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Posted: October 2, 2012 - 8:55am

Voter registration deadline nears

The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election is Saturday.

People can register to vote by going to their county’s voter registration and elections office or printing a voter registration form from scvotes.org and mailing, faxing or e-mailing the form as an attachment to the county voter registration and elections office.

All registration forms must be postmarked on or before Saturday.

Those who are already registered to vote can check to make sure their information is up-to-date by going to scvotes.org or by contacting their respective county voter registration office.

The Aiken County voter registration office is located at 916 Vaucluse Road, Aiken and can be reached at (803) 642-2028.

The Edgefield County voter registration office is located at 210 Penn St., Suite 1, Edgefield and can be reached at (803) 637-4072.

Both offices will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday for those wishing to meet the voter registration deadline for the Nov. 6 election.

Birth announcement

Madison Coda Faircloth was born Sept. 19 to parents Jessica Leann Pike and Marcus Cody Faircloth of North Augusta at University Hospital.

The maternal grandparents are James and Tangy Pike of Beech Island. The maternal great-grandparents are Joe and Trisha Loveday of Beech Island.

The paternal grandparents are Ken and Connie Faircloth of North Augusta. The paternal great-grandparent is Clara Ruth Colston of Chatanooga, Tenn.

Chambers will hold State of the Region

The Greater North Augusta, Aiken, Augusta Metro and Columbia County chambers of commerce will host the 2012 State of the Region meeting on Oct. 18.

A reception and networking hour will be held at 5 p.m. followed by the program at 6 p.m.

The theme is “Our Technology Future.” Featured speakers will be Nadia Butler, principal with ESi Acquisition, Inc., and Fred Dohse, executive vice president and chief operating officer with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions.

There will also be updates from Fort Gordon and elected officials from Aiken, Columbia, Edgefield and Richmond counties.

The event will be held in the Palmetto Terrace on the fourth floor of the North Augusta Municipal Center, 100 Georgia Ave. Tickets are $35 per person.

For more information, call (803) 279-2323.

Businesses sought for trunk-or-treat

Chick-fil-A of North Augusta will hold a trunk-or-treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

Businesses are invited to participate in the event, which about 400 children are expected to attend, according to a news release. Businesses should expect to set up at 4:45 p.m.

Trunks will be decorated and will offer candy, flyers, brochures and other promotional items for the business. In addition to a trunk, businesses can set up a table, do raffles, giveaways and more.

Each business will receive a free dinner for their workers and a small chocolate chunk cookie tray for their business at a later date.

The business with the best decorated trunk will receive a free nugget party.

Businesses are asked to reserve a spot at the trunk-or-treat by Oct. 15.

For information, call Kimberly Prescott at (803) 624-7906 or e-mail
cowslikechicken@gmail.com.

HHE to celebrate 60th anniversary

The public is invited to the Sno-Cap Drive-In on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. to celebrate Hammond Hill Elementary School’s 60th anniversary.

The event will include inflatables, music, face painting, dancing to ’50s music and karaoke.

Bricks will be sold to support the courtyard renovation project and a portion of proceeds from sales at the Sno-Cap will go toward the courtyard project.

Spirits of Hallowed Eve sign up

Reservations are being taken for the Spirits of Hallowed Eve tour and dinner being held at Living History Park.

The dinner is at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 and includes wine, ale, food, songs and stories. Cost is $50. Tour reservations are $7 per family and will be refunded at the event. Tours start at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and begin every 15 minutes, with the last one beginning at 8 p.m.

There will also be an illusion show by Faire Wynds at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the barn at the park. The cost is $7 adults and $4 children age 12 and younger.

“Somebody’s going to levitate and all that kind of good stuff,” said Lynn Thompson, chairwoman of Living History Park and president of the Olde Towne Preservation Association.

To reserve a space, call Thompson at (803) 279-7560 .

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