As reported in The Columbia News 34 years ago on Thursday, April 10, 1969.
New principals, coach ready for fall
Two new principals and a new athletic director are ready to start in Columbia County schools this fall.
W. Lanier Morgan is replacing C. R. Davis who recently resigned as the head principal of Evans High School. Morgan and his wife, Judy, will be arriving in Evans in mid-June. He is reserving any comment regarding future plans for the school until he is able to familiarize himself with the school and staff.
David Holland will be taking the helm as principal at Martinez Elementary School. He is spending the summer finishing his Masters degree in public school administration at the University of Georgia. Though, they plan to visit, Holland, and his wife, Winfred, will be moving permanently to Evans in August. He was appointed as principal after Charles Hale resigned.
John "Buzzy" McMillan is excited about replacing Bobby D. Way as coach and athletic director at Evans. Though he is traveling back and forth to Macon often house-hunting, McMillan hopes to be settled in by mid-June. McMillan plans to meet with the boys, begin studying the facilities and planning as soon as possible.
Harlem Rotarians hear Bill Burson
Bill Burson, director of the Georgia State Family and Children Services, was guest speaker at the Rotary Club luncheon meeting in Harlem recently.
Burson, in his speech, spoke about the Commodity Distribution Program, which is under the direction of Rubye Beasley. The program provides food assistance for 1,258 people including 473 welfare clients, who otherwise would not be getting enough to eat.
In closing, Burson said the present and long range plane for Family and Children Services is to deal with and solve the causes of welfare problems rather than the results of the problems.
Burson also attended meetings of the Board of Commissioners and Board of Education, visited several area schools and toured the offices of the local welfare agency as a guest of county school superintendent John P. Blanchard.
Water expansion causing pressure variances
The recently completed expansion of Martinez-Evans water system lines and the installation of two pressure reducing stations is causing water pressure variances throughout the system.
Pressure is varying from 45 to 129 east of the Washington and Old Evans roads intersection, Belair Road west of Columbia Road, Old Evans Road in Evans and at the intersections of Washington, Caribe and Columbia roads.
House checks are being done. If after the check, pressure is still not satisfactory, subscribers are urged to contact the water department.
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