As reported 54 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Feb. 27, 1958:
X-ray clinic set
The Columbia County Health Department will have a chest X-ray clinic on March 7, 1958, for people who have or have had home, familiar or employment contact with a case of tuberculosis; those having malaise suspicious or indicative of tuberculosis; and those being advised to have an X-ray examination by their family physician.
Firefighters save burning home
The Washington Road Fire Department received much praise for the manner in which they saved the residence of E.L. Singletary on Twin Lakes Drive, Martinez, this past week.
Singletary, owner of the place, was thawing out a pipe and the flame from the welding torch accidentally started the fire. Damage amounted to only $150 on the $8,000 structure because of prompt, efficient service by the fire department, which quickly put out the fire while keeping water stains at a minimum.
Dental tests given
Dr. Peter Miles, an Augusta dentist, visited Harlem School this week and gave dental examinations to 160 Harlem students. This brings to 361 the number of students examined by Dr. Miles. He will return at a later date and complete the examinations of all students.
Japan study to be held in Winfield
Mrs. Howard Jones, secretary for missionary education and service of the Methodist Augusta District, conducted the first of a two-session study course on Japan Feb. 20, 1958, at the Josie Dozier Community House.
Evans teachers view reading filmstrip
Dick Carroll, a representative of Row-Peterson, demonstrated to the teachers of Evans a film strip on teaching reading in five progressive steps to a second-grade class.
Carroll also demonstrated some film strips that could be used in a classroom situation and the procedure to be followed while using them. He left literature for ordering filmstrips for the Jack and Jill series in grades one through six.