Originally created 05/15/04

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Today in regional history:

May, 15, 1973

One of Augusta's oldest remaining landmarks is scheduled to fall in the path of progress, as the city of Augusta prepares to tear down the water tank on Monte Sano Avenue constructed more than 75 years ago as part of the water system for the old village of Summerville.

City Engineer James Messerly will advertise for bids to tear down the tower, which is no longer needed.

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:


DEMOCRATIC PARTY BREAKFAST: The Richmond County Democratic Party breakfast will be at 9 a.m. at the Marriott Courtyard Inn, 1045 Stevens Creek Road. Rep. Henry Howard will report on the 2004 session of the Georgia Legislature. Tickets cost $6 and are available at the door. For more information, call 733-0190.

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES: The Augusta-Richmond County Board of Elections announces special voter registration drives at the following locations: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at May Park Recreation Center; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at May Park; and 9 a.m. to noon at The Path at Lake Olmstead.

MAYFEST 2004: Radio One Inc. of Augusta presents MayFest 2004 beginning at 10 a.m. at May Park, 622 Fourth St. The free event will include local and national gospel, R&B and hip-hop artists such as Bone Crusher, Lloyd, ATL and Rasheedah. For more information, call 202-9162.


HISTORIC AIKEN FOUNDATION MEETING: Historic Aiken Foundation's spring meeting will be at 3:30 p.m. at Rye Patch, next to Hopelands Gardens. The guest speaker will be Gene Waddell, who will talk about his upcoming book, Buildings of the United States. Awards will be given for excellence in restoration and preservation to homes and businesses. A reception will follow the free meeting. For more information, call (803) 643-3371.

OLDE TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING: The Olde Town Neighborhood Association will meet at 3 p.m. at the Knox Center, in the 300 block of Greene Street. Discussions will include new neighborhood signs, a neighborhood watch program and other issues affecting Olde Town residents.


MOVIES AT THE LIBRARY: The Richmond County Main Library will show The Fog of War at 6:30 p.m. at 902 Greene St. The movie is free. For more information, call 821-2600.

CSRA WRITERS MEETING: CSRA Writers will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. Writers needing a support group are invited to attend and bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued. For more information, call 738-4114.

GREENJACKETS BASEBALL: The Augusta GreenJackets will play the Lexington Legends at 7:15 p.m. at Lake Olmstead Stadium, off Milledge Road. Tickets cost $11 for box seats, $7 for reserved seats, $6 for general admission, $5 for seniors, active duty military and children ages 4-12, and $1 for children 3 and younger.


Dehydration can be a matter of life and death. The danger is higher for the elderly and the very young. When you are dehydrated, your blood volume goes down. The heart must pump faster to make up the difference, putting stress on the cardiovascular system. Lower blood volume also means your body doesn't cool down as efficiently, so you're more likely to overheat. Dizziness and faintness also can result. A water loss of just 2 percent to 3 percent can diminish your performance. Source: The Dallas Morning News


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