Originally created 02/15/02

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Feb. 15, 1902

Police headquarters was the rendezvous last night for the bicycle dealers of this city. Their presence was caused by the opening of bids by the department for the furnishing of the wheels to be used by the Bicycle Squad to be formed and operated by the force.

The special committee met in the office of chief Norris at 8 o'clock to canvass the bids, award the contracts, etc.

Tonight, the board will name the men who will be selected for the Bicycle Squad.

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The Georgia Forestry Commission offers advice to residents on whether their homes are in danger of woods fires

The service is particularly valuable for rural residents. For more information, call Chief Ranger Steve Abbott at (706) 556-3962.


The following holiday schedules have been announced for Monday for Presidents' Day:


Augusta-Richmond County offices: Open.

Richmond County schools: Closed.

Richmond County libraries: Open.

Augusta Public Transit: Buses running normal schedule.

Richmond County Landfill: Open.

Augusta Museum of History: Closed on Mondays.


Columbia County offices: Open.

Columbia County schools: Closed.

Columbia County libraries: Open.

Columbia County Landfill: Open.

Columbia County Tax Commissioner: Open.


Aiken County offices: Open.

Aiken city offices: Open.

North Augusta city offices: Open.

North Augusta city garbage: Regular schedule.

Aiken County Schools: Open.

Aiken County libraries: Open.

Aiken garbage/recycling: Open.

Aiken County landfill and dropoff centers: Open.


Burke County offices: Open.

Waynesboro city offices: Open.

Burke County landfill: Open.

Burke County Library: Open.

Burke County schools: Closed.

Burke County Museum: Open.


BFI: Regular service.

Augusta Disposal: Regular service.

Waste Management: Regular service.

CSRA Waste Management: Regular service.

U.S. Postal Service: Closed, only Express Mail delivery.

Georgia state offices: Open.

South Carolina state offices: Closed.

Federal offices: Closed.

Fort Gordon offices: Closed.

Area banks:

First Union: Closed.

SouthTrust: Closed.

SunTrust: Closed.

Wachovia: Closed.

Augusta State University: Open.

Paine College: Open.

Aiken Technical College: Open.

Augusta Technical College: Open.

USC Aiken: Open.

Georgia Military College: Closed.


These are some contact numbers for local lawmakers at the Georgia General Assembly in Atlanta.

Sen. Charles Walker: (404) 656-0040

Sen. Don Cheeks: (404) 656-0045

Sen. Joey Brush: (404) 657-0406

Rep. Bill Jackson: (404) 656-0305

Rep. Ben Harbin: (404) 656-0325

Rep. Sue Burmeister: (404) 656-0220

Rep. Jack Connell: (404) 656-5072

Rep. Alberta Anderson: (404) 656-7859

Rep. Ben Allen: (404) 656-7859

Rep. Henry Howard: (404) 656-7859

Rep. George DeLoach: (404) 656-0305

Senate Information Office: 1-800-282-5803

House of Representatives: Public Information Office, Room 131, State Capitol 30334, (404) 656-5082


General Assembly Web Site: http://www2.state.ga.us/Legis/


The boyhood home of President Woodrow Wilson, located at 719 Seventh St., Augusta, will be open on Monday in honor of President's Day.

Historical tours will be given between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Special activities for children will follow the 3 p.m. tour.

Tours cost $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students under age 18 and are free for children under age 5. For more information, call 722-9828.


Low back pain can hit anyone, but for some people, it's an occupational hazard. The American Journal of Public Health has listed the jobs with the highest prevalence of low back pain due to an injury at work.

They are:

1. Truck driver.

2. Construction equipment and heavy machinery operators.

3. Construction workers.

4. Janitorial and building maintenance workers.

5. Firefighters.

6. Police officers.

7. Heavy equipment mechanics.

8. Health-care therapists.

9. Doctors, dentists, nurses.

10. Farmers, foresters and commercial fishermen.


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