As reported in The Columbia News 40 years ago, Thursday, Feb. 8, 1962.
County lumped in Senate Plan
A simple redistricting of Senate seats along population lines would lump Columbia County with seven counties with the combined population of 71,200.
The plan was prepared by the Georgia League of Women Voters and is based on the proposal that no Senate district be more than 20 percent larger or smaller than any other.
Included in the district with Columbia would be McDuffie, Elbert, Lincoln, Warren, Wilkes, and Taliaferro.
Lot sale planned at lake
Sixty-four additional recreational sites at the Clark Hill Reservoir are being offered for lease to private organizations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Property is located at ten areas in Columbia, Elbert, Lincoln, and McCormick Counties. Annual rentals vary from $40 to $510.
The government will grant 20-year leases to successful applicants. A lease may be terminated at any time with ten days prior notice.
Dairy Princess Title
Miss Phylliss Harriss of Harlem, is one of eight contenders for the "Miss Georgia Dairy Princess" title to represent the state dairy industry in 1962.
The contest, sponsored by the American Dairy Association of Georgia, will be held at the Dinkler Plaza in Atlanta.
Miss Harris graduated from Harlem High School, attended the University of Georgia, and is attending Augusta College.
Pollard Heads Easter Seal Campaign
G.B. Pollard will head the county's 1962 Easter Seal Campaign and E.D. Clary, Jr. will serve as treasurer for the annual drive, which will being on March 15.
Upon accepting the county chairmanship, Mr. Pollard stated, "It's always a privilege to be a part of an organization that is dedicated to helping crippled children and adults."
The annual Easter Seal Campaign is conducted each year, the month before Easter, by the Georgia Society for Crippled Children and Adults.
Harlem Seniors Visit Atlanta
The Harlem High School senior class in Government spent Wednesday in Atlanta as the guests of Representative Glenn S. Phillips of Harlem. They were accompanied by their teacher, Mrs. R.E. Whiddon and Professor W.H. Adams.
They attended the sessions of the House and Senate, visited the Cyclorama and other points of interest.
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