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Posted: January 11, 2012 - 12:46am  |  Updated: January 18, 2012 - 1:06am
Justin Graham looks at memorabilia during the Heritage Council of North Augusta's annual Toast to the Hampton Terrace event Jan. 4 at the North Augusta Community Center. The hotel burned down Dec. 31, 1916. The event is held each year on Jan. 4 because the hotel was to open for its 14th season on Jan. 4, 1917.    NIKASHA DICKS/STAFF
NIKASHA DICKS/STAFF
Justin Graham looks at memorabilia during the Heritage Council of North Augusta's annual Toast to the Hampton Terrace event Jan. 4 at the North Augusta Community Center. The hotel burned down Dec. 31, 1916. The event is held each year on Jan. 4 because the hotel was to open for its 14th season on Jan. 4, 1917.

Council elects officers

The Area 2 Advisory Council elected officers Thursday during its monthly meeting.

Kenneth Hopkins was re-elected as chairman and Darrell Blocker was elected vice chairman. Blocker was elected to the position after first tying with council member Cary Hutto.

The council also introduced a new member, Toi Bowie.

 

Fox Creek election

Fox Creek High School will have elections from 7 a.m. to
7 p.m. Thursday for the board of directors vacancy it announced in December.

Voting will take place in the conference room of the school at 165 Shortcut Road. The winner will be determined by popular vote.

 

Kidney donation

Charlie Pitts, originally of North Augusta, donated a kidney to a woman in the Atlanta area.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named him a Holiday Hero for his deed. He was nominated by his daughter, Caitlin Pitts.

Pitts, who now lives in Cumming, Ga., responded to a radio announcement on a Christian station that said a donor was needed.

Emory Healthcare Transplant Center let him know in the spring that he was a match and in May, he donated his kidney to 58-year-old Peggy Brannen, according to the Journal-Constitution.

SCV meeting

The Sgt. Berry Benson Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Acacia Masonic Lodge on Brookside Avenue.

Three members will present ‘‘stories, artifacts, letters, pictures passed along generation to generation for 150 years,’’ according to a news release.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call (803) 279-9169, (803) 279-9258 or (803)  279-0921.

 

 

 

 

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