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Posted: February 11, 2013 - 7:26pm
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Amanda Israel was the top listing agent for Meybohm North Augusta in January. SPECIAL
Amanda Israel was the top listing agent for Meybohm North Augusta in January. SPECIAL

Cinderella Project collects dresses

The South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division is sponsoring its annual Cinderella Project.

The project provides gently used formal dresses to girls who aren’t able to purchase a gown for their high school prom.

Clean dresses in all sizes, evening bags, jewelry, shoes and other accessories are needed. The items can be dropped off at the Maxwell Law Firm at 516 West Avenue or at its Aiken location, 225 Chesterfield Street.

Citizen of the Year honors announced

The Greater North Augusta Chamber of Commerce announced its Citizen of the Year and Ambassador of the Year honorees Thursday during its annual meeting and banquet.

The 2012 Citizen of the Year Award was given to Jim and Carolyn Baggott, who have lived in North Augusta since 1963.

Jim Baggott has served on the Aiken County Planning and Zoning Commission for 18 years; two terms on the Aiken County Council; and as a state constable for 21 years. He was president of the North Augusta Jaycees in 1971.

Carolyn Baggott is a charter member of the Old Towne Preservation Association and was involved in the development of the Living History Park. She has served on the North Augusta City Council since 1991.

The couple has also participated as re-enactors in the colonial encampment for 20 years.

The Ambassador of the Year Award was given to Brett Turner, the manager of Rhodes-Murphy North Augusta. Turner has served on the chamber’s Ambassador Council since 2005 and on the chamber’s board of directors since 2008. He is a member of the North Augusta Rotary Club and the National Association of Mortgage Brokers.

The banquet was held at the North Augusta Community Center .

Council approves reappointments

Four people were reappointed to city board and commissions during the regular North Augusta City Council meeting Feb. 4.

James Gay was reappointed to the Building Codes Board of Adjustments & Appeals. Jim Newman and Kathie Stallworth were reappointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Joe Bickley was reappointed to the Recreation and Parks Advisory Commission. The terms for each of the reappointments end Jan. 31, 2017.

The City Council also passed a resolution to enter into agreement with the South Carolina Department of Transportation for improvements to S.C. 125 – East Buena Vista Avenue and Atomic Road.

Under the agreement, East Buena Vista Avenue will be widened to three lanes from Brookside Avenue to Atomic Road. Atomic Road from East Buena Vista Avenue to Martintown Road will become three lanes with parking on both sides using the paved surface currently available. The intersection of East Buena Vista Avenue and Atomic Road will be realigned to become a 90-degree angle intersection. Atomic Road from Martintown Road to Old Edgefield Road will be widened to five lanes.

Bike lanes, a sidewalk, a side trail and a short section of raised median on East Buena Vista is also included in the project.

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