As reported in The Columbia News 46 years ago, Nov. 24, 1955
Evans school bus routes reorganized
Recently, a transportation survey was conducted in the Evans School District due to overcrowded conditions existing on school buses, and the routes were reorganized. The county school officials were assisted by Professor C.W. Davis, the faculty, a committee from the PTA, Miss Emily Beebe, supervisor, and the bus operators.
After a detailed study had been made of all bus routes, maps were prepared on each bus route and a breakdown of children residing on each road were consolidated and made available to the county school officials. John P. Blanchard, county school superintendent, conferred with all the committees and those working on the survey.
The superintendent recommended to the county Board of Education that an additional bus be added immediately to the bus fleet of the Evans Public School.
Schools benefit by game fines
According to John P. Blanchard, county school superintendent of Columbia County, Georgia laws and regulations pertaining to game violators and fines now directly affect the county school system and its finances.
The county school superintendent and county Board of Education have received instructions from Fulton Lovell, director of the state Game and Fish Commission, explaining the disposition of future fines imposed on game violators.
Farm tractor at Evans school to be re-advertised
The county Board of Education plans to readvertise the Evans School farm tractor for sale, School Superintendent John P. Blanchard revealed this week.
Several weeks ag, the Columbia County Board of Education passed a resolution declaring the school farm tractor at Evans surplus school property. Bids were received and considered by the Board, which did not approve the bids that had been received and are readvertising the farm tractor at this time.
Any person interested in purchasing the tractor can contact Evans, and receive a key to the barn on the old Evans School farm.
Grovetown girl is 1st place winner
In cooperation with the State Soil Conservation Association, the Little River Board of Supervisors of this district have recently concluded an essay contest throughout Columbia County with Jean Cox of Grovetown winning first prize.
The essay contest was supervised through the school systems of the county. The theme of the essay was, "What Soil Conservation Means to al of the People of my Soil Conservation District."
Hundreds of high school boys and girls throughout the county participated in this contest. In later competition, Cox won first placed in the 10th District Essay Contest, which won for her a $50 prize.
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