AUG. 6, 1987 A convenience store clerk was in good condition at an area hospital Wednesday after being attacked with a machete during a robbery earlier in the day.
Activities and entertainment events scheduled for this week include:
DEC. 5, 1972 The final chapter in the long and often bitter campaign for the district attorney's office was written Monday when Richard Allen was installed as DA pro tem.
NOV. 5, 1977THOMSON - Four inmates who escaped the Georgia Industrial Institute at Alto early Friday were recaptured, the Georgia State Patrol reported.
BACK IN TIME AUG. 7, 1963The Augusta-Richmond County Civil Defense Department will test the air raid warning system at 1 p.m. today, according to Mrs. G.W. Freiburg, civil defense director.
May 28, 1933The periodical cicada, or 17-year locust, that has moved into the swamps around Augusta by the thousands in great swarms, may be only slightly damaging to trees and of little or no damage to fruit crops, according to the Richmond County farm agent.
June 11, 1980Wednesday's groundbreaking ceremonies for the $70 million W.F. Hall Printing plant near Evans was "a most significant occasion" because the plant will bring economic, technological and educational benefits to the area, Georgia Gov. George Busbee said.
March 28, 1964Richmond County Warden Millard Gooding entered a county commission meeting Friday expecting a battle over whether he would retain his position. He left with his same job, and an apparently dead prison camp issue.
Dentists have traditionally looked with disfavor upon soda pop because the sweetened water could contribute to tooth decay, but now a study suggests there may be an upside.
The mercury in dental fillings is not a factor in Alzheimer's disease, according to the most thorough study so far of that provocative but never-proven possibility. The study found "no significant association of Alzheimer's disease" with a patient's number, surface area or history of dental fillings. The findings, researchers said, do not support the hypothesis that dental fillings significantly raise levels of mercury in the brain or contribute to Alzheimer's disease, a progressive deterioration of brain cells that leads to severe dementia and has no known cause.