The Evans High School Class of 1949 celebrated its 64th reunion with a meeting at Golden Corral on May 17. Those attending included Buddy Tankersley (from left), Ray McDonald, Peggy McDaniel McDonald, Millard Bull, Bobby May, Joe Hamilton and Louise Baston Waites.
Chris and Deeny Alford, of Evans, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 29. They were married on June 29, 1963, at Trinity on the Hill Methodist Church in Augusta. Chris retired from the Columbia County Board of Education in 1993 and Deeny in 2004.
Wanda Ivey, the president of Willow Wood Garden Club, presented a Peace lily to librarian Mary Lynn Maner and the Columbia County Library in celebration of National Gardening Week. The club also worked with the residents of Morningside Assisted Living to pot plants in their rooms.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, Georgia District Office, honored Heartsong's founder, Loretta Emmons (center), of Heartsong Spay Neuter Clinic, as the Georgia Small Business Person of the Year 2013 (2nd Runner-Up). Shown are Cassius Butts (left), regional administrator, and Terri Denison (right), district director presenting Emmons her award.
First Bank of Georgia celebrated the Grand Opening of its newest branch at 4349 Washington Road in Evans, in front of the Kroger, on May 23. To learn more about First Bank of Georgia, visit www.firstbankofga.com