Originally created 05/25/04

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Today in regional history:

MAY 25, 1973

Dr. George Christenberry, the president of Augusta College, and Dr. J.B. Searce Jr., commissioner of the newly formed South Atlantic Conference, offered words of encouragement about the future of the new conference to Augusta College athletes at the annual spring sports banquet yesterday.

Dr. Christenberry, also the president of the SAC, told athletes that Augusta College would have dual membership in the NAIA and the NCAA college division next athletic year.\

Activities and entertainment events scheduled for today include:

PARKINSON'S DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP: The CSRA Parkinson's Disease Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. at St. John Towers dining room, 724 Greene St. The event is free. For more information, call 855-7690.

AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE: AARP will offer a classroom Driver Safety program from 1 to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday at the East Augusta Community Center. Completion of the course will entitle you to apply for a 10 percent discount of car insurance. You do not have to be an AARP member. The cost is $10. For more information, call 733-9773.

EVENINGS IN THE APPLEBY GARDENS: Savannah River Brassworks, directed by Rudy Volkmann, will perform at 8 p.m. at the Evenings in the Appleby Garden Concert Series, 2260 Walton Way. The concert is free. For more information, call 736-6244.

WEDNESDAY

SPRITE REMIX 2004 GRADUATION BLAST: Power 107 radio, with Coca-Cola and WFXG-TV Fox 54 will play host to the Sprite Remix 2004 Graduation Blast beginning at 10 p.m. at Club Celebrity, off Reynolds Street. There will be music, food and giveaways, including college survival kits, T-shirts, cash and Sprite premiums. There also will be special performances by national recording artist Big Doze with a surprise special guest. Tickets cost $10 before midnight and $12 afterward.

CORRECTING A LAWN PROBLEM

  • Eliminate all weeds and excessive thatch. Weeds can be removed by chemical means, but thatch will need mechanical work.

  • Cultivate the soil by coring, slicing or spiking the ground.

  • If necessary, correct the soil pH.

  • Apply the recommended amount of fertilizer. A starter fertilizer such as 6-12-12 or 5-10-15 is good.

  • If the lawn is overseeded, drag, rake or brush the seed down into the soil.

  • Water as soon as possible after planting. Don't allow new plants to become dry.

  • Mow when grass reaches 1 times its normal mowing height.


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