As reported in The Columbia News 48 years ago on Thursday, April 22, 1954.
Teachers meet to talk
The Steering Committee of the Columbia County Teachers Association will meet in the Appling Court House jury room soon to discuss and map out further plans for converting the High Schools of the County from 11 grades to the full 12 grade program.
Members of the State Board of Education were present at the last meeting of the Association held in Grovetown School in March and furnished necessary information for the Steering Committee for working out the transition.
Talent Show on the Farm
The Queen and Talen Show of the Columbia County Farm Bureau was staged in Appling School auditorium Monday evening, April 19. The event was under the leadership of Mrs. Albert Dozier.
The first place winner of the Talent Show was given to Mrs. Edward Tankersley and Mrs. R. S. Dozier for the playlet entitles, "Monday Morning Blues."
Miss Dorothy Dozier was crowned 1954 Queen of Columbia County Farm Bureau. Miss Jane Tye, the 1953 Queen, placed the crown on Miss Dozier.
Appling Angels walked beat the Harlem Bulldogs in a very exciting game played in Dearing Sunday. The score was 14-9.
Harlem pitcher, Waymon Johnson, was relieved by Ray Fulcher. Appling pitcher, L.E. Morris, went the route for the win and was still going strong through the ninth inning.
The next competition will be played on May 2 in Appling on the New Ball Ground, just across from the Kiokee Baptist Church.
The public is invited to attend and see a good game. Support your team in a wholesome activity.
W.C. Clary, Jr., President of the Bank of Wadley, has received a signal honor at the Georgia Bankers Association meeting in Atlanta last week when he was elected Vice President of the Association.
W.G. Williamson, Vice President and Cashier of the Bank of Vienna, received the top office of the Association and was installed.
John L. Hendon, Vice President of the First National Bank of Atlanta was named treasurer.
Williamson, a farmer since 1916, joined the Vienna Bank in 1933. He served as Vice President of the Association the past year.
On behalf of the Citizens Bank he received the Robert Strickland Memorial Award for distinguished service to agriculture.
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