As reported in The Columbia News 35 years ago on Thursday, Aug. 22, 1957.
Columbia County schools open
The opening date for all Columbia County schools for the 1957-58 term was set for Sept. 3, according to an announcement by county school superintendent John P. Blanchard.
Returning students will be housed in the eight new school projects that were completed over the summer. Those projects include new grass planted and grounds improved at all school sites. Window shades have been installed where needed, floors have been waxed and over $4,000 has been ordered.
Buses have been inspected and all school bus drivers have had physical and safety examinations by the county health department and state patrol.
All school personnel have been employed, which required careful planning and execution by Blanchard, which deserves appreciation of our people.
Lawrence Reid funeral held
Lawrence Dupree Reid, 38, of Appling, was killed Sunday in an Automobile accident near Evans.
Funeral services for Reid will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Abilene Baptist Church with the Revs. L.A. Kelley, Howard Drake M.L. Hahn officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
Miss Jane Tye receives bachelors degree
Miss Jane Ross Tye, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Tye, of Harlem, Ga., will receive her diploma from the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., at 10:30 a.m. today at the schools Fine Arts Auditorium.
Miss Tye is one of 11 students to receive the B.S. in Home Economics.
Miss Jackie Eubank stays busy with religious work
Miss Jackie Eubank, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Eubank, has pledged her life to Christian service and has spent the summer in religious work in south Texas near the border with Spanish-speaking people in a mission program.
Miss Eubank, a student at Tift College, endeared herself to the students, faculty and anyone who knew her during her high school years in Harlem.
From Aug. 17-28, Miss Eubank is at the Baptist Glorieta Assembly at Glorieto, N.M., for Foreign Mission Week ad Baptist Student Union Week.
Harlem students head back to class
Harlem High School students will head back to school Tuesday. School will open at 9 a.m. and begin with opening exercises, according to T.E. Kipp principal.
Lunches will be served this year for $1 per week. Students are encouraged to eat in the lunchroom regularly. The usual menu is comprised of milk, meat or meat substitute, vegetables, bread, butter, fruit or dessert.
The school plans to participate in the school lunch program, which means additional milk will cost 3 cents per half pint.
Parents are requested not to allow children to brig candy to school, however, it is recommended that they bring fruit or nuts or morning recess.
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