As reported in The Columbia News 32 years ago, Jan 15, 1970
Chairman William Jackson clarifies aid issue
Chairman William S. Jackson of the Columbia County Board of Education issued a statement today in an effort to clarify recent news articles concerning federal aid in education to the Columbia County School System.
Chairman Jackson stated that recent news articles in the daily papers had stated that the Columbia County School System was receiving federal aid to its schools. Jackson stated that this statement is a correct statement, however, the statement did not go far enough to explain the situation and effort for the people to clearly understand the problems surrounding federal aid to education to Columbia County schools.
Fort Gordon to cut civilians
The Department of Army announced recently that due to reductions in expenditures, it will be necessary to reduce the civilian employment ceiling at Fort Gordon by approximately 280 employees.
The civilian employment ceiling at Fort Gordon, after the reduction, will be approximately 3,570. The Department of Army reductions in civilian employees affects 43 installations throughout the United States and approximately 5,00 employees.
Reese elected to dept. office
At the annual Martinez Volunteer Fire Department meeting last Tuesday evening, Jan. 6, business included the election of Jack G. Reese to the board of directors for a term of three years. Reese has served as assistant fire chief for the past two years. Also elected for a three year term was Bill Howland, who for several years has served in the capacity of training instructor.
Other business included approval given to the board by change of by laws to raise subscriber's fees to $15 per year.
Principal Johnson platform speaker
Melvin Johnson, principal of Bel Air School, was one of the platform speaker in Louisville last Wednesday night when the town observed "Spike Jones Day."
This was an honor of John Amos Jones III, a former student and football palyer of Louisville High School.
The program was held at the National Guard Armory. Featured speaker was Vince Dooley, head football coach at the University of Georgia.
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