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Author of The Shack will speak at church

Posted: March 20, 2012 - 2:57pm  |  Updated: March 28, 2012 - 9:45am

Chamber is seeking participants for new business brochure

The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce is planning to create a brochure to provide new residents and visitors with an overview of the city’s businesses.

The brochure will include the business’s name, address, phone number, Web site, and a one-line description. A map will also be included in the brochure. The estimated cost is $50 per participating business per year. The cost is subject to change depending on factors such as the number of participants and number of brochures printed.

Chamber members interested in being included should call Brian Tucker no later than Friday at (803) 279-2323.

History of North Augusta subject of conference

The Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies’ Annual Landmark Conference, “Railroads, Resorts and Rogues Along the River – A History of North Augusta,” will be held April 12-14.

Sessions will cover James U. Jackson and the Hampton Terrace, hometown heroes Berry Benson and Jimmie Dyess, “The Best Friend – Charleston to Hamburg,” entertainment and broadcasting history, The Palmetto Park & Pond and more.

Field trips also will be offered.

For registration information, visit www.palmettohistory.org/confederation/registrationpacket.pdf or call Brenda Baratto at (803) 642-2015.


William Paul Young, the author of The Shack, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Wesley Center of Grace United Methodist Church.

The event is free and sponsored by Nancy Carson Library, Friends of the Nancy Carson Library Foundation Inc. and Grace United Methodist.

The church is at 639 Georgia Ave.

New writers group

The Christian Writers Fellowship group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Sweetwater Baptist Church.

The group is for published and unpublished writers.

For information, call Dot Phillips at (803) 426-1142.

Fundraiser benefits local woman

It's a Spring Thing will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Carolina Chill & Grill on Belvedere-Clearwater Road.

The community festival will benefit Cindy Tomaszewski, the wife of Sgt. Michael Tomaszewski, who has been diagnosed with cancer. The family has three young children, according to a news release.

The festival will include karaoke, inflatables, raffles, food, cake walk, face painting, fire trucks on display and a cornhole tournament.

For information about the cornhole tournament, call Brian Cameron at (803) 270-6123. For information about the festival, call Lisa Woodward at (706) 

NAHS graduate chosen as
Georgia festival pin artist

Leah “Sue” Holland, a 1978 graduate of North Augusta High School, is the pin artist for Macon, Ga.’s International Cherry Blossom Festival, which began last Friday and continues through Sunday.

“It is a great honor to have been chosen as the artist for my two designs,” she said, adding that its an international event and the porcelain plates are a limited edition of 150.

Born in Aiken, she began painting at age 8. She is now an instructor at Bodega Interiors in Macon.

Holland has acrylic paintings of South Boundary and Steeple Chase for sale at Unique Expressions in Aiken.

For festival information, visit www.cherry

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