Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - June 24, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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MOMS Club donates toward handicapped playground
• The MOMS Club of Aiken donated money to the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism to help with the playground that will replace the one at the Aiken County Public Library.
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Youth baseball All-Stars play this week at Citizens Park
• Youth baseball All-Stars from around the country and beyond have been in action this week at Citizens Park and MVRA. Find out what teams are headed to the next level.
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Bus shelter, raise
• I’m reading Thursday and I notice the Aiken County employees will see pay increases. I also noticed it wasn’t on the front page. I would also like to mention that the bus shelter on Laurens Street in front of Hahn Village has had its windows broken out for the second time.
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Man struck, killed j 40 years on Whiskey Road f°r c^i Id
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By KAREN DAILY
A 71-year-old Greer man was waiting on the side of Whiskey Road Thursday evening as an auto serviceman repaired his flat tire when an oncoming vehicle struck and killed the man, officials said.
lire victim was reportedly 30 to 35 feet from the roadway when a northbound 2011 Ria traveled off the right side of the road and struck the waiting man. according to officials.
Aiken County Coaler Tim Carlton said SEE FATAL 11A
SIGN OF THE TIMES: The sign bearing the Tipsey McStumbles name and logo has been covered since May when a judge issued a temporary Injunction The sign will come down today and be redesigned with the new The Griffin name and logo.
Tipsey’s no more
The Griffin brings new look, menu and attire to Alley pub
BY HALEY HUGHES
Tipsey McStumbles is out; The Griffin is in.
The Irish pub in The Alley formerly known as Tipsey Stumbles has a new name and will soon have a new menu and new employee attire, owner Chris Griffin announced Thursday. The Griffin has the same pub atmosphere, but the menu is undergoing an overhaul and gone are the “Catholic schoolgirl-type" skirts. Bartenders will wear shorts instead, and the menu will resemble a more "typical bar” menu with items like fried chicken wings.
"I am making changes to everything.
I am excited about it. I would like for it to be a positive thing,*’ Griffin said. "The issues w ith the outfits are not going to be a factor anymore.”
He said he wanted to institute the changes now rather than later because the civil suit Augusta Tipsey’s filed several months ago could go on for months.
"I could wait unit! this thing is over, but that cbuld be four to five months from now ” he said "And that’s not a positive thing tor anyone.”
The suit alleges that Griffin, who opened the Aiken Tipsey location on St. Patrick’s Day, stole the name and logo of the pub, as well as the pub’s Catholic schoolgirl waitress attire and bar decor
Last month, a judge ordered the Aiken Tipsey’s location to temporarily stop using the logo. The pub covered its sign, and it remains covered. But Griffin said the sign itself will likely come
The image shows the new name and logo for the pub formerty known as Tipsey McStumbles.
down today and be sent to the artist who developed T he Griffin logo for the redesign.
The Aiken location filed a counterclaim against the Augusta location alleging that the Augusta pub is using the Tipsey’s name, logo and dress, claiming the Tipsey mark is Grift in’s own intellectual property.
The hearing to hear testimony on whether the preliminary injunction should continue has been postponed until mid-July.
"The situation is unfortunate, but we feel confident about our lawsuit. We really want to be a part of the Aiken community, and we want to put this stuff behind us. I’m here to stay,” Griffin said
The Griffin’s summer hours are Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. until 2 a m.
BY ANNA D0UANITIS
A 26-year-old Indiana native charged with engaging in sex acts with two 7-year-old boys shortly after he moved to Aiken County pleaded guilty to the crimes on Thursday morning and was sentenced to 40 years in prison,
Robert Vernon Pat-noude. 26, of 230 Carolina Road in Buniettown. pleaded guilty to six indictments for criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11, and was sentenced by Judge Doyet "Jack" Ivarly to 40 years for each indictment, all to run concurrently.
Patnoude was accused of sexually assaulting the two boys, fondling them, performing oral sex on them and ordering them to perform oral sex on him between the tall of 2010 and the time of his arrest in March.
Patnoude was initially charged with 23 counts of sex comes. including criminal sexual conduct and lewd act on a minor, but the other 17 charges were dropped, according to Assistant Solicitor Brenda Brisbin.
Law enforcement first learned of Patnoude\ crimes alter executing a search of a neighboring home because they believed that child pornography was being dow nload through the resident's IP address.
Authorities later learned that Patnoude was the one downloading the child pornography while using the neighbor's IP address without his knowledge.
Patnoude gave a full confession to authorities, saying that he was the one downloading child pornography, that he had been molesting
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Former asst, principal for N.A. arrested
By KAREN DAILY
A former North Augusta High School assis tam principal reportedly left his 6-ycar-oUl
daughter home while he weal to a bar in Aiken and then led police on a footchase after a traffic stop
Charles P. Gregory, 37, is charged w ith resisting arrest and improper lane change.
Tile former school administrator was employed at North Augusta High School from 1999-2005 and then returned in 2010.
He resigned on June 9 to take a job elsewhere in the state. His resignation came more than a week before his June 18 airest, school officials said, adding that his resignation
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