As reported in The Columbia News 38 years ago, Feb. 6, 1964
Registration of voters over 5,100
Voter registration closed Tuesday, Feb. 4, in order that registrars could prepare the voters list for the polling places throughout the county.
According to Mrs. Ruel I. Morris, who handles registrations in Appling, approximately 750 have registered since the drive for registration last fall. This did not include 129 who have been registered by Dorothy Ersin during the period Jan. 27 through Feb. 1.
Voters list for the county now exceeds 5,100, according to Morris. She has been county registrar since 1949 and has seen a steady increase over the years. "But it's been more than ever in the last year," she said.
Harlem school field trip
Students of the fourth- and fifth-grades at the Harlem School were treated to a field trip by their teachers a few weeks ago.
Lucy Ann Phillips and Hannah Simons took their respective classes to the Augusta Library and then to Bush Field. At the airfield, the students watched the planes land and take off and were treated to a tour of the weather station.
Students took a lunch with them and had a picnic on the grounds surrounding the airport terminal building. The school bus was driven by Buddy Nash. Mrs. Guy Fleming and Mrs. H.M. Verdery Jr. accompanied the group as grade mothers.
Head football coach resigns
Jessie Finch, head football coach at Harlem High School for the past four years, left the school today.
In an interview Tuesday night, Finch said that he had resigned as head football coach at Harlem and was accepting a similar position at Camden County in southeastern Georgia, approximately 12 miles from the Florida state line.
Coach Finch turned in his resignation to the high school and the Columbia County School Board Tuesday, it was learned. Assistant Coach Dennie Kline will move up to Coach Finch's position for spring football practice.
Eight named to all-star CSRA teams
Brent Wells of Harlem was named to the boys all-star team for the CSRA basketball tournament.
Barbara Polatty of Evans was named to the girls squad. Others named included Bobby Meybohm and Bobby Brown, who were included no the honorable mention list. Evans Ann Prewett and El.lie Slagle were selected for the all-star second team while Marjorie Lucky and Tanzie Childree made honorable mention.
The Harlem boys basketball team was ranked eighth in the state, according to a poll of sportswriters in Atlanta.
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