Originally created 08/24/04

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Today in regional history:

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

PARKINSON'S SUPPORT: The CSRA Parkinson Disease Support Group will hold its August meeting at 6 p.m. in the dining room at St. John Towers, 724 Greene St. For more information, call 855-7690.

CHORAL SOCIETY: Guest Night will be held tonight for the Columbia County Choral Society. Members meet at First Baptist Church of Evans, at the corner of Washington and Belair roads. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Rehearsal begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (706) 650-2311.

USC AIKEN DEDICATION: The University of South Carolina Aiken will dedicate the new Pacer Commons in ceremonies at 4 p.m. at the Pacer Commons front entrance on the campus, 471 University Parkway.

WEDNESDAY

DOG OBEDIENCE: The Augusta Humane Society is sponsoring registration for a dog obedience and puppy socialization course. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Julian Smith Casino at Broad Street and Milledge Road. Bring proof of vaccinations, but do not bring your dog. For more information, call 736-0186.

Swim Safely

  • Learn to 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.
    Source: American Red Cross