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Posted: January 22, 2013 - 4:56pm
The American Legion Department of South Carolina held a conference in Columbia on Jan. 12. Linda Smiley, the chairwoman of public relations for Unit 71, received a Certificate of Innovative Public Relations Activities Award for best practices in public relations in a unit. North Augusta Unit 71 was among 10 units in the state to receive Certificates of Recognition. Pictured are Smiley, Unit 71 treasurer and senior vice president of the Department of South Carolina; Barbara Stoffer, president of the Department of South Carolina; Brenda Carpenter, Unit 71 chaplain; and Ollie Tolbert, Unit 71 vice president.   SPECIAL
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The American Legion Department of South Carolina held a conference in Columbia on Jan. 12. Linda Smiley, the chairwoman of public relations for Unit 71, received a Certificate of Innovative Public Relations Activities Award for best practices in public relations in a unit. North Augusta Unit 71 was among 10 units in the state to receive Certificates of Recognition. Pictured are Smiley, Unit 71 treasurer and senior vice president of the Department of South Carolina; Barbara Stoffer, president of the Department of South Carolina; Brenda Carpenter, Unit 71 chaplain; and Ollie Tolbert, Unit 71 vice president.

Candidates for city offices

North Augusta’s municipal election will be held Feb. 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Riverview Activities Center.

The election is for the mayor’s seat held by Mayor Lark Jones and three city council seats currently occupied by council members Pat Carpenter, Arthur Shealy and Jason Whinghter. Their terms will end in May.

Jones is running unopposed for the mayor’s seat. Carpenter and Shealy are both running for re-election to city council. Whinghter, who has served since May 2005, is not running for re-election.

Other city council candidates are Fletcher Dickert and David McGhee.

Filing for the election closed Jan. 14.

Merriwether seeks donations

Merriwether Elementary School is seeking donations to help it accomplish its technology goals for this year.

The school plans to upgrade and extend technology for its pupils to better prepare them for today’s workforce.

The school’s costs, which are beyond the basic needs that the district provides, will be $250 per pupil for instructional interactive tablets and $3,000 for a Wi-Fi charger cart.

The school’s goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of January.

Those interested in making a donation should contact principal Mendi Tucker at (803) 279-9993 or mbtucker@edgefield.k12.sc.us. Donations are tax-deductible.

Charter school will hold expo

The Fox Creek High School Expo will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the school, 165 Shortcut Road.

Registration for the 2013-14 school year will begin. Students and parents can tour the school and meet faculty and staff.

Representatives from Aiken and Piedmont technical colleges will provide information on dual enrollment opportunities for new and returning junior and senior students. A college financial aid workshop will also be available for seniors.

Report cards will be given out at the expo and teachers will be available for conferences.

Enrollment at Fox Creek is open to any high school student in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.foxcreek
highschool.org.

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