BACK IN TIME
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:
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:
- 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.