SEPT. 18, 1932Economic recovery in Augusta and its trade territory was given another boost yesterday with the announcement of a road building contract in excess of $200,000 being awarded to a local contractor and the reported expansion of Babcock & Wilcox refractory plant on the Savannah Road through the moving of the Liverpool, Ohio, plant to Augusta.
SEPT. 10, 1970Richmond Countians voted solidly yesterday in support of their own for statewide offices, but final tabulations will be needed to show the strength of their support. A computer breakdown slowed the counting of returns, and early this morning only seven of 28 precincts and wards had been tabulated.
SEPT. 8, 1965ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Miss South Carolina, Nancy Moore of Aiken, is the second honey-blonde to arrive in as many years at the Miss America Pageant from the Palmetto State, and if anything, she's even prettier than last year's entry.
Read a good book lately? The Friends of the Augusta Library have a few recommendations.
MAY 5, 1963Augusta detectives have placed five charges against each of five juveniles in connection with four recent break-ins and a hubcap stealing episode.
June 8, 1990It took Grace Smoak a long time to get a college degree. For years, she thought she couldn't. Then she thought she could. Sunday, she proved she could.
What if everyone read the same book? That's the question the Seattle public library asked five years ago when it started a massive program to get everyone in the city reading. It's also the question Georgians face Friday when the Georgia Center for the Book will announce its selection for a similar project.
BACK IN TIME Oct. 30, 1926 An aggressive movement to have a deeper channel in the Savannah River and start Augusta toward becoming the great inland port of the Southeast was planned at an enthusiastic meeting of the River Development Committee of the Augusta Traffic Bureau yesterday. It was decided that William M. Howard would, in cooperation with Congressman Carl Vinson, make the presentation of Augusta's claim before the board of engineers of the War Department.
OSCAR -- The Greater Augusta Arts Council is bringing Hollywood to Augusta. The group is sponsoring an officially sanctioned Academy Awards blowout March 23 at Sacred Heart Cultural Center. The black-tie event, a fund-raiser for the council, emulates the Oscar ceremony. Limos will shuttle guests to the party where fake paparazzi will give them the star treatment. The Oscar broadcast will be piped into the cultural center onto a huge screen.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Terry Kay, now a successful novelist, had a little problem when he graduated from college: he couldn't find a job. "I thought, `I'm just 21, how can I be a failure at 21,"' said Kay, who now lives in a custom-built home on a six-acre lot near this northeast Georgia city. Kay grew up on a 40-acre farm near Royston, northeast of Athens near the South Carolina border. He was the 11th of 12 children in a household that had no electricity.