As reported in The Columbia News 35 years ago on Thursday, April 11, 1968.
Harlem, Evans approved by post office
Congressman Robert Stephens announced Wednesday that the Post Office Department approved new post offices for Harlem and Evans. Site selection and bid announcement will follow consultation with local officials in both areas.
The Evans office will have 1,050 square feet of interior space compared to the present facility's 727. Parking will add another 400 square feet.
The new Harlem facility will have 3,000 square feet of interior, 340 in platform space and an additional 780 in parking area.
Polatty wins her wings
Barbara Griffith Polatty, of Evans, has won her wings and is now a stewardess with Delta Air Lines. Polatty, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Polatty of Belair Road, recently completed the four-week training course at Delta's Stewardess School at the Atlanta Airport and is now proudly wearing the uniform and cap of the nation's fifth-largest airline.
Polatty, who attended the University of Georgia in Athens, is based out of Atlanta and will fly to many of the 60 cities served by Delta in 22 states, the District of Columbia and the Caribbean.
Evans Baptist schedules fund-raising
The members of Evans Baptist Church are in the midst of a five-week fund-raising program to underwrite the first phase of a program to build a new auditorium.
The church is involved with the fund-raising program, which is the first of its kind. The event marks another step in the church's growth, which is chronicled in the brochure "Together We Build."
No preliminary architectural drawings are available, but should be soon. The beginning of the building will depend on the success of the campaign.
"The minimum goal to be pledged over a 150-week period is $40,000, but we hope and plan to obtain $75,000," said W.E. Polatty, canvass director.
County GOP holds first meeting
Columbia County Republicans gathered Wednesday at the Martinez Community Center for the first time to discuss many local issues. Candidates for the upcoming election were discussed in detail with special attention paid to the school board and county commission races. It was determined that the Columbia County Republican Party would offer outstanding candidates for these offices and work to elect all Republicans.
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