Originally created 06/20/02

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June 20, 1943

Virginia Hutto, who has "seen so much" and "don't know anything anymore," had a birthday party at her residence, 1968 Battle Row. The party was given by her friends in the neighborhood in celebration of her 102nd birthday, which is Tuesday.

Mrs. Hutto vividly recalls the days of the Confederate war, but says she holds no ill will toward "Yankees." Her feelings toward Nazis, however, are different.

"I wish to God somebody would get hold of those Germans and kill every one of them" she said, attempting to rise from her chair.

Mrs. Hutto was born in Columbus, Ga., in 1841 and worked in a cotton mill, which was destroyed by Northern soldiers. She then came to Augusta to work in mills here.


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

Today: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Center South, 700 Silver Bluff Road, Augusta; 2 to 5:30 p.m., South Carolina DOT, 1931 University Parkway, Aiken; 4 to 6:30 p.m., Coca-Cola Bottling Co., 1901 North Leg Road, Augusta; 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Richmond County Health Department, 1916 North Leg Road, Augusta

Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Howard Lumber Co., 475 Columbia Industrial Blvd., Evans; 9 a.m. to noon, Sitel, 2115 Windsor Spring Road, Augusta; 2 to 6 p.m., Wal-Mart, 4471 Washington Road, Evans

Saturday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mealing Grove Baptist Church, 212 Murrah Road, North Augusta; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Best Bar BQue Marathon, 4350 Wheeler Road, Augusta

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Good Shepeard Baptist Church, 1714 Olive Road, Augusta; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 3703 Old Petersburg Road, Martinez; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 825 Greene St.

Monday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., International Paper, 4278 Mike Padgett Highway, Augusta; 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wild Turkey Federation, Highway 25, Aiken; 10:30 to 4:00 p.m., Kimberly Clark, 246 Old Jackson Highway, Beech Island; 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tranter, U.S. Highway 25, Edgefield

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Plant Vogtle, 7821 River Road, Waynesboro, Ga.; noon to 6 p.m., Burke County Community, 210 Academy Ave., Waynesboro; 2 to 7 p.m., McDuffie Regional, 521 Hill St. S.W., Thomson

Wednesday: 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Air Products/Midland Valley Community, 403 Carline Road, Langley; 9 a.m. to noon, Community Mental Health Care, 3421 Old Savannah Road, Augusta; 12:30 to 5 p.m., United Defense, 15 Windham Blvd., Aiken; 1 to 4 p.m., Georgia Regional Hospital, 3405 Old Savannah Road, Augusta; 6 to 9 p.m., New Hope Worship Center, 715 Old Evans Road, Evans

June 27: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Salant Corp., 1058 Claussen Road Suite 101, Augusta; noon to 6 p.m., Milliken, 2598 Washington Road, Thomson; 1 to 4:30 p.m., Wal-Mart, 3209 Deans Bridge Road, Augusta

June 28: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Youth Development Center, 3425 Old Savannah Road, Augusta; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Aiken Community Blood Center, Aiken; noon to 6 p.m., Wal-Mart, 179 Edgefield Drive, North Augusta; 2 to 5 p.m., Goodwill Job Connection, 3120 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta

June 29: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lincolnton Community Drive, Peachtree St., Lincolnton, Ga.

June 30: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2261 Walton Way, Augusta; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Vineyard, 3126 Parrish Road, Augusta


There might be some misconceptions and fears about giving blood, so the American Red Cross offers these answers to common questions:

  • Donating blood is a safe and sterile process - the bags, tubing and needles are used only once and then destroyed.
  • It is impossible to get AIDS from giving blood.
  • Donating blood rarely hurts. You will briefly feel a sting on the inside of your arm near your elbow.
  • Although some people are scared they'll get sick or faint, reactions when donating rarely occur and are usually minor.
  • If you feel fatigued after donating, it will pass in a few hours.
  • Your blood cells replace themselves. It is safe to donate blood every 56 days.

    The Augusta-Richmond County cooling centers have opened and will remain open until Sept. 30.

    David Dlugolenski, the director of the Richmond County Emergency Management Agency, said seven cooling centers are open in Richmond County. They are for people who do not have air conditioning in their homes.

    The centers are:

  • Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center, 1635 15th St., 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
  • Bernie Ward Community Center, 1941 Lumpkin Road, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays
  • Jimmie Dyess Park, 902 Ninth St., 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays
  • Powell Apartments, 2244 Broad St., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
  • Peabody Apartments, 1425 Walton Way, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays
  • - May Park Community Center, 622 Fourth St., 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

    - McBean Activity Center, Old Savannah Road, 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

    Two cooling centers in Columbia County are open for residents who need shelter from the heat. The centers will remain open through the end of September.

    The centers are located at the Bessie Thomas Community Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown; and Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown.

    The Bessie Thomas Community Center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. It has ice water and a television.

    The Patriots Park center is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays. It will also have ice water and a TV.

    Transportation can be requested from the Senior Center by calling 556-0308.


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