Originally created 01/06/02

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Jan. 6, 1953

The federal government yesterday granted Augusta $18,800 to pay for preliminary planning in a slum clearance and urban redevelopment program.

Mayor Hugh Hamilton received telegrams fro the Housing and Home Finance Agency announcing approval of the city's request.

The money is a preliminary grant to get planning under way. The program is a long-range project, according to city officials. the area to be studied is described generally as being in the southeastern section of Augusta.

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The next meeting of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Port Authority Building by the Augusta Boat House.

The Auxiliary has new leadership: Norman Daniels, who recently relieved Dr. Wade Hamer as flotilla commander, and Kimberly Dailey, who assumed the job as vice commander.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is charged with teaching boating safety and free boat inspection for the CSRA.


Jan. 18 Tri-College Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday. Speaker, Bernice A. King. noon, Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Free.

Jan. 23 12th Annual Winter Gathering of Writers. Authors, Julie Cannon, Faye McDonald Smith, and Estelle Ford-Williamson. 7:30 p.m., Science Building W1002.

Jan. 28 Reese Library 25th Anniversary celebration. 2 p.m., Reese Library. Free.

Jan. 28 Homecoming Week Begins. Call 737-1609 for information. Fine Arts

Jan. 13 Concert. Linda Banister (mezzo soprano), Rosalyn Floyd (piano), Carl Purdy (violin and viola). 8 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Free.

Jan. 15 Concert. Christine Crookall (cello), Martin David Jones (pianist), and Angela Morgan (violin). 8 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Free.

Jan. 16 Art Exhibition opens. Patrick Dougherty's Outdoor Sculpture. 5 p.m., Reception. Fine Arts Gallery. Jan. 20 Concert. Alan Knight (guitar) and Robert Foster (flute). 3 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Free.

Jan. 22 Lyceum Series. Jose White Spring Quartet. Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society. 8 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. General admission, $15; students, $5; free with valid ASU ID.

Jan. 24 Play. Les Liasons Dangereuses, National Players. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. Admission, $8; free with valid ASU ID. Jan. 25-26 Play. Much Ado About Nothing, National Players. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. General admission, $8 and Free with valid ASU ID.


Cold or Flu? Which do you have? Here are some tips to tell the difference.

With flu:

@Common symptoms are general weakness, headache, chills and widespread muscle ache.

@Coughing is common - dry and hacking.

@Fever of at least 100 Fahrenheit is common.

@About half of flu victims have a flushed face and hot, moist skin.

With a cold:

@Local symptoms can start in the nose, throat, eyes or chest.

@Coughing is less severe and is usually associated with congestion.

@Fever is less common except in young children.

@Colds seldom cause flushing or hot skin in adults.

@An important thing to remember is that colds spread more readily hand to hand than by sneezes or coughs. If you have a cold, sneeze or cough into a tissue, and wash your hands after.

Sources: American Lung Association, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


The following is a list of locations for the Shepeard Community Blood Center in the area.

Monday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., MEDAC, 804 Scott Nixon Memorial Drive; noon to 7 p.m., Jefferson Hospital, Louisville, Ga.

Tuesday: 3 to 7 p.m., Jenkins County Community, 931 East Winthrope Ave., Millen, Ga.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Winn-Dixie (N. Aiken)e; 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Gracewood State School and Hospital, 100 Myrtle Dr., Gracewood, Ga.; 3 to 5:30 p.m., Aiken Electric Coop, 2790 Wagener Road.

Thursday: 8 a.m. to noon, Richmond County Department of Family and Children Services, 520 Fenwick St.' 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bob Richard's Chevrolet, 2031 Gordon Highway; 1:30 to 4 p.m., Kentwood, 1227 W. Wheeler Parkway, Augusta; 3 to 7 p.m., North Augusta Community Center, 101 Brookside Dr.

Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aiken Technical College, 2276 Jefferson Davis Highway; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Leavelle McCampbell Middle School, Aiken County.

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Baker Woods Baptist Church, 470 Fury's Ferry Road, Martinez (breakfast and lunch served); 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lowe's, 2503 Whiskey Road, Aiken.

Jan. 13: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., First Baptist Church, 602 Georgia Ave., North Augusta.

Jan. 15: 7 to 11 a.m., Solvary (Amoco), 3702 Clanton Road; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grab Bag Tuesday (Shepeard Community Blood Center), 1533 Wrightsboro Road; 1:30 to 6 p.m., TTX Hamburg, #1 Hamburg Road, North Augusta.


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