The city of North Augusta and the Aiken County Veterans Council have partnered to honor our North Augusta military veterans with Hometown Hero banners. The banners were hung last week in the heart of downtown North Augusta between Spring Grove Avenue and Pine Grove Avenue. The banners are a personable and visible way to honor our military veterans prior to Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 11. The banners will be up for a few weeks in November before being replaced with holiday banners as we prepare for Christmas 2019 but will go up again prior to Memorial Day.

Our list of Hometown Heroes are as follows:

Army: Lee Anzek, Cecil Bodiford, Kenneth Brace, James Busbee, Dennis Dupuis, Thomas Goforth, Jesse Lynch, George Miller Jr., Charles Milstead, Ronald Price, Bobby Ramsey, Gary Schuster, Carl Schutte, Michael Strauss, Ralph Wainwright and Carl Weatherman.

Air Force: James Inman, Robert Pettit and George Shaw.

Marine Corps: Elmer Bodiford, Kevin Joy, William Kinney, Joseph Williams and Nathan Wolfe.

Navy: James Dickens, Richard Flippo, David Hicks Jr., Jerry Hicks, James Newman and George Young.

Registration for youth basketball is now in progress and runs through Nov. 20. You may register at the Riverview Park Activities Center or use our online registration at northaugusta.net. Leagues are available for children ages 4-18 and include recreation leagues and competitive leagues. Evaluations and drafts will begin on Thursday, Nov. 21.

Our next senior citizens event at the Riverview Park Activities Center is Thursday, Nov. 14 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. Wellness checks are on the agenda along with a guest podiatrist speaker. The event is free to all senior citizens in the North Augusta community. Also on that Thursday is a free introductory class to Tai Chi for senior citizens at 2 p.m. at the North Augusta Community Center.

For more information on our youth basketball program, membership, classes or anything else recreation related in the city of North Augusta please call our front office at 803-441-4311 or visit our website at northaugusta.net.