Board Chairman Rosemary English, left talks with Carolyn Bazzie, who spoke out against the board's tentative tax increase for 2011-12. ‘Vol. 145, No. 160 School budget raises concerns By ROB NOVIT Senior writer [he public hearing on the 2011-12 Aiken School Dis-niLl Wget lasted nearly two hours Tuesday, and the entire meeting look about twice that On Wednesday, first-term School Board member Dwight Smith was still fret ting about the budget and the proposed tax increases fur operational and facility needs. I Ie listened to people at the board meeting and aho A) constituents rn the Graniteville area. He understands their concerns, birth pro and con, Pleat# im# BUDGET, page 12A-tea Bw Donald L Rothwell, AiMen Whitney LeAnne Revis, ClearwaterDeaths and Funerals 16A Hibbett opening second Aiken location By ANNA DOLIANITI8 Staff writer Aiken will soon be home to two Hibbetl Sports locations, with a second store planning to open in Kalmia Plaza just before the end of the year. Hibbett Sports, a sporting goods store with 760 locations in 24 states, including one in the Aiken Mall, will open its second Aiken location in December 2011, according to Htbben Sports real estate manager Sam Killian. The Aiken Mall store will continue to operate normally,UIRRPTT IU uSPORTS Killian said, adding that the decision to open a new location came in an effort to better serve the Aiken market. “We’ve been successful in the Aiken Mall for several years and (the new location) will allow us to capture more of the market,” Killian said. The new store, located at 1660 Richland Avenue West, will be in a 6,720 square-foot space next to the Dollar General. Ziff Properties Inc., Kalmia Plaza’s landlord, will do some construction on the building’s interior, which should begin in July and be completed by the beginning of November, Killian said. The new location will be much like the Aiken Mall location, carrying the same brands and types of sporting equipment but will likely carry more of it. Hibbett Sports stores provide equipment for all sports, as well as fitness equipment and apparel. The decision to open the new Aiken location was finalized on May 16, said Ashley fate of /iff Properties. The Kalmia Plaza store will employ eight to IO people, according to Killian. He added thai the Richland Avenue Walmart shopping center w as also considered, but Kalmia Plaza was chosen for, among other reasons, the .square footage available to lease “We’re excited to have a second store in Aiken,” said Killian. 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