Gov. Sanford tours Fox Creek

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NORTH AUGUSTA ---  Gov. Mark Sanford's tour of Aiken and Edgefield Counties today included the celebration of new jobs and educational opportunities.

Sanford's morning visits included stops at Graniteville's MTU Diesel plant for its grand opening and at charter school Fox Creek High, where staff showcased how his support of education choice has benefitted pupils.

"Choice is simply a means to speeding up the rate of change," said Sanford to Fox Creek staff members.

Sanford said smaller schools like Fox Creek were the wave of the future as research continues to show a correlation between smaller class size and education performance.

 Sanford also commended the school on being fiscally prudent by pursuing grants to build the facility rather than relying on an increase in property taxes and the Edgefield County School District. Sanford's visit also included a briefing with the Aiken County legislative delegation on pending lawsuits to move nuclear waste from the Savannah River Site to Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

The briefing is part of transition efforts as Gov.-elect Nikki Haley takes over next month.

Sen. Shane Massey, R-Edgefield, said the process is very much "wait and see" until a 15-member federal Blue Ribbon Panel, appointed by President Obama, tours the site next month. "I think everyone was just looking for updates and to know we're on the same page," said Massey.    

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SCEagle Eye 12/01/10 - 06:00 pm
It would be helpful if Aiken

It would be helpful if Aiken County could produce the plan to take all (100%) SRS waste to Yucca Mountain. So far nobody has produced such a plan. So, does such a DOE plan exist or is someone blowing smoke?

JoseyG 12/01/10 - 07:14 pm
FOX CREEK needs to focus on

FOX CREEK needs to focus on the students that need help and not the RICH and thier SPORTS only !!!!!!!!

SandraHayden 12/02/10 - 01:36 pm
JoseyG pick a school you can

JoseyG pick a school you can be happy with, stop trying to bring our school down with your attitude. We had The Governor of the State of S.C come to visit us. We are so lucky, Not all schools get this honor. Thank you dr murphy and students for all you do. You are why we are great and our students will be future leaders of tommorrow. I wish I could have been there and seen the governor. I wish there was more pictures of our governor with the principal and students. Truly a great day.Thanks dr murphy, Governor Sanford and the Augusta Chronicle.

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