Originally created 12/16/01

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BACK IN TIME

Dec. 16, 1991

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. might build a boat ramp or park on the Savannah River in Columbia County as part of relicensing requirements for the utilities hydroelectric project in Evans.

The dam at the Stevens Creek plant, built in 1914, is the oldest on the river and is SCE&G's only out-of-state project.

(For a look at history through the pages of The Augusta Chronicle, subscribe to augustaarchives.com.)

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES

The following is a list of locations for the American Red Cross Blood Services from Dec. 17-26 in the area.

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

Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 905 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavilion Plaza; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Duke Engineering and Services, 900 Trail Ridge Road, Suite A, Aiken.

Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 905 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavilion Plaza; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Allendale County Hospital, Highway 278 West, Fairfax, S.C.

Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 905 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavilion Plaza; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Savannah River Site Tritium, Bloodmobile, SRS Westinghouse, Aiken.

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

Dec. 24: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavilion Plaza.

Dec. 26: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aiken Red Cross Blood Center, 950 Millbrook Ave., Suite A; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Augusta Red Cross Blood Center, 106 Pleasant Home Road, Suite 2L, Le Pavilion Plaza.

AIKEN TECH INFO

Aiken Technical College offers associate degrees, certificates and diplomas in computer technology, industrial and engineering technology, health, public service and business.

Address: U.S. Highway 1

Phone: 593-9954

Web site: aik.tec.sc.us/

Enrollment: 2,300 to 2,400 students per semester

Tuition: $850 a semester for in-state students. (Students in Richmond and Columbia counties pay in-state tuition).

Spring Semester

Jan. 2 - General registration, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jan. 3 - General registration, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Jan. 7 - First day of Term I and II

Jan. 7-8 - Welcome-back celebration

Jan. 21 - Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

Jan. 30 - Midterm of Term II

Feb. 25 - Last day of Term II/midterm of Term I

Feb. 26 - First day of Term III

Mar. 20 - Midterm of Term III

Apr. 8-12 - Spring break

Apr. 18 - Awards night

Apr. 20 - Last day of Saturday classes

Apr. 22 - Last day of Terms I and III

Apr. 23-27 - Final exams, Term I (includes Saturday classes)

May 3 - Graduation

TEEN DRIVERS

Here are some tips for putting your teen-ager behind the wheel of an automobile:

  • Sit down with your teen and lay out conditions for getting and keeping a car.
  • Have your teen research makes and models. Check reviews, what's available and prices. Good starting points are wwww.cars.com (the Detroit Free Press is associated with this site); www.edmunds.com; www.kellybluebook.com; and www.consumerreports.com.
  • Pick a car that scores well on safety tests. Consult the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, www.nhtsa.gov.
  • Get a car with air bags.
  • Get a car without a high-performance engine.
  • Go to a dealer or car lot or check want ads to shop around. Involve your teen.
  • Find a compromise between a total beater and a flashy car.
  • Pick a medium-size car if possible.
  • Check gas mileage, odometer and reliability of your finalists.
  • Call your insurance agent and get quotes for your finalists.
  • Make sure your teen has plenty of practice in the car you buy or lease.
  • Teach your child how to maintain the car, the location of the quickie oil change place and how to call AAA.
  • Teach your child that reckless driving not only endangers passengers but also can cause the car to wear out more quickly - and can get a young driver's car keys taken away.
  • Limit the number of passengers your child can take in the car.
  • Legislative delegation

    The Augusta-Richmond County legislative delegation will hold two public hearings in preparation for the 2002 General Assembly, which begins Jan. 14.

    One meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 27 in the Commission Chambers on the eighth floor of the Municipal Building. A second will be held at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 3 at University Hospital-South Richmond County, 3121 Peach Orchard Road, Room 202.

    Anyone who would like to be included on the agenda may contact Rep. Jack Connell at 823-7011 or his Capitol office, 404-656-5072, or any member of the legislative delegation.