As reported in The Columbia News 48 years ago, on Thursday, Feb. 25, 1954.
12 Year Program for Columbia
At the last regular meeting of the Columbia County Board of Education, a committee was appointed for the purpose of evaluating the present eleven year program of Columbia County Schools. The committee was also authorized to look into the merits of a twelve year program and make specific recommendations to the Bard.
Since the Columbia County Board of Education is now launching into a new building program, it wishes to make available to the children of this county, all advantages comparable to those offered to other children in other counties in the State. Due to the fact that teacher allotment, transportation and building space in the past has not been adequate, the Board has delayed consideration of the twelve year program.
Harlem receives check
A check for $1,256.42 was delivered to the city of Harlem this week by L.C. Bartlett of the Georgia Power Company. This payment represents 3 percent of the gross receipts from the sale of electric power to commercial and residential customers of the company in the city.
The payment is made under the Municipal Partnership Plan by which the three per cent is paid by the company in place of occupation and franchise taxes. The plan permits the city to share in the growth of the electric business of the city. The payment is made in addition to the company's property taxes paid to the county and city. The payment for 1952 was $1,054.58.
1954 March of Dimes
Columbia County collected a total of $3,840.20 in the 1954 March of Dimes, according to Otis Johns, chairman of the Polio drive.
Mr. Johns said, "I consider this a wonderful drive put over by many wonderful people. I wish to express my deep appreciation to everyone that had a part in making this drive a success."
He particularly commended the work of Mrs. C. D. Armistead who headed the Mothers' March, Mrs. Leroy Trott for contacting Camp Gordon authorities and securing $1,114 and Ann Daniels, Columbia County Supervisor of Colored Schools, for her work with the colored population.
FFA Week Being Observed
Future Farmers of America are observing Feb. 20-27 as National FFA Week.
The 16,300 members of the organization in Georgia join more than 365,000 FFA boys over the nation in celebration of this special week with comes each year during the week of the anniversary of George Washington's birthday.
Here in Columbia County, members of the FFA chapter at Harlem, Leah, and Evans are observing the occasion with special FFA programs.
Theme for the 1954 National FFA Week is "Launching a New Era in FFA," and will tie in with the theme of the Silver Anniversary which the organization observed last year with the forward move into the next 25 years.
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