Local Update: April 21, 2008

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Blood Drive:

Six workers still recovering in Augusta from severe burns in a sugar refinery explosion, are in need of blood. You can help, by taking part in the 'Time To Care' blood drive. It's at First Baptist Church of Augusta, from 10am - 8:30pm. You can get a free meal, child care if you need it, and a free t-shirt for taking time out to donate.

Tour de Georgia:

Racers from around the world will make their way into the Garden City tomorrow. They'll cross the 13th Street bridge, loop around downtown, and head toward the Augusta Common. Cars parked on Georgia Avenue need to be moved by 1:30 that afternoon. Traffic should return to normal around 4:30. 15 teams from all over the world will compete in the race that will last all week.

CRCT Testing:

Testing begins today at Harlem Middle School. The test covers standard skills that each student should have learned in each grade level. Teachers are asking parents to make sure their kids get a good night's sleep, and eat a full breakfast. Testing lasts all week. Columbia County gets out for summer on May 22nd, Richmond County on the 23rd, and Aiken on June 5th.

Meet and Greet:

There's a meet and greet tonight, in honor of Aiken's new superintendent, Doctor Beth Everitt. It starts at six o'clock, at L.B.C. Middle School Auditorium. All area three schools and the Midland Valley Community are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, call 803-593-7200.

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