As reported in The Columbia News 21 years ago Wednesday, September 16, 1981.
Annual carnival coming to West Town Shopping Center
The annual Calico Carnival is coming to West Town Shopping Center, Martinez, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. All carnival proceeds benefit the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center in Augusta.
The day will feature pony rides, live entertainment, crafters' booths, auctions and a menu of typical carnival eats and country ham, homemade ice cream, biscuits and flakey jakes.
Admission is $1 for adults and 25 cents for children 12 and under.
The carnival is put together and sponsored by 250 volunteers from local civic groups including Martinez-Evans Jaycettes and the Women of Georgia Power Co.
Deputy hiring process to change
Recommendations for hiring new Columbia County Sheriff's Department deputies will now be made by a five-person committee composed of members of the Sheriff's Department Advisory Council.
During it's monthly meeting on Sept. 14, the board voted to have Bobby Meybohm, council president, appoint five members of the group to act as a committee for screening, interviewing and recommending applicants for deputy positions.
Sheriff Tom Whitfield said he would hire the applicant recommended by the committee to fill a vacancy, which will hopefully take some of the politics out of the hiring process.
National Science Center coming to Fort Gordon
Fort Gordon, known worldwide as the training center for signal soldiers, will soon be the home of the National Science Center for Communications and Electronics.
The concept of the $17.5 million center is to look at the future of the communications and electronics industry as well as the past, said Lt. General William J. Hilsman, former commanding general of the fort who also was the creator and driving force behind the idea for the proposed science center and museum that would equate it to Ontario Science and the Air and Space Museum.
The complex will have a large main exhibit hall, eight display modules, a 10,000-square-foot omnitheater, which will be located on the wooded knoll between Eisenhower Army Medical Center and the main gate.
Construction is set to begin in summer 1982 with completion scheduled for late 1985 or early 1986.
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