As reported in The Columbia News 43 years ago on Thursday, April 21, 1960.
Mothers club to buy playground equipment
Mrs. Fred Hawkridge called a meeting of the Mothers Club at her home Monday to discuss how the club will spend money raised at the Variety Show. Those present decided the money will go to purchase playground equipment for the Grovetown School, under the direction of Otis Johns.
Hearing on highway to be held Friday
A public hearing has been scheduled by the State Highway Department for 11 a.m. in the Columbia County courthouse in Appling on the proposed widening and reconstruction of the Evans to Augusta Road. The road is Federal Route 76 and State Road 104.
Proposed work begins approximately 3,000-feet northwest of the Evans School and extends southeasterly along the present route to the end of the recently constructed highway project known as Washington Road - a distance of 5.432 miles.
Martinez Marine participates in exercise
Marine Staff Sgt. Walter W. Perry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Romie Perry of Martinez, took part in a joint Navy-Marine Corps exercise off the coast of Camp Lejuene, N.C., March 22 through April 5, while serving with the Second Marine Division.
The purpose of the exercise was to test the combat readiness of the Atlantic Fleet and the effectiveness of the Marine Corps' latest developments in equipment and landing techniques.
Harlem student wins FFA speaking contest
Phillip Kelley, a junior at Harlem High School, was declared one of the two first place winners in a FFA speaking contest at Hephzibah High School in Area 5 and 6 eliminations.
The Harlem FFA did not compete in the quartet contest this year, but has won the state quartet contest three of the past six years.
Kelley will speak in the FFA contest in Statesboro in the Southeast Georgia semifinals next week.
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