As reported in The Columbia News 32 years ago, Jan 8, 1970
Court order reprinted
On Dec. 15, 1969, the Columbia County School District, along with the 80 other Georgia school districts who were not already under federal court order came under court order to completely abolish dual school systems and to fully desegregate the schools by September of 1970.
Columbia County is presented under a freedom of choice plan, but must submit complete desegregation plans by March 1.
Piggly Wiggly to open in Martinez
A new business establishment makes its debut on Jan. 15 with the opening of the new and modern Piggly Wiggly Super Market on Washington Road in Martinez.
Construction of the 17,000-square-foot super market has been underway for the past several months. G. H. Achenbach, president of Piggly Wiggly Southern, stated that this is one of the most modern super markets ever constructed by this company and it is believed to be one of the most beautiful and up to date in this part of the country.
Vice president to be guest of Ga. Republicans
State Republican Chairman Wiley Wasden Jr. announced today plans for a fund raising dinner and reception featuring Vice President Spiro Agnew on Saturday Feb. 21, 1970.
Chairman Wasden said that the Republican Party of Georgia was honored to be able to have the vice president help kick off campaign events for 1970. Wasden said it is anticipated that the event will be held in Atlanta and the dinner committee members will be announced at a later date.
Martinez Community Club holds meeting
The Martinez Community Club held its monthly meeting Tuesday night, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. at the Community Center with the president, George Kelley presiding.
Minutes of the December meeting were read and approved. Treasurer's report was given and approved.
Charles Stinson requested the club take under consideration the supporting of a Boy Scout Troop. Other than sponsoring the troop, the club would furnish them a meeting place.
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