As reported in The Columbia News 25 years ago on Wednesday, July 20, 1977.
UGA to study county government
A proposal to conduct a study to reorganize the county government generated opposition from two commissioners at the Tuesday night, Columbia County Board of Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Larry Prather and Chairman Lynn Norris voiced their disapproval of a $11,000 study to be conducted by the university of Georgia, which, according to Commissioner Dillard Watkins, would enable the county to be governed more efficiently as well as "clarify and strengthen the administration."
Watkins, who introduced the proposal, stated that the study would review existing acts and ordinances, survey current government practices and identify problems associated with administering the present government.
Grovetown to receive grant
The city of Grovetown will be the recipient of a state government Local Assistance Resurfacing Program (LARP) grant, Mayor Leon Davidson announced. Georgia Governor George Busbee agreed to release approximately $30 million in block funds. In order for local governments to receive the benefits, a resolution must be adopted by the city council.
At a special city council meeting Friday afternoon, the Grovetown city council passed such a resolution, stating that the city will maintain the resurfaced roads and streets. According to the mayor, LARP representatives chose three out of seven Grovetown streets and/or roads that the city has submitted. The streets and roads that will be included in the resurfacing (a 2-inch coating) are Fourth Avenue from Katherine Street to the Georgia Railroad right-of-way.
Art & Craft Center at Fort Gordon
Fort Gordon soldiers and their departments, as well as retired military, are finding outlets for artistic expression at the post's Art and Crafts Center.
The modern 16,900-square-foot complex, located in Building 29300 on 4th Infantry Division Road, houses a wood-working shop, photography laboratory and general craft facilities for leathercrafts, jewelry-making, art metal, lapidary, ceramics and glassblowing. The Art Studio and Gallery also provides its users with supplies and instruction in practically all art media including all forms of weaving, batik, tie-dye, candle-making and graphics.
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