Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - May 27, 2011, Aiken, South Carolina
Danny De Vote,
Mary Cushman Colley,
Michael J. Chasteen,
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Aiken residents won’t be fined for shrieking
May 27,2011 Vol. 145, No. 146
Staff photo by Rob Novit
The Survivor's Walk is always an especially moving way to kick off the Aiken Relay For Life event.
Coverage of Memorial Day weekend
• Map of the downtown parade route.
• Coverage, photos of the Memorial Day parade.
• Remembering Aiken veterans.
• Coverage of Memorial Day throughout the country.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu comes to Aiken
Local man combines his love of helping people and martial arts by opening the Grade Barra Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu school in the old Shell station on York Street. I IB
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Relay raises nearly $300K for American Cancer Society
Students achieve perfect attendance
Five Aiken C ounty students are among 72 state-wide to achieve 12 years of perfect attendance.
The students are Bricanna C arl and Jordan Noms of Midland Valley High, Victoria Cromwell of North Augusta High, Kymbrcana Coley of South Aiken I Ugh and Fnga Callahan! of Aiken High. They will receive certifications and congratulatory letters horn State Superintendent Dr. Mick /ais.
Only Green) die County with seven students and Spartanburg District 6 with six students had more than Aiken County. Oconee and Cherokee counties also had five students w ith perfect attendance.
Aiken County Superintendent Dr. Beth I veritt said she's proud of the dedication and fortitude the students displayed.
“Our hats are oil to the parents who encouraged
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Remembering our veterans
By ANNA DOLIANITIS
Through Relay For Life events that took place throughout the past couple of months, communities in the Aiken-Edgefield area were able to raise nearly $300,(XX) to benefit the American Cancer Society and the programs and services it provides for cancer survivors and their families.
The May 20 Aiken Relay event raised about $186,000, the May 6 North Augusta Relay raised about $35,(XX), the April 15 UEC Aiken event raised about $3,500 and the April 30 Ldgefield Relay raised more than $57,000.
“It is amazing the number of people that are touched thai are just absolutely upliflcd by the work that the American Cancer Society does," said Lisa Glass, ACS community manager for Aiken and Fdgelield counties. “It is so rewarding that what we do is making a difference."
Money raised from the traditionally all-night events rn the area is pooled with funds raised by Relay events across the country , as well as other sources of funding throughout the year. Those funds are then distributed to the states and then to counties and communities based on the needs of each, said Glass,
"The money that we raise is a fractioned the benefit that we get,” she added.
By ROB NOVIT
Byrnes High School in Spartanburg County and the Duncan Police Department played a little hardball with people who cheered tot) strenuously at the school's recent graduation.
The Associated Press and WYFF-TV reported that 14 people received tickets from officers "for cheering loudly w hen their graduates names were called out.”
Ryan Cothran, the Town of IXmcan’s police chief, said each person will have to pay a $262 line for publicRead the Aiken Standards opinion on page 15A
Don't expect it to happen at Aiken County’s high school gradual urns Thursday and Friday next week.
Aiken County Superintendent Dr. Beth Fvcritt said school administrators ask audiences to be respectful as student names are called.
"The vast majority of the audience is respectful," she said.
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South Aiktn High senior Kym Coley receives a plaque from principal Bryan Skipper for achieving perfect attendance for 12 years.
Staff photo by Amy Benton
Richard Johnson Jr. with American Legion Post 212 places a flag in the ground Thursday morning at the Aiken Memorial Gardens.
Staff photos by Rob Novit
Friends, from left, Margaret Gregory, Sharlene Mills and Pat Caudle participate in the Survivor's Walk at this year's Relay For Life.
Hie national organization spent $1.9 million in South Carolina last year, which helped to fund programs and services pi on ided at AC S offices, such as the one located ut 116 Greenv ille St. in Aiken.
Among the programs that Relay For Life ev ents helps to fund are "Look Good ... Feel lietter," which supports women going through breast cancer and possibly losing their hair, and “Reach to Recovery," in which breast cancer survivors reach out to newly diagnosed patients
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Staff photo by Rob Novit Kimberly Butler, left hangs out with her mother, Brenda Richardson, a cancer survivor for the past seven months.