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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - March 14, 2015, Aiken, South CarolinaStaff photo by Dede Biles spectators watch a horse go by at breakfast at the gallops on Friday morning at the Aiken training track. The event was a fundraiser for the Aiken thoroughbred racing Hall of Fame and museum. 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? saturday March 14, 2015 Calendar .3c classifieds. 2d crossword .5c comics .4c dear Abby .5c wheels. 1d Horoscope .5c living on the go .1c lottery. 3a movies .3c Cloudy with Chance of thunderstorm. High 74. Low 57. Complete 5-Day forecast 6c general offices .803-648-2311 newsroom .803-644-2401 Index Contact us Eugene h. Gene free jr., Langley Joe Rodger Fant sr., Aiken Martha h. Fite Aiken Veronica May Prickett Windsor Joyce Dawson Aiken deaths and funerals 6a area deaths weather look for full coverage of the Aiken trials photo galleries online coming sunday school Board approves subcommittee to focus on districts needs 3a racers ready for trials vol. 149, no. 73 Aiken . By Teddy Kulmala two Bills making their Way through the legis lature including one filed by an Aiken county representative would allow concealed weapons permit holders from states with lower educational and safety requirements to carry their weapons in South Carolina. Rep. Bill Hixon a North Augusta on March 5 filed h. 3799, which would require South Caro Lina to recognize concealed weapons permits or cups issued by Georgia and North Carolina. Valid out of state permits to carry conceal Able weapons held by a resident of a reciprocal state must be honoured by this state provided that the reciprocal state requires an applicant to successfully pass a criminal background Check and a course in firearm training and safety the proposal reads. Notwithstanding the requirements of sub item 1south Carolina shall automatically recognize concealed weapon per mits issued by Georgia and North Carolina. The Bill had More than 60 co sponsors the Day it was filed including All Aiken county representatives. Hixon said thatus because he person ally took the Bill around to representatives and explained it to them. They know ism not Gonna sponsor something that would be wrong. I dont sponsor a whole lot of Bills he said. They know what their com plaints Are too. Everybody wants reciprocity with Georgia. Hixon said writing the Bill has included meet Ings with chief Mark keel of the . State Law enforcement division and sen. Tom Youngr Aiken who plans to file a companion Bill in the Senate. Hixon said keel has fought similar proposals in the past. He hates that Georgia does not require any training but he would not fight us Hixon said. Gun Laws May change for . Please guns Page 9a by Maayan Schechter Road corridor studies that Span be tween Aiken county and the City of Aiken have been completed but the out come of those studies remains in limbo. Gerald Jefferson the transportation planner with Aiken county planning and development department said that without adequate funding for Many of these studies its difficult to Tell when the studies will come to fruition and turn into actual construction projects. Most of the funding comes from Federal funding like the . Depart ment of transportation and were like a sub recipient Jefferson said. We get the Money from state Federal funds us Dot other sources like Stib the . Transportation infrastructure Bank or even local option sales tax like capital project sales tax or private donors. But that rarely happens. Because of limited funds the Federal Highway department issues guidelines to pinpoint exactly where areas have needs. They want you to be Able to do those planning level studies so the Community knows whats coming Jefferson said. That includes everybody from staff cities and counties and allows them to prepare years ahead. Its sort of a Man Date by the Federal government to do these planning studies. Corridor studies make slow headway please roads Page 9a All of these projects Are put into a Long Range transportation plan that Span out 20 years into the future. Gerald Jefferson transportation planner by Dede Biles when the 73rd Aiken trials kick off Aikens triple Crown today tim Mckinsey will be one of the jockeys competing in the races at the Aiken training track 538 two notch Road . In the von Stade trophy Mckin sey is named on two runners but he will be on the 3-year-old Colt Sweet grass Creek because Mobil App will be scratched. In the City of Aiken trophy Mckinsey will ride the 7-year-old gelding say no More who won the 2013 edition of the race while setting a track record of 52 ? for 4 � furlongs. Sweet grass Creek is Quick and sure footed Mckinsey said. Say no More is an old Warrior and i love getting on him. Hers a professional so you just stay out of his Way. Mckinsey 54, works for Mike Keogh who is the Trainer of both Sweet grass Creek and say no More. Mckinsey gallops horses in the morning and performs a Vari Ety of tasks around the barn. I help out wherever i can help out Mckinsey said. From april to november Mck Insey is based at Saratoga race course in upstate new York. Ism the stall Man up there he said. I dont actually allot the stalls but i do have to keep a count of the horses in the barns. There is a per diem charge of $10, but if a horse runs in race it basically gets to stay a month for free. Mckinsey serves As a Liaison be tween the horsemen and the maintenance and Security employees. His duties also include overseeing a shuttle for horses that runs from Saratoga to other tracks owned by the new York racing association. Inside track record Holder say no More returns to City of Aiken trophy 1b please trials Page 9a former nurture Home residents share stories local news 2a inside today City planner retires after 15 years in business local news 2a staff photo by Dede Biles tim Mckinsey who works for Trainer Mike Keogh will be Riding in the Aiken trials today at the Aiken training track. He is holding a 2-year-old Limehouse Colt named Springhouse who wont be competing in the Aiken trials. Want to go what 73rd Aiken trials when Gates open at 10 . Today first race starts at 2 . Where Aiken training track 538 two notch Road . Cost $10 per ticket $10 for general admission parking inside More photos from the breakfast at the gallops 8a us Aiken professor publishes Book about local history 1c a s 06 -1 26 77 73

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