As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago, Sept. 26, 1963
Snake with 11 rattles killed
A 53-inch rattler with 11 rattles was killed on Chamblin Road late last week. ''Putty'' McKinney doesn't care for it!
James McKinny, ''Putty's'' daddy and president of the Columbia County Little League, was driving his pickup truck down Chamblin Road past Sunrise Lake and saw the reptile. He swerved his truck and hit the snake just behind the head. Then he jumped out and killed the rattler with a stout stick.
Becoming interested in rattlers as a result of the adventure, McKinny consulted his encyclopedia and found that the snake is about eight to 10 years old since it has 11 rattles. According to his source, 12 rattles are about as many as rattlers in this section of the country normally get.
He found that this is ''hatching season'' for rattlesnakes and female snakes deliver six to nine small rattlers about this time of year.
Grovetown council angry with mayor's policies
Grovetown City Councilman Shockley bitterly attacked Mayor R.D. Hardy's police court policies here Monday night.
Disturbed when Richard Lattimore, Adams Johnson and a ice cream distributor named Timms failed to answer Police Chief Paul Hollingsworth's summons to appear in Monday night police court, Shockley accused the mayor of holding his courts in Buck Ferguson's garage or ''in the middle of the street.''
Also brought out in the argument was the case of Lewis Reese who has been frequently arrested for driving under the influence of liquor and driving without a license. According to Shockley, Mayor Hardy had fined the man but never forced him to pay.
Sandra Fleming is Evans homecoming queen
Sandra Fleming was crowned today as queen of homecoming festivities of Evans High School.
Fleming was crowned by last year's queen, Annette Teasley at the tea held each year honoring the queen and her court. The tea was sponsored by the Evans High School PTA and the Executive Committee was in charge of all arrangements.
After the crowning ceremony, a reception line was formed in which Teasley, the retiring queen, presented the newly crowned queen to her guests. The court was then presented by the new queen.
City of Harlem to elect new mayor and two councilmen
Rumbles of the forthcoming city election were heard around the City of Harlem last week.
Mayor Francis W. Tracy who has held his seat for two consecutive terms cannot succeed himself according to city ordinance. No person has yet field to take his position.
Election will take place on the second Monday in December, according to Judge Walsh, city clerk. To be eligible to run, candidates must publicly declare their intention 30 days before that time.
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