As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago, Nov. 17, 1955
Evans High teams get new nickname
According to C.W. Davis, principal, Evans High School, the Evans High Athletic teams will sport a new nickname this season - "The Black Knights."
The name and emblem were suggested by Royce Newsome, a freshman at Evans High. both named and emblem were selected by popular vote of the entire high school body. Colors for the emblem will be the school colors, which are black and gold.
MPs to assist local lawmen
At a meeting in the office of County School Superintendent John Pierce Blanchard, T.E. Kipp and Sheriff H.O. Morris met with Col. Keefe, Maj. Ackers and Capt. Armstrong of Camp Gordon as a follow up of a letter appraising them of the recent unpleasant and dangerous incident involving soldiers and high school girls which took place at the Harlem Recreation Center, as well as of other incidents.
The officers pledged their help at all times to protect the community from any trouble. Assurance was given that the M.P. Service might be called upon at any time and could be on the scene in 10 minutes. The local cafes and theatre will be contacted and the M.P. telephone numbers will be left so that a direct communication line may be established if any trouble should arise.
This quick follow up action will be greatly appreciated by the parents of teen-agers and by the community at large.
Evans team hard at work
The boy's team at Evans High School this year is smarting due to the loss of the services of last year's seniors.
Fast break speedsters, Jimmy Hardy, Jimmy Partridge and play makers Bobby Howland and James Connor will be sorely missed.
But, the squad is working hard with Coaches Davis and Crites to weld together a new team and a new brand of basketball. The following candidates for the team show signs of promise3: Donald Partridge, Forrest Reid, Royce Newsome, Clayton Googe, Daniel Partridge, Forrest Reid, Royce Newsome, Clayton Googe, Daniel Marshall, Randall Brown, Kenneth Newsome, John Mahaffey, Tom Prewett, Bob Todd, Robert Jennings, Arthur Grimaud, Andrew Grimaud, Ronnie Mullikin, Lewis James, Jack Neil and Marion Cliett.
Loyal workers plan Christmas party
The Loyal Workers Class of the Methodist Sunday School met at the church on Monday at 3:30 with a large attendance. Mrs. W.R. Robins and Mrs. Francis Lamkin were co-hostesses.
Mrs. George McCorkle presided and routine business was conducted, with reports heard from the treasurer and committees. Plans were discussed and formulated for the annual Christmas party. The Love Jar was passed and a good collection was received.
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