BACK IN TIME
June 19, 1925
The successful delivery of many thousands of Augusta Chronicle air mail bulletins yesterday was an epochal event in the history of American newspapers. It is the first time, so far as we are able to learn, that such a feat has been attempted.
The Chronicle entered into an arrangement with Woollen Aviation to carry the message of Augusta merchants to the people of this section of Georgia and South Carolina, and a special air mail edition with all of the news of the Augusta stores, outlining special bargains for today, was published. In addition, all the advertisements were carried in the regular editions of the paper.
Many of the copies floated from the airplane into the yards of residences. And the novel sight attracted wide attention.
Questions and answers from Georgia Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine:
Q: When is hurricane season? What can I do to protect my property in the event of a powerful storm such as a hurricane or tornado?
A: According to the National Weather Service, hurricane season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. Also, based on statistics from previous years, September is usually the month with the most hurricanes.
To protect your possessions from dangerous weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes, it's important to plan ahead and make sure you have adequate insurance.
Send your insurance questions to: Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, 716 West Tower 2, Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30334; or call (404) 656-2070, toll-free at (800) 656-2298, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. The Web site is www.gainsurance.org.
Qualifying opens today for Georgia elections. Here's the election schedule for this year.
TODAY THROUGH NOON FRIDAY - Candidates qualify for state offices
JUL. 22 - Deadline to register to vote in primaries
AUG. 20 - Primary elections
SEPT. 10 - Primary runoff
OCT. 7 - Deadline to register to vote in general election
NOV. 5 - General election
NOV. 26 - General election runoff (if necessary)
Injuries continue to be the fifth-leading cause of death after heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic lung disease. Yearly, about 60.5 million people seek medical attention or suffer at least one day of activity restriction because of an injury.
June is National Safety Month, and MCG Health Systems issued the following safety tips, adaptable for the year: