As reported in The Columbia News 34 years ago on Thursday, March 27, 1969.
Hains honored by Columbia County court
George Hains, a former Solicitor General of the Augusta Judicial Circuit, was honored at the Columbia County Superior Court this week. Haines retired in November after 45 years of service.
John Pierce Blanchard presented a colorful statement of Hains' achievements and several people spoke about Hains including Judge F. Frederick Kennedy, Lon Fleming, James Hull Jr. and Thomas Allgood.
Hains was presented with a resolution that deemed his retirement a heart rendering loss to the county, that those who carry on after him will treasure his legacy and the county is grateful to have experience this "great American."
Easter egg hunt scheduled
The Martinez Merchants Association will sponsor the giant Easter Egg Hunt behind the Martinez Volunteer Fire Department next week.
Association president Raymond Bivens said prizes worth several hundred dollars, including an automobile, will be given to the lucky children who find eggs with specially marked prize tickets. The hunt will last all afternoon and is open to the public.
"I hope every parent in the area will bring his children out to take part in this annual event," Bivens said.
Six applicants vie for principal job
Six applicants are in the running to fill the vacancy created when Evans principal C.R. Davis announced recently he would not be returning as principal next year.
John P. Blanchard Sr., the county superintendent, said the field also has been narrowed to six applicants for the athletic director position at Evans High. This position opened with the resignation of Coach Bobby D. Way.
The board of education has received approximately two dozen applications for each position, Blanchard said. His office will be ready to make recommendations to fill the slots at the board's meeting next week.
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