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Posted: October 9, 2012 - 12:53pm  |  Updated: October 10, 2012 - 9:24pm
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The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Oct. 3 for Pizza Central, 515 Georgia Ave. Tom Duke, co-owner, Darren Bennett, co-owner and regional manager, and employees were present for the ribbon cutting. Duke and Bennett plan to open a second location in Evans. in the coming weeks. The Pizza Central restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.    NIKASHA DICKS/STAFF
NIKASHA DICKS/STAFF
The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting Oct. 3 for Pizza Central, 515 Georgia Ave. Tom Duke, co-owner, Darren Bennett, co-owner and regional manager, and employees were present for the ribbon cutting. Duke and Bennett plan to open a second location in Evans. in the coming weeks. The Pizza Central restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

FUNraising to benefit groups

Sno-Cap FUNraising will benefit two local organizations in October.

On Monday nights, a portion of food sales will benefit the Habitat for Humanity of North Augusta.

On Tuesdays, meals purchased between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. will benefit the North Augusta Rotary Club to support the club’s Rotary Bowl and its scholarship fund for high school seniors.

The 32nd Rotary Bowl, the peewee football playoffs for the city of North Augusta recreation football program, will be held Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Lions Field.

Sno-Cap is located at 618 West Ave.

 

New computers to help job seekers

The Nancy Carson Library and Edgefield County Public Library are among nine libraries in the Aiken-Bamberg-Barnwell-Edgefield library system that will receive new job- seeker computer stations this month.

The station will provide job seekers with access to online resources in South Carolina for job searching and résumé creation such as South Carolina Works and the Department of Employment and Workforces Web sites, according to a newsletter.

People will be able to sign up for one two-hour session per day.

A specially selected collection of books will also be available.

The project is funded through “a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the South Carolina State Library,’’ the newsletter stated.

Other participating libraries are Aiken County Public Library, Bamberg County Public Library, Barnwell County Public Library, Blackville Branch Library, Denmark Branch Library and Nancy Bonnette Branch Library.

 

Celebrate National Chess Day

The late Bill Dodgen, of North Augusta, helped establish National Chess Day under President Ford in 1976, according to a news release.

National Chess Day will be celebrated Saturday and the Merriwether Mavericks Scholastic Chess Club will meet at 1 p.m. at Creighton Park on Lake Avenue. The club will introduce the game to those who have never played and provide tips for experienced players, according to the news release.

There will be small prizes and treats for participants. The meeting is free and open to all students.

David Whatley and his daughter, Tori, will answer questions and provide information about the benefits of chess in education and how to form a chess club at school. David is the coach of the Merriwether Mavericks club and is the state scholastic coordinator for the South Carolina Chess Association. Tori has won four state scholastic tournaments.

For information, contact David at whatleydavid@bellsouth.net or (803) 442-9060.

 

Post 71 to host golf tournament

The Jesse C. Lynch American Legion Post 71 will host the 4th Annual Golf Tournament on Oct. 22 at Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club.

Registration will be at 10 a.m., followed by a luncheon and a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament is a four-person, captain's choice, handicapped scramble.

Cost is $320 per team, or $80 per person.

There will be prizes, hole-in-one BMW, awards, raffles and a live auction, according to a news release.

Deadline to sign up is Monday and the tournament is limited to 120 players. For an entry form, visit www.napost.org.

Proceeds benefit the Post 71 building fund.

For information, call Art Biggs at (803) 341-9888 or Walt Smith at (803) 832-1657.

 

Annual porch sale at Hammond's Ferry

The third Annual Ham-mond’s Ferry Neighborhood Porch Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Hammond’s Ferry is located off Crystal Lake Drive and participating homes will be identified by a balloon. Items for sale include household goods and décor, furniture, lamps, toys, clothing, art, books, plants, Christmas bows, homemade goodies/food items and more, according to a news release.

Guests are invited to visit La Petite Gallerie, a sidewalk sale at Edge and preview items to be offered at the Brick Pond Market when it opens.

Community Ministry of North Augusta will pick up any items that did not sell.

 

Team Impact in town

Team Impact will be at Big Stevens Creek Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Friday-Sunday in the Family Life Center and at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.

"Team Impact is a team of athletes that perform feats of strength and give an inspirational message each evening," said Pastor Tommy Meador in a news release.

Members of Team Impact include champion power lifters, WWE wrestlers and former NFL players.

For information, visit www.team-impact.com or call the church at (803) 278-5217.

 

New events at Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee

The Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee will be held on Oct. 27 and will include a barbecue cook-off, corn hole tournament and apple dessert contest.

Apple desserts must be submitted by 9:45 a.m. to the Arts and Heritage Center and judging is at 10:40 a.m. For complete contest rules, visit the North Augusta Women's Junior League at www.najwl.com.

The barbecue cook off is limited to the first 10 teams to sign up and is $100 per team. Teams can compete in pork butts, chicken thighs and ribs. Deadline to enter is Friday.

Festivities will begin with a 5K Spooky Sprint on the Greeneway and then the street festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Georgia Avenue. There will be about 70 craft vendors, food vendors, free activities for children by the Lions Club until 3 p.m. and live entertainment.

The entertainment includes: 11 a.m., Junior Jazzercise; 11:30 a.m., Lost Without Band; 12:30 p.m., Rhythm and Class Dance Studio; and 2:15 p.m., RECing Crew Singers.

A children's costume contest will be held at the main stage at 1 p.m., and barbecue competition results will be announced at 2 p.m.

There will be a car show on Buena Vista Avenue from noon to 6 p.m., and carnival rides and inflatables from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ming Yat/Gary's parking lot.

Jackson Square will host the Jack-o-Lantern Jam from 3 to 11:30 p.m., which includes the Palmetto Groove band, adult refreshments and corn hole tournament at 3 p.m.

Admission to the festival is free, but there will be a fee to ride carnival rides and to participate in the barbecue, corn hole and apple dessert competitions.

For information, call John Felak at (803) 441-4310.

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