As reported in The Columbia News 40 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 13, 1962.
CSRA Planning Commission names executive director
The board of directors of the Central Savannah River Area Planning and Development Commission selected Tim F. Maund as the new executive director of the commission at the monthly meeting Monday in Thomson.
Maund will take over duties of Mayor Millard Beckum, commission chairman. The appointment marks another step in the organization's plans to coordinate and promote the development of the 12 counties making up the group.
Maund is a Auburn University graduate with a B.S. in business administration. He has been active in civic and religious activities in Columbus. Maund is former secretary of the Columbus Junior Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the board of directors and a member of the Board of Stewards at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus.
Anderson wins scholarship
Kent Anderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Anderson, Grovetown, won The Atlanta Journal's $500 College Scholarship.
Kent is one of Columbia County's Outstanding 4-H members, is president of the County 4-H Council and has completed outstanding 4-H projects for the past eight years.
He was a member of the Columbia County Livestock Judging Team that won the trip to Kansas City in 1959. He has majored in dairy, livestock and crop improvement projects.
Kent is planning to spend a year at Brewton Parker, then transfer to University of Georgia, where he will major in agricultural engineering. He was a 1962 graduate of Harlem High School.
Prather remembered with resolution
Lionel Prather, the Columbia County commissioners killed in a July 18, 1962, accident, was recently honored by a resolution adopted by the Central Savannah River Area Planning and Development Commission.
Prather represented Columbia County on the on the planning and development commission. Francis W. Tracy is the other local member of the commission, representing Harlem.
Incorporation vote fails
In the referendum to decide whether Martinez would incorporate, the vote was 573 against to 85 for. Only voters in the Martinez District, with slightly over 800 registered voters, were eligible to cast ballots in the referendum - held in conjunction with the State Primary election.
New rural carrier
Bertan Anderson of Grovetown has been named rural mail carrier for the Harlem Post Office, beginning Saturday, according to Mrs. Glenn S. Phillips, Sr., postmaistress.
Anderson has been rural mail carrier for the Grovetown Post Office for the past 11 years.
He is married to the former Miss Julia Eubanks, of Leah, and they have four children, Robert, Edward, Charles and Mary Ellen.
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