Today in regional history:
AUG. 14, 1949
Operators of five Augusta and Richmond County establishments are scheduled to appear for hearings in Atlanta tomorrow on various charges dealing with the sale of liquor or beer.
The charges deal with selling beer or liquor to minors, selling to people already intoxicated, and maintaining places that contribute to juvenile delinquency. The charges were brought by the National Brewers Foundation, which had an undercover agent in Augusta for a number of days investigating what it considered undesirable establishments.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
TOWN HALL MEETING: A District 4 and District 6 town hall meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at Gracewood Community Center, 817 Tobacco Road. The guest speaker will be Georgia Secretary of State Cathy Cox. The meeting is free and open to the public.
RIVER CLEANUP: Rivers Alive will hold its 13th annual Savannah River and Horse Creek Cleanup from 1 to 9 p.m. beginning at the Riverfront Marina Warehouse, 298 Riverfront Drive. Volunteers will clean up along the Savannah River on foot and by boat. After the cleanup, there will be a Celebrating the River party. Volunteer entertainers are wanted. Coolers are welcome. For more information, call 722-0772.
GREYHOUND MEET AND GREET: The Greyhound Lifesavers will hold a greyhound meet and greet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetsMart, off Whiskey Road, Aiken. Meet retired greyhounds up for adoption. Adoption applications will be available. For more information, call 796-1708.
CANDLELIGHT JAZZ: The Candlelight Jazz Concert Series will feature Chris Mangelly from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at the Eighth Street bulkhead on Riverwalk Augusta. Sounds Unlimited will play Aug. 22, and quietSTORM will perform Aug. 29. Admission costs $5. For more information, call 821-1754 or go to www.gardencityjazz.com.
WRITERS GROUP: The CSRA Writers Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1336 Augusta West Parkway. The group is for writers in need of a support group. Attendees may bring eight copies of a manuscript to be critiqued.
For more information, call 738-4114.
GARDEN CONCERT: The Harmony River Chorus will perform at 7 p.m. on the Windham Performing Arts Stage at Hopeland Gardens, off Whiskey Road, as part of the Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department's 2004 Hopelands Summer Concert Series. In the event of rain, concerts are held in the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center, 1700 Whiskey Road. Admission is free. For more information, call 642-7631.