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From the Welcome back, students! Corleys three touchdowns lead Wagener-Salley to victory From the mayors desk

Aiken Standard covering wagener and eastern aiken county

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 26, 2012 Wednesday Xxxxx29, XX, 2004 Wednesday, August 2012

trenches late in the game with several three-and-outs. Despite putting the ball on the WAGENER The last time the ground on the opening kickoff, a Wagener-Salley High School War Eagles mistake that allowed the defeated the Hawks of Blackville-Hilda Blackville-Hilda to jump out to an High School, not a single player on early 7-0 lead, Wagener-Salley was able either roster was born. That was 1994. to keep pace with a squad that outThis is 2013, and the War Eagles came by Mayor Mike Miller out hungry for a statement win at home, scored them 55-49 between last seasons By TEDDy two meetings. Both teams offenses as they haveKULMALA marched through the early Local governments dont produce a their best for Wagener. Your opinions moved the ball up and down the field part of the season to sit 4-1. submitted photo product, they provide services. When are important to myself and the Council. with ease in the first half, but things What started off as an offensive The Wagener Police Department has a new of-changed in a hurry in the second half citizens interact with townA employees the Please feel free to contact us anytime dog leaves spay/neuter program sponsored explosion turned into a defensive ficer patrolling the streets on four legs. whether it involves payingby utility bills,and a Pawmetto with your suggestions. FOTAS Lifeline. when it became a defensive struggle a struggle late with theBelgian War Eagles Xantos, a 2-year-old Malinois, was struggle that the Wagener-Salley squad water service issue or being pulled over I ask you to join me in welcoming our standingby firm protect home Police obtained the to town from their the Columbia by a police officer the response they MILLER Canine Officer Xantos to the Wagener By MIKE controlled to the final horn. field with a and 34-27 win on Military Department is Wageners first K-9 unit, ac- In a game like this, your receive can shape their entire outlook and Police Department. Xantos is a Belgian Appreciation Night. cording to Officer Jeremy Hill, who is Xantos opinion of the town government. imported from The Netherlands This years WestMalinois Nile virus outbreak is on track to be the offensive and defensive lines have to (This win) means a lot to our team, handler. I assure you that we at Town Hall strive and will workingin with biggest since the virus firstbe appeared the Officer United Jeremy States come through for you, stated Tucker. our program and especially ourto learn how to Hill spent eight weeks in school to do our best to insure that employHill, who is certifiedAug. as a police canine inour 1999, U.S. health officials reported 21. Unfortu We just needed to be more physical ... community, said head be a handler and to Wagener-Salley be able to train other officers ees have everything needed to doin fulfill handler Aiken and trainer. nately South Carolina, County is in the lead with in handling. Xantos, Coming he said, had already coach Ken Tucker. into this been and step up and make plays ... Mostly it their duties andnovit obligations to our cus- cases The presence of a K-9 officer deter photo by rob four confirmed of the West Nile as of Aug. will 24, ac was playing tough football. Staff Photo by Milledge Austin Wagener-Salley quarterback Malcolm Stroman looks for drug dealers by being inEnvironmental town and visible. through training with the Columbia department. tomers. Weand will expect employees take Laura Bacon, the new Busbee Corbett Middlejust School principal, greets fifth-grader Benzel Heyward his cording to the Department of Health and season, we had high expectations andElementary Senior running back Eric Corley running room the Blackville-Hilda defense. K-9 officers are also valuable in assisting Forlooked reasons specific to them, they requested pride in9. their work and maintain high mother, Cynthia Heyward, and other students and parents as they arrived. See more photos on pages 5against and Control. have forward this game after finished with 145 yards on the ground another dog. He in just didnt fit that need, Hill said. officers in detaining criminals, tracking standards of integrity in cooperative efThose older than 50 are the most likely to become selosing to them the playoffs last year. BHHS (0:00) - Javaris Washington Third Quarter and three rushing touchdowns, making According to Mayor Michael Miller, Xantos was fleeing criminals and locating lost people. forts to achieve mutual goals and exceed verely ill with West Nile and should take special care to We didnt really talk about it much, rushes 9 yards up middle for TD (J. BHHS (11:44) - D. Ford returns up for his opening-possession fumble. brought the United from Holland, We will be working closely with other expectations. avoid mosquitoes, according to the CDC. The most effec but youto could sense States the importance of where Staley PAT Good) 14-7 opening kickoff 86 yards for TD (J. BHHS 14 6 7 0 27 many police dogs are bred. He is through the same breed law enforcement agencies through muOur customers are not always right, Staley but tive practices of protecting yourself against this disease this game in practice Monday Second Quarter PAT Good) 27-21 WSHS 7 14 6 7 34 as Cairo, the assistance agreements assist a they are always the customer. may be simpleWSHS buttual lifesaving. first is to drain any Thursday. dog that served on the Navy SEALs WSHS (11:31) - E. Corley rushes 5Certainly (4:01)The - E. Corley 1 to yard TD mission that killed Osama bin Laden. large area of northeast Aiken County. we have a few problematic frequent fli Scoring Summary areas of standing water where mosquitoes like to breed. Those energized practices paid off yards to the right for a TD (TC Rushton run to left (T. Rushton PAT Blocked) A times, youll hear people refer to them Theand tornado siren is scheduled ers that constantly complain, can never Look about your home yardwarning for anything that may First Quarter in a lot bigof way on Friday night as the War PAT Good) 14-14 27-27 as a souped-up German shepherd, Chief Jeff Key for completed installation Thursday, be satisfied and thrive on negativism, but hold water such as flower pots, buckets, old kiddie pools BHHS (11:36) Trevin Rivers picks Eagles tallied 336 total yards on offense, BHHS (2:38) Isaiah pass Fourth Quarter said. Supposedly, they see a little better, they up fumble by WSHS Eric Corley Sept. 27. We will establish a protocol thats-just part Harrison of the job we accept. and such. If your home has gutters, make sure they arefor Staff photo by teddy Kulmala at 25 including 247 rushing while the to Darren Ford for 42 yard TDat down left WSHS (4:07) Malcolm Stroman 3 smell a little better, they yards run a little faster. its future use and provide this informaWe will be looking ways to improve clear and free flowing as occluded gutters provide very yard line, returns 25 yards for TD Hawks (1-3) only mustered 240 total sideline (J. Staley PAT No Good) 20-14 yard pass to Kyiian Miller in back-left Xantos is seen with his handler, Officer tion to befor readily available for mosquito everyone our services and modify policies to opproductive breeding areas mosquitoes. Use (Joseph Staley PAT here Good) 7-0 yards,see 140 on the ground. WSHS (0:54) - E. rushes 10 to corner end zone for TD (T.long Rushton Please Xantos, Page 22 While the Jeremy Hill. - Santrale Moore falls inof our area. timize theCorley ability of our personnel do repellent with DEET, dress in long pants and sleeves, WSHS (3:45) Wagener-Salley offense put up the points yards up the middle for a TD PAT Good) 34-27 and be especially careful at dusk and dawn when mosqui on fumble in end zone by Corley after 10 (T. Rushton PAT Good) 21-20 and impressive numbers, it was the War toes are most active. Eagles defense that won the game in the yard run (12 PAT Good) 7-7 We will be taking steps to aid in mosquito control and ask that you report any areas of stagnant water that cause you concern. We are closely monitoring those retention/ detention pond areas but unfortunately cannot eliminate Busbee Elementary/AL Corbett Middle Schools are hosting our first Wiggly. Parents and students will work as a team to complete math WAGENER-SALLEY 54, PELION STAff rEporTS Head coach Ken Tucker said the War Eagles he and the team need to keep focusing them on the at this point. These manmade breeding grounds26 are "Family Night" at the Piggly Wiggly in Wagener. activities. PELION High School will continue preparations the same way next game. mandated by some of theWagener-Salley very folks charged with protectIt has been nearly a decade since the continued itsthe torrid pace open the 2012 theyve done during the first 2-0 start for the IveDoor got to work hard. (Last ing the citizens. I think odds of a to death resulting from Prizes will be weeks givenwin) throughout the evening and two bicycles "Problem-Solving at the Pig" Wagener-Salley High School football team season on Friday night, using a strong second program since 2003. The War Eagles hadnt is one step accomplished but now we have a mosquito-borne illness far exceeds that of being swept will be given away as the Grand - forever one for students in grades K-4 The parents and students will be involved in "Problem-Solving" opened the season with consecutive victories. half to blow Pelion High School, 54-26, gone 3-0 since 1995. to move on to next week, said quarterback awayPrize and lost inout a flash flood on Park Street. After some long years, the War Eagles have notching a win over its the Class AA rival for Well Malcolm Stroman. The seasons not over yet and one for students in grades 5-8. We are very pleased to say that spay/neuter prothe activities - somewhat like a scavenger hunt.just keep doing what were doing, by rob novit started this season off with back-to-back-to first time since 1995. The War Eagles have trying to get better, Tucker said. and we still havephoto to work hard. gram sponsored by evening FOTAS and Pawmetto Lifeline was A parent reminder and details about the activities will be The including event will held October 2013 from 5:30-7:00. back wins, thebe 73-14 of 14, Quarterback Malcolm Stroman, the Aiken Heres a look at theto games since last photo thrashing by tina chavious paioni Mary and Jason Bevell accompany their excited son Jason his kinsentMiddle home without. the students.Please seePlease see football, Page 17 Bethune-Bowman. Students in Grades K-8 are asked Standard to bring their parents to Piggly Player of the at Week forthe Week 1, said months edition School. came Dr. Bacon, Becky and Lance Brown dergarten class Busbee Corbett Elementary MAYOR, Page 29

Mayors Desk

War Eagles off to best start in recent history

Remembering Virginia Miller Aait Vedan Memories

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wagener Monthly

by LeMyra Young
Memories are precious. Memories are Memoriesthat cannot be taken away something Memories are precious. Memories are from you. Memories bring you great something that cannot be taken away from comfort and joy. Memories can sustain you. Memories bring you great comfort and you through difficult times. Memories joy. Memories can sustain you through diffiallow you to remember from you cult times. Memories allow youwhere to remember came and look forward to where you from where you came and look forward are to going. Memories are Memories Gods gift are from the where you are going. Gods past for the gift from thefuture. past for the future. trainees at the Third WAC Training when Rabbit heard Michael speak the total, Center at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and she said you are not supposed to have that Maxine Brodie served in the American much money. boiled the peanuts Red Cross in(Rabbit Francehad during the war. and helped Michael bag them.) Mrs. Virginia Several him, years ago as one of my questioned and he admitted thatolder he had Tyler cousin-in-law was preparing toVirput a nickel in the pinball machine. Mrs. leave her home, she came across many ginia, Rabbit and Michael immediately went old pictures, and she gave return the Tyler to Jerrys and made Michael the $3, ones to me. One in back. particular is and Jerry gave himpicture his nickel very special; it is Virginias of the Salley Rifles. I knew that Mrs. boys calledIt Grandmamas Scrapbook Part II is an original picture and therefore all This past Oct. 31, Wagener lost one of her Shah, and so I questioned Michael as the more special. My great granddaddy its most beloved citizens, Virginia Bunto the reference to Shah. It seems that when Looking my Grandmama the oldest first Charlie Tyler was a member of drick Miller. through Mrs. Virginia was born in the Miller boy Buzz was just beginMyras Scrapbook is1929. like looking into the Rifles. He iskept pictured along with 16 Columbia on Aug. 2, She grew up in ning to speak he repeating shah, shah, theAvenues area of West Columbia and her past and into the past of Wagener. other members. my picture I could shah. After a fewIn days of this, Mrs. Virginia graduated from the University of South realized that he was calling her Shah,and and Grandmama pasted so many varied only identify my great granddaddy Carolina. Shortly after graduation she met she became Shah to all her boys and then items concerning people and events that so had long wanted to know the names and married ONeal Jr. and moved to to and great-grandchild. related to her or to Miller her family. She saved of her thegrandchildren other men pictured, and to my Wagener (Mr. Neals hometown) and reared Michael said, when he entered school, all the bridal pictures, engagement pictures, delight Grandmama had saved a copy theirthe three boys. I recently had the pleasure of other students had a mama, and he told and write-ups that accompanied of the same picture that appeared inShah spending the afternoon with second that he wanted to call her Mama, too. She them; the first bride in herher book is son the Aiken Standard prior to 1980. The Michael aswho he shared withLawrence me so many won- explained that shecopy was his mama, but sheof was Iris Jones married Aiken Standard lists the names derful stories of his mother and his family. called Shah. McLaurin followed by Gussie Johnson each member and is accompanied with Michael tells Laurie that, being a city girl, his after living in Wagener, Mrs. who married Johnson, Annie a Some short time write-up which follows: About mother was in culture shock upon moving to Virginia opened Millers Flower Shop. In Mae Shumpert who married J.G. 1890 when the Salley Rifles were getting Wagener; however, one special person took her early childhood she acquired her love for Jackson, Nell under Lybrand who married ready to disband, a picture was Mrs. Virginia her wing. That person flowers helping her grandmother intaken her yard Frank Briggs, Mary Boyd who married of the group. The Salley Rifles been was Ruby Phillips, better know as Rabbit. and garden. Mrs. Virginia had nohad formal Greer Fogle, Sue Taylor who married organized during Reconstruction days Rabbit became a constant at the Miller house training in flower arranging; her skill was Leland Seigler, Virginia Corbett who forinnate the protection of the inhabitants of as she helped Mrs. Virginia with her boys an talent as was proven by the many married Kenneth Pippen, Jacqueline the town of Salley. for The article and shared her cooking skills. Michael said awards she received her floralwas designs and Corbett who married Jack Gleaton, Lula demonstrations written by Dorothy K. Mac and his mother grew up in the Lutheran church throughout theDowell southeastern Mae Gunter who married Jamesto Toole, the picture is the property of Hemrick but became a Baptist upon moving WaUnited States. and then parents Frances Lybrand N. Jr. of Salley. Granddaddy gener; shemy made sure that her boys were in InSalley, 1979, Michael madeGreat friends with a and C. every E. Tyler, Jr. and preached to them Charlie was born in 1867 and died in church Sunday gentleman from Holland who was visiting There are also several newspaper 1901. He lived on the same acreage that about the evils of gambling. One Saturday the United States. After many trips to visit articles concerning the local men who after Michael finished selling his boiled pea- with my husband Garry and I live now. this friend and his family inon Holland, nuts, hein decided that he would makewho a detour Michael arranged for his mother to visit with served WWII: Lowman Tyler Our land is between Wagener and Salley bythe Jerrys station, which was to housed in a them also. Michael flew towould Belgium first, at age gas of 22 was promoted major thus explaining why he have been building him where theof magistrates office in Wa- and his mother was to follow and Several meet him making one the youngest majors a member of the Salley Rifles. gener today. Michael couldnt in Holland. Michael told me thatCharleston it was the in theis Army Air Force and hisresist wifedropVi years ago some friends from ping a nickel the pin ball machine even first international fight his mother, who he met in and married in North were visiting with us for in our home; and one though was he had been told itin was gambling. he arranged with the for her to have Africa a lieutenant the Army lady was looking atairlines the photographs that With that one nickel, immediately won $3; special care. She was to disembark the plane Nurses Corp; Majorhe Forrest Richardson I have scattered around our living room. fortunately he was smart enough to head for via wheelchair; inwas the in served with the Third Army and was on Sheainquired as as to Michael who thewaited couple home. Michael did not include the $3 in his handicap area he did not see his mother. the staff of General Patton. Two other one particular picture. I explained toHe her peanut money for he knew the consequences found inmy the great customary waiting area ratharticles told of the loss of O. A. that ither was granddaddy Charlie of gambling. Later he was sitting at the kitch- er miffed that he had thought she needed a Whetstone who all was when Rabbit his and my great grandmama Donnie and en table counting ofkilled his savings. ship was torpedoed and of James Bo that it see was taken on their MeMories, Page 3 wedding day. and his mother were also in the kitchen, and, Please Baughman who was reported to be My friend then commented that our missing in action in France. Local son Tyler looks like his great great women also served in WWII: First granddaddy Charlie. Lieutenant Gussie Johnson was Grandmama Myra had also pasted in commanding officer of WAC basic her book seventh grade school photos of

two Tyler cousins taken in 1939. These two young boys were playmates from a very young age and are still pals in their old age. I can only imagine the memories they share. Below are the two Tyler cousins. Can you identify them? Their identity will be revealed in next months Wagener Monthly.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

S. Carolina Legislative Update

Dear Friends: It's been nearly a year since the infamous hacking breach of SC state computers. If you were one of those who signed up for free identity protection following last year's hacking breach, you are likely receiving requests from Experian for you to pay to renew your coverage before you lose it. Don't fall for their sales pitch! Our goal is to keep your identity safe since state government allowed the computer intrusion in the first place.

by SC Rep. Bill Taylor, R-District 86

The Importance of State Government

The State is Paying for Your Continued ID Protection

Regardless of what you hear to the contrary, the General Assembly appropriated up to $10 million to \continue to offer free Identity Theft Protection Services. We mandated those services be offered no later than October 25, 2013. That date was selected to ensured that no one who signed up for Experian's services would experience a lapse in coverage. At a minimum, the new service going forward will provide... Daily monitoring of at least one credit bureau. Identity Theft monitoring services. Examples might include scanning black market or underground websites to detect whether personal information is being used, Social Security Number monitoring, noncredit (payday) loan monitoring, and change of address monitoring. Identity Theft insurance of at least $1 million. Identify Theft resolution and restoration services, available on a 24/7/365 basis. The Budget & Control Board is in the process of negotiating a new contract (Experian is not a candidate). The contract will be awarded within days.

At a recent conference of state legislators from across the country, David Gergen, former adviser to four presidents, Harvard professor and political analyst for CNN, said, Washington, D.C. is broken and the likelihood that the federal government will get its act together anytime soon is dim." "Thats why state lawmakers can make a huge difference in increasing the publics confidence in politicians and government", Gergen said. Most good policy has come from the states, and Americans are depending on state legislators to make up for the poor leadership shown in our nations capital. Like Gergen, I believe the fifty states are America's greatest hope. Each is a laboratory of innovation. No two are alike. Each is unique in its history, values and character. States better represent their citizens than the one-size-fits all monolithic federal government. I will continue to stand for state's rights.

Some issues are huge, others seem small; most are nearly insurmountable to an individual citizen. It may be about roads, education, child abuse or other social service issues. Here's one recent story. A few weeks ago a constituent enlisted my support in getting his boat registered and titled. This boat had a long history of various owners and SC-DNR was requiring him to document every owner, even those who had died. He had driven to Columbia twice to resolve the issue, but it wasn't to be. He contacted me, calls were made, and SC-DNR officials came to Aiken County to meet the constituent. The next day he received his boat title and registration in the mail. This may sound like a minor issue, but I assure you that these and other issues I regularly deal with are highly important and frustrating for an individual. Many state agencies and departments assign liaisons to help legislators with issues; most are very accommodating and accountable. It's satisfying to be successful in resolving issues, whether small or large. Constituent service is of paramount importance.

to explore educational opportunities for public school students. As 1st Vice Chairman of the House Education Committee, I'm committed to learning more about effective public policy for education. In October, I will again attend Gov. Jeb Bush's 'Excellence in Education Summit' in Boston; an outstanding conference of national and state leaders focused on improving education.

Historic First!

Senators and Representatives from the South Carolina and Georgia sides of the Savannah River gathered last week for the historic first meeting of the Savannah River Legislative Caucus.

Getting Around the House District

The Off-Session

The South Carolina General Assembly meets for more than five months each year from January into June. During the last six months of each year, I am frequently asked, "How are you enjoying your time off?" I smile and jokingly say the "Time off is great." In reality there is little time off for any legislator. The part-time position is in reality a full-time job if it's to be done correctly.

The off-session months allow me more time to get around the House District since we aren't in Columbia every week. I use the time to meet with individuals and visit businesses and industries. Recently, I joined Congressman Joe Wilson for a meeting with three Mayor's. We discussed important issues with Mayor Bob Salley, of Salley, Mayor Mike Miller, Wagener and Mayor Tommy Williams, Perry. Great public servants! My wife, Donna, and I also enjoy worshiping in the many smaller rural churches around Aiken County. A couple of times a month we leave our home church, Millbrook Baptist, and participate in services at another church in this vast House District. Churches are the center of community life outside of bigger towns and our visits allow me to get better acquainted with the folks I serve in the House of Representatives.

We were joined by Gov. Nikki Haley and Gov. Nathan Deal, underscoring the importance of the event. The critical mission of the bi-state alliance is to promote the effective management of the Savannah River Basin which rolls from the headwaters near NC and empties into the Port of Savannah 312 miles to the south. For many of the two million people living in the Savannah River Basin it's easy to take our great river for granted. Despite the plentiful rain this year, the many droughts of recent years underscore the importance of the river to our entire region. We need its water to drink and our economy (industry and jobs) depends on it flowing at reasonable levels. This is the start of something good between Georgia and South Carolina. It's always better to work together than finding ourselves in court fighting over water. The livelihood of the Savannah River Basin depends on good stewardship of our natural resources.

Serving Constituents

I believe my most important task is constituent service. Government can be a challenge for citizens and my job is to represent constituents and work to resolve their problems. I see myself as their ombudsman looking out for their best interests and solving problems.

Off-Session Learning Opportunities

A Final Thought

The off-session months are filled with legislative conferences providing the opportunity to learn from experts and legislators from other states. Last month I was in Atlanta for two legislative conferences. And just last week, I was in Charlotte for a two day conference

There's an old saying that goes like this: "Public service is the rent we pay for our space in the world." How true. So, the next time you see me around, please ask, "How are you enjoying your time off?" I'll wink, you smile and we'll both appreciate that public service is worth doing well.

Council approves loans to Windsor, Wagener

After some confusion regarding the distribution schedule of round III Capital Project Sales Tax funds, Aiken County Council advanced several thousand dollars to the towns of Windsor and Wagener. On Sept. 17, Council approved the motion to advance $150,000 to Wagener and $12,000 to Windsor. Both towns are scheduled to receive these funds later in the fall, but requested an advance because they have already started several of their projects. The final check for the last round of sales tax money and the first batch of round III came in around April, according to County Administrator Clay Killian. The smaller municipalities, like Wagener, Windsor and Burnettown, receive the lump sum of their money before the County and cities of North Augusta and Aiken get their allocations. But, the towns are listed in alphabetical order on the ballot meaning that they receive their funds in that sequence. Wagener and Windsor officials thought they would receive their money in April and began a few of their projects. But with the two being at the bottom of the list of small towns, the amount of the first check stopped short of them. Wagener and Windsor will not receive their Capital Projects Sales Tax funds until the next wave of money comes in October. Wagener Mayor Mike Miller said they were told to expect the funding in April and went ahead with several of their projects because it was urgent. Several new police cars were purchased, and more importantly, a backhoe to help with broken water lines. Miller wrote in a letter to County Treasurer Jason Goings that they needed the money as soon as possible because every debt they have connected to those items purchased is past due, currently due or soon to be due. The Town had a 1972 Army surplus backhoe, but it was starting to malfunction and wasn't safe to use, Miller said. Then, a line break occurred near the Piggly Wiggly, and without a backhoe to fix the issue, about 35 percent of the town would have been without water. Miller said with each round of sales tax money, they all learn something new and don't fault anyone for the confusion. I will never, ever again, if I'm still mayor, count these chickens until they're hatched, Miller said. I appreciate the actions of Council, the Treasurer Jason Goings and the administration. Windsor Mayor Frank Mizell said they started work on the town park and needed the funds to complete the project. The total amount of round III funds designated to go to Wagener is $1,070,000. Windsor will receive a total of $81,000. Killian said in the future, the Capital Project Sales Tax ballot may schedule a portion of funds to go to each small town to assure they all get something in the first quarter. The County will be reimbursed when the next round of sales tax funds come in later this fall. Amy Banton is the County beat reporter and has been with the Aiken Standard since May 2010.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wagener Monthly

this month in wageners history

Wagener Museum contributor 1908 Destructive Fire Visits Wagener- Fire destroyed one of the largest business blocks in the town of Wagener in the early morning of 24 Sep 1908. Five large buildings and several smaller ones were destroyed with much of the estimated loss of $50,000 not covered by insurance. Among those buildings were J.W. Lybrands store and the Southern Railway passenger depot. The newspaper reported that there was talk of establishing a fire limit which would mean all new buildings would have to be erected with brick. 1912 Sheriff Hustles Mayor Out of Crowds Reach Hugh C. Long moved to Wagener from Bennettsville in Sept 1911 and established the Edisto News. In a short time he became mayor of Wagener and this led to him running for representative to the state legislature. This according to newspaper accounts challenged the reign of bank president and towns founders son Pickens Gunter, who was a very powerful figure in the community. On Sept. 28, while standing near the center of town Long was

By Cynthia Hardy

struck from behind and wrestled to the ground by Gunter. Hayes Gunter, a relative of Gunters who was also a friend of Long, tried to separate the two men but Long fired two shots. Pickens Gunter was hit by one of the shots in the stomach. Long took refuge in a nearby home from the gathering mob and was later snuck out of town on foot to Aiken by the sheriff. Gunter died of his wounds. The jurors at Longs trial were so impressed by his witnesses that they refused to hear closing arguments. After retiring to the jury room for 90 seconds they returned a verdict of not guilty. 1925 Chief of Police at Wagener Shot and Killed Michael Knotts, chief of police of Wagener, was shot and instantly killed Sept. 20 by Elliott Rabbit Gantt. Gantt, who was not wounded during the pistol duel, drove to Aiken with two friends and surrendered himself at the county jail. Newspaper accounts reported that Knotts and Gantt had been on unfriendly terms for several weeks. Sources: Augusta Chronicle, Aiken Standard and Review, Wagener Edisto Record, Carnival of Blood by John Hammond Moore

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Whats Your Retirement Contingency Plan?

Article 8 - September 23, 2013 Submitted by: - Andy Shumpert Edward Jones Financial Services, Batesburg You probably have thought about what youd like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just dont have the money you thought youd have? If this occurs, its time for Plan B. What does that look like? Here are a couple of possibilities: Continue working. If you like your job, you may not mind working an extra year or so. Youll be bringing in more income and contributing more to your 401(k) or other retirement account and, perhaps almost as


importantly, you may be able to avoid tapping into these retirement accounts, thus giving them more time to potentially grow. (However, once you turn 70, youll need to begin taking withdrawals from your 401(k) and a traditional IRA.) But if you are really not enamored with the idea of working any longer, you might find that even the ability to beef up your retirement plans for another couple of years isnt much consolation. Adjust your retirement lifestyle. Its pretty simple: If you dont save as much as you had planned for retirement, you probably cant do all the things you wanted to do as a retiree. For example, you may not be able to travel as much, or pursue your hobbies to the extent youd like. Clearly, youd like to avoid these retirement contingency plans. To do so, though, youll need to take steps well before you retire. And the most

important move you can make may be to contribute as much as you can possibly afford to your IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. During the last several years before you wish to retire, you may be in a strong position to max out on these plans because, at this stage of your life, your income may be at its highest point, your children may be grown and you may even have retired your mortgage. If you still have money left with which to invest, you may want to look at other taxadvantaged vehicles that can be used for retirement. But while its important to put in as much as possible to your retirement accounts, you need to do more than that you also must put the money in the right investments within these accounts. Your exact investment mix should be based on your individual risk tolerance and time horizon, but, as a general rule, these investments must provide you with the growth potential

youll need to accumulate sufficient resources for retirement. Of course, as you know, investments move up and down. You cant prevent this, but youll certainly want to reduce the effects of volatility as much as possible when you enter retirement. Consequently, during your final working years, you may need to adjust your retirement accounts by shifting some of your assets (though certainly not all) from growthoriented vehicles to income-producing ones. Its a good idea to have contingency plans in place for virtually every endeavor in life and paying for your retirement years is no different. But if you can make the right moves to avoid the contingency plans in the first place, then so much the better. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Clinton Church Celebrates "Blessing of the Backpacks"

It's that time of year again. Back to school for our children. Everyone knows the importance of sending our children back to school with all the tools needed to ensure they have the best possible school year. Along with backpacks, notebooks, paper, pens, crayons, and glue sticks it is also important to teach our children God will always be with them, giving them courage, comfort, and strength to face all the challenges of school. On August 18th, 2013, Clinton United Methodist Church celebrated "Blessing of the Backpacks" The children were asked to bring their backpacks to church and place them at the alter. Preacher Butch Blackwell portrayed Saul on his walk to Damascus and told the story of how Saul was transformed by God and became known as Paul and how he began a life as being a light to world to teach others about Jesus. The story was to remind the students, parents, and teachers that just as Paul went out into the world to teach others about God, so should we. As Christians we should be God's light so that others can see

Jesus in us. After the portrayal of Paul's story the children along with teachers, parents and grandparents were

asked to gather in front of the alter, A 'Blessing of the backpacks" prayer was offered and Preacher Butch then prayed for

each child for the school year. Each child was given a key ring for their backpacks of a lighthouse to remind them to always let other see the light of God in them. After the "Blessing of the Backpacks" each child was given a bag of school supplies. We pray for the very best for all our children, teachers, and parents as they begin this new year.

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"Everyday & Ordinary"

by Johnnie Allen West As we say goodbye to the summer of 2013, and hello to Fall and a new school year, everything has certainly taken on new meaning for me. As the child of an elementary school teacher, a new school year always marked new beginnngs for me, probably more so than New Year's Day ever did. The few weeks before school started were always filled with great anticipation, excitement , and always a special shopping trip to Charlotte, N.C., courtesy of my wonderful Daddy, to buy new clothes, shoes, and school supplies that both mama and I needed to begin the new year. My parents were extremely frugal in every respect, but I was always allowed to pick out several new outfits for school and church, and several pairs of new shoes, as well. As I grew older, I was allowed a new purse ( I wanted a John Romain, but when I was finally allowed to get one, it was only for carrying to church - a simple, very inexpensive purse would have to do for school!) I grew up when Gantt shirts and Weejun loafers were all the rage, but mama thought it ridiculous to spend hard earned money on what she called some fancy name, so I learned to be satisfied with (and happy to get) what I called "look-alikes." Mama was an accomplished seemstress, and each year, even when I was in college, she would take me to the cloth store to pick out material, and she would make me three or four outfits to supplement my store bought clothes. Even after I finished college and went to work at the newspaper, she still made clothes for me, most of them much nicer than anything I could buy. I guess I never really appreciated all her hard work on my behalf, until many years later! I always laugh and tell people that if I were starving and destitute I could take what mama called a croaker sack and make myself a dress, only because she took the time to teach me the basic fundamentals sewing. One thing is for sure - my parents taught me the value of a dollar. They never owned a credit card, and always taught me that if I didn't have the money to pay for something, I didn't need to buy it! I never saw them buy anything on credit, with the exception of their home in Columbia, and they used my mama's

COMPLETE salary to make the payments, until it was theirs. Mama would hand her teacher's paycheck to Daddy, and he would take it to the bank and make a payment on the house. Needless to say, in several years the house was paid for! Daddy was a Greyhound bus driver, and we lived a very prudent livestyle on his bus driver's salary until our home was 100% ours. Mama and Daddy always felt that exercise and good nutrition were as important as brushing your teeth twice a day. My friends who grew up eating junk food all the time thought I was strange because I grew up eating things like yogurt, dried beans and Roman Meal bread. The closest we came to junk food would have been Mama's homemade whole wheat pizza and her popcorn made in a big pot on the stove! Mama and Daddy both had regular jobs, but when they got home from work you could always find them tending their vegetable or flower gardens, cleaning house, canning and freezing homegrown fruits and vegetables, or cooking nutritious meals for us to enjoy throughout the week. We didn't have to worry about getting enough exercise. If the yard didn't need to be raked, some garden or other needed some attention. We were ususally outside until it got dark! Having spent the last year of my life in a state of chaos, I have just begun to realize how wonderful it is to be able to live a "normal" lifestyle on a regular, everyday basis. I think back to my childhood, and about how wonderfully normal it was, and I realize that I never really appreciated what I thought was a mundane and ordinary existence. I can certainly tell you, if you don't already know it, that "everyday and ordinary" is absolutely the best thing ever! You cannot imagine how good it feels to wake up in the morning and realize that you are in your own home, in your own bedroom, and that your husband is sleeping peacefully (and in good health) next to you, and that your old bulldog is right beside you. You cannot begin to know how good it feels to get up and know that you are going to get dressed and go to work, and be able to leave work and go home to an "ordinary" evening of supper, a little televison or maybe a good book. Yes, "ordinary" and "everyday" are both wonderful, and I don't plan to forget it !

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Richard and Shirley Hardy Celebrate 50 Years

A marriage that started with a chance meeting on Thunder Road in Wagener has lasted 50 years. While working in the area for a Mississippi based power line construction company, Richard Hardy met Wagener native Shirley Widener. They married in Aiken on Sept. 21, 1963. Almost immediately they began a life of traveling the United States for Richards work. He continues to work for the same company today after more than fifty two years. After many years of traveling, they came back to Wagener to settle down and be near family. Their children are Cynthia Hardy and Cheryl Poole of Wagener. Cheryl and her husband Eric are the parents of Hank and Emma, who are the so precious to their grandparents.

Have you or someone you know experienced the tragedy of a family member or friend purposely taking their life? If so, no one has to tell you how devastating it is. It probably caught you totally off guard because there were no signs pointing that way. When it happened, you were shocked. Whenever that persons name is mentioned, the pain resurfaces along with questions that most likely will never be answered. Christine Smith writes, Suicide is one of lifes most overwhelming storms. It is mysterious beyond all our analyzing, all our searching and all our naming. In the face of its profound message, we stand utterly vulnerable before each other and God. Suicide is an issue that is affecting society and calls for a Christian response. The Bible teaches that life is a gracious gift from God. Without Jesus Christ, it is impossible to live successfully. He is our only hope. When a person feels that ones situation in life has become hopeless, the will to live is gone. Therefore, ending ones life seems a viable option instead of continuing to live in certain misery. Yet, there are as many causes as there are victims. No one is exempt from the temptation to give in to this hopelessness. The most rapid increase in suicide over the past few years has been among teenagers and young adults. The highest rate of suicide is among the elderly population. Throughout my years in ministry, I have been called upon to share with families who have experienced the loss


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of a loved one to suicide. It is not a time to judge, but a time to love and draw from Gods strength. Some suicide attempts have succeeded and some have failed. If only that person could understand the love and support of family and friends, surely it would make a difference. If only they could know how their actions would affect the lives of those loved ones who are left behind, maybe the outcome could be different. Most of us would agree that suicide is a selfish act. Those who love and care for that person, face so many uncertainties. Most certainly there will be feelings of guilt over not having been able to prevent it. Anger and hurt fills the heart. In spite of all these feelings, let me encourage you to forgive yourself and the person and with Gods help, move forward. That may be easier said than done. Refuse to spend the rest of your life asking questions that may never be answered. Your love for God and the suicide victim will go a long way to spiritual and emotional healing. It is important that society and the church do all they can to help those in need of help in this area. Unfortunately, many will not seek help because of the stigma associated with suicide. Every life is important and worth the best spiritual and emotional effort to preserve it. FOR YOU ARE MY HOPE, O LORD GOD. YOU ARE MY TRUST (Psalm 71:5).

Dr. Tommy Huddleston

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July 10, 2008 I put a pen in my hand, words start to flow Ask what Im gonna write, I never know I can tell you about sadness and living a life with pain Or I can tell you about drugs and drinking, How it pollutes your brain I can tell you about being broke and losing everything you own The new life God has given me, the wonders He has shown I always think of my old life, my very troubled past Knowing with God on my side, this sober life will last Thinking of my old friends as I talk

to my ex-wife Hoping they will pray to God so they can change their life Satan has such control, his grasp is very tight I pray for my old friends so they too will see the light So that their life will change, their addictions will go away If they only let God inside, so He can show the way Im a recovering addict, sober now, God has let me live To help my old friends and addicts, my story I have to give I hope these words will reach someone I write them and I pray That these words will save someone, save someone today!

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas and Cynthia Feagin of Wagener, South Carolina announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Feagin of Wagener, SC, to Christopher Head of Augusta, GA, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sonny and Lisa Chariker. The wedding is planned for Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at New Holland Baptist Church. The bride-elect is a maternal granddaughter of the late George Gallop & Jeanenne Gallop and a paternal granddaughter of Marvin Feagin & Carolyn Feagin of Aiken. She is a 2009 graduate of Wagener-Salley High school, 2013 graduate of Aiken Technical College with Associate of Science Major in Nursing Degree, she is employed at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. The bridegroom-elect is a maternal grandson of David and Wynetta Combs of Rock Hill, SC , The late Bobby Collins & Shirley Collins of Rock Hill, SC. He is a 2009 graduate of Cornerstone Christian Academy. He is employed at Utility Connect, LLC in Augusta, GA.

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A. L. Corbett Middle School - Lions

2013 Football Jamboree was held at Aiken High School on 09/04/2013. The A. L. Corbett Lions won their first game against Kennedy Middle School 12-0. Both touchdowns were scored off of running plays. Both field goals were missed for extra points. In the second game, the Lions took a loss to Schofield Middle School 0-6.


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The first game of the season was played on 09/11/2013 against Ridge Spring Monetta Middle School. The game started out with both teams scoring back to back and they were tied at the half 12-12. During the second half of the game, the A. L. Corbett Lions had 3 touchdowns called back with flags on the play allowing RSM to get ahead. The Lions rallied back in an attempt to win. The hard-fought game ended in a loss to RSM 28-30.

Cheerleaders and Coaches

National Anthem

QB Quan Frazier(#12) carrying the ball for a 1st down

#10 Dylan Douglas on the tackle

Christian Miles(#50) and team waiting to play and checking out the competition

Cheerleaders at halftime

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The youth of Bethcar Baptist Church along with church members held a birthday party on August 28 for Charles Goss' 100th birthday. Mr. Goss is the church's oldest member.

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Masons from the Cedar Lodge 184, A.F.M. located in Wagener held a 100th birthday cook out for fellow Mason, Mr. Charles Manley Goss of Wagener. This special 100th birthday celebration was held on Saturday, September 7 from 12 to 2 at the Lodge and was attended by his fellow Masons and their families. This was the third birthday celebration that Mr. Goss has had in celebration of 100 years of life. Mr. Goss was born on August 23, 1913. He became a Mason on April 21, 1952. He became the Master of the Cedar Lodge 184, A.F.M. in 1962. On April 21, 2012 he became a 60 year Mason Life Member.

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2013 A. L. Corbett Lions Football Team

Assistant Coaches: Darryl Bynem, Keith James, Marquis Frazier, Moses Brown, DeCosta TuBazzah Managers: Jace Johnson, Coby Corley, R.J. Corley, Camron Gunter

Head Coach: Reginald Corley

2 Quentiz Barnes 3 Elijah Phillips

DeMarr Williamson

10 Dylan Douglas 12 Trequan Frazier 13 Phillip Holoman 17 Wade Friday 20 Steven Moton 21 Connor Jumper 22 Leroy Baker 23 Anthony Baker 24 SyaTreiq Davis

25 Kyle Hair 28 TraQuan Salley 50 Christian Miles 51 Dallas Johnson 52 Jimmy Day 55 Bryson Shealey 64 Steven Clifton 65 Dalton Fields 69 James Huckabee 71 Eric Toland 72 Leon Davis 74 Rod Landy 75 Josh Cherry 77 Mason Klimek 78 Cooper Brown 79 Christian Furtick 81 Zavion Glover

The Lions taking the field

Huddle time

2013-2014 ALC LIONS Cheerleading Squad

Coaches: Teresa Johnson and Tara Davis Managers: Bridgett Black, Jennifer Jones, and Sandra Shealey
Taylor Lauren Adams Destinee Boyce Kelsey Byars ManDaja Cunningham Brenna Fraser Zykeria Howell Destiny Johnson Amber Lapine Shaniyah Parker Zaire Pitts Zynavia Robinson Morgan Taylor Zaria Yon

A group on a MISSION, still with A VISION

After a successful Back To School Bash we are excited about our youth returning back to school. We will continue to support and check on our youth to make sure they are success in their course studies. I am very excited to announce the many things we have design next for our surrounding communities.


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November: We also will be preparing for a Thanksgiving Community

Dinner (more details in October issue) If we all pull together and work for the good of God no one will ever defeat that purpose. Though we are not perfect we believe in family. We may not be blood relative or have the same skin color but our family is yours. We are leaders and role models for our youth. All proceeds and donations will go towards our many projects for our main focus the youth, senior citizens, less fortunate and the overall community family. If you ever need our team for anything or would like to be apart of any of our events please contact one of the following:

Upcoming Events:
September 29th: Community Bingo NightSpringfield Old Museum
Springfield SC 5pm-8pm Come enjoy great games of bingo, fun, food, and fellowship. Donations can be made. clothes, and/or monetary gifts for less fortunate families. (locations for drop off will be announced at a later date)

October: We will begin our Christmas drive. Asking for donations of toys,

Lowanda Corbitt 803-837-8851 President

Sophia Gleaton Joseph Bell 803-682-8968 803-860-4012 Vice President Event Coordinator

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Peggy Sue McWilliams Morton
February 23, 1948 - September 12, 2013

Salley Ms. Peggy Sue McWilliams Morton, 65, entered into rest Thursday September 12, 2013. Ms. Morton was the daughter of the late Susie Bell Anderson Wells and the late Walter Truman McWilliams. She was also preceded in death by her daughter; Paulette M. Byrd and brother Stanley C. McWilliams, Sr. Ms. Morton is survived by her companion of twenty-five years; Edgar H. Green, daughter; Missi Morton of Davie, Florida, grandchildren; Kayla B. Gaida, Doc Byrd, Dalton Byrd, and Andrea Byrd, great grandchild; Paluette PJ Gaida, sister; Joyce Riveria of Gulfport, Mississippi, and brothers; Windell McWilliams of Lexington, and Kenny McWilliams of Swansea. A Service to celebrate Ms. Morton will be held at a later date.

Courtney and son-in-law Carnell Courtney, 2 grandchildren; David Courtney and Susan Knight, 6 great grandchildren: Jason, Pamela, Amber, Kayla, Ashley and Caitlin, 4 great great grandchildren; Scott, Breanna, Emma, and Brayden, sister-in-law Patsy Collum and a number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Peele was a member of Open Bible Baptist Church. She was the last survivor of eleven siblings. The funeral service was held Tuesday, September 17 in the Open Bible Baptist Church with Pastor William Strong officiating.

Barbara Ann Russell Bell

September 4, 1939 - September 17, 2013

Susie Collum Peele

Springfield - Mrs. Barbara Ann Russell Bell entered into rest Tuesday afternoon September 17, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 21 at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

October 14, 1919 - September 13, 2013

SWANSEA - Mrs. Susie Collum Peele, 93, was the widow of Legree Peele. She was born October 14, 1919, daughter of the late Gussie O. and Sallie Gunter Collum, and died Friday September 13, 2013. Mrs. Peele is survived by her son; Audry L. Peele, daughter Melba

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Neal McLaurin
January 10, 1947 August 29, 2013 PERRY Neal McLaurin, 66, entered into his Heavenly home Thursday, August 29th, 2013 surrounded by his loved ones. Neal grew up in Wagener, SC. After graduating high school, he joined the Marines and served in Vietnam. He retired from Lexington County Public Works. Neal was an active member of the community, VFW Post 6304, Perry Town Councilman, and Chairman of the Deacon Board at Rocky Grove Baptist Church. Neal was a loving husband to Maggie McLaurin of 47 years; father to Patrick (Lara) and Michael (Ellen); Papa to Holly (Patrick), Meagan, Ashley (Jason), Amanda, and Macey and 5 great-grand kids with one more on the way; brother to Ann (Phillip) Widener. He was preceded in death by his parents LK and Iris McLaurin and brother Dan McLaurin. The funeral was held on Sunday, September 1st at Rocky Grove Baptist Church. Pall Bearers were the deacons and close friends and honorary pall bearers were the Senior Adult Sunday School class and the ramp committee. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the ramp ministry at Rocky Grove Baptist Church, PO Box 508 Salley, SC 29137 or Tri-County Hospice, 105 Rodriguez Court Orangeburg, SC 29118.

Joe Guinyard Peacock

September 28, 1923- September 6, 2013 RIDGE SPRING Mr. Joe Guinyard Peacock, 89, entered into rest Friday September 6, 2013. Mr. Peacock was the son of the late Bessie Fanning Peacock and Chester C. Peacock, Sr. He was the husband of the late Wilma Morris Peacock and was also preceded in death by his daughter Betty P. Waters and ninw siblings. Mr. Peacock is survived by his son and daughter-inlaw Joseph Paul and Rachel Peacock, grandchild James Jackson, and sister Melba Johnson. Mr. Peacock was a veteran of the U. S. Army. He loved playing the guitar, and also loved model A Fords. Funeral Service was held on Sunday, September 8 at Kedron Baptist Church with the Reverend Brad Willis officiating. Pallbearers were Ryan Gunter, Chuck Jordan, Henry Mooris, Johnny Stichert, Rev. Leo Wood and T.J. Wooten. Memorials may be made to Kedron Baptist Church at P O Box 1719 Aiken, SC 29802 or the American Cancer Society at 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210-1790.


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Loretta Lynn Gleaton
July 3, 1967 September 11, 2013 Loretta Gleaton, 46, born on July 3, 1967 to Jake Gleaton and Essie Mae Pough received her heavenly wings on Wednesday September 11, 2013 while at the Lexington Medical Center. Loretta leaves to cherish her precious memories her daughter, Shaquille B. Gleaton, brothers; Bobby, Bobby Evans, and Bryston Glover; sisters, Earlene Pough and Janine Jackson and a host of other family and friends. Funeral services for Ms. Loretta L. Gleaton were held on Tuesday September 17, 2013 at Maloney Baptist Church.

Hallman, Jr., Ferrell B. Hallman, Terrell Hallman, Harry Hallman and Cecil Hallman. Mrs. Jeffcoat was a member of Rocky Grove Baptist Church. The funeral service was held Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at the Rocky Grove Baptist Church with the Reverend John OCain officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimers Association (Rocky Grove Walkers) 3223 Sunset Blvd, Suite 100 West Columbia, SC 29169 ( The family expresses their grateful appreciation to all that helped in caring for Ms. Melba.

Stacey Jeffocat, Sr.

May 3, 1921 August 29, 2013 SALLEY Mr. Stacey Jeffcoat, Sr., 92, entered rest Thursday August 29, 2013 Mr. Stacey is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dezeree Hutto Jones Jeffcoat, children; Stacey Jeffcoat, Jr. (Linda), Gregory Hip Jeffcoat (Faye), Carolyn Jeffcoat, Davey Ray Crockett Jeffcoat, Floyd E. Jones (Joan), David Jones (Jane), and James A. Ringo Jones (Shirley), 25 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. Mr. Stacey was born in Orangeburg County to the late Herbert and Effie Ott Jeffocat. He was also preceded in death by his sons Walter Herbert Jeffcoat and Charles E. Sam Jones, daughter; Mary Ruth Jackson, sisters; Enza Jeffcoat and Christine Floyd, and brothers James H. Jeffcoat, Meneral Jeffcoat and Herman Jeffcoat. Mr. Stacey was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a member of VFw Post 6304. He was a member of Clinton Untied Methodist Church. The funeral service was held Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Clinton United Methodist Church with the Reverend Butch Blackwell officiating.

Melba Hallman Jeffcoat

November 7, 1931 August 26, 2013 SALLEY Mrs. Melba Hallman Jeffcoat, 81, entered into rest with her Lord and Savior August 26, 2013. Mrs. Jeffcoat is survived by her children; W.R. Bill Hames, Jr. (Dottie) and Cathy Willis (Joe E., Jr.), Richard Jeffcoat (Phyllis), Larry Jeffcoat, and Mark Jeffcoat, grandchildren; Dr. April Hames (Dr. Gregg Talente), Jason Hames, Richie Smith (Holly), Ansley Welchel (David), Jonathan Jeffcoat (AJ), and Michael Jeffcoat (Pamela), and great grandchildren: Noah Smith, Jameson Welchel and Selah Welchel. Mrs. Jeffcoat was born in Aiken County, the daughter of the late Jerue Burt and Zalie Johnson Hallman. She was also preceded in death by her husband; Jazie Jeffcoat, daughter; Jeannie Smith, brothers; J.B.


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Frances Summers
July 15, 1932 August 28, 2013 LEXINGTON Frances Summers, 81, was born on July 15, 1932 to the late Monroe Wise and the late Morris Summers. She received her heavenly wings on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 after a brief illness. Florence leaves to cherish her precious memories her son, Dwight A. Summers; Foster daughter and caregiver Letitia (Jake) SummersHowell; Foster sons Taurean, Darrick and Tylden Summers; grandchildren, nieces, nephews cousins and friends. Services were held at St. Paul Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 3:30 pm

Wille Mae Floyd

February 28, 1914 September 3, 2013 GILBERT On February 28, 1914, Willie Mae was born to Geneva and Willie (Bubba) Long, in Gilbert, SC. When Willie Mae was in her early teens, she moved to Brooklyn, NY and lived in New York for the remaining of her years. During Willie Maes early years, she became a faithful member of Spring Hill AME Church, in Gilbert, SC. As Willie Mae aged, her 1 wish was to be buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery where her Mom, Dad, and Sisters are. Willie Mae at the wonderful age of 99 passed on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in the Jamaica, NY, Hospital, Hospice. Willie Mae was predeceased by her husband, James Floyd, Mother and Father (Geneva & Willie), 3 sisters (Toy Mae, Earline, and Gertrude). She leaves her wonderful memories to 4 nieces and nephews, Willie James Hendrix, San Diego, CA, Carmen Carmouche, Atlanta, GA, Geneva Robinson, Charlotte, NC, and Jonathan Robinson, Gaston, SC and other relatives and friends. The family held a graveside service for Ms. Willie Mae on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at Spring Hill AME Church Cemetery.

Lugoff Burton

February 25, 1939 August 28, 2013 WAGENER Lugoff Burton, 74, was born on February 25, 1939, to the late Mary Butler and Charlie Burton. One of eight children, his charismatic personality flourished at a young age. As Lugoff grew older, he became a well-known and well-loved individual by all who knew him especially those in his hometown of Ridge Springs and later Wagener. He attended both Rich Hill Baptist Church and Oakey Springs Baptist. Known for his beautiful smile and generous spirit, Lugoff was always considered a caring and sweet natured friend. He was a loving father of 12 and hailed as a remarkable cook. Although Lugoffs passion for cooking brought him insurmountable joy, the adoration he held for his grandchildren and great-grandchildren easily surpassed and completely captured his entire heart. On August 28, 2013, Lugoff Burton successfully completed his earthly mission: to touch the lives of as many individuals as possible with his undeniable zeal for life. He was met at the gates of his heavenly home by all those who preceded him in death: his wife, daughter, son-in-law and 6 siblings. Those he leaves behind to cherish his memories are: his 6 sons: Lugoff Burton Jr. (Chucky) of Monetta, SC; Ricky (Albertha) Burton of Ridge Springs, SC; Albert Pace of Johnston, SC; Craig (Doris) Burton of Edgefield, SC; Randy (Linda) Burton (Charley) of Batesburg SC; Freddie Clemons of Wagener, SC; 6 daughters: Ethel Burton of Ridge Springs, SC; Sherry Burton Dorch of Ridge Springs, SC; Shayla Clemons of Wagener, SC; Amelia Clemons of Aiken, SC; Denise Holston of Aiken, SC; and Sonya (Robert) Clemons Dunbar of Aiken, SC; two brothers: Norris Burton of New York and Johnny Burton of Texas; one brother-in-law: Earl Kenner of Greenwood, SC; great aunt: Catherine Wilson of West Columbia, SC; 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other loving relatives and caring friends.

John Pollard Brasier, Jr

September 9, 1931 August 25, 2013 WAGENER Mr. John Pollard Brasier, Jr., 81 passed away at home on August 25, 2013. He was born in Derry, New Hampshire on September 9, 1931 to the late John P. Brasier, Sr. and Lillian Alexander Brasier. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and retired from Anheuser-Busch in 1995. His love of horses brought him to Aiken, where he became and enthusiastic member of the Hatchaway Hounds Mock Hunt. Mr. Brasier is survived by his wife and best friend, Dorothy M. Brasier; daughter Cindy Brasier; sons David Brasier (Diane), and Keith Brasier (Diane); stepsons Jay Haithwaite and longtime companion Colleen Belt, David Stone (Lisa), and Mark Stone (Kelly); stepdaughter Erica Garasky (Darren); and his horse Rebel. Contributions may be made to Equine Rescue of Aiken (http://www. at 532 Glenwood Dr. Aiken, SC 29803-6594 or Trinity Hospice at 690 Medical Park Dr. Suite 400, Aiken, SC 29801.

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Survernia Smith
April 25, 1941 August 22, 2013 LEXINGTON On Thursday afternoon, August 22, 2013 at Lexington Medical Center the Almighty God reached out his hand to claim his own. Ms. Survernia Smith, 72, was born in Lexington, SC on April 25, 1941 to the late Daniel and Ruth Wise. She joined the Bethel AME Church at an early age. She served on the Stewardess Board, the Senior choir, and the usher board. She graduated from Lexington Resenwald High School, where she was a member of the basketball team. Survernia worked at Regil textile, Lexington county detenetion center, where she retired as a sergeant after eleven years. After retirement, she worked at the Lexington county court house for 14 years, until her health failed. Those left to cherish her loving memories are one daughter, Rhonda Smith of Lexington, two granddaughters, Brittany Smith and Brooke Cooper, one great-granddaughter, Ava Delorianna; all of Lexington. Two Brothers, Wipses Wise of Dixon, California, James Luther (Louis) Wise of Lexington, SC. Five sisters, Juanita Hendrix of Kingsland, GA, Evelyn (Robert) Davis of Lexington, Evrice Thornten of Springfield, Mass., Lueille Hester of Washington DC, and Vivian (Larry) Yountiner of Fayetteville, GA. She is proceeded in death by her parents and two sisters, Mary Jones and Frankie Curtis. Special Cousin and friend, Elizabeth Boyken (Polly), and sister-in-law, Louise Wise. Funeral services for Survernia Smith were held on Monday, August 26, 2013 at New Bethel AME Church with Reverend Robert China presiding, and Reverend Vernon Dixon giving the family words of comfort.

TaNijah Phillips

July 13, 2001 August 27, 2013

SALLEY On July 13, 2001, God personally sent a heavenly gift to Francise and Melvin Phillips, in the beautiful form of: TaNijah Amontez Elizabeth Phillips. One of five children, she thrived in the midst of all her siblings by cultivating her own unique identity. NiNi, as she was affectionately called, was a loving child but sensitive to her differences. As she grew older, she began to channel her vivacious and free-spirit nature into various hobbies such as: writing, drawing, reading, playing basketball, and dancing. As an avid music lover, NiNi especially enjoyed the musical genius of both Michael Jackson and Prince. Known for her beautiful smile, endearing charisma, and jokester attitude NiNi captured the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to meet her. On August 27, 2013, TaNijah NiNi Phillips, 12, departed this life, to pass on to a more heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her brothers: MeLijah Phillips and Bishop Phillips. Those she leaves to cherish her beloved memories are her parents: Francise and Melvin Phiillips; sister: Anijah Phillips of Salley, SC; her brother: Elijah Phillips of Salley, SC; 2 aunts: Latrica Ware of Springfield, SC; Brianna Thomas of Chicago, IL; 3 uncles: Brian Ware of Springfield, SC; Willie Ware III of Salley, SC; Malcolm Williams of North, SC; maternal grandparents: Mary Ann and Willie Ware Jr of Salley, SC; and paternal grandparents: Sandra Schofield and Melvin Williams; special grandfather: Freddie Lee Schofield Jr; Godparents: Iwortha Salley and Yolang Posey, and Titus Jenkins all of Wagener, SC; a host of cousins, other loving relatives and many caring friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Chalk Hill Baptist Church.


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