Today in regional history:
JUNE 12, 1975
A $3.2 million plan to convert a section of a downtown mill into a production facility was announced by the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
The modernization program is being undertaken by the King Division of Spartan Mills, which is located on Broad Street.
Chamber officials called the effort a "much needed shot in the arm" for the area economy. It will create 60 jobs.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
AUTO SHOW: There will be a car and truck show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Southgate Plaza on Gordon Highway. Classes include Honda/Acura, other imports, muscle cars, sport utility vehicles, Mustangs, Camaros and Corvettes. Auto registration costs $25. For more information, call (803) 279-9017, ext. 802.
QUILT SHOW: A quilt show by the Pieceful Hearts Quilters Guild will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Trends and Traditions Antique Mall, 2834 Washington Road. The event will include demonstrations, verbal appraisals, bed-turning and donation raffle tickets to benefit the Medical College of Georgia's Camp Rainbow. For more information, call 731-0888.
VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES: The Augusta-Richmond County Board of Elections announces these special voter registration drives:
l 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 710 Cedar St.
l 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Catholic Church of the Most Holy Trinity, 811 Telfair St.
l 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, 1420 Monte Sano Ave.
l 8 a.m. to noon, Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad St.
l 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lakemont Presbyterian Church, 1000 Bluebird Road
l 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Warren Baptist Church, 3203 Washington Road
l 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 2323 Barton Chapel Road
No photo ID is required for registration.
SURVIVORS LUNCH: There will be a National Cancer Survivors Day luncheon at 1 p.m. at the Radisson Riverfront Hotel Augusta, 1 10th St. The event includes lunch, music and special speakers. The lunch is free for survivors, and reservations are required. Survivors can bring one guest. For reservations, call 868-3231 and choose option 4.
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