BACK IN TIME
Nov. 28, 1955
Christmas is in the air at the Augusta Post Office and an intermittent trickle of Yule salutations and packages are beginning to flow into the mailing channels.
The early appearance of Christmas gifts and greetings at the local post office was good news to Augusta Postmaster Louis J. O'Connell.
"We here at the Post Office are mighty glad to see that many Augustans are getting the jump on Santa Claus by mailing early," he said.
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AUGUSTA TECH INFO
Augusta Tech, a public postsecondary institution of the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education, offers associate degree, diploma and technical certificates of credit programs that prepare students for employment in business, technical, allied health, personal services and industrial careers.
The college also offers adult literacy, continuing education and noncredit courses and training to meet the employee needs of area businesses and industries.
Address: Augusta campus, 3200 Augusta Tech Drive.
Thomson/McDuffie Campus, Tech Drive Northwest, Thomson.
Waynesboro/Burke County campus, 216 Highway 24 South, Waynesboro, Ga.
Enrollment: 5,555 students
Web address: augusta.tec.ga.us
Tuition: $338 per quarter for full-time students (12 semester hours) who are legal residents of Georgia or legal residents of South Carolina in bordering counties (Aiken, Allendale, Barnwell, Edgefield and McCormick). Student services fee $20 per quarter ($17 for Thomson and Burke campuses); registration fee $17 per quarter.
Winter quarter 2002
Jan. 3 - Quarter begins/late fee payment begins
Jan. 21 - Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. birthday observed
Feb. 1 - Student holiday
Feb. 8 - Midterm
March 18, 19, 20 - Final exams
March 20 - Quarter ends
Spring quarter 2002
March 28 - Quarter begins/late fee payment begins
March 29 - Drop/add period ends
April 3, 9, 10, 11, 12 - Spring holidays
May 8 - Midterm
May 16 - Field Day (student)
May 17 - Student holiday
May 27 - Memorial Day observed
June 17, 18, 19 - Final exams
June 19 - Quarter ends
AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS
Some highlights from the latest release of data from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey.
Bachelor's degree or more (ages 25 and older):
Highest: Seattle, 51.8 percent; Fairfax County, Va., 56.1 percent
Lowest: Newark, N.J., 8.2 percent; Hidalgo County, Texas, 10.7 percent
Divorce (men 15 and older):
Highest: Wichita, Kan., 15.8 percent; Washoe County, Nev., 15.5 percent
Lowest: Santa Ana, Calif., 3.2 percent; Hidalgo County, Texas, 2.9 percent
Divorce (women 15 and older):
Highest: Tampa, Fla., 18.7 percent; Washoe County, Nev., 17.5 percent
Lowest: Newark, N.J., 7.9 percent; Utah County, Utah, 5.6 percent
Foreign-born (as percent of total population):
Highest: Miami, 60.7 percent; Miami-Dade County, Fla., 50.9 percent
Lowest: Toledo, Ohio, 2.1 percent; Mobile County, Ala., and Westmoreland County, Pa., 1.2 percent
Percent of foreign-born population that entered country between 1990 and 2000:
Highest: Raleigh, N.C., 74.1 percent; Greenville County, S.C., 82.1 percent
Lowest: Buffalo, N.Y., 18.5 percent; Westmoreland County, Pa., 5.9 percent
Commuting (workers 16 and older):
Longest average travel time to work (one way): New York City, 39 minutes; Richmond County, N.Y. (Staten Island), 43.9 minutes
Shortest (one way): Wichita, Kan., 16.9 minutes; Polk County, Iowa, 16.5 minutes
Median household income:
Highest: San Jose, Calif., $72,268; Morris County, N.J., $82,422
Lowest: Miami, $20,117; Hidalgo County, Texas, $23,361
Median value (specified owner-occupied housing units):
Highest: San Jose, $430,612; San Mateo County, Calif., $492,668
Lowest: Pittsburgh, $59,672; Cameron County, Texas, $44,100
Individuals living below poverty level (in 12 months before answering survey):
Highest: Miami, 31.9 percent; Hidalgo County, Texas, 34.6 percent
Lowest: Aurora, Colo., 5.3 percent; St. Charles County, Mo., 2.8 percent