As reported 46 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, July 14, 1966:
Hospital gets grant
The Columbia County chapter of the National Foundation March of Dimes announced Saturday, July 9, 1966, a grant to the Department of Pediatrics of the Medical College of Georgia to establish a Special Treatment Center for children with birth defects.
Harlem county chairman J.E. Cook stated that the two-year grant totaling $64,000 was made possible by the work of volunteers in Georgia and South Carolina. The Center will be located in the Pediatric Section of the Medical College of Georgia’s teaching facility, the Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital of Augusta. Children eligible for admission to the Center must be referred by their private physician or local Health Department.
Hog prices rise
Prices were higher on top hogs and pigs at Thomson Stockyard sale Tuesday with a good run offered. Shoats and sows were steady.
Veal calves and baby beeves brought higher prices, with common steers and bulls weaker and cows steady. A large run was offered at the weekly sale.
Choice no. 1 hogs sold at $24.75; no.2 hogs at $22; veal calves at $27.