Originally created 08/24/02

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AUG. 24, 1947

The September session of the Augusta City Council is expected to produce its share of fireworks when an ordinance re-creating the position of police and fire surgeon is scheduled to appear, according to reliable sources.

Although no names are mentioned as candidates, informants declared that strong sentiment is developing in favor of returning Dr. Will Jennings to the position at his former salary of $3,730.


Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:

TODAY Steel Magnolias: A dinner theater will be performed and catered by Stage III Ltd. through Sunday at the Augusta Jewish Community Center, 4316 Three J Road, off Furys Ferry Road, Evans. Performance times are 7 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday. For ticket prices and more information, call 228-3636.

CHILD PHOTO ID: Bring the children in to have their fingerprints and photos taken for a Child ID kit that you can have at home for safekeeping. This service is provided by the Columbia County Sheriff's Auxiliary. The all-day event is at the stage near Piccadilly Cafeteria in Augusta Mall. For more information, call 733-1001, Ext. 7095.

SUN RUN: A sun run will take place at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center at 8 a.m. to benefit the Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons. The event costs $12 for adults and $6 for children. For more information, call (803) 649-0480.

VOLUNTEER RIVER CLEANUP: Rivers Alive is Georgia's statewide annual volunteer river cleanup event. In participation with the Sierra Club, the event will be at 11 a.m. at the Old Lock and Dam. Sign-up is required. For more information, call 863-2324.

BACK TO SCHOOL BLAST: There will be an afternoon of activities from 1 to 4 p.m. at Fort Discovery, including science demonstrations, community information booths, clowns and face painting, entertainment by Fort Gordon's Code Red Band, the Army's Rock Climbing Wall, make-and-take projects, and the Science of Ice Cream demonstrations in the PowerStation. All activities are free with paid general admission. For more information, call Lisa Golden at 821-0646.

2ND ANNUAL CELEBRITY MEN'S GREAT OUTDOOR COOK-OFF: More than 100 men will display their culinary skills in the categories of beef, seafood, poultry, and wild game. This event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Olmstead and is held by 30901 Development Corp. There will be food, giveaways, entertainment and vendors. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. For more information, call Shunte Dugar at 821-2866 or Jean Callaway at 823-0905.

FREE AUTOGRAPHS: Welterweight Champion Vernon Forrest will be available to sign autographs at noon at Just for Feet, 254 Robert C. Daniel Jr. Parkway. For more information, call 733-9209.

SUNDAY MUSIC EXPLOSION: There will be a music event from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Eighth Street Bulkhead, Riverwalk Augusta. The musical talent quietSTORM will be performing along with Michael King and Karen Gordon. Tickets cost $5. For more information, call 821-1754.


Families are urged to remember the following safety tips when engaging in activities around the water:

  • Learn to swim and swim well.
  • Learn Red Cross CPR. All care-givers, including grandparents, older siblings and baby-sitters, should know this lifesaving skill.
  • Outfit everyone with the proper gear. Children and those who are not strong swimmers should use a U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device whenever they are around water, and such devices should always be standard equipment when boating.
  • Always keep basic life-saving equipment by the residential pool and know how to use it (first-aid kit, cordless phone, emergency phone list, reaching pole and ring buoy with a line attached are recommended). Also have a pool emergency action plan.
  • Pack a safety bag for a day at the beach or the lake. Include waterproof sunscreen, SPF-15 or higher; water shoes to protect feet; and plenty of drinking water. All containers should be plastic to prevent cuts from broken glass.
  • - American Red Cross


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