Columbia County cooling centers to open Monday

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Columbia County’s cooling centers will open Monday and remain open until Sept. 30, according to a news release from Pam Tucker, the county’s Emergency Services director.

All have air-conditioned sitting areas, and most have television and ice water available and are handicapped accessible.

The centers, their locations and hours of operation:

-- Bessie Thomas Community Center, 5913 Euchee Creek Drive, Grovetown, (706) 556-0308, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday;

-- Patriots Park, 5445 Columbia Road, Grovetown, (706) 863-7523, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Sunday;

-- Wesley United Methodist Church, 825 N. Belair Road, Evans, (706) 869-0888, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday;

-- Eubank Blanchard Community Center, 6868 Cobbham Road, Appling, (706) 309-9451, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday;

-- Laurel & Hardy Museum, 250 N. Louisville St., Harlem; (706) 556-004, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday;

-- Liberty Park Community Center, Newmantown Road, Grovetown, (706) 863-4576, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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