As reported in The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times 21 years ago on Thursday, April 15, 1982.
Harlem school completion date set
The completion of the new Harlem Comprehensive High School was a main topic of the Columbia County School Board at a meeting Tuesday. The school was originally set to be completed by last Jan. 31 and was then rescheduled for March completion.
"We are obviously late," said John Gilbert, president of Scandia Construction.
Rainy weather, cabinet work and specification disputes are the principal reasons for the delay. Over 90-percent of construction is complete. Superintendent Donald Thornhill emphasized the board has the responsibility of stringently enforcing their contract with the construction company.
Gilbert objected to the suggestion that the construction crew move to a 6-day a week, 12-hour schedule citing the quality of the job would be destroyed.
Evans wins literary meet
Evans High School was represented at the State AAAA Literary Meet in Macon on April 2 by students in five events. These students were first place winners in their respective categories at the region meet.
Evans students earned medals at the meet in the following events: Donnie Horne, first place, boys oral interpretation; Kitty Collinsworth, second place, girls typing; and Kelly Lynch, Rosemary Wren and Angie Keen, fourth place, trio competition.
The two remaining students both placed fifth in their categories - Sharon Miller, girls piano, and Ashley Click, girls spelling.
Cathy Aldridge to vie for title
Cathy Aldridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hershal L. Aldridge of Martinez, has been selected to compete in the district preliminaries for the 1982 Georgia Miss Teen Pageant to be held in late August. She will be competing for a district title position in the pageant.
Aldridge, sponsored by The Columbia News, Georgia State Bank, Dr. Phil Miller, Woodmen of the World 1571 and Martinez Realty Co., enjoys horseback riding, dancing, reading and singing. She is also the reporter with Future Business Leaders of America and is active in Future Farmers of America.
Contestants are judged on their civic involvement, school activities, scholastic achievement, poise, personality and patriotic speech or talent. The top five finalist will win an all-expense paid trip to the state pageant and an all-expenses paid trip to the national pageant in Albuquerque, N.M.
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