As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago, Jan. 3, 1963
Postal Rate Hike
On Monday Jan. 7, Columbia County, along with the country, raised postage rates by one cent. Four cent stamps were increased to five on letters; Airmail postage went from seven cents to eight.
Along with the rate change, post offices stopped accepting envelopes smaller than three inches by four and one-half inch.
Clark Hill deer count
Four-hundred and eight deer and 34 gobblers were harvested from the Clark Hill management area in the first five years the area was open for deer hunting and four years of gobbler hunting.
The area was first opened for bucks in 1958, 41 were killed that year. The first year for shooting gobblers was 1960, 10 were killed then. The area is also known as the Little River Wildlife Game Reserve.
The Agricultural Outlook for 1963 predicted the demand for farm products and food will continue strong. A reason for the forecast was a demand from people with high incomes.
Another prediction made was that the cost will go up for farmers and the gross income will decrease, causing the net income to decrease for the year.
Also, it was predicted that economic development would be given prominence in all parts of the state by local and state leaders.
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