As reported in The Columbia News 25 years ago on Wednesday, October 5, 1977.
Lovett named Teacher of the Year
The Columbia County Board of Education recognized Katherine A. Lovett as the county's 1978 Teacher of the Year at a Tuesday board meeting.
Lovett is a third grade teacher at South Columbia Elementary School and has been teaching third grade for five years. She is a graduate of the county school system and has a bachelor of science degree from Georgia Southern University. She is currently working on her masters degree in early childhood education at Augusta College.
"My goal as a teacher is to feel that I am reaching each child in a special way each day," Lovett said. "To attain this goal, I am constantly seeking to know each child more personally and understand his needs. In order to accomplish this, I strive to help develop a child not only mentally, but socially, physically and spiritually."
Tucker Vaughn, school principal, described Lovett's class not as a classroom, but a learning laboratory that challenges and meets the needs of all her students, who describe her by saying, "Miss Lovett makes learning fun."
New bays to be added to county shop
The Columbia County Board of Education approved plans for three new bays to be added onto the county's Transportation and Maintenance Shop Tuesday at a meeting in Appling.
The addition is to be funded through an approved federal project under the Economic Development Administration.
Rotarians honored at meeting
Three Harlem rotarians were honored and presented awards by Rotarian District Governor, William E. Hudson, at their meeting Tuesday.
The Rev. James Cook and Francis Tracy received Paul Harris Fellowship awards. The Rev. Cook was also designated an honorary member of the club.
William "Bill" Tye received a Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Former president honored at club tea
The Garden Arts Club honored its former president, Mrs. Guy H. Combs, president of the Augusta Council of Garden Clubs, with a tea at the home of Mrs. Roy N. Gillespie.
Mrs. Combs is a charter member of the club. Current club president, Mrs. E.E. Moran, presented Mrs. Combs with a hand-painted china plate in appreciation of her devoted leadership to the club, council and community.
The tea was attended by president's and members of club within the council, officers and board members of the council and many friends of Mrs. Combs.
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