Some of the least-efficient charities sometimes operate under curious circumstances.
In one case, a man, his mother and his wife were in charge. In another, a charity did business under five names. State records reveal a host of charities that spent 40 percent or less on their stated mission, while paying robust sums to fundraisers and administrators.
The area where a new Medac building and city parking deck are being constructed now has a name - Riverfront Office Park.
North Augusta City Council unanimously passed a resolution naming the area during a special called meeting Dec. 22.
Drumming for peace
The third annual Drumming for Peace event will be held Saturday at DoubleTree by Hilton, 2651 Perimeter Parkway, Augusta.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and the drumming session will begin at noon. The event, sponsored by IDRUM2U, is free.
Life is a gift, a present from God
And it has a purpose with each step we trod
For each life indeed has a place in his plans
To often we fail to really understand
Just as life has a beginning, it also has an end
At least here on Earth and that rule we can’t bend
For it is appointed if man’s bor...
Animal Control: October Reports
Calls for service 76
Warning tickets 5
Animals turned in 32
Animals claimed 13
Court cases 3
Health cases 2
Veterinarian cost $800
Pickup fines $115
Court fines $684...
NAR-ANON FAMILY GROUP MEETING: 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, St. John's United Methodist Church, 104 Newberry St. NW, Aiken; nar-anon.org
CANHOPE EMOTIONAL SUPPORT GROUP: 3-4 p.m. third Wednesdays, Aiken First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St.
FIRST MONDAYS: 6:30 p.m., 333 E. Spring Grove Ave.; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71 meeting; Linda Smiley (803) 279-5074
FIRST, THIRD MONDAYS: 7 p.m., council chambers, North Augusta Municipal Building, 100 Georgia Ave.
NAME: Odalis DeAvila
SCHOOL: North Augusta Middle
FAVORITE CLASS: Math
FAVORITE LUNCH: Chick-fil-A
HOBBIES: Shopping, playing volleyball and soccer
MY ROLE MODEL IS: my mommy.
WHEN I GROW UP, I WANT TO BE: a nurse.
• The winter break for Aiken County Public Schools continues through Friday. Classes resume Monday.
• The winter break for Edgefield County School District schools continues through Friday. A teacher workday will be held Monday. No classes on that day.
The fight to build the first hospital in Columbia County will go on well into next year despite a state decision to award the license to Georgia Regents Medical Center as University and Doctors hospitals have filed notice to contest the decision.