Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 22, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
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$1.00Redistricting may leave Duncan out
By ROB NOVIT
During visits to Aiken County, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., has often expressed his interest in continuing to represent a portion of Aiken County through his 3rd Congressional District seat.
For the moment at least, Duncan’s wish isn’t part of a S.C. House proposal on Congressional redistricting. Currently, Duncan and 2nd Congressional District Rep. Joe Wilson share representation of Aiken County, hut Wilson would get it all under the tentative plan that will soonComing Monday: Legislators discuss proposed S.C. House redistricting proposal.
move through the I louse.
Every decade following the census, the S.C. Cieneral Assem
bly must pursue redistricting to account for shifts in population. House members also have a proposal for their own districts, hut that news was overshadowed by the Congressional situation.
“I don’t have anything against Joe. but I would hate losing Jeff Duncan,” said S.C. Rep. Roland
Smith, R-Warrenville. “I’d like to see us retain two congressmen, which gives us a better advantage. Aiken County went strong for Jeff, elected him really. He was trailing in the primary until the Aiken votes came rn."
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Staff photo by Rob Novit Deven Charles, a Millbrook Elementary School kindergartner, shows off her certificate. She was nominated by her teacher, Nancy Sikes.
By ROB NOVIT
Like the other students nominated for Celebration of C haracter awards, Porsha Everett, a South Aiken I ligh senior, hadn’t seen ber nomination letter until she arrived for the ceremony at St. Angela Hall on Saturday.
She soon learned that guidance counselor I racic McBride had written the letter and was touched when she read it.
“I didn’t know die had nominated me,” Everett said. “It’s pretty evening, and I’m going to give her a hug
McBride wrote about Everett's tenacity, strength, kindness and heart.
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Allison Skipper, middle, winner of the 2011 Aiken Icon contest stands with Matt Herpich, USO Aiken Convocation Center general manager, and Kim Coleman, recreation superintendent for the Aiken PRT, with a check for $500. Allison also won a recording session with Livin' it Productions.
9-year-old sings heart out for title
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By ASHLEEY WILLIAMSON
Nine-year-old Allison Skipper has been singing since she was 3 years old, and the years of practice have paid off for the girl who was Olliemlly crowned Aiken Icon 20 ll on Saturday during the LIFE: Healthy Lifestyle Expo al the LSC’ Aiken C onvocation C enter
Skipper heal out five finaliNts, including a 10-year-old, a middle-aged woman, and two sisters
ages IO and 15 - for the grand prize $500 cash and a recording session with Livin’ It Productions.
When the judges announced the winner, News ( hairnet 6’s C ory McGinnis, who emceed the event, asked Allison how she felt about the results.
“Very excited, I thought she would have wont” exclaimed Allison, referring to and pointing to Ashton Blash, the 10-year-old who came in second place. “And that’s true, she did an amazing job”
The judges for the contest consisted of USU Aiken baseball coach Kenny Thomas, local theater and radio personality Tony Baughman and Vice C hancellor tor Business and Finance at USU’ Aiken Ginger Hurlock.
Baughman said what made Allison stand out from the rest was her vocal range and ability to carry the song all the w ay through.
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Alyssa Smith, 7, gives a mock forecast for Sunday at the News Channel 6 booth at the LIFE: Healthy Lifestyle Expo. See more photos on page 4A.
Watch video of Allison Skipper’s performance on aikenstandard.com.
rhe song Allison chose for her final round was “Break It to Me Gently ”
“She came out start to finish, hit those notes and then just drove us home with a fantastic finish, ’ said Baughman.
Allison had a few ideas on what she would spend her prize money' on, bin one idea was shut down after she realized something after
the contest was over “Well, there was a dog here in the lobby, and it was 14) tor adoption. I was going to buy it,
but now it’s gone ... so now, I’m going to buy an iPad, if I have enough money, she said, while looking down at the giant check she was presented with. “But my birthday’s coming up, so I probably should hold oft on thai.”
Illustration by Holly Ellington What will happen to the downtown bar?
What does future hold for Tipsey?
By ANNA DOLIANITIS
The Aiken location of Tipsey McStumbles covered its sign with a plastic bug on Monday in compliance with a temporary injunction ordered by an Augusta judge to stop using the logo, but the civil suit filed against the pub by' Tipsey McStumbles in Augusta is just beginning The civil suit was filed in U.S. District Court rn Augusta on April 14, but the owner of the Aiken location, ( hns I iriHin, was not officially served until this week, and he ha"
21 days to respond, according to a court document dated May 16. The document states that if no response is giv en, judgment by default will be taken lur the requested relief.
Augusta Tipsey McStumbles operator Michael Anglin alleges that < Sri Ain stole the Tipsey McStumbles logo, trade name and Catholic school girl uniform for waitresses and caused damage to the reputation and good will of the Augusta business,
The black bag-cov ered Tipsey McStumbles sign in front ofihc establishment will remain for now, and city zoning official Tommy Paradise said that, because Griffin covered the sign to comply w uh a court order, the (Tty will allow the bag to stay on the sign until a final decision is made in the law suit,
“The final decision hasn’t been made yet by the judge, so it would be a little premature for us at this point to require them to take that sign down,” Paradise said, adding that they would re-ev uluatc the decision if it turns I out that the case starts progressing into years Aiken Tipsey McStumbles, which was also required by the judge’s order to take down its Facebook page and did so immediately following the injunction, has created a temporary Facebook page using the pub’s street address ai 204 The Alley -“twoze-} rofourtheallcy” - and writes that due to the legal issues, it will be using the Facebook page to keep patrons up-to-date for the lime I being
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