Garrick crowned pageant queen
Lindsay Michelle Garrick was crowned Miss North Augusta USA at a pageant held in Lexington, S.C. on Aug. 4.
She will compete in the Miss South Carolina USA pageant in Charleston, S.C. in November.
Garrick is a 2010 graduate of North Augusta High School and is a business major at University of South Carolina. She is also Miss South Carolina Collegiate America 2012 and she placed in the top 15 at the national collegiate pageant held in March in San Antonio, Texas.
She will pass on the collegiate crown at the South Carolina High School/Collegiate America Pageant that will be held in Lexington on Sept. 29. To enter the pageant, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Council authorizes two contracts
North Augusta City Council authorized the city to enter into two contracts during its meeting on Aug. 6.
The city will enter into a professional engineering service contract with Florence and Hutchinson Inc. for the design of the Knobcone Avenue and Martintown Road intersection.
The city also entered a contract with Mabus Brothers Construction Co. Inc. to construct the downtown streetscape, phase II-D along West Avenue from Clifton to Jackson avenues. The cost of the contract is $553,185.12 plus a contingency of $27,660 with the funds coming from Riverfront/CC, Street Improvement, Sales Tax II and Sales Tax III.
Mabus Brothers was the lowest bidder for the project. Other bidders included R.D. Brown Contractors, Town & Country Construction, Beam’s Contracting and Reeves Construction Co.
During the meeting, council also accepted the deed to the James U. Jackson statue located in John C. Calhoun Park. The deed was gifted to the city by the Heritage Council of North Augusta.
Fall children's consignment sale
Fairview Early Childhood Center will have its fall children's consignment sale Aug. 24-25 in the Fairview Presbyterian Church fellowship hall, 1101 Carolina Ave.
Items being accepted include fall and winter children's clothing (size infant to 4), toys, equipment, books, videos and maternity.
Consignors keep 60 percent profit and 40 percent will go to Fairview's kindergarten and daycare programs. There is a $10 fee to participate that will be waived if one volunteers at least three hours. Volunteers also get to shop a pre-sale on Aug. 23 from 6-7 p.m.
Items will be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 23 and must be picked up from 2 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25 or they will be donated to a local charity.
The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 24 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 25, which will be a half-price sale except on items marked "NR".
To become a consignor, pick up a packet from the Fairview Early Childhood Center or print information from
For information, e-mail Stephanie Hudlow at email@example.com or call (803) 613-9401.
Edgefield award ceremony
The 9th Annual Celebration of Success Banquet will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Strom Thurmond High School in the cafeteria.
Awards will be presented to the Citizen of the Year, Teacher of the Year and Support Staff of the Year. Tickets are $25.
Nominations are being accepted for Citizen of the Year. Nominees must live in Edgefield County and have good leadership, be a community service role model and do volunteer work.
To submit a nomination or for tickets, call the Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce at (803) 275-0010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker to discuss Battle of Aiken
The Sgt. Berry Benson Camp Sons of Confederate Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Brookside Avenue next to the community center.
The speaker will be Wayne Jones, of Aiken, who will talk about the Battle of Aiken and information that was included in the book he co-authored, Ten Minutes of Blind Confusion-The Battle of Aiken.
Meetings are open to the public. For information, call Reed Wakeley at (803)