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Posted: April 23, 2014 - 12:12pm
South Carolina members of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary attended the 2014 Washington, D.C., Conference and participated in the Hill Walk. Pictured: (first row) Billy Bell, American Legion Department of South Carolina past Department Commander; Linda Smiley, American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina President; U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, holding pin presented to him by Smiley; Brenda Collins, National Poppy Chairman; Anne Parker, Senior Vice President; (second row) Harry Brown Department third Vice Commander; Carlton Patterson, District Commander; Bette McMorrow, past Department President; Louise Winesett, past Department President; Joe DiPasqua, past Director Department Legion Riders; and Wayne Richey, past National Vice Commander.  SPECIAL
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South Carolina members of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary attended the 2014 Washington, D.C., Conference and participated in the Hill Walk. Pictured: (first row) Billy Bell, American Legion Department of South Carolina past Department Commander; Linda Smiley, American Legion Auxiliary Department of South Carolina President; U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, holding pin presented to him by Smiley; Brenda Collins, National Poppy Chairman; Anne Parker, Senior Vice President; (second row) Harry Brown Department third Vice Commander; Carlton Patterson, District Commander; Bette McMorrow, past Department President; Louise Winesett, past Department President; Joe DiPasqua, past Director Department Legion Riders; and Wayne Richey, past National Vice Commander.

Cops and Calabash

Several agencies are coming together to help raise funds for the South Carolina Special Olympics in the fourth annual Cops and Calabash event.

Today from 4 to 9 p.m., local law enforcement members will be serving customers at Fatz Café in Aiken from 4 to 9 p.m. During the event, they will also raise awareness about the Special Olympics and receive tips. Money raised will benefit those participating in the South Carolina Special Olympics.

Participating agencies are the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, Aiken Department of Public Safety, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, WSI-SRS and the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Area pharmacies in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies will participate in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Unwanted or unused prescription medications can be dropped off at participating locations for proper disposal. Liquids aren’t accepted.

Local participating locations: Parks Pharmacy, 437 Georgia Ave., North Augusta and Ingate Professional Pharmacy, 400 Laurens St. NW, Aiken.

Assisted living facility is given new name

Hammond Place, formerly Hammond House, recently unveiled its new name. The assisted living facility is located at 128 Walnut Lane.

“We are thrilled about our new name – Hammond Place – because it better reflects our commitment to provide a vibrant environment where our residents thrive each and every day,” said Executive Director Angela Barr in a news release.

Hammond Place’s parent company has also been re-branded.

Assisted Living Concepts is now Enlivant and is under new ownership and executive leadership.

Offices are moving to new government complex in Aiken

Aiken County government offices are in the process of moving into its new location at 1930 University Parkway in Aiken.

According to a news release, the move will last a couple of weeks. The following offices completed moves last week: County Council, Administration, Procurement, Finance, IT, Engineering, Public Works and Records Management.

Other scheduled moves: this week: Parks, Recreation and Tourism; Veteran Affairs; Planning and Development; RMC; Assessor; Tax Collector; Auditor; and Treasurer. Final phase will begin Tuesday and will include Aiken Magistrate, Victim Advocate, Worthless Check, and Registration and Elections.

For more information, contact the respective department.

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