As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago, Jan. 30, 1964
M-E area considered "bright" for future
Columbia County's proximity to Augusta is listed as a major advantage in attracting new industry.
Especially the sections of the county in Martinez, and Evans due to their proximity to and being a part of the Augusta Metropolitan Area have a distinct advantage, says a report on a survey of industrial site potentials of a 13-county section composing the Central Savannah River Area Planning and Development Commission.
The report released here Monday by William Pole, commission chairman, was compiled by the Georgia Institute of Technology's Industrial Development Division under contract with the commission.
For the Martinez-Evans area to take advantage of their situation, early action must be taken to insure preservation of the several good potential site areas in their vicinity and to bring to them the necessary utility services for their development into industrial sites.
High cotton and corn yields told
The Columbia County Farm Bureau at a recent meeting awarded highest corn and cotton yields in the county.
Prizes on corn were won by the following farmers: 1st - E.P. Hitt, Grovetown, $20, 130 bushels per acres on 55 acres; 2nd - Joe Crawford, Grovetown, $15, 105.5 bushels per acre on 55 acres; 3rd - L.B. Whitaker and Son, Harlem, $10, 101.5 bushels per acre on 40 acres; and 4th - Paul Knox, Harlem, $5, 95.6 bushels per acre on 20 acres.
Barrett Prather named Harlem city clerk
At the first meeting of Harlem City Council last week, Barrett Prather was appointed city clerk for the oncoming year.
The police force will remain the same as in previous years, according to a spokesman for the group.
The governing body now consists of Mayor Spec Brown, councilmen Sidney Robbins and "Red" Fulcher, whose terms expire after one year and councilmen W.R. "Rad" Story and E.J. Doolittle, whose terms are for two years.
Star student named
Margy Luckey was named STAR student at Harlem High School during the Friday morning assembly. She named Sue Whiddon as her STAR teacher.
The STAR student program is statewide and Luckey will be placed in competition with similar winners from high schools over the state. She was determined to be START student from the score she made on an examination administered nationwide to determining college aptitude and the grades she has made during her senior year.
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