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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - September 5, 2015, Aiken, South CarolinaOff the Field 2015 High school football photos from the sidelines of All the highlighted games inside 8a replay go to to watch replay footage of our game of the week. Extras see More High school football coverage inside 1b visit to see photos from the games vol. 149, no. 248 Aiken . 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 september 5, 2015 Calendar .5c classifieds. 1d crossword .4c comics .3c dear Abby .4c Horoscope .4c living on the go.1c lottery. 3a movies .5c sports. 1b partly Cloudy. High 85. Low 69. Complete 5-Day forecast 6c general offices .803-648-2311 newsroom .803-644-2401 Index Contact us Alfred Bush Aiken Ava Victoria Mason Aiken Frederick Geissler Ashhurst Aiken Hilda Jeanette Mainor Fulmer Trenton Vincenzo Dipietro Aiken deaths and funerals 6a area deaths weather by Rob Novit rnovit@ old friends Pat Collins and Pat Griffith still vividly recall their warm childhood memories at St. Mary help of christians school. Their daughters Katie Collins and Kathy Sowards followed the same path and remain the Best of friends. So its no Surprise that Katies son Kinde Gartner Benton Osteen and Kathy is son first grader will Are enrolled As Well. Its awesome and now ism sit Ting in a car line again Griffith said with laughter. Pat Collins also brings Benton to school. When she picks him up hell get excited and yell Mimi Mimi. But that will change in a couple of years Collins said with a smile. In their Day the grandmothers had two Lay teachers while the others were dominican nuns strict but Al so a lot of fun. The school uniforms a vent seemed to change at All. They always knew their children would attend St. Mary learning the same values and that their education would prepare them for High school Katie at Aiken High school and Kathy at South Aiken High. Both Young women consider themselves Lucky. We met our lifelong friends at St. Mary Kathy said. Five of us have been friends for 26 years and our eighth Grade class As a whole is so close. St. Mary school helps to build lasting relationships saints through the generations we met our lifelong friends at St. Mary. Five of us have been friends for 26 years and our eighth Grade class As a whole is so close. Kathy Sowards St. Mary Alum please see saints Page 12a labor Day weekend sports 2b find out whats going on in Aiken 1c Alabama Crimson tide South Carolina gamecocks Mississippi rebels Kentucky wildcats Florida gators Arkansas Razorbacks Auburn tigers Georgia bulldogs Tennessee volunteers Vanderbilt commodores leu tigers Mississippi state bulldogs Clemson Georgia previews staff photo by Rob Novit these longtime friends now total three generations of St. Mary help of christians school students. From left Are Kathy Sowards her Mother Pat Griffith and Sowards son will at top. From right Are Katie Collins her Mother Pat Collins and Katies son Benton Osteen. Midland Valley. 39 South Aiken. 18 Strom Thurmond. 35 Silver Bluff. 20 Ridge Spring Monetta. 52 Wagener Salley. 14 Fox Creek. 45 Augusta Christian. 6 Blackville Hilda. 25 Denmark Olar. 6 by Bill Bengtson bbengtson@ local residents offered a variety of opinions on this weeks announcement of plans to build a water Park in North Augusta on the Edgefield county line off i-20 exit 5. The response were getting is Posi Tive said Josh Trahan principal of Fox Creek High school which is about a mile away from the future site of scuttles Island water Park. All of its been positive very excited about what it brings. Plans Are for the Park to include an assortment of water based thrill and family rides along with a gift shop several restaurants and other family Friendly features spreading Over 40 acres and rep resenting an investment of $21.5 million with 93 seasonal and 12 full time jobs in the mix. Republican . Rep. Bill Hixon whose District includes North Augusta weighed in on the development saying anything thatus Good for our town and Good for entertaining our children to keep them out of trouble and keep them occupied with Good clean fun ism All for it. The area already plays Host to abundant traffic Trahan said echoing a theme that several other people also mentioned. Businessman Bill Turner whose Busi Ness is on Sweetwater Road said the location seems to be a Good fit in terms of easy Access to i-20 and not taking a bite out of Rural acreage. Water Park makes splash please see Park Page 12a staff photo by Bill Bengtson this North Augusta acreage near i-20 exit 5 and across Edgefield Road from Srp Federal credit unions administrative Campus is to be the Home of scuttles Island a water Park to have its grand opening in time for summer 2016. Residents respond to news of facility Aiken county school chief shares Core beliefs local news 2a sri employees ready to assist United Way local news 3a Aiken offers options for Holiday weekend living on the go 1c a s 05 -1 34 50 31

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