Originally created 12/05/01

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BACK IN TIME

Dec. 5. 1933

The front page of The Chronicle announced a nationwide end to Prohibition, but in the city of Augusta things were less clear.

On a motion of Councilman C.C. Murphey, city council sidestepped the issue of licensing liquor establishments, but it was understood, The Chronicle reported, that the majority of council favored adoption of the recommendation for permitting legal-sale of alcoholic beverages.

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RED CROSS BLOOD DONATIONS

The following is a list of locations for the American Red Cross Blood Center through Dec. 12.

Today: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A, Aiken; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavillion Center, Augusta

Thursday: 11 a.m to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A, Aiken; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavillion Center, Augusta

Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A, Aiken; 8 a.m. to Noon, Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavillion Center, Augusta

Monday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A, Aiken; 11 a.m to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavillion Center, Augusta

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook ave., Suite A, Aiken; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavillion Center, Augusta

Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite a, Aiken; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavillion Center, Augusta

ASU EVENTS

Dec. 9 Concert - Lyceum Series. Happiness of the Holidays. (Publix Family Series, Augusta Symphony). 3 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. General admission, $6; Free with valid ASU ID.

Dec. 18 Concert - Lyceum Series. Moscow String Quartet (Harry Jacobs Chamber Music). 8 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. General admission, $15; Students, $5; Free with valid ASU ID.

Dec. 6 - Holiday Tree Lighting. 6 p.m., outside Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Free.

Dec. 15 - Commencement. 10 a.m., Physical Education/Athletic Complex.

HYDRANT TESTING

For the week of Dec. 3

Augusta-Richmond County Fire Rescue will be testing hydrants in each battalion in Augusta-Richmond County. Battalions will be in the posted areas from Monday through Friday and move to another area in their battalions on a weekly basis.

BATTALION 1

From 6th Street to 12th Street, from Telfair Street back to Walton Way.

BATTALION 2

Areas from west of Damascus Road to North Leg Road off to Wrightsboro Road on north and south side, Wrightsboro Road to Wheeler Road, Marks Church Road down Wrightsboro Road over to Walton Way, Aumond Road to Brynwood Subdivision/Cambridge Road.

BATTALION 3

From north of Lumpkin Road to Bungalow Road between Highway 1 and Highway 25.

BATTALION 4

Areas within Windsor Spring Road, Travis Road, Peach Orchard Road and Plantation Road, Tobacco Road between Peach Orchard Road, Ridge Forest Subdivision, Wood Valley Estates Subdivision and Oketo Woods Subdivision.

HOLIDAY APPLES

- Store only fruit that is hard, mature and in perfect condition.

- Later-maturing varieties usually store better. Red Delicious, Northern Spy, Winesap and Rome Beauties are among the best and can be stored up to five months.

- Individually wrap each apple in newspaper to prevent one bad apple from spoiling the whole bunch. Place them in a box in a dark area.

- Cool quickly after harvest. Apples are best stored at 30-32 degrees Fahrenheit in an environment with high humidity.

- To freeze applies: Peel core and slice, then place in freezer bags.