As reported in The Columbia News 25 years ago on Thursday, May 25, 1977.
The position of Comptroller for Columbia County was created Tuesday night by a unanimous vote at the Columbia County Board of Commissioners meeting.
The proposal to create the position was made by Commissioner Dillard Watkins. In establishing the position, the commissioners agreed that a job description will be drawn up and the position will be advertised properly.
Grovetown gets grant
A $362,400 grant will enable Grovetown to update and renovate housing and prevent slum areas from developing in the, said Mayor Leon Davidson.
The funds have been made available through the Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant. Harlem, Columbia and Richmond Counties applied earlier this years for a HUD grant for up to $400,000.
Grovetown is the only area whose application received initial approval.
Approximately $45,000 will be used to renovate presently dilapidated houses. Owners of rundown sites will be offered either grants or low interest loans, depending upon the financial situation of site owners.
Grovetown Mayor Leon Davidson has called for citizens to refrain from using excessive water for the remainder of the week. Davison's appeal was prompted by a burst water pipe and a dry well.
The mayor said a construction crew broke a six inch pope on Whiskey Road last week during road work.
He also stated that well number seven, located on Adams Lane, is completely dry because the pump needs replacing.
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