As reported in The Columbia News 37 years ago, Dec. 24, 1964
Bond election set for Jan. 27
The school bond election has been set for Jan. 27. Informed observers predict it will pass without difficulty.
Currently, ther are nearly 1,000 "unhoused" students in the county, according to a state survey. In the past, residents of Columbia County have met similar challenges by strongly supporting school bond issues.
Plans are to build 11 units at Evans - nine regular classrooms and two laboratories. There are 270 students "unhoused" at Evans. Study halls are being held in the gymnasium and classes are being given in the old tin building, which was originally set up as a storeroom.
Christmas parties highlight social calendar
The traditional round of parties, dinners, open houses and preholiday gaiety got under way last week as several homes were the centers of Christmas festivities.
Mr. and Mrs. Leo Mercer were hosts to a number of friends at their annual Christmas buffet dinner on Saturday, Dec. 19.
A beautiful large Christmas tree and traditional decorations of pine, holly and red candles graced their home at Star Point Acres.
Auto inspection stations only "probable" in county
Two vehicle inspection stations are now probable in the county.
Neal's garage on the Harlem-Appling Road and a new garage not yet open on the Lewiston Road are "probables."
Neal has the required equipment on hand. County officials stated that Neal has indicated that he will be one of the state approved motor vehicle stations.
The other garage, located between Evans and Grovetown at a point near where Interstate 20 will cross the Lewiston Road is currently being built by Steiner Branch of Grovetown.
Former stars at Harlem meet
All-Star basketball games featuring Harlem "greats" from the past six to eight years are in store for local fans at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29.
Teams have been divided according to year with men who played on Harlem teams from 1958 through 1961 competing against those who played from 1962 to 1964.
Both games should attract fans from throughout the CSRA since Harlem has put strong teams on the floor throughout this period.
Among the players on one squad are Johnny Morris and Pierce Blanchard from the 1958 team which had a 27-4 record, E.G. Meybohm and Sandy Wells from the '59 team, which had a 29-3 record and Buddy Harrison, Phil Kelley and Lindsey Howard from the '60 five, which boasted a 29-4 season.
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