As reported 21 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1973:
Grand opening ceremonies for Doctors Hospital of Augusta will be Nov. 2-4, 1973.
The public is invited to attend the gala event Nov. 4, 1973, at which Dr. James H. Cavanaugh, the associate director of domestic council in the White House, will be the principal speaker. The ceremonies include a flag-raising and ribbon-cutting. They will be followed by guided tours of the six-story hospital.
Doctors Hospital is a 300-bed acute care facility built by American Medicorp, Inc. It is the first investor-owned hospital in the Central Savannah River Area. Groundbreaking for the facility, located on 10 acres at Wheeler Road and the Bobby Jones Expressway, took place Feb. 6, 1972.
More than 100 people attended the annual Barn Party at Walking J Stables and were introduced to the new trainer and his family.
Everett Majors, his wife Glenna and daughter Renonda joined Walking J on Oct. 19, 1973. Majors has a long association with Tennessee Walking horses. His father trained some of the more famous horses, such as Talk of the Town, three times World's Champion, and Midnight Mary, famous for many years.
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