Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 23, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
THURSDAY, JUNE 23.2011
LOOKING AT DINNER: Vegetarian Robert Edinger has converted host of his backyard into a vegetable garden.
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Edgar Cato remembered
•Edgar Cato passed away Tuesday at the age of 86. Cato, along with his father and brother, founded Cato women's clothing stores. The renaissance man was also an avid sailor and Master of the Hounds for Flat Branch Foxhounds.
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HANDLE WITH CARE: Officials suited up In HAZMAT gear to enter a home on Palm Drive where a meth lab was in operation.
Tips bust Southside meth labs
BY KAREN DAILY
TWo tips phoned in to Aiken Public Safety on Wednesday alerted narcotics investigators to a meth lab at a Southside hotel and another at a Palm Drive residence, according to officials.
Five arrests were made as a result of the searches, said Sgt. Aaron Dowdy, a spokesperson tor Aiken Public Safety.
Narcotics investigators w ith the Aiken County Shentl s Office assisted Aiken police with the labs.
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Tipsey hearing moved to July
BY ANNA DOLIANITIS
A hearing scheduled hr Wednesday in federal court in Augusta to I lear testimony on whether a preliminary injunction barring an Aiken |>ub from using the Tipsey McStumbles logo and trade name should continue was postponed The hearing was rescheduled to mid-July after the defense tiled a nag urn stating that a key w itness would be unavailable to testify Wednesday, according to court documents.
The civil suit was filed in U.S District Court in Augusta in April by Augusta Tipsey McStumbles owner Michael Anglin
SEE TIPSEY, 12A
State budget to impact county BOE
BY SUZANNE R. STONE
comBY ROB NOVITmovit&aikenstandard com
The Aiken County Board of Education won’t increase its school operations millage in the 2011 -12 budget but will proceed with sev eral projects, including a revamped alternative education program
The School Board proceeded Tuesday with a9 mill increase for its debt service budget, which will lead to addn tonal funds for school improvements and general maintenance
The SC. House of Representatives nar lowly approved the state budget Wednesday, which has now moved to the Senate. The bud get contains $56 million in additional funds for K-12 education. The General Assembly had already moved the per-pupil allocation
Robert Edinger has lived in Aiken since December and has turned the backyard of his Silver Bluff Road rental home into a bountiful garden.
The high fence around the backyard is tined with tomato plants that reach up over the wooden boards and are yielding a bumper crop of cherry tomatoes. By the house are German Johnson and German Queen tomato plants starting to yield slicing tomatoes. Along one side of the fence are red, yellow and green peppers, yellow squash, cucumbers, watermelon and egg plant. A vegetarian, the bulk of Edinger’s diet comes from his garden, cither as a saute, a stew or a garden pasta sauce.
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Cherry tomatoes are thriving in Robert Edinger s kitchen garden
from 'v 1617 in the current year to $ 1,788. The additional funds would increase the allocation to $1,880, prov idmg about $2 million more for the Aiken t ounty School District
SC Gov. Nik kl Haley had promised to veto an early Senate proposal of providing $105 million addition for K-12 but has made no comment about the lower amount. Rep Roland Smith, R Warrenville, the Aiken C ounty legislative Delegation chairman, said he couldn’t predict if Haley would veto the latest measure and if such a veto could be overridden.
The board is taking a chance, board member Levi Green acknow (edged, but he has confidence that the funds will come through.SEE BOE 12A
ROB NO VIT/STAFFAiken County Superintendent Dr. Beth Everitt, left, talks with We the People Aiken co-founder Debbie Nix during a board meeting Tuesday