As reported in The Columbia News 47 years ago on Thursday, Mar. 3, 1955.
Columbia Men Named to Governor's Staff
Evan L. Kelley, of Harlem, and Byron B. Mangum, of Grovetown, received commissions this week as Lieutenant-Colonel, Aide de Camp, on the staff of Governor Marvin Griffin.
The Governor's personal staff consists of one chief of aides-de-camp, with rank of colonel; a maximum of 20 aides-de-camp for each congressional district, with rank of lieutenant colonel.
Both Mr. Kelley and Mr. Mangum are Columbia County natives. Mr. Kelley has taught school for 15 years and also been engaged in business for several years. Mr. Mangum has been employed by the State as a Highway engineer and has maintained a large farming interest.
New Political Group
The recently-organized Columbia County Progressive Club will meet at the Martinez Community House tonight, March 3, 1955, at 8 p.m.
Business concerning Columbia County people will be transacted, and each person interested in the welfare of themselves and the county is urged to attend, a spokesman said.
Ralph Dozier was elected temporary president of the party at a meeting held in Martinez last week. Other officials named were George Stephens, vice-president; W. B. Patch, secretary, and H. H. Morris, treasurer.
Bishop Stuart Visits Harlem
Trinity Episcopal Church was most happy on Sunday afternoon when Bishop Albert Rhett Stuart, of the Georgia Diocese of the Episcopal Church, visited the church at 4 p.m. in the Woman's Club House.
Cordial invitations had been extended to members of other denominations and interested friends to join them in the service.
Bishop Stuart's message to the congregation was earnest and scriptural, applicable to people of all faiths, and had the happy effect of drawing every listener closer to him as he spoke. He explained in an interesting manner the special days in the Episcopal year and how they are observed.
4-H'ers Plan Observance of Special Week
Georgia's 135,337 Four-H Club members will join in observance of national 4-H Club week, March 5-13.
Governor Marvin Griffin this week issued a proclamation noting the special week and urging "all of our people to support and encourage the work of this organization that has as its motto 'To make the best better."'
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