As reported in The Columbia News, Aug. 26, 1970.
An application to relocate the charter of the Bank of Tignall from its present location in Wilkes County to Martinez has been approved by the superintendent of banks of Georgia.
A spokesman for the Georgia State Bank (the name of the new bank) further indicated that an application for FDIC approval has been submitted.
This is the first occasion for a bank to be chartered in Columbia County for the past several decades and is a symbol of the outstanding industrial and commercial growth that has occurred throughout the county in the past 20 years.
Columbia County school officials announced open house for the Columbia County schools will be Aug. 28, 1970.
All schools of the Columbia County system will be open. The principal and staff will be present to greet all parents who would like to vising the facilities and discuss the program for 1970-71.
Donald Thornhill, director of personnel, states all teaching positions have been filled and that the board has authorized a small pool of extra teachers to be available for transfer for overcrowded classrooms.
Board chairman William S. Jackson stated that all parents should take advantage of this opportunity to visit their schools.
Vietnam vet speaks
Msgt. David Rogers of Martinez spoke to the Martinez-Evans Lions Club on his experiences while serving in Vietnam. After his talk there was a lengthy question and answer period where the Lions asked about such items as Cambodia, drugs in the service, renting of wives, etc.
Rogers was a member of the club prior to his assignment in Vietnam. He was returned to Fort Gordon and will retire here in a few months.
4-Hers attend congress
Two Columbia County 4Hers, Henry Lancaster and Andrea Cohen, are going to Atlanta hoping to earn a trip to Chicago this fall. Cathy Sparks, state dairy foods winner, has already earned a Chicago trip in 100 percent record competition.
These 4Hers earned their trips to Congress by winning first place in the Northeast District Project Achievement Meeting in June.
Evans put in tough region
Unlike Harlem's region that appears to be very well balanced, the Evans Knights find themselves in a region that is very, very tough.
Thomson and Statesboro are annually among the best teams in the state and despite their moderate size, play as if they are AAA schools. Glenn Hills and Josey are down from AAA and both could cause trouble. Glenn Hills' season depends on how many players are left after rezoning. They could challenge, if not hit too hard.
Screven and Effingham counties also figure to be pretty tough, although probably not in Thomson or Statesboro's class. The Knights are strong in the right place, and if the backs can produce, they could sneak up on somebody.
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